Nov
15

Book Review: Bigger Than The Game

bigger than the game

I promised two book reviews last week, but I only delivered on one.  The other book that I planned on reviewing is titled, Bigger than the Game – Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the ’80s Created the Modern Athlete. It was a much longer read than Sports Junkies Rejoice, but it was also…
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Nov
08

Book Review: Sports Junkies Rejoice – The Birth of ESPN

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I received a copy of Sports Junkies Rejoice back in June, right as I was studying for the Florida Bar Exam.  I intended to read the book upon sitting for the Bar, but found myself preoccupied with moving to a new apartment in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, traveling across the country for business and pleasure,…
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Dec
30

Book Review: Representing the Professional Athlete

A representation of the cover of the first "Representing the Professional Athlete" case book.

It is highly enjoyable to read books by sports agents that highlight their life experiences (see: A Shark Never Sleeps, License to Deal, Taking Shots, etc.  I also like to hear negotiating tips from those in the business who have had immense success in their careers (see: Winning With Integrity, Never Make the First Offer). …
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Nov
26

Book Review: Tanked! The Tank Black Story

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This Thanksgiving, Tank Black has a lot to be thankful for.  The one-time University of South Carolina football assistant coach and founder of a mega sports agency, Professional Management Incorporated (PMI), was released from prison a little over a year ago.  Today, he is still a free man and living, which he should be very…
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Nov
16

Book Review: My Life Outside the Ring

hulk hogan

My Life Outside the Ring, is the second autobiography by Hulk Hogan and as the title implies, it features the man behind the Hulk Hogan persona, Terry Boella. The legendary career and trademark personality of Hulk Hogan can be described to you by any Hulkamaniac, but the unscripted life of Terry Boella is much harder…
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Jul
13

Book Review: Never Make the First Offer

A fairly common question that I receive from people interested in learning more about the sports agent business, is who are some of the people I look up to as mentors in the profession.  One name that I cannot leave off that list is Donald Dell.  I had the honor of initially meeting Dell as…
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Jun
22

Book Review: The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live

100 sporting events

For the second consecutive book review, I am discussing a book that has nothing to do with being a sports agent.  I promise that the next one on the list will be all the sports agent you can handle.  Anyway, I received The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live directly from author, Robert Tuchman. …
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May
12

Book Review: Long Lost

long_lost

This book is not something that will give you much insight into the sports agent profession.  In fact, there is nothing to take away from this story that directly relates to being a sports agent.  Long Lost by Harlan Coben is a fictional story, but its main character, Myron Bolitar, is a sports agent (the…
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Apr
02

Book Review: Taking Sports Seriously

taking sports seriously

It’s not about sports agents, but it is freaking awesome.  I am not going to lie and tell you that I read every page of Taking Sports Seriously: Law and Sports in Contemporary American Culture by Jeffrey Standen (in fact, I skipped the entire chapter on Sports Books…why do I want to read a book…
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Jan
07

Book Review: Your Dream Job Game Plan

I have said it time and time again, so if you are any sort of regular reader in these parts of the web, you know that my first foray into the sports agent profession was as an intern at Career Sports & Entertainment.  The President of the Client Representation division at CS&E is Molly Fletcher,…
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