First, I have to thank the Miami Heat for scheduling a great slate of games on my birthday weekend. Between a game against the Clippers tonight, my birthday tomorrow, and the Lakers vs. Heat on Sunday, this is sure to be a fun filled number of days. Articles this past week on Forbes.com include: (1) Value Of Super Bowl Branding In And Around The Mercedes-Benz Superdome; (2) Super Bowl Prop Bets That Provide Plenty Of Entertainment; (3) Tide’s Super Bowl Campaign Is A Winner; (4) Department Of Justice Steps Into Fight Over Sports Gambling In New Jersey; (5) National Signing Day: From Fax Machines To Digital Recruiting; and (6) Stop Calling Chris Culliver A Bigot. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Lawyers and agents…always messing things up [Robert Kraft: Agents could bungle Wes Welker deal].
- The XAM team stayed very busy in New Orleans [JUST LIKE COLIN KAEPERNICK, HIS AGENCY, X-A-M SPORTS, IS FULLY PREPARED FOR THIS MOMENT].
- Wonder who the “several influential agents” may be [Floated as possible successor to NBPA exec Hunter? Don Fehr].
- B. Todd Jones is a candidate, but the NBPA will use an executive search firm [NBA players union could target ATF director as new executive director].
- Falk says it is highly unlikely that Billy Hunter survives the season as NBPA executive director [David Falk: "The players need to come together and realize it's time for a change"].
- Jeff Schwartz in line? [Brandon Jennings’ New Agent Likes Big Market NBA Cities]
- He plans on becoming a baseball agent [Former White Sox Prospect Kevin Rath Looks Back On Decision To Leave Baseball Behind].
- Sports agent comes in at #4 [The 10 Best Careers In Sports].