Happy NFL regular season. Fantasy football is in full swing, and with my father texting me to ask whether it is safe for him to deposit money into DraftKings, I am now positive that daily fantasy sports is here to stay. I will be in attendance at the Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots game this Sunday where it is rather likely that the Dolphins start off strong and maybe even win the game. They usually start off well. The rest of the season tends to be a nightmare. This week on FORBES: (1) Kenny Hill Could Be A Pleasant Surprise For Texas A&M On And Off The Field; (2) Football Player Seeks $5 Million From NCAA And Portland State For Concussion-Related Damages; (3) FanDuel Adds $70 Million In Funding Following DraftKings $41 Million Raise; (4) Seattle Seahawks Start Season Leading NFL In Ticket Price Per Home Game; (5) Buffalo Bills Running Back C.J. Spiller Signs With New Representation; (6) Kevin Durant Earns Equity Interest In Oklahoma City-Based Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt; (7) Seattle Seahawks, Shaun Alexander And Delta Team Up To Fly 12th Man To A Few Road Games.
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Former Wasserman agent has done well for himself on the team side [NBA source: Warriors GM Bob Myers and the team have agreed to a three-year extension through 2017-2018].
- Estimating time to heal and team making payment in exchange for parties to part ways [What is an injury settlement?].
- Can’t chastise his agent for trying [Stephen Hill’s Final Drop On The New York Jets].
- Even the NFLPA can agree with the NFL sometimes [NFLPA supports blackout rule, too].
- Hey, that’s me! [An Interview With Attorney Darren Heitner on How to Build a Successful Business]
- Was an ESPN exec [Mark Shapiro Joins IMG as Chief Content Officer].
- CAA leading the pack [The World’s Most Valuable Sports Agencies].
- A look at Lowell Taub – head of global sports endorsements for CAA Sports [Ringing Endorsement].