This post is coming to you live from the 2009 Princeton Sports Symposium. The panel that I will be speaking on is starting in half an hour, so if you are at the symposium, I hope to see you in Room 008. Ask me a question about SportsAgentBlog.com and I’ll let you write a future post about any topic you want on this blog. The PBA Tour is in the heat of the season and Dynasty’s clients are dominating the competition, as usual. Pete Parise and Roberto Feliciano have been busy preparing for their 2010 campaigns while they play for Ponce in the Puerto Rico Baseball League. I am still recuperating from my Thanksgiving festivities, but I am very happy and thankful to be amongst the amazing people here at Princeton. Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- What it may be like to be a sports agent on Thanksgiving [It’s ‘go’ time for agents].
- Is improved attendance and higher TV ratings really a possibility? [UFL loses $30 million in opening year]
- Outside of the Seahawks, is the 4-3 OLB a dying breed of player? [Under the Cap: Top Ten OLB]
- Inability to remember assignments or plays, a gap in memory, persistent dizziness or persistent headaches is enough to sideline a player for the day [NFL changes return-to-play rules].
- Must have been interesting when one of Ron Shapiro’s clients had to negotiate a deal with the Indians [Shapiro learned people skills from dad].
- Signing bonus will be between $300k and $500k for Kuo Fu-lin [New York Yankees to sign another Taiwanese baseball player]
- This writer seems to think that without a union, track and field athletes are unprotected from sports agents’ actions [The Ugly Side Of Sports]
- Keyon Dooling says he will never buy a house again [For Athletes in Motion, Real Estate Can Be a Burden].