Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (4/15/2011)
Travel, travel, travel…it’s all I seem to do lately. Although after this weekend’s trip to Boston to speak at Suffolk Law School (I’m speaking there tonight), the traveling will settle down for a bit until I head up to Washington D.C. for the Sports Lawyers Association Conference mid-May. I just sat through my first mediation. It was a great experience, and hope that the NFL and NFLPA can work something out with the help of a mediator. Expect to read about a lot more basketball agent signings over the next couple of weeks as players decide that they will stay in the 2011 NBA Draft and finally pick representation. Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- A nice article on Dynasty’s former head of basketball, Austin Walton [Hooplaw: The Life and Times of a Sports Agent].
- A good lesson for young, talented players [Selby’s disappointing college career bad sign for pro future].
- At least Brian Peters’ iPad presentation of Carl Crawford was memorable [A PERFECT STORM FOR CRAWFORD . . . AND WELLS].
- Harsh title [The MLB Agents Who Rip Off Teams The Most].
- Scouts are salivating over high school pitchers and outfielders [Stock watch: 2011 class one for ages].
- Supposedly telling future rookies to not attend [NFL attempting to sabotage NFLPA event].
- Ben Dogra sees the plan as a restriction on players [NFL’s rookie pitch frees $1.2B by 2016].
- Concerning the top sports transactions of 2010 [Sports Lawyers Association and Sullivan and Worcester Panel: Boom Goes the Dynamite!].