The NFL season awaits, which means fantasy football is revving up. I have my fantasy league draft this Sunday. With the last pick in the first round, it is tough to plan out how it will all go down. Anyway, this week on FORBES: (1) Albert Pujols Defends Clean Reputation By Threatening Legal Action Against Radio Host; (2) FOX Sports 1 Takes On ESPN With Unique Talent That Includes Clay Travis; (3) FOX Sports 1 Needs A Crowd To Achieve Success With ‘Crowd Goes Wild’; (4) Questions Concerning Copyright Of Athlete Tattoos Has Companies Scrambling; and (5) Platform Connecting Die-Hard Sports Fans With Local Beat Writers Receives $1 Million Investment. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Tellem first thought Collins was firing him [Super Agent Arn Tellem: How I Helped Jason Collins Come Out (Q&A)].
- He was an agent with Andy Miller’s ASM Sports [Utah Jazz: Justin Zanik expected to join team as assistant GM].
- Drew Brees at No. 1 with $51 million in total earnings [The NFL's Highest-Paid Players 2013].
- NFL teams are worth, on average, $1.17 billion [The Most Valuable NFL Teams].
- Zito no longer wanted to be around the game…he wanted to be in the game [Blue Jackets: Ex-agent Zito named assistant GM].
- If Scott Boras had his way [Fixes for the draft and free agency].
- Only 28 NFLPA certified Contract Advisors [Female sports agents breaking down barriers, but acceptance is slow].
- “A definitive timetable has not been set and there can be no assurance that this process will result in a sale of IMG” [Reuters: Forstmann Little Considers IMG Sale, Strategic Alternatives].