Crazy busy start to 2017 at Heitner Legal with a lot of pending cases and interesting transactions being worked on. And with all this work, I’m headed to Houston for seven days starting on Monday, which includes tickets to Super Bowl LI. Speaking of which, our friends at SportsBettingExperts.com say that Super Bowl LI will be one of the biggest of all time based on the betting numbers they project.
I’m excited to be in Houston for a long period of time. The week will begin with being part of a panel at the University of Houston’s Summit on Sports Media, where I will be speaking alongside many sports business professionals, including former Sports Agent Blog contributor Mark Burns. It will continue with a variety of events and parties, including but not limited to quite a few hosted by Bud Light, which has been very gracious in providing me with accommodations throughout the week. Shout at me if you will be in town.
This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Ezekiel Elliott, Las Vegas Raiders Relocation, Conor McGregor’s TMs;
(2) To Be Blunt, The Patriots And Falcons Stink At Twitter;
(3) How NRG’s Naming Rights Will Power Its Super Bowl 51 Strategy; and
(4) Ray Lewis Sponsors California Chrome Ahead Of New Bourbon Release.
This week on Inc.: Why Would GE Care To Be The Boston Celtics Jersey Sponsor?
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Jimmy Sexton getting in some time with Coach Orgeron at the Senior Bowl [Coach O hit Acadiana on Monday, Senior Bowl on Tuesday].
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter won’t be on the advisory board for start-up football league led by NFL agent Don Yee [No Conflict Of Interest: Adam Schefter Steps Down From Role With Pac Pro Football].
- Joel Segal signs another Florida Gator [Twitter].
- Goldberg represented U.S. Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton [Michael Goldberg, who led the NBCA for 37 years, dies].
- Lincecum’s agent Rick Thurman says he is throwing and getting ready for the season [Agent: Tim Lincecum has no plans to retire].