Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (10/19/2018)
I think my most popular tweet this week dealt with Nick Bosa. I wrote, “Nick Bosa withdrawing from Ohio State is 100% the economically wise decision. He owes nothing to the university, which has been able to make $ off his talent & likeness while he was not able to based on “student-athlete” status. It’s not being selfish; it’s being smart.” Most people agreed with my commentary, but others seem to believe that Bosa is in debt to Ohio State. I find that hard to believe. Switching gears, the Miami Heat look like they are in for a loooong season. The Gators have looked fantastic as of late. And how about the Dolphins? What a game to be at (vs. the Bears). I’ll be back at Hard BROCK Stadium for the Lions match-up, for sure.
Thanks this week goes out to betting.org from the Sports Agent Blog fam.
This week on The Sports Biz:
(1) Udonis Haslem Sues Veterinarian For Castrating His Dog Without Consent;
(2) Job Opening: DraftKings Seeks Legal Counsel For Boston Office;
(3) Job Opening: Jazz Gaming Seeks Head Coach;
(4) Illinois Could Be The Next State To Legalize Sports Betting;
(5) Be Rewarded For Getting Hot And Steamy At Warriors Games During 2018-19 Season;
(6) The Bills Could Pay The Household Incomes Of 1,682 Buffalo Locals With Its Dead Money;
(7) Bulls Sign Jersey Patch Sponsorship Right Before Start Of 2018-19 Season;
(8) Shots Fired Against BANG Energy Drink For Misleading Marketing Of Ingredients.
- Written by an agent who passed the NBPA exam only to find out that it didn’t mean much [Congratulations, You’re a Certified N.B.A. Agent. Good Luck Finding a Client.].
- Take the quick sample test [Do You Have What It Takes to Be an N.B.A. Agent?].
- Wade is reportedly heard telling Dawkins, “Wait, I’ve got to shut the door … I can get you what you need but it’s got to work.” [LSU coach Will Wade denies doing business with sports agent after recording plays during trial].
- A good look at the interesting T.J. Gassnola figure in the college basketball corruption case [A bag man who helped Kansas and Louisville told all in basketball trial. Or did he?].
- Roc Nation’s John Thornton has a son who is a top prospect [West Virginia commit Jalen Thornton is a true role model at Indian Hill High School].
- A top sports agent spoke anonymously about golfer finances, including how much is typically paid to an agent on an annual basis [Big-time bucks: Here’s how much money is made (and paid) by the average Tour pro].
- Darren Prince was addicted to opiates for 23 years and just celebrated 10 years of sobriety [Super Agent Prince Comes Back From Opiate Addiction; Micky Ward and Prince In Q n A].