I know a lot of agents who love to boast about the fact that they rarely, if ever, get any sleep. In fact, my friend Mook Williams of National Sports Management made his Facebook profile name, Mook NoSleepneeded Williams.
Judy Battista of the New York Times recently wrote an article titled, Sleep? For N.F.L. Agents, the Action Is Nonstop. In that article, Battista mentioned David Canter, who can operate on 45 minutes of sleep (and is being talked about by many in the business after negotiating a whopper of a deal for client Eric Weddle), the CAA Football duo of Tom Condon and Ben Dogra, who have the daunting task of representing 5 first rounders in addition to Antonio Cromartie, Peyton Manning, and Nnamdi Asomugha (imagine how much time they spent on Asomugha alone!), and Joel Segal of Lagardere Unlimited, who summed up last week with the line, “Literally, no sleep!”
For more reading on the hectic weeks of various agents:
- Rick Reilly sat on Peter Schaffer’s stool for an entire day [NFL back in business]. Check out the blurb from 1:41 p.m. 4:03 p.m. blurb = Swedish hookers? I have my guess of the agent. I’ll keep it to myself.
- Andrew Astleford tracked down Harold Lewis’ every move at his agency’s offices in a mansion [A day in the life of an NFL agent].
- And a story we linked to in last week’s Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up, GQ’s 72-hour binge with David Canter [An Insider’s Look at the NFL Free Agent Frenzy].