Oct
21

Book Review: Next Question

He is undoubtedly in love with himself and definitely believes that he is G-d’s gift to the world, but with all of the criticism directed at Drew Rosenhaus, I must give him some credit: the man tells it how it is.  His clients love him, people that I know in South Florida who have met…
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Sep
10

Book Review: An Athlete’s Guide to Agents (Fourth Edition)

In the past, I have recommended Kenneth Shropshire’s and Timonthy Davis’ The Business of Sports Agents as a must read for any aspiring or current sports agent.  In fact, I have referred to the book as The Sports Agent Bible in prior discussions.  I still recommend that it should be on any sports agent’s bookshelf; however, a requirement…
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Jul
22

Book Review: GIANT

Right after the Miami Dolphins (I forgot to mention that I sat behind Don Shula on my way to Jacksonville for a business meeting this Tuesday), my favorite team is the New York Giants.  I went wild at Club ESPN in Disney World when the Giants had the miraculous fourth quarter that ended up knocking…
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Jul
13

Book Review: A Shark Never Sleeps

Drew Rosenhaus attracts many of the NFL’s premiere clients such as Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson, Edgerrin James, Thomas Jones, Lance Briggs, Zach Thomas, Will Allen and former players Warren Sapp, Dan Cody, Tommie Harris, Brian Blades, and the late Sean Taylor. His merciless negotiating tactics and big ego have worked for his clients as Rosenhaus…
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Jul
08

Book Review: Can I Keep My Jersey?

It’s an all too familiar situation that an Agent will encounter: The Journeyman. Paul Shirley is not a household name, yet he has played for multiple NBA teams…albeit, if it’s in “junk time” as he calls it. The 6’10” Kansas native gives readers an insight into what it’s like to be the fringe player plying…
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Jun
09

Book Review: Taking Shots

There are very few books written by sports agents and even fewer that devote a substantial amount of pages to discussing the profession of representing athletes. NBPA agent, Keith Glass, takes a shot at covering that topic and other NBA related material in his book, Taking Shots. It is not surprising to hear someone critical…
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May
27

Book Review: Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid

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I have probably said it before on this blog, but there is no sport that I associate myself more with than the sport of baseball. I started playing when I was five-years-old (I actually started playing tennis one year earlier), continue to play today, and am one of the few people who can sit through…
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Mar
27

Book Review: Change Up

When it comes down to it, there is no sport that I enjoy or know more about than baseball. A large reason for that is that I grew up with a father who was and continues to be a passionate New York Yankees fan (you have to remember that the Florida Marlins were not around…
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Mar
05

Book Review: Sports Marketing 2008

Every year, Richard K. Miller & Associates comes out with a collection of consumer-related market research studies. The most relevant study for our area of concern is their annual Sports Marketing assessment of the sports business in the U.S. The most recent publication is hot off the press and appropriately titled, Sports Marketing 2008. Sports…
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Feb
28

Book Review: God Save The Fan

There are at least three reasons that I want to be able to give God Save The Fan a bad review. 1) Will Leitch forces me to write out God instead of referring to Him as G-d. 2) I was left out of the 100+ blogger name shout out in the Acknowledgments section. 3) Everyone…
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