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The Name Game: Audience Participation Required

Do ever get that feeling that an athlete should be promoting a product or service? Either the product’s name reminds you of the athlete or vice-versa? Maybe it’s just me and my sports business mindset. Anyway, I want to hear if anyone else thinks that there are products or services that are just screaming to […]

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Endorsements NFL Players Sports Agents

Matt Leinart’s New Girlfriend

Goodbye Creative Artists Agency, hello CSMG. Before we look into Leinart’s new love, let me provide a brief time line for the life of Matty Boy. April 26, 2007: I reported that Leinart cut his marketing ties with Creative Artists Agency after only one year of representation [Cross CAA Off Of Leinart’s List Of Friends]. […]

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Endorsements Golf NBA Players Sports Agents

IMG Expands, Kobe Stays, and Condon Leaves

I would have spread each topic into its own post, but I have been busy all day and just got around to reading all of the relevant sports agent news for the day.  In the interest of time, I will post in the Darren Rovell form, and give you different stories in one jumble of […]

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Contract Negotiation Endorsements Golf MLB Players NBA Teams NFL Players

50 Athletes That Make More Money Than You

Jonah Freedman of SI.com recently released Sports Illustrated’s 4th annual Fortunate 50.  The list documents America’s top 50 money-making athletes for the past year (includes money made by actually playing the sport plus any off-the-field money…endorsements, appearances, etc.).  Jonah also released the International 20, which highlights the top 20 money grossing athletes in the world […]

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Endorsements NBA Players NBA Teams

Who Will Blaze The Trail?

I have been back in the United States for only a day, most of which has been spent catching up on sleep and working on a few jobs, and already I am exhausted of hearing about who the Portland Trailblazers will select with the 1st overall pick. With that being said, Chris still did an […]

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Ponting number 1

The recent Sweeney Sports survey has put Australian Cricket Captain Ricky Ponting as the most marketable athlete in Australia. [Ponting most marketable Aussie] The desire for Australia to win back the Ashes was highlighted by five Aussie cricketers in the top 10. This was the first time since 2001 that Ian Thorpe was not on […]

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Corporate Sponsors Endorsements

Fever Pitch

After their poor performance at the ICC World Cup, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to take the harsh line and cut the maximum amount of endorsments an Indian cricket team player can have to three. [Indian bosses crack down on player endorsements] This could come as a shock to […]

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Endorsements NFL Players Sports Agents Sports Law

Bill Henkel Is Looking For Some Positive Endorsements

Marketing agent Bill Henkel could be seeing some jail time. What do Adrian Peterson, Steve Smith, Derrick Johnson, and Lorenzo Booker all have in common?  They all have Bill Henkel as their current marketing agent.  In January of this year, IMG filed a temporary restraining order against Henkel after accusing him of trying to steal […]

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Accessories Endorsements NBA Players

The Size Of The Shoe Matters

Some basketball players may be basing their decision to leave early on the endorsement deals they believe they will be able to procure. Brian Berger of Sports Business Radio believes that endorsement deals have become the deciding factor when talented, but not superstar, college basketball players are considering making the jump early to the pros. […]

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Sports Dork Symposium 2007

The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) will be hosting its 33rd Annual Conference in Cambridge, MA from May 17-19. Calling all sports attorneys, sports agents, sports law professors, sports law students, and anyone else looking to spend a chunk of change to hear some speeches [Here is the official brochure]. This is the yearly event that […]