I am out in Las Vegas enjoying an annual tradition: March Madness with some of my closest friends from home. It serves as a rare true vacation and one I look forward to every single year. It’s all orange and blue for me. Rooting hard for my Florida Gators to win another national championship. This week on FORBES: (1) In The World Of Insuring NFL Athletes There Is Only One Big Daddy; (2) Chris Paul And Basketball Agent Jeff Schwartz Argue Over Union Executive Director Search; (3) Tired Of NCAA Tournament Workplace Production Studies, DISH Encourages Employees To Watch March Madness; (4) UFC’s Johny Hendricks And Reebok Show Resilience In And Outside The Octagon; and (5) Instagram Marketing Helped Make This Multi-Million Dollar Nutritional Supplement Company. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- A team executive said it was “one of the worst situations in modern football negotiations” [Emmanuel Sanders’ deal with Broncos could spell trouble for agent].
- So teams just as guilty as some agents [Report: Jets privately apologize for negotiating tactics].
- Ben Volin says 3% is a small price to pay an agent after rookie contract negotiations [NFL teams spend early part of free agency spending].
- Whether true or not, Ricky Williams is a fan [Ricky Williams — I Love that Mike Evans Signed With Cash Money].
- Casey Close and Excel Sports Management are killing it [Agent’s style, savvy lead to $700M offseason].
- They like the Cano and Ellsbury deals [Agents break down best, worst MLB deals].
- #OnToTheNextOne [Mike Minor Joins Jet Sports Management].
- Gotta love NCAA rules [Testing the NBA Draft Waters in 2014].