I hope everyone had a tremendous Thanksgiving and the long weekend that came with it. This weekend, I am excited to be in the wedding party for one of my best friends. Then, on Monday, I am off to Oregon for a while to visit Nike headquarters, followed by another wedding, and then Vancouver to be a guest at RYU’s new flagship store. Thus, as usual, a lot of traveling is in the cards for me, but I would not have it any other way.
As we approach the start of a new year, I am always reminded of this site’s humble beginnings. It was December 31, 2005 when I decided that what eventually became Sports Agent Blog would be created. We are coming up on 10 years, and I must say thank you to all new readers and those who have been around for some time.
As always, some stories you may have missed over the past week:
- Leigh Steinberg says the deal will have a ripple effect [David Price’s $217M Deal Sets Higher Bar for Free-Agent Pitchers].
- MLBPA Exec Director disputes Scott Boras’ claims [Baseball players and owners share revenue ‘close to 50-50,’ union chief says].
- Anonymous agent is not a fan of the Lakers [Agent X: Lakers had no plans for Kobe—or their future].
- Interesting stuff in the last 2 paragraphs of this article [Reviewing Andy Dalton’s postseason contract incentives and other NFL agent insights].
- More on Marc Anthony getting into the sports agency biz [Aroldis Chapman’s new agent is … Marc Anthony].
- LA agency owner is trying to convince Olympic officials to bring the Games to his city [Casey Wasserman carries the torch to bring Olympics to L.A. in 2024].
- Bob Boland (formerly of NYU) will become the director of the Master of Sports Administration program [Sports law expert to lead Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration program].