Philly two weeks ago, Chicago last week, and finally a weekend of relation on tap. Heading out to Las Vegas next Wednesday for my annual trip to kick off March Madness. Then Austin, Texas the week after that. It’s contract negotiation season for NFL players, with some very exciting announcements coming through the pipeline this past week. South Florida has been the scene of a lot of attention with Democrat and Republican candidates debating and pandering to voters. By the way, the debates were held in Coral Gables, not technically “Miami.” But I digress. This week on Forbes: eSports Is Evolving To Focus On Real Money Wagering. On Inc.: 2 Major Flaws with Virginia’s Fantasy Sports Law. As always, here are some stories over the past week:
- C. Lamont Smith talks about holes on the roster with Manning and Osweiler departures [Agent puts Broncos roster in perspective].
- His agent, Jimmy Sexton (who also reps Ryan Fitzpatrick), likely gave the Broncos a target number which Denver never met [Osweiler Sets the Market].
- Olivier Vernon’s agent, David Canter, provided deep details on the underlying negotiations [Giant Surprise: How Vernon’s $85 Million Deal Went Down].
- Agents love it when clients throw their Twitter account name in a Tweet [Twitter]
- Utley’s agent, Joel Wolfe, said Utley was demonized by the whole affair [MLB drops two-game suspension of Dodgers’ Chase Utley for controversial slide].
- Wall reportedly wanted James Harden money [Report: adidas offered $7.5 million, Wall declined then fired agent].