Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/9/2016)
The start of college football started off strong, which continued with the beginning of the NFL regular season. Most memorable is an amazing Notre Dame vs. Texas match-up from last weekend. But how about the ending for the Denver Broncos, just squeezing by the Carolina Panthers to win the NFL opener? There is a lot of talk about concussion protocol and whether Cam Newton should have been more closely inspected during the game. That aside, the quality of competition has been great, which makes it exciting to have football back on the big screen.
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Golden State Surveillance, JPP Precedent, NFL Concussion Case;
(2) Why Pure Protein Shifted Its Marketing Mix To Social Media Fitness Pros; and
(3) Colin Kaepernick Tops Jersey Sales In NFL
This week on Inc.: How DRAFT Survived the Daily Fantasy Sports Storm
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- NFL agent David Canter says the NFL doesn’t care about player safety — “It’s PR nonsense to cover asses” [Cam Newton takes four shots to head, not asked to enter concussion protocol].
- ESPN NFL reporter Jim Trotter indicates that agent Ben Dogra is only suspended 6 months, which could be shortened to 5 months, despite a 3-year ban announced earlier this year [Twitter].
- Only 45% of NFLPA Contract Advisor applicants passed this year’s exam [Twitter].
- Curry’s agent Jeff Austin talked him out of wearing the “Chef” shoe during Game 4 of the NBA Finals [Stephen Curry stokes fire by watching Game 7 loss, says journey isn’t over].
- Points out that Tebow is represented by Brodie Van Wagenen of CAA for baseball related work [Mets sign Tim Tebow … and Twitter goes nuts, of course].
- Baseball agent Paul Kinzer has partnered with the International Prospect League [Twitter].