You may have noticed that Sports Agent Blog was down for about a 24-hour period this week. I apologize for the downtime and am glad that the site is back up and operational. The website crashed as I was in New York moderating a performance enhancing drug panel put on by Pure Sport, which featured Jose Canseco among others. Happy New Year to all the practicing Jews who frequent SAB. To non-Jews, I also wish you a very sweet year. This week on FORBES: (1) Prince Tennis Pushes New Brand Direction And Product Line As It Bounces Back From Bankruptcy; (2) Spartan Race Growing Through Participation Surge And Reebok / NBC Partnerships; and (3) Victor Cruz Enters 2013 NFL Season With New Gillette Endorsement Deal; (4) What Is The Future For The NFL Fullback? And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- From Octagon to Gene Mato [Omar Infante Changes Agencies].
- A whopping .067% [Jay sells Nets stake to Kidd].
- Agent Mark Slough on offense [Chris Chamberlain’s agent to file grievance against Saints].
- Scott Pioli learned that some agents are not as bad as they are made out to be [10 Things I Learned About Being a General Manager].
- Very well written by Scott Fujita [Mixed Feelings Over N.F.L. Concussion Settlement].
- The agent mentioned is Terry Watson [Greg Little received cash?].
- At least Mike Wallace is getting paid [NFL has a shrinking middle class].