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The Michael Holley Podcast with DraftKings CEO Jason Robins

The Michael Holley Podcast with DraftKings CEO Jason Robins

On this episode of The Michael Holley Podcast, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins joins the show to discuss how he got his start in the business, what it was like to create a startup in the fantasy industry, the biggest obstacles he has faced, and the best concert he has ever been to.

1:10: What's the easiest money that Robins has ever made?

2:20: Holley and Robins discuss how Robins got so into fantasy, and why the fantasy draft is the best part of participating in a fantasy league.

5:00: Robins talks about what he wanted to be when he grew up and how he got into statistics and fantasy sports.

6:10: Robins recounts choosing his path while attending Duke.

8:40: What was the moment that Robins figured out that he figured out he wanted to start his own company?

11:00: Why it was the right time to start DraftKings.

12:20: An idea Robins had that never would have actually worked out.

14:00: Were you ready for all the attention you received after DraftKings took off?

15:35: What it was like dealing with controversy surrounding the business.

16:55: Robins offers his takes on the media and media coverage.

20:25: The future of legalized sports betting.

22:05: The best thing that DraftKings does right now.

24:34: How the Patriots have fared versus the spread recently.

25:20: The best concert Robins has ever been to.

25:55: The best Beatles album.

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Shawne Merriman's hilarious Father's Day tweet will make Patriots fans smile

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Shawne Merriman's hilarious Father's Day tweet will make Patriots fans smile

Shawne Merriman is no fan of the New England Patriots, but his son's allegiances seems to differ a bit.

The former Los Angeles Chargers star posted a Father's Day tweet Sunday with a photo of his son getting ready to buy a Tom Brady Patriots jersey with a Super Bowl LI patch, and the three-time Pro Bowler's reaction is priceless. 

A Brady jersey probably is the last piece of NFL apparel that Merriman would want his son to buy, given his history with the Patriots.

Merriman still hasn't forgotten about the Patriots coming into San Diego and defeating the 14-2 Chargers in the 2006 AFC Divisional Round. It was the Chargers' best team in a long time, and after the Patriots won in dramatic fashion, some New England players mocked Merriman's sack dance during the on-field celebrations. Chargers players weren't happy at all.

But hey, props to Merriman's son, he knows greatness when he sees it. And he's not alone, evidenced by Brady once again leading all NFL players in royalties from sales of items including jerseys.

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Tom Brady is taking notes from Raptors' massive championship parade

Tom Brady is taking notes from Raptors' massive championship parade

The Raptors saw an estimated 1.5 million people flood the streets of Toronto on Wednesday for the team's first NBA championship parade.

Tom Brady's reaction? Challenge accepted.

Here's the New England Patriots quarterback's simple yet effective tweet upon seeing the massive turnout in Toronto:

Brady knows a thing or two about highly-attended championship parades: Roughly 1.5 million people came out in Boston just four months ago to watch the Patriots celebrate their sixth Super Bowl title.

That attendance number was a record for the city's many Patriots title parades, but it appears the Raptors matched that Monday.

So, Brady and Co. will just have to win a seventh championship to raise the bar yet again next February.

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