Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/17/2012)
It’s easy to mistake North America with North Korea. Earlier this week, I contributed my thoughts to Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg on a squatter’s attempt to register the trademark “Fierce Five.” This week at Forbes.com, I wrote, Sports Betting Suggestion Site Supplants Traditional Point Spread With Wisdom Of The Crowd. I have my fantasy football draft this weekend. Starting up a brand new league where I am the commissioner. Unfortunately, I will not be making the roughly $8 million dollars in yearly salary that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is reportedly earning. Here are some stories I failed to cover this past week:
- Isn’t Andy Reid tenured or something? [Reid’s agent, boss have odd exchange about Reid’s future].
- More on that [Report: Reid not happy with LaMonte’s comments].
- It sounds like Bakari’s recent retreat in Washington D.C. was very rewarding for his clients [Jet Magazine Features Sports Agent Adisa Bakari & His Unique Focus On Ensuring His Athlete Clients’ Financial Futures Beyond Their Time On The Field; On Newsstands Now].
- Coconut water brand Zico decided to part ways with the player formerly known as Ochocinco [Chad Johnson loses endorsement].
- Leigh Steinberg is now contributing at Forbes, as well [How To Be A Great Sports Agent].
- This quote certainly sticks – “If 60 percent of AAU coaches are tied into agents, the other 40 are trying to get tied in” [Critical Coaches: How deep is the relationship between agents and AAU programs?].
- Jon Wagner ponied up some money to make the breach of contract suit go away [IMG settles lawsuit with golf executive].
- Regarding Pro Player Funding [Players Union Had Ties To Payday Loan Company That Sued Vince Young].