Leaf is set to host a weekly college and NFL football show, The Straight Line with Ryan Leafbeginning September 8e
denver, September 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PointsBet, the leader in live betting, today announced the appointment of a former quarterback and football analyst Ryan Leaf as the newest addition to his talent roster.
Leaf, who joined ESPN in 2019 as a college football analyst and is a regular contributor on SportsCenter and College Football Live, will host The straight line with Ryan Leafwhich will air four times a week with NFL editions on Monday, Thursday and Friday and a College Football edition on Wednesday. The straight line with Ryan Leaf will premiere on Thursday, September 8 and showcase the biggest NFL and college football storylines with betting analysis targeting spreads, totals, player props, futures, and more.
“I am delighted to join the PointsBet team as we work together to produce premium football content over this upcoming football season.” Ryan sheet said. “With PointsBet’s focus on live betting options and their top-notch user experience, it was an easy decision. I look forward to using my knowledge of the game in new and exciting ways that connect me to the sports fans and bettors on a regular basis.”
Leaf was selected No. 2 overall in the 1998 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers and spent four years in the league. The former quarterback’s accolades while playing at washington state included Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year (1997), First Team All-American, Sammy Baugh Quarterback of the Year, and Heisman Trophy finalist.
As well as appointing Leaf as its latest brand ambassador, in early October the bookmaker is set to launch a state-of-the-art multimedia studio, PointsBet Studio, serving as a central hub for producing premium content.
“PointsBet views content as an essential part of the overall sports betting experience,” says PointsBet UNITED STATES CEO Johnny Aitken. “Punters are increasingly turning to sports betting to provide them with high quality entertaining and informative content, and with the unveiling of PointsBet Studio, we are able to produce and manage in-house content tailored to the PointsBet user. And we couldn’t be more excited to kick off the NFL season with content produced alongside our newest Brand Ambassador, Ryan Leaf.”
The new digital studio will be located in the heart of downtown manhattan and will be equipped with the latest innovative technologies. The PointsBet Studio will host multiple shows per week with the capabilities of live streaming, recording video podcasts, creating social-first content, and much more.
“We are thrilled to partner with the former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist Ryan Leaf for a list of weekly original shows”, said Liam RoecklinPointsBet Senior Vice President of Content. “We are focused on providing bettors with content that highlights the biggest storylines in NFL and college football while providing the most in-depth betting analysis.”
The straight line with Ryan Leaf is the first in a series of shows that will be launched in conjunction with the upcoming opening of PointsBet Studio. Sports fans can access The straight line across all of PointsBet’s podcast and social media platforms, including TwitterYouTube, Instagram and TikTok, as well as the PointsBet app.
PointsBet is an Australian Stock Exchange listed corporate bookmaker with operations in Australia, United States, Canada and Ireland. PointsBet has developed a scalable cloud-based betting platform through which it offers its customers innovative sports and racing betting products, Advance Deposit Racing (ADW) and iGaming betting.