Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell
Sports betting education, college football, MACtion, weekday afternoon betting
Senior Producer
14 years
Milwaukee, WI - the Buckle of America's Dairy Belt


Matt is the impresario of the Action Network's podcast portfolio. He's been betting on sports daily since 2007, shortly after cashing his first post-collegiate paycheck. Prior to joining Action, he drove the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.


Matt is the longest-tenured producer at the Action Network. His first bad beat came in 1998, when he bet a family member $20 that Randy Moss would not catch 10+ touchdowns his rookie season. Moss went on to catch 17, a record that will never be broken. Matt began covering sports in 2006 as a writer for Player Magazine, owned by professional gambler Avery Cardoza, as well as the quickly-defunct tout site He lived on the road for nearly four full years after college managing promotional marketing tours, and has a strong opinion about your hometown.

His bizarre and colorful professional resume includes driver of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, exterminator, International League bat boy, line packer at a scientific supply warehouse and a stint with Big Tobacco. After going back to school to pursue his passion for audio production, he became one of Action's earliest contractors in 2017, and was hired full-time the next year. Under his watch the company's flagship Action Network Podcast was recognized as the Best Sports Betting Podcast or Radio Show by the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association.


Matt graduated from the University of Missouri Journalism School. He also holds a master's degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University, where he studied audio production.

Betting Highlights
Favorite Bet of All-Time
I proposed to my wife at a Vegas roulette wheel. Took 15 spins, but when my wife hit one of her numbers (22) the dealer pushed out the chip stack with the ring on top. Flush with cash and riding a hot streak, she said yes.
Most Heartbreaking Bet
Had the second half under in a 2009 Big East Tournament game between Syracuse and Georgetown. It went on to lose thanks to six overtimes, a record for the shot clock era.
  • Sports betting education
  • College football
  • MACtion
  • Weekday afternoon betting