Sports & Recreation

Mic Drop

The Official Podcast of The Dallas Sports Commission. L.A. has its movie stars, Nashville its country troubadours and Detroit is the motor city. In Dallas we do sports… and we do it unlike anywhere in the country. From its iconic teams, state-of-the-art venues, larger than life owners and athletes, to a sports marketing community that is shaping the way sports will be consumed in the 21st century, Dallas is the true Silicon Valley of the sports world. Join hosts Monica Paul and Kevin Sullivan as they pull back the curtain on this vibrant community and talk to the legendary athletes and business visionaries leading a sports marketing revolution. Every show will have something you won’t want to miss. Every episode will be a Mic Drop.

Stars, Fishing & Mavs!

Dallas Stars President & CEO Brad Alberts on the NHL’s initiative Hockey Fights Cancer & the fans rocking the AAC; Major League Fishing Senior Director Events & Partnerships Michael Mulone on the DFW’s lakes & the exclusive TV show in Dallas that airs in 2022; Dallas Mavs Digital Content Manager Bobby Karalla on Luka Doncic & where the Mavs are headed this season.

The Most Stupendous Two Nights!

Dallas Cowboys EVP & Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones on the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl hopes, WrestleMania 38 & bringing the World Cup to Dallas; WWE EVP of Special Events John Saboor highlights “The most stupendous two-night WrestleMania in history” & his memories from WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium; WWE Hall of Fame Superstar Jimmy Hart on WrestleMania 38 & why it is the greatest event in sports entertainment.

Commanders’ Classic & Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys analyst Babe Laufenberg takes a deep dive into the Dallas Cowboys success, their offensive firepower & Dallas Stars’ Hockey Fights Cancer; 3x Super Bowl Champion Chad Hennings on Globe Life Field hosting their first college football game in the Commanders’ Classic this weekend; Mavs in-house DJ Poizon Ivy on the bringing the music to all of Dallas & the American Airlines Center.

Food, FIFA & More Food

Dallas Food Championships President & CEO Mike McCloud on bringing chefs across the country to Fair Park & what makes Dallas so unique to host the championships; AT&T Stadium Director of Booking Events Delanie Foley on a successful FIFA visit & inside the various events at AT&T Stadium; Dallas News’ Sarah Blaskovich on the life of a restaurant reporter & Dallas as a national food destination.

Fútbol Week In Dallas

Djorn Buchholz on bringing the National Soccer Hall of Fame to North Texas & Dallas’ bid to host the World Cup in 2026, Rick Hart on the rise of SMU athletics & hosting the Dallas Open, Abraham Nudelstejer on the significance of FIFA World Cup memories & Ricardo Pepi.

The 100th Guest!

Dallas Marathon President & CEO Paul Lambert on the 50th anniversary of the BMW Dallas Marathon, Disney to Dallas & the future of Run Dallas; Publisher & President of the Dallas Morning News Grant Moise on the state of digital news, the Dallas Cowboys & growth of eSports; Dallasites 101 co-founder Lily Kramlich-Taylor on promoting food, live events & entertainment in Dallas.

Red Bull Gives You Wheels

Aaron Colton on the Red Bull Show Run in Dallas, no handed wheelies & building bikes; Braden Holtby on the Stars season outlook & his Stanley Cup experience; Jean-Jacques Taylor on Micah Parsons & Trevon Diggs bursting onto the scene and why he thinks the Cowboys are off to such a successful start.

Ready, Set, Race.

Christie Meyer Johnson on the Stampede of Speed at the Texas Motorplex; Mavs Assistant GM Michael Finley on the revamped coaching staff, Luka Doncic & his '07 Finals experience; Radio legend Norm Hitzges on the Cowboys & the secret behind his long career.

State Fair Classic Preview

Al Walsh talks Grambling & Prairie View A&M in the State Fair Classic; Todd Krumholz on working with Prime Time and the evolving Dallas sports marketing environment; Donovan Lewis previews the Ryder Cup and talks dominoes.

Howdy Folks

State Fair of Texas President Mitchell Glieber on the return of the Fletchers Corny Dog & iconic college football rivalries during the Fair; College Football Playoff Foundation Executive Director Britton Banowsky talks Extra Yard for Teachers Week & The Big Day; Fort Worth Star Telegram's Clarence Hill Jr. on the Cowboys' banged-up defense & UT's football's struggles.

Cowboys Kickoff

National Football Foundation's Steve Hatchell on the future of the sport and the ongoing Big 12 drama; Al Montoya talks his new position with the Stars & how he plans to grow hockey in the Latinx community; Bob Sturm on the Ryder Cup, staffing up Troy Aikman and everybody's favorite Long Island vampires.

College Football is back!

Bowl Season Executive Director Nick Carparelli on the return of full slate of bowl games and leadership lessons from Bill Belichick; FC Dallas VP Gina Miller on new star Ricardo Pepi & bringing the World Cup to Dallas; Ben Rogers on Rollertown Brewery & the meeting with Dirk that led to his signature beer, "The Big German".

Episode 28: 20 Years at AAC

AAC GM Dave Brown on the building's 20th anniversary, his favorite moments & Frank Siniatra; Dr. James Beckett on the Topps-MLB imbroglio and the $6.6 million sale of a Honus Wagner card; Meredith Land on reflections on her visit to Afghanistn and trying to moderate a conversation between President Bush & Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Gold Medal Week

Ellipsis Digital President Josh Fagan on the ever-changing NFT landscape; Dallas Wings guard Allisha Gray on bringing gold back to Dala & her prediction on her WNBA 2K rating; The Mom Game's Julie Dobbs on the Stars' off-season & Hard Knocks.

Episode 26: Hut Hut

The Original 88 - Drew Pearson on his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame; Marc Stein on Luka's massive 5-year, $207M contract extension plus soccer & tennis in Dallas; John Rhadigan on the Rangers rebuild & the ramifications of meeting of John Grisham.

Hall of Fame week in Dallas

John Tatum on sports marketing post pandemic; Rick "Goose" Gosselin on why it took so long for Drew, Cliff and Jimmy to make it to Canton; CBS 11 sports anchor Keith Russell on HOF remarks over/unders and horror movie picks.

J. Kidd Plus The SEC Scramble

Dallas Mavericks Head Coach Jason Kidd on his third go around in Dallas & Luka; Kevin Sherrington on Texas & OU moving to the SEC; Sam Gannon on Oklahoma's biggest rivalry & the Olympics.

Big D Summer Sports Storylines

Mike Rhyer on the state of play with the Cowboys, Mavs, Stars and Rangers; Chris Ivy on the booming NFT market and Heritage Auctions' billion dollar year; Steve Davis thoughts on CONCACAF

Troy Aikman, Cowboys & Mavs

No. 8 talks year 21 with FOX, Dak expectations and his typing prowess; Jane Slater on what to look for as Cowboys camp starts; Mark Followill on CONCACAF and Mavs makeover.

A Hard Knock Life

Charean Williams joins to talk HBO's Hard Knocks again choosing the Cowboys to feature on the long-running docuseries; Larry Lundy on his long career, the NBA's Disney Bubble and the state of diversity hiring in the sports industry; Chuck Morgan on walk up music at Globe Life Field -- and his memories of filming "The Rookie."

Fourth of July Sports Grab Bag

CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock talks potential Playoff expansion and Olympic memories; Mavs voice Chuck Cooperstein on a wild few weeks; Laura Harris talks heading to Tokyo to anchor NBC 5 coverage.

30 Days Until Tokyo!

Molly Solomon, NBC Olympics coverage chief, talks the upcoming games and what you need to know before tuning in; The Ticket’s Mark Elfenbein on a crazy two weeks for the Mavericks.

Big Week In Big D Sports

Sully & Monica talk Mavs moves; Chuck Carlton on the CFP's 12-team playoff proposal; Mark Mclemore says MLB is wrong for coming down hard on pitchers; Jim Nill's offseason plans for the Stars.

Sports Tech Talk

Geoff Moore on Team Envy and worldwide boom in e-sports; Entrepreneur Danyel Surrency Jones talks bringing tech and innovation to athletic training with POWERHANDZ; The Athletic's Saad Yousuf looks ahead at the big summer for both the Stars and Mavs.

Hansen-palooza

Dale Hansen joins Sully and Monica to talk retirement; The Ringer's Bryan Curtis helps contextualize Hansen's legendary career; Emily Jones recals how Sharon Stone got her into big trouble.

Mavs up 2-0!

Brad Townsend on the Mavs wrestling control of Round 1; Spud Webb on what he's seen in first two games and his unforgettable career; Big time tennis returns to the region in the form of the Dallas Open.

World Cup Fever

There's Han Solo and Hope Solo - this week we add Monica Solo as she drives the ship alone while Sully is at the PGA; Monica talks World Cup wih FC Dallas President Dan Hunt and Univision's Pedro Silva.

Cowboys Top Forbes List...Again!

Darren Woodson on the enduring value of the Star. Salesmanship Club President Mike McKinley talks Momentous Institute, the reigning PGA Tour Charity of the Year. Newy Scruggs on how his 5 year plan to return to LA became a two decades and counting in Big D. #bevokal @micdropdallas @dallas_sports @darrenwoodson28 @newyscruggs

AT&T Byron Nelson Week

Jon Drago previews the tournament's move to TPC Craig Ranch; Pudge Rodriguez on pizza, coffee and catching; Skin Wade weighs in on Mavs & Cowboys.

NFL Draft Day 2021

Draft talk - and other topics - with Charles Haley and Babe Laufenberg; Natalie Jenkins on the larger role women are playing in sports marketing. #bevokal @babelaufenberg @charleshaley94

Episode 10 - The Beautiful Game

CONCACAF Gold Cup is headed to North Texas; FC Dallas Technical Director, Andre Zanotta, breaks down how soccer transfers work; Lady Magic, Nancy Lieberman; Stars beat writer Matt DeFranks. #bevokal @dallas_sports @MicDropDallas @nancylieberman

100 Days to Tokyo

Dedra DeLilli, Toyota's global Olympic sponsorship lead, talks the upcoming summer games; Ro Blackman recalls the 1980 Olympic boycott; Could Jimmy Johnson coach a Premier League club? Mike Doocy weighs in. #micdrop #bevokal #olympics #paralympics #legend @MikeDoocyFox4

Sic 'Em Bears

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby on Baylor's historic run; Lance Barrow talks Masters & the 25th anniversary of Tin Cup; Kristi Scales tackles Cowboys draft. #micdrop @micdropdallas @big12conference @baylormbb @themasters

Episode 7 - "Maybe... YES, SIR" w/Verne Lundquist

35th anniversary of Jack's Masters Miracle with Verne; Major League Rugby Commish George Killebrew; Chris Arnold on being a Hype Man in the age of Covid.

Episode 6 - Take me out to Globe Life Field.

Eric Nadel gives his thoughts on Rangers 2021 and Hulu's "In and Of itself"; Sean Decker and Bryan Trubey on Globe Life Field and how modern sports venues are birthed; Joe Trahan talk golf and Muhammad Ali.

Ep. 5 - Happy Gilmore's dream pod: A little stick & puck, a little club and fairway.

Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco details a fabled team prank known as "The San Jose Job"; Sandy Cross on the PGA's big move to North Texas; Mavs voice Mark Followill & Sully talk Shawn Bradley.

Ep.4: College Football Playoff; World Cup talk; Dak's new deal

College Football Playoff COO Andrea Williams stops by to chat about her career path and Dallas taking a leading role in the college football world; Andy Swift and Gordon Jago talk Dallas' World Cup chances; Brad Sham breaks down Dak's new deal.

Episode 3

Panini VP Jason Howarth stops by to talk about that Luka card that recently sold for $4.6 million, the NBA Top Shot phenomenon and why everyone should be investing in trading cards. Dallas Wings HC Vickie Johnson makes her pitch for the Dallas Wings and DFW as a marquee WNBA destination. And Athletes Unlimited Volleyball star Molly McCage tells us what she loves about the new all female pro volleyball league... and what she is downloading this week!

Episode 2

FOX Sunday NFL host, Curt Menefee stops by and shares his wisdom for the next generataion trying to break into sports broadcasting. UNT & Dallas Texans legend Abner Haynes and Dallas Cowboys LB, Jaylon Smith share stories on how football has allowed them to become champions for their communities. David Moore, from the Dallas Morning News makes an appearance.

Episode 1 - Welcome to the Mic Drop!

Episode 1: ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy talks Luka Doncic and his international appeal, and Dallas Stars President Brad Alberts speaks to the sports marketing landscape during the pandemic and how Stars fans defy national expectations. Appearance by the Old Grey Wolf himself, Mike Rhyner.