No more Gators Football Championship talk out of me. Alabama played one heck of a game, and it was readily apparent that the multiple injuries + Dunlap’s stupid arrest held us back from putting up a serious fight. I hate to see Nick Saban win after the way he treated the loyal Miami Dolphins fans in his former exit from South Florida, but life goes on. Last Friday I had the opportunity to sit on an excellent “Rising Stars” panel at the Princeton Sports Symposium. The various panels throughout the day were ripe with interesting information, there were many outstanding people that I was able to meet and network with, and overall, it was a great time. I am excited about some football players that we are speaking with about representing in 2010 and we continue to grow our baseball and basketball divisions. Dynasty now has a theme-song. I found out yesterday that I am in the running to be an AXE Hair Game Changer. I have to say, if it were not for my hair, I do not know where I would be today. Got a second? Vote for me. It will ensue that I am properly gelled at all times. For all my fellow members of the Tribe, have a very Happy Hanukkah. Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- Buster Olney wonders if the fact that many 2nd tier starting pitchers have the same agents will drive up their costs to teams [Starters with same agents could push prices].
- Interesting that the owners and the MLBPA may be interested in an international draft [Is the international draft inching closer to reality?].
- I actually tested the software for Bloomberg…cool stuff [Bloomberg Technology Embraces Baseball].
- The Winter Meetings are a bratwurst fest [Suitcase Chronicles: It's Raining Men].
- Technically still not retired, though [Bonds' agent concedes slugger's playing days are over]
- A good bit of information about baseball agent, Scott Boras [The man fans love to hate].
- Maybe the UFL could learn a tip or two from the CFL [CFL Stays True To It’s Brand…].
- The first college coach (including football and basketball) to break $5 million per year. Pete Carroll can’t ask for more after this season [Mack Brown gets raise, will be highest-paid college coach].
- A view that Tiger Woods can’t expect to remain a private person and needs to get out in front of and in control of the news cycle [Tiger Woods news: sports agent Leigh Steinberg on Woods].