Sorry about my absence last week. It was my 8th annual trip to Las Vegas for March Madness, the time zone change threw me off, college basketball took my attention away and I was busy doing things like filing a couple of trademark applications for UMBC. But enough with excuses! The Miami Heat are rolling toward the playoffs (which is exciting), the Miami Dolphins seems to be losing all of their star power (which is saddening) and the Miami Marlins are about to start their first season under new ownership after hemorrhaging their roster (which is angering). But speaking of baseball, I thoroughly enjoyed taking some cuts in batting practice at Houston Astros Spring Training this week. If Tim Tebow can make a shot at it then so can I..
Thanks this week goes to allslotscasino.com.
This week on Forbes:
(1) New York Jets Sued For Severing Personal Seat License Fees;
(2) Esports Legend Ninja Confirms He Is Earning Over $500,000 Per Month;
(3) Why A New Football League Thinks It Has What It Takes To Survive
This week on Inc.:
(1) How the Miami Dolphins Became the NFL’s Leader in Digital Strategy;
(2) How MGM Resorts Was Convinced to Scrape a Luxor Nightclub for an Esports Arena;
(3) The NBA, Nike and NFL Make LinkedIn’s Top Companies List for First Time;
(4) How Peyton Manning Signing with the Broncos Led to the Creation of a Sports Ticket Startup
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Young will hire an agent, but the agent has not yet been named [Trae Young made the decision everyone expected].
- Testing the waters [Iowa State freshman G Lindell Wigginton will reportedly test NBA waters, won’t hire agent].
- Wofford’s Fletcher Magee can still return for his senior season at this point [Magee declares for NBA draft, will not hire agent].
- A lot of potential for a kid who ended the season early due to injury [Bruce Brown Jr. declares for NBA draft, won’t hire agent].
- This article takes the position that the one-and-done rule could be one of the root causes for the scandal [How an NBA rule change helped create a mess for college basketball].
- His agent Mike McCartney unsurprisingly says it’s time for NFL players to have guaranteed contracts [Kirk Cousins’ guaranteed money might not become an NFL trend].
- Sherman: “I think that a lot of times in our league there are players that have the ability to do that and have the ability to structure their own deals and really take advantage of just being in control of their own destiny” [Richard Sherman explains why he acted as his own agent].
- The Kentucky Senate passed legislation that would expand the agent application process and prohibit certain communications by agents on social media [Sports Agent Legislation Heads on to the House].