My annual March Madness trip to Las Vegas was a success. I made it back alive and actually won money. I actually had Florida Gulf Coast University covering against Georgetown and San Diego State, and wanted to bet the moneyline on each, but just was not brave enough to do it. Hopefully my Gators are able to knock of FGCU tonight. There are nine Jewish players in the NFL, including Geoff Schwartz, who provided ten random facts about being a Jewish athlete. On Forbes this week: (1) Toronto Blue Jays Tickets To Be Amongst The Most Expensive In 2013; (2) How The City Of Fort Myers Is Exploiting Florida Gulf Coast’s NCAA Tournament Success; and (3) March Madness 2013: Will A Cinderella Team Make The Final Four? And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Found the agency when he was a 27-year-old player in Triple-A [Why I Chose My Agency: Jamey Carroll].
- Good info on the positives of going with a smaller firm [Why I Chose My Agency: Jake Odorizzi].
- Brings back memories of interning at CSE [Why I Chose My Agency: Mark DeRosa].
- Complains about a system that fails to reward performance [Boras: Free-agent process 'corrupt'].
- Scott Boras has a highschool baseball showcase? Of course he does [High school baseball notes: Top teams converge at Boras tournament].
- He also went a while without an agent until recently hiring one [Ed Reed didn’t fully understand the business of the NFL until now].
- Football agent David Canter discusses [Free Agency Through An Agent’s Eyes].
- On Ben Dogra’s success [BB: A Prodigy Sports Agent Turns Powerful Figure In The NFL].