Leigh Steinberg - Will the NFL have a franchise AND a Superbowl in London?
Oli talks to legendary super agent Leigh Steinberg about the possibility of an NFL franchise in London, and the chance of London hosting the Superbowl.
On today's podcast Oli & Leigh discuss;
Intro to Leigh's career
How the NFL London games have been received back in the US
The suitability of London for a full-time NFL franchise
The possibility of playing America's showpiece sports event, The Superbowl, in London
How the NFL has changed for the better and the worse over the last 40 years
About Leigh Steinberg
Premier sports agent, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and CEO of Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment Holdings, is best known for his work building athletes into stand-alone brands.
He is often credited as the real-life inspiration for the Oscar-winning film Jerry Maguire.
Leigh has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, and golf, including the number one overall pick in the NFL draft an unprecedented eight times in conjunction with 62 total first-round picks.
With an unrivalled history of record-setting contracts, Leigh has secured over $4 billion for his 300+ pro-athlete clients and directed more than $750 million to various charities around the world.
Over the course of his career, Leigh has been featured on numerous national television programs, including 60 Minutes, Larry King Live, The Today Show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and many more.
He has been profiled in a host of magazines, including Business Week, Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, People, Forbes, Playboy, GQ, and FHM. He currently resides in Newport Beach, CA.