Performance Analysis

Not Exactly Moneyball..

Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball, has just released a new book titled: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. This time, he looks at the unsung heroes in football, most notably, the importance of a left-tackle to a team’s success. Lewis tells the personal story of Michael Oher much in the same way that he told the story of Billy Beane. I enjoyed his style in Moneyball, and I would imagine that The Blind Side is also a good read.

I plan on purchasing and reading The Blind Side as soon as I am able to find sometime in between reading The Bonfire of the Vanities (for History of Journalism class) and writing my senior thesis (“The Stem Cell Divide: How Embryonic Stem-Cell Research Transformed the Republican Party”)

[tags]michael lewis, the blind side, moneyball[/tags]

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.