Feb
28

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/28/2014)

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) runs on the field before the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri beat Oklahoma State 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another city that is not my home of Miami.  Today I am in Louisville, Kentucky, speaking at the University of Louisville’s sport administration program’s 5th Annual Speaker Summit along with ESPN’s Jemele Hill and University of Toledo College of Law professor Geoffrey Rapp.  In case you have not yet done so, go ahead and pre-order…
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Feb
21

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/21/2014)

Manny Ramirez has changed agents...is it just Manny being Manny?

I am back in New York, which is starting to feel like a second home based on how much I have been traveling up here as of late.  Today I will be giving the Keynote Speech at New York Law School’s 5th Annual Sports Law Symposium.  The focus will be on growth areas in the…
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Feb
20

Op-Ed: Courage In The Line Of Fire

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) runs on the field before the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri beat Oklahoma State 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The following op-ed was submitted by sports agent Eugene T. Lee.  Mr. Lee is President/CEO – ETL Associates, Inc. and may found on Twitter - @EugeneTLee. The sport of professional football is the most violent and physical of all four major sports in North America. The gridiron can be likened to a real life coliseum with the players themselves…
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Feb
17

Miami Law School Set To Discuss NCAA, Evolution Of Music Revenues And Social Media

University of Miami logo

What: 17th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Symposium When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Where: University of Miami, Student Activities Center Speakers Andrew Brandt, NFL Business Analyst, ESPN Matt Buser, Co-Founder, JaMM Entertainment Darryl Cohen, Partner, Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen Charlie Feldman, VP Of Writer-Publisher Relations, BMI, Inc. Blake James, Athletic Director, University of Miami…
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Feb
14

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/14/2014)

Cleveland Indians pitcher Vinnie Pestano (52) pitches in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Indians defeated the Orioles 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovebirds reading Sports Agent Blog.  My single self will save money tonight and eat in.  After many years of being in a relationship this time of year it is a change I can deal with.  I should be up in New York speaking at the Fordham Sports Law Symposium,…
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Feb
07

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/7/2014)

Richie Incognito is back in the news after texts with Jonathan Martin were revealed this week. Images Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

I am in Orange County where later today I will be sitting on a Sports Law panel at Chapman Law School.  I flew into Los Angeles yesterday, had a couple of very productive meetings and caught up with some friends I have not seen in some time.  Then it is back to Miami early tomorrow…
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Feb
03

Interview With The Agents: Daniel Hazan And Josh Wildes

Hazan Sports Management

The following interview was conducted by Matthew Hochberg. The subjects of the interview are Daniel Hazan, CEO & Founder of Hazan Sports Management and Josh Wildes, Vice President of the agency. HSM was founded following the summer of 2013. Matthew Hochberg: Do you find it challenging competing for clients against agents who have been in…
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Feb
02

Super Bowl Coverage On Forbes

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) addresses the media after the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Looking for some pre-Super Bowl reading?  Here are some articles I have recently written about the business side of the Super Bowl. Percy Harvin Satisfies Seattle Seahawks With A Sensational Super Bowl Performance Mega Agency Athletes First Has Imprint All Over Super Bowl XLVIII Denver Broncos Leading Seattle Seahawks In Jersey Sales Prior To Super…
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Jan
31

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (1/31/2014)

Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) reacts to a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

My forthcoming Sports Law book is now available for pre-order!  I am up in New York City, where the weather is not so bad, but the traffic is horrendous.  What else would you expect in one of the busiest towns in the world that just happens to be hosting (along with New Jersey) the Super…
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Jan
29

Op-Ed: The Economics of Professional Sports, Is Younger Really Better?

Allain

The following guest post is by Allain Roy, CMG Sports President & CEO In today’s professional sports, a single injury can decimate a team and ruin a team’s and fan’s season. With salary caps playing a major role in sports leagues such as the NFL and the NHL and other leagues, the top players are…
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