Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/30/2016)
Another year in the books. Tomorrow, Sports Agent Blog will celebrate its eleventh birthday. Isn’t that wild? A blog in 2005 was considered a personal journal managed by people sitting in their underwear typing away in their families’ basements. Today, millions and millions of page views later, this is the most respected source for sports agent information. Thanks to everyone who has supported this site (and me) throughout the years. There is no intention of ever closing the doors on this website, which continues to be a source for people interested in the sports agency industry as well as for all who already participate therein.
Last week was a fantastic vacation. This past week has been a heavy grind toward the finish line of 2016. How about the Miami Dolphins. First time to the playoffs in almost a decade. That was quite a surprise, especially after a dismal start to the season.
I wrote a quick post about business trends I foresee for 2017. Give it a read if you have a little bit of free time.
Thanks to tropicpromotionalcode.com for supporting Sports Agent Blog in this week’s wrap-up.
Happy New Year to everyone out there. Please enjoy yourselves, but be safe. There’s a lot of progress to be made in 2017!
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Rutgers Violations, New UNC Charges, WakeyLeaks Fallout;
(2) Why This Sports Agent Fee Sharing Dispute Would Make Jerry Maguire Blush; and
(3) Why Alabama And Clemson Should Improve TV Ratings On New Years Eve 2016
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Sports industry veteran Marc Isenberg sees players skipping bowl games becoming a larger sports business trend [With little incentive to play, who can blame NFL prospects for skipping mediocre bowl games?].
- Langi signed with a sports agent right after playing in the Poinsettia Bowl [Dick Harmon: By Sitake putting Harvey Langi in hybrid role he enhanced his NFL stock].
- Terrelle Pryor with best use of a contract year [Agent’s Take: Contract awards for the best and worst NFL signings of 2016].
- Brock Osweiler seems to be popping up on a lot of these lists [The 7 worst NFL free-agent signings of 2016].
- Leigh Steinberg provides advice [How To Be A Great Sports Agent–Advising Underclassmen on Early NFL Draft Entry].
- According to the Orange County Register [Most Influential 2016: Scott Boras is considered the most powerful sports agent].
- Bill Behrens is the agent to many, including AJ Styles [Pro Wrestling Has A Scott Boras-Like Super-Agent, And His Client List Is Mind Blowing].