Happy New Year! Looking forward to attending the BCS National Championship Game on behalf of Forbes. Holler at me if you will be there. Tough loss for my Florida Gators in the Sugar Bowl, but I am happy for Charlie Strong and a very good Louisville team. This past week on Forbes.com: (1) Notre Dame Merchandise Flying Off Shelves Prior To BCS National Championship; (2) Alabama Beating Notre Dame In BCS Battle Of Social Media Buzz; (3) Quarterback Matt Barkley Selects CAA Sports For Representation; and (4) Despite NFLPA’s Efforts, “Runners” Remain Powerful In Recruitment Of NFL Prospects. Here are some stories I did not cover:
- DeShawn Stevenson has to pay Mark Bartelstein the commission owed [ATLANTA HAWKS STAR Accused of Stiffing Agent for Nearly $200,000].
- A number of NBA decision makers want to change the one-and-done rule to at least two years removed? [3-point shot: Big East anxious over TV deal]
- All-time touchdown leader in University at Albany football history [University at Albany Star Drew Smith Hires Agent JR Rickert].
- Number 1 on the list is “Big Names are not everything” [17 tips for selecting a football agent to represent you*].
- Shout outs for Adisa Bakari, J. Russ Campbell, Paul DeRousselle and others [The Score: The NFL Agents of the Am Law 200].
- Former Denver Broncos General Manager provides tips [Some advice in choosing an NFL Sports Agent].
- SSG also represents Geno’s former coach [Geno Smith selects Select Sports Group].
- Dr. Jerry Argovitz calls the NCAA a legal “cartel” because it bans student-athletes from seeking the advice of an agent [Sports agent: Let NCAA hopefuls use agents].