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Agent Spotlight: Blair Marlin

Having grown up as a competitive surfer since the age of 11, Blair Marlin (left) has had a longstanding relationship with the surfing industry. After retiring from competitive surfing, Marlin went on to co-found Transworld Surf, where he was the magazine’s Assistant Editor, before moving on to DC Shoes as a Surf, Moto and Music […]

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David Falk—back in the news

It’s been an interesting month so far for David Falk. The once super agent represented Michael Jordan for the entirety of his career, and rose to prominence after splitting (quite contentiously) from ProServ and Donald Dell in 1992 in order to establish his own company, Falk Associates Management Enterprises (FAME), which he sold to the […]

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The 72-hour countdown: Can Peter Greenberg eclipse Boras’ Zito deal?

I found an interesting ESPN.com piece on the Manhattan-based Peter Greenberg (rated by Forbes as the “best” agent in baseball), agent for the recently traded Johan Santana. Greenberg’s foray into the industry (he founded Peter E. Greenberg & Associates) occurred in the early 90’s after first working as a lawyer, and was founded upon a […]

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Agent Spotlight: Jordan Bazant

While some kickers end up writing books, few end up becoming successful sports agents. Jordan Bazant will read that statement and laugh, because even though he never actually kicked a ball professionally and played for a pretty lousy SEC football team (Vanderbilt), the former kicker currently represents some of the top names in sports. After […]

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Agent Spotlight: Ron Shapiro

Combining a great understanding of sport with an impeccable intellect makes for quite a potentially successful agent. Baltimore, MD based Ron Shapiro embodies both elements as one of the most popular baseball agents who also happened to graduate cum laude from Harvard Law School. The USA Today and Sporting News have even thrown him some […]

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Agent Spotlight: Donald Dell

On Friday, September 14, I had the unique privilege of getting up close and personal with one of the most influential agents in the history of the sports industry. As previously mentioned, Donald Dell was at the University of Florida Levin College of Law to speak to anybody that was interested in hearing what he […]

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King of the NFL Jungle

It’s not every week that the Sports Business Journal has blog worthy information for us agents and agents-to-be but a particular article in this week’s issue is certainly worth mentioning. With the start of the 2007 NFL being this week (and Thursday night’s opening day blowout is an entirely separate issue) the editors over at […]

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Agent Spotlight: Joby Branion

Joby Branion is one of the founding members of Athletes First. Matt Hasselbeck, Ahman Green, and Todd Heap are only 3 of the many players under contract with the company. Athletes First is one of the agencies at the forefront of NFL player negotiations. It has not always been an easy life full of potential […]

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Agent Spotlight: Leigh Steinberg (Part II)

Will the real Leigh Steinberg please stand up? It seems like the real Leigh Steinberg is a lot of things. He will go down as one of the most successful and influential sports agents of all time. He was the man behind Jerry Maguire. It all started off with his initial client, Steve Bartkowski, who […]

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Agent Spotlight: Molly Fletcher

From the 2nd post ever on I Want to be a Sports Agent (made on January 1, 2006) to this day, I have stressed the importance of having an internship in the sports agent industry if this is truly the job that you envision yourself having in the future. I have mentioned it in many […]