Aaron Rodgers, Actor Pal Launching IMDb-Like Sports Platform

        April 20, 2021 | 8:27am             | Updated April 20, 2021 | 6:22pm


Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has guest-hosted “Jeopardy!” Now, he needs to construct the IMDb of sports activities.

Rodgers and his good friend, actor and producer Ryan Rottman, have raised $2.5 million to create a sports activities platform that may present info on athletes, together with profiles, salaries, endorsements, statistics, charitable foundations and their agent contacts.

The positioning, which can be referred to as the On-line Sports activities Database (OSDB), launched on Tuesday.

“I’d say we're a verified Wikipedia meets IMDb,” Rottman instructed The Put up.

Initially, the location will cowl the NFL, NBA and MLB.

Rodgers and Rottman plan to make the location financially viable by a subscription mannequin, affiliate offers and promoting. Whereas a lot of the content material can be free, the subscription sections will price $9.99 monthly, which might give anybody entry to contact info for athletes’ brokers.

“It's primarily a ‘B-to-B’ play,” Rottman stated, utilizing the quick for enterprise to enterprise.

In some unspecified time in the future, Rottman added, they could attempt to license out their knowledge.

Aaron RodgersGetty ImagesThus far, they've eight staff, largely researchers, in response to Rottman.

Rottman met Rodgers rather less than a decade in the past at a golf event. The 2 bonded over the movie “The Huge Lebowski” and have become good mates. One evening at dinner, Rottman gave Rodgers his tough pitch of the location

“He simply stopped me proper there and stated,

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