Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/18/2015)
The lovely holiday of Rosh Hashanah is behind us and now we must brace for Yom Kippur. I wish all observing Yom Kippur an easy fast. The Republican debate on CNN has become a fun excuse to gather for part of my family. Between that and the NFL, my attention outside of Heitner Legal has been completely captured for the week. Speaking of football, fantasy has completely taken over. Not only are the advertisements constantly in our face, but my girlfriend will not stop talking about her fantasy team and begging me to play daily/weekly games with her. I guess it is better than the alternative — begging me to sit down and watch shows on Bravo. Perhaps she inspired me to start building out a new website: Fantasy.Lawyer. Head over to my Forbes column to read about some in-depth #SportsBiz stories, and here are some other sports agent/business stories we may have missed over the past week:
- Seattle Times reader blames agent Alvin Keels for providing his client with bad advice [Take 2: Why I blame Kam Chancellor’s agent for ill-conceived Seahawks holdout].
- Highlighting sports agent Jason Bernstein of XAM Sports and Entertainment [The Kid Wants How Much??].
- Jack Bechta is in England to scout talent at the Rugby World Cup [NFL: Agent in town].
- Aaron Turner is 29-years-old and is already signing pro talent [Orange’s Turner scores as agent for NBA players].
- He dropped Jeff Wechsler, who also represents Kyrie Irving [Warriors News: Harrison Barnes Parts With Agent].
- High profile agents speak out in support of the move [Timberwolves Hire Arnie Kander as Vice President of Sports Performance].