Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/20/2013)

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The late MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner has been named baseball’s Person of the Year.

Time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions.  It was eight years ago when I made it my resolution to create Sports Agent Blog, and here it still stands today, stronger than ever.  I must give thanks to the many excellent contributors over the years and a special thank you to those currently on board — Mark Burns, Benjamin Haynes, Brandon Thorn and Chris Lesley.  Others have also contributed from time-to-time and deserve my gratification.  Amazing Wednesday night game between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers.  May as well start the Eastern Conference Finals today.  This week on FORBES: (1) Sporting News Redefines Heisman Trophy Coverage With Social Media Hub; (2) Miami Dolphins New Partnership Allows Fans To Easily Share Where They Are Sitting; (3) Matthew Stafford And Joe Flacco Top Calvin Johnson And Ray Rice In Awareness And Endorsement Value; (4) NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement Agreement Stalled By Judicial Intervention; (5) University Of Florida Among Fashionable Fitness Company’s Extensive List Of Trademark Licenses; (6) William Morris Endeavor’s Purchase Of IMG Worldwide Will Have Electrifying Effect On Sports Business; and (7) Did The Lakers Make A Mistake By Extending Kobe Bryant’s Contract?  And as always, the weekly wrap-up:

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