Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/19/2011)
Shabbat Shalom everybody! I will be heading to the Miami Dolphins vs. Carolina Panthers game tonight to check out some preseason action. The story of the week (and possibly the year) was easily penned by Charles Robinson at Yahoo! Sports. His article, Renegade Miami football booster spells out illicit benefits to players, is still one of the most popular sports topics of conversation today, and will likely remain a subject for discussion for quite some time. It is a piece of investigative journalism that should become Exhibit A at every journalism school across the United States. Here are some stories I missed over the past week:
- Unlike baseball, hockey’s system isn’t final offer arbitration [Why Shea Weber’s arbitration win was good for hockey].
- The MLBPA has already filed a grievance [Likely legal fallout from latest Carlos Zambrano controversy].
- Teams spent over $40 million more this year than last year [No Matter The Slots, Teams Spent Freely In 2011].
- Darren Rovell thinks the players made a mistake by signing a 10 year deal [Players Side Of The NFL Deal Hard To Swallow].
- A compliance quandary [Luchs: The NCAA system is broken; here’s how to fix it].
- Josh Luchs says something about Saban showing who the whore is; Dennis Dodds says Luchs is prostituting himself [Former agent calls Saban a “whore”].
- What I consider to be the 2nd best piece of journalism this week, following Charles Robinson’s [On snakes, rats, weasels, and Hurricanes].
- It all started via a conversation with Arn Tellem at JJ Redick’s wedding [Spencer Wadsworth’s transition from player to agent going well].