Had a fantastic time in New York last weekend. Spent all day Sunday chowing down on Mark Schlereth’s delicious creations while watching football at DIRECTV’s FantasyZone in Soho. Life could have been worse for those few hours. Today, I am off to Raleigh, North Carolina and will get to experience UNC for the first time ever. How about them Miami Dolphins? This week on FORBES: (1) Attempt To Shield College Athletes From Financial Advisors Is Inadvisable; (2) New Jersey Vs Sports Leagues: The Garden State’s Long Battle For Sports Betting; (3) NHL Does Multi-Year Exclusive Deal With DraftKings; (4) Is Cam Newton Still A Franchise Quarterback?; (5) Carmelo Anthony Creates Contest To Fund Another Startup; (6) Fantasy Sports Site Launches With Endorsements From T.Y. Hilton And Jordy Nelson; (7) FanDuel And DraftKings Dueling Over Team And League Partnerships. And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- No update as to why he was fired just yet [NFL Superagent Ben Dogra Has Been Fired By His Agency].
- Includes a link to Adam Schefter’s Facebook page, which has a statement from Dogra [St. Louis super agent Ben Dogra fired from CAA].
- Football agent J.R. Rickert not happy that he’s been fictionalized [Churchill: Principal’s truth is no stranger than fiction].
- And Rickert is being grilled about it [Niskayuna Holds Special Meeting on Controversy Surrounding HS Principal].
- So who’s ready for another round of intense labor negotiations? [NBPA director: ‘Let’s stop pretending’]
- The Commish says it’s time to allow gambling on professional games [Legalize and Regulate Sports Betting].
- Because he’s just oh so quotable [Scott Boras sees big things happening for Cubs now].
- Rest in Peace [Top skating/gyms agent Shep Goldberg dies].