Another busy week of summer has blown by, which means that it is getting closer and closer to my return to lovely Gainesville, Florida. Nothing against the town that UF sits in, but I am getting quite comfortable with spending much of each day down here in South Florida working on Dynasty and this blog. The future looks bright; I just wish it would get here already without me having to age another two years. Anyway, I am happy with the way that my hometown Heat did in the draft last night. And tomorrow should be exciting, as I will be heading to the Gator Greats Alumni Basketball Game being held at Florida Atlantic University. Hanging out with Joakim Noah, Corey Brewer, and Udonis Haslem is never a bad thing. Here are some stories I failed to cover over the past week:
- Formation Group is trying to take a page out of IMG, Octagon, and WMG’s book [New football trend: players to lend their wages back to clubs].
- Hawaii agents take notice! [Hawaii Athlete Agent Law Takes Effect July 1]
- Interesting read on what has happened to some of the cast of Moneyball [Where Are They Now? Moneyball].
- Was death of Len Bias an indictment of an entire system rife with hypocrisy, or merely a poor decision by a young man who should have known better? Read this! [The Day Innocence Died – E-Ticket]
- Sonny Vaccaro vs. the NCAA. My money is on Sonny (enjoy the rhyme?) [The New Republic Profiles Sonny Vaccaro].
- When you win the Super Bowl, even the right-guards get paid a healthy salary [Snee signs $43.5M deal as Giants keep young offensive line together].
- Will a threatened action by Congress make the NFL and NFLPA start caring more about their retired players? [Congress invokes antitrust].
- Roger Goodell is not fond of Jake Long’s contract [Goodell on rookie pay: ‘There’s something wrong’].
- NHL Salary Cap will be $56.7 million for the 2008-09 season. Teams must spend at least $40.7 million on their players, though [NHL salary cap set for 2008-09 season].
- Win a tournament, think your on top of the world, and move from a small agency to a behemoth [Anthony Kim lands with IMG].
- NY based model and talent agency, Wilhelmina, will market 7 of the finest LPGA golfers as the W7. Check out one of the girls who make up the 7 below.