Rick Bernstein remains the executive producer of HBO Sports. He had been serving as vice president of programming for HBO Sports. He will not have the title of president, but replaces Ken Hershman, who resigned in October, in leading HBO Sports. The president of HBO Sports, Peter Nelson, is leaving the company, Awful Announcing reported on August 10.

The insider said the feud has been stirred up by Franklyn’s boyfriend, HBO Sports executive vice president Peter Nelson, 38, claiming that he has been advising them behind the scenes. A thorny problem for Greenburg and Hershman over the years was when the best opponent for a fighter they had under contract was affiliated with Showtime. American Express The Barstool Sports founder developed a beef with Nelson earlier this year over a podcast situation.

It will be interesting to see what impact this fiasco ultimately has on Nelson’s career and reputation.

You wish you knew 10 years ago: That this award comes with an extensive questionnaire. He was acting almost as a manager, and he got a deal with Wondery.

Fast-forward to now, and the relationship between Franklyn and Nelson — and a possible conflict of interest — is coming under more heavy scrutiny, following comments made by Portnoy during a 30-minute explanation outlining his version of events that has led to an ongoing five-week hiatus of Franklyn’s Call Her Daddy.

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In addition to Hershman's resignation, Mark Taffet resigned last week. We enjoyed a terrific 2015 season and can’t wait to present the best collection of fighters in the world on our platforms in the new year.”. The sports media blog further states Nelson is leaving on his own terms and is not part of a round of layoffs which were also announced Monday.

He was acting nearly as a director, and he got it with Wondery. HBO sports executive vice-president Peter Nelson has allegedly helped stir up tension between his girlfriend, Sofia Franklyn, and her "Call Her Daddy" …

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Your email address will not be published. Could not go a day without: Brave news reporting. Regardless, Portnoy commands a pretty loyal army of followers that makes life uncomfortable to whomever is in his crosshairs (we’ve been there, and it’s very unpleasant!). It wasn’t clear at the time how serious the relationship was (the pair had been spotted a few times at events), if Nelson had any substantive role in the segment, and also if Nelson’s potential influence would have aimed to soften or sharpen the criticism directed at Barstool (the popular conjecture was that if Nelson did assert some influence, it would be to soften criticism toward Barstool. Fan of Buckeyes, A's, dogs, naps, tacos. AwfulAnnouncing.com is a Sports fan web site and is in no way affiliated with any media organization, any professional sports league, team, organization, or its Properties. From the moment the segment idea was presented to the senior Real Sports production team, Peter Nelson removed himself from any involvement. No job, no life, no future,” Portnoy said. "That's I think where our greatest institutional history resides and it's where I think a great future burns brightly.

Put this on ice for when I get home tomorrow #suitman pic.twitter.com/QCaK10Q2Lt, — Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) August 10, 2020. To that end, the fights that can get made that are going to be of greatest adversity for him and greatest challenge to him, those are the types of fights he wants. Nelson will face challenges that his immediate predecessors, Ross Greenburg and Hershman, did not.

“He created the taste by which he is enjoyed,” Nelson said. Sports media feuds are nothing new for Barstool Sports and their founder and President, Dave Portnoy, who historically has reveled partaking in any dustup with any individual that chafes him. Nelson's appointment was no surprise, as he was personally hired by Michael Lombardo, the president of HBO programming, and has remained close with Lombardo. He kept me hanging until 2 weeks before the trip.”. Essentially, he has been looking to overhaul the way HBO Sports tells stories.

In Roman Gonzalez's case, he has a lot of momentum behind him with recognition as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters – the top pound-for-pound fighter on many lists – and I think that kind of [talent] deserves to be seen by as wide a public as possible.". While shepherding HBO Sports, Nelson has continued backing its biggest brands, like “Real Sports” and “Hard Knocks.”. It is vital for Nelson to fix that, and he said he is confident he can.

Hershman, despite having had success with MMA when he was in charge at Showtime, never seriously considered MMA during his tenure at HBO. Portnoy previously stated in an HBO “Real Sports” story on him and Barstool, that he keeps a special bottle of champagne around and drinks it when any of his rivals go down. Dave Portnoy claimed that HBO Sports Executive VP Peter Nelson "probably greenlit a hit piece on me not too long ago." greats Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and James Holzhauer to participate in ABC’s ‘The Chase’. As Barstool attempted to negotiate a new deal for their popular Call Her Daddy podcast, Nelson reportedly intervened, making outrageous demands for the show’s now former co-host and his girlfriend, Sofia Franklyn. Something your friends would consider “so you”: Not tweeting. "Our commitment right now is to boxing," he said.

He is not only open to but aggressively acting toward making the best fights regardless of weight class, so a potentially epic flyweight rematch between Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada could be made and broadcast on HBO. The Truth About HBO’s ‘Suitman’ Peter Nelson. Nelson told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday he is open to working with all promoters.