Shabbat Shalom from New York, New York, where the temperature is just slightly cooler than that of tropical Miami, Florida. I will be speaking at the 4th Annual New York Law School Sports Law Symposium later today on NFL concussion litigation and breaking into the sports industry. In two weeks, I will be up in Chicago speaking at DePaul Law School’s Sports Law Symposium, also on concussion issues. This week on Forbes, I have been heavy on the NFL Combine: (1) World Baseball Classic Continues To Show Ability To Benefit Global Growth Of Baseball; (2) NBA All-Star Weekend Welcomes Variety Of Events (Plus Brands); (3) The NFL Combine From A Football Agent’s Perspective; (4) Following The NFL Combine On The Second Screen; and (5) The Economics Of The NFL Combine. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- The NFL’s fascination with measurements.. [Wonderlic to be supplemented by new aptitude test at combine].
- A record 21 players received the Franchise Tag in 2012 [A game of tag].
- The dark side of the hearings [Players Reflect On Arbitration Hearings: Kyle Lohse].
- 13-fold increase to $8 million [Buster Posey makes out in arbitration].
- Why he picked Scott Boras [Why I Chose My Agency: Matt Holliday].
- Maury Brown spends a lot of time on this excel spreadsheet [Detailed Salary Data for 160 MLB Salary Arbitration Players in 2013].
- Levien liked practicing law, but he didn’t love it [The Jason Levien-Billy Donovan connection, and other things we learned about the new Griz CEO].
- Sponsors have not been as supportive since the article was published [Agent cancels all future races for Pistorius].