Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/29/2018)
Nothing like having a full vacation planned only to find out mere days before leaving that the very first leg of your trip has been cancelled. Yeah, I had to deal with that a couple days ago when the airline decided to just scrap my flight, the only flight of that day and the only one that got us in to Venice in time for our cruise. Oh well. It just means I’m leaving a day earlier (today). Expect radio silence from me over the next couple of weeks, but as always, the site is in good hands with our amazing contributors. There will surely be some NBA free agency fun in the meantime, and I’ll do my best to keep on top of the myriad Woj bombs.
Thanks to Canadian casino reviews this week for the love.
This week on Forbes:
(1) Sports Agency Highlights Of 2018 NBA Draft Include BDA Sports Dominance At The Top, CAA’s 11 Clients;
(2) JuJu Smith-Schuster Signs 6-Figure Sponsorship Deal To Be An Esports Brand Ambassador;
(3) 7th Circuit Sides With NCAA, Finds Year-In-Residence Rule Presumptively Procompetitive;
(4) Former NFL Player Becomes Business Development Director For Illinois-Based Cannabis Company
And as always, the weekly wrap-up:
- Erik Burkhardt says Manziel had to satisfy a long list of requirements before he would take him back [Johnny Manziel’s agent on why he fired the former Aggies star and why he took him back].
- Hired Todd France of CAA [Dak Prescott hoping to cash in with new agent].
- “Mark Bartelstein had to pat his client on the back a couple times and, more than once, reassure him” [After falling to No. 14 in Draft, Michael Porter Jr. eager to prove value].
- I didn’t realize Bill Duffy was considered a long-time nemesis in Dallas [THE FUTURE: Behind the Draft scenes as Mavs trade to get Doncic].
- Agent Adam Katz: ““Hanley has no knowledge of any of the allegations contained in this media report and he is not aware of any investigation” [Hanley Ramirez not under federal investigation, according to report].
- Scott Boras says something needs to be done about wet bases [Enough is enough, Major League Baseball must redesign the first-base bag].
- David Meltzer among the investors in the round [Splyce Raises $2.6M In Funding Round Including Former Athletes].