Shabbat Shalom! and happy long Labor Day weekend to you and yours. I am off to Dallas tomorrow to celebrate the wedding of one of my fraternity brothers (Go Gators!). College football is here and the NFL regular season is right around the corner. This may be the most magical time of the year. This week on FORBES: (1) Website Guarantees Super Bowl Tickets Before The NFL Regular Season Starts; (2) DraftKings Scores Another $41 Million As Daily Fantasy Sports Is Exploding With Interest; (3) Turner Plans Layoffs In Preparation For Rising NBA Rights Fees; (4) A Battle Brewing Between Adidas And Nike For Andy Murray?; (5) Class Action Concussion Lawsuit Filed Against FIFA And U.S. Soccer Associations; and (6) SeatGeek’s $35 Million Raise Includes Superstar Investors Peyton Manning, Carmelo Anthony And Nas. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Proposal part of Sean Gilbert’s platform to run for NFLPA Executive Director [Lions’ Glover Quin ‘not a fan’ of 18-game proposal, others agree].
- Bradford, Mankins, Blake Bortles, oh my! [The financial shakedown]
- Basketball agent David Falk has made quite a living representing Georgetown stars [Ewing, Falk donate $3.3M to Georgetown center].
- $56.2 million for Fed between June 2013-14 [Roger Federer Leads 2014 List Of The World’s Highest-Paid Tennis Players].
- Baseball representation business continues to be its bread and butter [TLA seeks home run].
- Said to be signing with LeBron James’ managers [Wale Has Reportedly Split With Roc Nation].
- Good short piece by new SAB contributor Charles Bennett [Sports Agent Regulation in the United States, where do I have to Register?].
- Lawyer Jeffrey Kessler says he wants to remove the shackles [A Legal Titan of Sports Labor Disputes Sets His Sights on the N.C.A.A.]