Light My Fire
My friend linked me over to a blog he came across, which has a post titled: An Open Letter to Sports Law and Sports Management Students.Â If you do not feel like clicking the link and heading over to read the post, this is what it says in its entirety:
Get ready to work for the PGA, NCAA, or a college’s compliance office. You will not be an agent. I’m not trying to be a jerk, but seriously, letting people say “I’m going to be a Major League Baseball Agent” and acting like this will happen is the law school equivelent of letting a college student go “I’m going to be president.”
Unless you have a relative that owns or is a high ranking member of an agency or a relative/close family friend that is a pro athlete, you have no chance. Get over it now. Its not going to happen. Call me negative if you want, but seriously, I’m right, we will meet again in 10 years, I’ll buy you a drink and you call tell me about the anti trust issues related to the NCAA’s latest regulation of players lives and schools mascots.
File this goal right next to win to lotto and move on.
Now Chris, you have an interesting perspective on the industry.Â I am not sure what your Pi Kappa Phi brothers over at Bradley University are telling you, but you may want to take a look at the plethora of Sports Agents who do not have a relative that owns or is a high ranking member of an agency or a relative/close family friend that is a pro athlete.Â If this post bothers you as much as it did to me, head over to this kid’s site and leave him a lovely comment.
I am looking forward to my free drink in 10 years, though.