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Endorsements Motor Sports

GoDanica

Danica Patrick has not yet won a single Indy Racing League event, but has received a new endorsement from GoDaddy.com [IRL Driver Danica Patrick Signs Sponsor deal with GoDaddy.com]. Here are some things that Danica had to say when she was introduced as GoDaddy.com’s spokesperson on Dec. 5 at Phoenix International Raceway: “I’ve been a […]

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Endorsements NBA Players

Does Your Client Like Taco Bell?

Because if not, Raja Bell will take his/her chalupa. Apparently, Raja has just signed an endorsement deal with Taco Bell, which entitles him to free food at Taco Bell for the duration of his contract [Wade Debuts New Spot/Raja Signs with T-Bell]. Another interesting fact: both Bell’s have 4 letter first names. -Darren Heitner  [tags]Raja […]

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Endorsements NBA Players Sports Agents

Sweet Morrison

Adam Morrison of the Charlotte Bobcats is probably not the best looking guy in the world, but don’t tell that to his marketing agent. Morrison already has endorsement deals with Adidas, Topps, and EA Sports. Most recently, he has signed with Johnson & Johnson’s Lifescan subsidiary to be the face for their blood sugar monitors. […]

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Endorsements Sports Agents

Rosenhaus Represents T.K.?

Your next question may be, “Who is T.K.?”  All the way back on January 2nd, 2006, I looked at how Drew Rosenhaus virtually answered every question posed to him at a Terrell Owens press conference with “next question.”  Burger King (and T.K. – The King) now looks to take advantage of the phrase that once […]

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Endorsements NBA Players

Starbury’s Sneaks

In an interesting endorsement move, Stephon Marbury of the New York Knicks, has decided to be the face behind shoes selling for $14.98 [‘Starbury’ for less: Marbury to endorse cheap kicks]. The shoe will be called the “Starbury One” and will be on Stephon’s feat for this coming season. Another interesting note is that Marbury […]

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Contract Negotiation Endorsements

The Fotunate 50 of 2006

Every year for the past 3 years, Sports Illustrated has published a list of the top 50 athletes when it comes to raking in salary, bonus, winnings, appearance, and endorsement money. It is interesting to see the type of endorsement money some of these athletes are making.  Agents typically take a larger chunk of endorsement […]

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Endorsements NBA Players

NBA News & Notes

15 trades overall in the NBA draft. The Knicks and Trail Blazers are getting hammered for their decisions, but we’ll leave that discussion to the so-called analysts. The fact that there were 15 trades in the draft brings me thinking back to an article by the Sports Law Blog [The Legality of Oral Promises by […]

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Endorsements NBA Players

D. Wade Will See The Money

But has been very undervalued by many companies in the past. Take for instance the deal that he signed with Converse straight out of Marquette [Converse and Dwayne Wade]…come on Sports Business Radio…learn how to spell Dwyane! Anyway, Wade is only making $400,000 per year (only…ha) from his contract with Converse, which is now owned […]

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Endorsements NBA Players

What’s Up With the NCAA? Plus a little D. Wade…

In a former post, I posed a question as the title of a post: Can Olympic/Student Athletes Obtain Endorsements? After using Jeremy Bloom as a case-in-point, the answer was found to be a decisive no. But why are student-athletes allowed to compete in boxing matches while they are in college and accumulate $25,000 prizes, while […]

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Endorsements Soccer

Spend it like Beckham

Bloomberg, one of the global leaders in financial and market data, had an interesting article on this year’s World Cup. Let’s face it: soccer is huge globally even though it is not very popular on this continent. Young Americans interested in becoming agents should not dismiss soccer because its global appeal is certainly growing. It […]