October 31, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) talks to referee David Guthrie (16) in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace. Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

I was supposed to be in New York today and speaking at the 4th Annual New York Law School Sports Law Symposium, but Hurricane Sandy has made that impossible.  It is my understanding that the organizers will work hard to reschedule the event, which had an all-star cast of panelists and very interesting topics that were to be discussed.  Extremely difficult loss for my Florida Gators last week, but I am thrilled with the Miami Heat’s start to their season (to the dismay of many sports business friends who choose to text/email me about why my team will not repeat as champions).  Here are two articles I wrote for Forbes: (1) Panini Taps Kobe Bryant To Lead Global Expansion Efforts In New Multi-Year Partnership With The NBA; and (2) Social TV App Exclusively For Sports Fans Raises $2 Million; Seeks To Cure Watching Sports Alone Thanks to Mark Burns for publishing an article on “How To Land Your Dream Job In Sports” and including some answers to questions he asked me via email.  Here are some stories I did not cover this past week:




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