Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/16/2018)
What a terrible week with the inclusion of a school shooting at nearby Parkland high school Stoneman Douglas. My thoughts are with everyone grieving nearby. I’ll start this week’s wrap-up by republishing something I recently wrote on my LinkedIn page:
Ad Matai. I’ve been to Israel a few times in my life and always have heard soldiers state that phrase. It translates to “until when” and more loosely to “when will it be over?” For Israeli soldiers, they look forward to completing their obligation, as a byproduct of citizenship, to serve in the military. They want to get past the bloodshed and move to focusing on business, on production, on family. Today, I consider the phrase in relation to the #ParklandShooting and wonder UNTIL WHEN will we finally use our intelligence to do something about this epidemic of killing innocent civilians? Maybe it’s armed guards at schools. Perhaps it’s implementing metal detectors. It may even be making automatic weapons illegal. More focus on rehabilitating those with mental health problems is a must. We are a people who always find solutions to the most pressing problems. So when will it finally be over? Do we need another school shooting to wake up? Hopefully not. Our hearts can’t take any more of this.
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This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Derrick Rose’s Deal, Josh McDaniels Drops Colts, NASL Sues Soccer Directors;
(2) Everyone Is Betting On Growth Of Esports Wagering In 2018;
(3) Major Baseball Agency Accused Of Secret Payments And Pushing PEDs In $3 Million Fee Dispute;
(4) Former Investment Darlings DraftKings And FanDuel Are Struggling To Grow;
(5) Sponsors May Be Pleasantly Surprised With NBA Jersey Patch ROI
This week on Inc.:
(1) With Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Boom, There is a Need for More Education;
(2) Why a Sports Exec Shifted from Formula One to Esports;
(3) How 3 Women Are Shaping the Esports Narrative Behind the Scenes;
(4) How a Startup Seeks to Rebuild and Decentralize Finance;
(5) What Business People Can Learn from Olympic Athletes
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- James Gatto, Merl Code and Christian Dawkins are going to trial in October [Judge denies motion to drop charges in corruption case against ex-Adidas execs, agent].
- Bribes meant for a University of Miami recruit were retained by Jonathan Brad Augustine [Report: Charges dropped against AAU director because he kept bribe meant for player].
- Aaron Goodwin said, “it’s LeBron’s ball, and this clearly wasn’t working” [Why Isaiah Thomas’ Agent Believes Trade To Lakers Is ‘Good Opportunity’].
- Christian Fauria impersonated Don Yee by pretending to speak with a bad Asian accent [Boston sports-talk host suspended for racist bit about Tom Brady’s agent].
- Sherman says the whole thing is “really overrated at this point” [Seahawks Richard Sherman to represent himself in contract negotiations].
- Baseball agent John Boggs representing Loaiza during his MLB career [Ex-MLB pitcher Loaiza arrested on drug charges, held on $200K bail].
- Peter Carlisle estimates that less than 5% of Olympic athletes can achieve name recognition and success to support themselves [The exorbitant amount of money it takes to be an Olympic figure skater].