Feb 14, 2024 - Economy

Sports analogies to retire

Two men are seated in chairs, smiling, while an interviewer asks a question.

Jeff Moorad, CEO of MSP Sports Capital, and Tyler Epp, president of F1 Miami Grand Prix, with Axios' Hope King. Photo: Ledd Villamarzo, Edin Studios

People love to use sports analogies — much to my chagrin, Hope writes.

I asked Moorad which ones make him cringe the most.

  • "Flat-footed," he said.
  • And "Show me the money."

Why he's smiling: Moorad is a former "super agent" who was a technical consultant for the film "Jerry Maguire," which made the phrase famous. He reportedly was part of the inspiration for Tom Cruise's character.


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