Mike Meltser is a long-time sports radio personality with experience at ESPN Radio, Sirius-XM Radio, and SportsRadio 610 in Houston. His podcast focuses on the latest topics in the world of sports law, with bonus episodes on Houston sports.
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The topic of the 44th episode of the Mike Meltser Podcast is about the new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The biggest headline from the new CBA is that the NFL regular season will soon be moving from 16 games to 17 games. Mike’s guest on the podcast is Dan Kaplan, senior writer of sports
Mike discusses the legal impact of the coronavirus on the sports world. The episode focuses on the question of how contracts in sports will consider a pandemic like COVID-19. Among the topics covered in this episode: Do teams and leagues account for a pandemic when they sign contracts? (1:12) Legally, how do we know a
Mike reacts to a stunning Monday, where the Texans somehow traded DeAndre Hopkins for essentially a 2nd round pick and RB David Johnson. (0:53) why the idea of Houston trading Hopkins didn’t actually shock Mike, (2:27) why the compensation is so terrible as to be essentially inexplicable, (7:02) the first two questions that need to
In episode 41, Mike tries to answer a lingering NFL offseason question: will Steelers QB Mason Rudolph sue Browns defensive end Myles Garrett for defamation? Garrett has accused Rudolph of using a racial slur during an on-field altercation in November, moments before Garrett used Rudolph’s helmet to slam him in the head. (4:19) Mike is
This episode is a follow up to episode 39, which discussed former Blue Jays pitcher Mike Bolsinger’s lawsuit against the Astros. Bolsinger’s lawyer is well-known sports attorney Ben Meiselas, an advocate for player’s rights who is a partner at the Los Angeles firm Geragos and Geragos. (3:05) Ben joined Mike Meltser to discuss the lawsuit.
Mike discusses former Blue Jays pitcher Mike Bolsinger’s lawsuit against the Astros that was filed in Los Angeles. Bolsinger was a victim of the sign-stealing scandal, and allowed 4 earned runs in 1/3 of an inning on August 4, 2017. That day was Bolsinger’s last game in Major League Baseball. The goal of this podcast
Mike discusses the news that Pete Rose has asked MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred for reinstatement. Rose’s attorneys sent both Manfred and The National Baseball Hall of Fame a petition arguing that Rose’s punishment for gambling on baseball games is disproportionate to the smaller punishments given in the electronic sign-stealing scandal, steroid scandal, and more. (4:02)
Mike reacts to Major League Baseball’s massive punishments of the Astros for the sign-stealing scandal. (2:32) A simple explanation of the rules that the Astros were found to have broken, (7:28) why Mike thinks the suspensions for Jeff Luhnow and AJ Hinch were fair, (9:10) the idea that the punishments were too lenient is bizarre,
Mike reacts to a crushing loss for the Texans in the AFC playoffs, 51-31 to Kansas City. (0:41) why Mike had no big problem with the fake punt that Houston ran, (7:38) analyzing the decision to settle for a FG on a 4th and 1 up 21-0, (11:00) Bill O’Brien’s most ridiculous decision/process throughout this
This episode is about the victory that former “Bachelor” contestant Jade Roper Tolbert had in the DraftKings Millionaire Maker contest during Wild Card Weekend of the NFL playoffs. The win is under investigation because of Roper Tolbert’s alleged collusion with her husband, Tanner Tolbert. (0:55) Mike explains why there is suspected collusion, (4:05) John Holden,
Mike gives his reaction to a thrilling, come-from-behind Texans win against the Bills in the playoffs. (2:30) Deshaun Watson’s magic won the game for Houston, (12:51) Duke Johnson started the game-winning drive, (15:25) JJ Watt’s sack provided the turning point, (22:48) Bill O’Brien made the right decision to go for it on 4th and 1
Mike gives his thoughts on a meaningless Texans 35-14 loss to the Titans. (3:31) Bill O’Brien had an interesting exchanging with Brian T. Smith right after the game, (8:34) game takeaways on AJ McCarron, Duke Johnson, and Jordan Akins, (14:21) Mike isn’t a fan of the Whitney Mercilus extension, (23:39) what should we expect from