Happy Pesach to those observing the Jewish holiday of Passover. Hope you make it through roughly a week of no bread! Staying local this weekend, but heading to San Francisco on Tuesday to participate in the GiGse annual event. May find my way to a Golden State Warriors home game on Wednesday.
This week on Forbes: (1) Is Major League Baseball Ready To Embrace Sports Betting?; (2) BODYARMOR Deal With Dustin Johnson Is Brand’s 12th Athlete Endorsement; (3) Will Under Armour’s Solid First Quarter Silence Critics?; and (4) CrossFit Captures Six-Figure Sponsor Crusading Against Sugary Beverages.
This week on Inc: (1) How This Student Is Profiting Off the Success of the Golden State Warriors; (2) Anthony Mason Jr.’s Next Play: Helping Inner City Youth; and (3) 5 Tips from Arian Foster for Young Athletes to Invest Wisely.
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Norman apparently in process of signing with Ryan Williams of Athletes First [Cap flexibility, tough negotiation led Panthers to rescind franchise tag on Josh Norman].
- Company Rep1Sports could end up with top 2 picks [NFL Draft: If it’s Goff-Wentz or Wentz-Goff, Tollner brothers still win big].
- Nike leaves Johnny Football [Johnny Manziel: I hope to ‘take care of the issues,’ play this year].
- Deoin Sanders called Eugene Parker a father figure [NFL greats remember agent Parker at Indiana funeral].
- Isaiah Taylor has hired an agent and turned pro [Texas guard Taylor hires agent as part of NBA draft preparations].
- Hield will be represented by Rob Pelinka [Oklahoma basketball: Buddy Hield hires Kobe Bryant’s agent].