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Nike and Adidas Proudly Made in China?

Part of Nike’s (majority ambush strategy) and Adidas’s (official partner) sponsorship activation during the Beijing Olympics will be a focus on integrating into Chinese (Eastern) fashion. But what exactly is the Chinese look? And how can global sneaker companies change from traditional West to Contemporary East? In a recent Wall Street Journal article reporter Sky […]

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What Makes an Athlete an Entertainer?

At one time, sport figures and entertainment figures occupied different social worlds but now these individuals jump from one world to the next and have blurred the lines. Successful (sometimes not so successful) athletes tend to become entertainment figures during and after their competitive careers. One of the major issues that sport and entertainment lawyers […]

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Tom Brady: Stetson Man

They won’t be squaring off Sunday like many expected, but the question still remains: who is the better quarterback, Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? From a pure football perspective, it’s a great question, with no objective, “right” answer. From an endorsement standpoint, however, The Boston Globe’s Keith Reed reported last year that “Manning is by […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

I am almost recovered from Las Vegas. I know that what happens in Vegas is supposed to stay there, but I do not like to live by the rules. If we are Facebook friends, make sure to check out some of the pictures. A couple of bachelor parties and business deals later, I am now […]

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Sponsorship – A Necessary Evil?

The purpose of this article is to identify some of the positives and negatives that can arise from sponsorship in sport, and invite your own views of this sometimes contentious topic. Sponsors purchase the right to align their product(s) with sport through a variety of mediums such as events, venues, teams and individual sportsmen and […]

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An Offer Refused

Here at I Want to be a Sports Agent, we try and provide you with key issues that impact the industry. Whether it be current or future agents, this issue will no doubt pop up sometime. Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has recently signed with new representation, leaving Percept Management. However, under his previous management contract, […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

Tony LaRussa has signed his first agent. He is now represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for speaking engagements [Business is sweet]. CAA has also taken over representation for professional beach volleyball company, AVP [AVP ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY]. Tack on another 10 years for Coca-Cola to say it is the […]

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Next Up: Lavender Moses

Adrian Peterson is the man.  This past weekend, he put up 296 yards rushing against my Fantasy Football defense, the San Diego Chargers.  Breaking the previous single-game rushing record, Peterson has raised his stock tremendously in his rookie year of play.  Just how much may that single performance be worth, though?  Darren Rovell to the […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

Trash the cheeseburger (you know it’s not kosher) and get ready for your Friday wrap up of links that I failed to cover during the week. Agents only have 10 minutes to sell their 1st round potential draft picks in the 2008 NFL Draft (down from 15 minutes for each team to select). Hopefully this […]

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NBA 2: China

A new opportunity may become available soon for basketball players. NBA Commissioner David Stern in in talks with authorities in China to set up a ‘Second NBA’, which would be a world-class professional basketball league. [China could host ‘second NBA’] But don’t get too excited, this won’t be for a while. David Stern is in […]