My 25th birthday (this past Tuesday) was a wild and crazy time. As I get older, I hope that I never lose my fun side. Work hard, play hard. I will be in Gainesville this weekend, but next weekend, I will be down in Ft. Lauderdale to speak at the 2010 Nova Southeastern Sports and Entertainment Law Symposium. I found out that the moderator of my panel is a founding father of the UF chapter of my fraternity…small world. I also happened to run into another panelist at Leigh Steinberg’s party last Saturday. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to the upcoming panel. Pete Parise is back in the U.S. and has reported to Jupiter earlier than pitchers and catchers are required to show up. I will be visiting him on my way down to Ft. Lauderdale. Valentines Day is coming up. Anyone doing anything special for their loved ones? Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- I would imagine that Lawrence has been pretty busy [Everett-based sports agent Paul Lawrence sees a bright future for his client Tracy Porter after Porter’s big Super Bowl play].
- Even sports agents are wearing the mouthpiece? [Jaw dropping performance? Personal Best with Performance Mouthpiece].
- Andy Reid calls him the assistant commissioner [Reno’s Bob LaMonte among NFL’s most powerful].
- Still not a fan of the restrictiveness of the franchise tag, but it exists, so let’s acknowledge its presence [Teams can use franchise tags starting Thursday].
- Not sure that fingerprinting is the answer, but it’s nice to see the MLB getting serious about problems in the Dominican Republic [Baseball Considers Plan to Curtail Age Fraud].
- Even Scott Boras cannot master the system in all situations [Did Boras Fail Damon, Washburn, & Lopez?].
- The discovery process will make this very interesting [NCAA Loses Motion To Dismiss Suit From Former UCLA F Ed O’Bannon].
- Tax issues are not the easiest things to understand [AN OFTEN OVERLOOKED TAX SAVINGS].