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Colbert riffs on sports' Pride Month efforts

Stephen Colbert made note of the rainbow motif already used in NASCAR's logoCBS

With Pride Month wrapping up, CBS’ Stephen Colbert noted several sports organizations expressed their support. Colbert: “NASCAR tweeted ‘YASCAR’ for the launch of their Pride Month T-shirts. Good for NASCAR, though I got to say, NASCAR’s actual logo, already pretty gay. Of course, not all NASCAR fans are on board with it, with one tweeting, ‘no longer a fan of nascar after I saw this.’ Well, if you’re upset about NASCAR being gay-friendly, wait 'til you hear what RuPaul did to drag racing.” Colbert also noted FIFA has “issued a warning to Qatar World Cup hotels over LGBTQ discrimination, saying establishments are ‘required to welcome guests in a ‘non-discriminatory’ manner or face termination of contracts.’” Colbert: “You know you suck when the voice of morality is FIFA. That is like getting lectured on tolerance by Mel Gibson” (“The Late Show,” CBS, 6/30).

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: August 9, 2022

The end of the Bowlen era in Denver; Big Ten media deal close? Also, Jake Paul's venture in sports betting and Eck's walk-off.

SBJ I Factor: Jed York

SBJ I Factor: Jed York, presented by Allied Sports SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. York is in his 17th year with the organization and his 12th as CEO. He is a two-time SBJ Forty Under 40 honoree as a member of the classes of 2012 and 2013. York talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about what he learned from growing up in the sports business, working in multiple departments at the team, the challenges of building Levi’s Stadium, and how his leadership style has evolved through the years. SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards, such as Forty Under 40, Game Changers and others.

SBJ Spotlight: Warner Bros. Discovery

CNBC media reporter Alex Sherman joins SBJ’s John Ourand to discuss Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming strategy. The two talk about the company’s interest in sports rights, with Sherman noting that the company is in a cost-cutting mode, which is one reason why it has not been active in media rights negotiations over the past several months.

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