Neighborhood Play Podcast – Episode 51 | Akron Aviators

Episode 51 of Neighborhood Play Podcast features a great conversation with Essince, the owner of the brand new ABA franchise the Akron Aviators.

As sports fans, we really don’t ever get a look inside the logistics of owning a team outside of PR kerfuffles a la Donald Sterling. It was a lot of fun to pick Essince’s brain about what exactly goes into establishing a sports team.

Additionally, music photographer Ryan Watanabe stopped by as we recorded the intro to give us quick takes on his beloved LA Rams and the Ball Family. He recorded while wearing a Big Baller Brand hoodie. Respect.

This episode is the beginning of an amazing partnership between us and the Akron Aviators- we are incredibly pleased to announce that we are sponsoring their uniforms! Look out for the NayPlay name on the piping of their game shorts.


Neighborhood Play is a podcast designed to explore the cultural connections that link cities, teams, and fandoms.

Through in-depth conversations with musicians and athletes from all walks of life, Neighborhood Play Podcast paints a vivid picture of sports and culture in a unique and refreshing way.

Hosted by music industry veteran Danny Samet and co-host/producer Tyler David Snipes, the show achieves a perfect balance of lighthearted joking and in-depth thought in a tone that is appealing to everyone from diehard sports fans to the most apathetic.

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  1. Essince

    Nov 8, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Awesome interview lol Thanks again, guys. I had a blast. [Watching the Flair Documentary as I type this]

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