Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/18/2017)
It’s been one of those weeks. You can’t find enough hours in the day to get things done. The political climate completely frustrates you and you feel helpless in causing change anywhere near the top. There are a lot of positive things, but also a lot of frustrations, especially when little things add up. To be honest, I can’t wait for the weekend to begin and to be refreshed. Speaking of which, I’m going to be doing a short “staycation” in South Beach, but it won’t be completely relaxing. I think I’m going to be participating in my first “Spartan” style workouts, which I hear are very intense as well as extremely rewarding. Hopefully my 32.5 year-old body is able to make it through the grueling challenges. I can’t go too hard or else I may not make it to Wedding Day, which is only 4 months away and crazy to think about, but also very exciting. Before that, I have to make it to and back from Costa Rica for my Bachelor Party. Wish me luck on that!
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This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Ezekiel Elliott Suspension, New NCAA Concussion Case, Zach Randolph Arrest;
(2) Nielsen Adds Division To Optimize Esports Investment Decisions;
(3) Rawlings Sues Easton Over Confusing Baseball Bat Branding
This week on Inc.:
(1) Taking Over Tennis: Pickleball Picking Up Heat as Latest Active Trend;
(2) Why Live Sports Could Help Shield Cable Networks from Cord Cutting Pain;
(3) How Skillz CEO Andrew Paradise Built an Inc. 5000 Leader
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Judge’s agent David Matranga says that the exclusive memorabilia deal has a long term. [Yankees slugger Aaron Judge signs autograph deal with Fanatics].
- Scott Boras pointed to how the NBA wipes and cleans the floor whenever a player slips [Bryce Harper’s Agent Calls for MLB to Address Wet Bases After Star’s Injury].
- Tom Condon’s out there trying to make sure people know that Alex Smith is willing to play for another team should he be leapfrogged by Patrick Mahomes [Alex Smith’s agent says QB will remain in demand].
- DJ Fisher does a good job working with athletes to make sure they make a positive impact off the court [Making an Impact: The DJ Fisher Story].
- Monk says his New York-based agent, “a great agent,” even thought he was going to the Knicks. That agent is Jeff Schwartz [Malik Monk Says He Thought Knicks Were Drafting Him, Details Pre-Draft Meeting].
- Randolph’s agent Raymond Brothers has said the felony charge is “false and misleading” [Rasheed Wallace: Zach Randolph ‘ain’t no dope dealer’ after ex-Knick’s marijuana charge].
- Deadspin thinks the “love affair” seems kind of odd [What’s The Deal With Bill Simmons And Casey Wasserman?].