Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/3/2012)
The Olympics have been an absolute joy to watch, even if it is tape delayed. How about this story about a French swimmer getting a tattoo in Hebrew that translates to: “I am nothing without them.” And what about Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram of Israel knocking off Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, who won the gold medal in doubles at the Beijing Games? Israel is hoping to earn a spot in the World Baseball Classic, and the team is looking to raise $4.4 million. Here are my Forbes.com articles this week: 1) What Do Professional Athletes Have To Gain From Participating In The London Olympics?; 2) Why Most NFL Teams And The NFLPA Have Escaped Being Named Defendants In NFL Concussion Litigation; and 3) The Company Behind Electric Blue Tape Worn By Athletes At The London Olympics. And now for some stories I failed to cover this past week:
- What if baseball teams spent the money they saved in this year’s Draft on their Minor League players? [Squeezing a Squeezed Lemon]
- The extra $5,000 per appearance for up to 5 appearances rarely thrills any player [5 components of an NFL contract that may surprise you].
- It all came down to offset language [Breaking down Ryan Tannehill’s deal].
- At some point we may find out how just how extensive agents’ ties are to certain AAU summer-league teams [NCAA takes aim at improper influence of agents, AAU coaches].
- Enjoy the comparisons of Ken Caldwell with World Wide Wes (note: there aren’t many similarities) [How many schools use third-party recruiters? “99.9 percent of us,” says one coach].
- Yes, quite bizarre, and pretty worthless [Recruiter In UCF Scandal Tries To Clear His Name With Bizarre YouTube Explanation].
- Chris Layne has 25 clients competing in the Olympics [‘Boro native takes business trip to London].
- The author of this article does not seem to be a huge fan of Dan Fegan [Dwight Howard’s agent admits to leak about meeting with Magic].