Ryan and I had a few things come up that got in the way of our day, but wanted to make sure we still dropped some value here. Last week I sat down with the NFL's former Head of Design when I was in New Orleans. Although I can't share much about that conversation, not long ago I had the chance to sit down with Paul Ballew, the NFL's Chief Data Officer. And that conversation was recorded (see below).
Tens of millions of people consume the NFL every year, but we rarely think of it as a product. And we rarely consider that there are hundreds of employees (other than Roger Goodell) at the NFL who have a say in crafting and producing this product. Paul is one of these guys, and hearing him talk about bringing the NFL into the future is one you don't want to miss: