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Who Really Won in the Medal Standings at Beijing – Jamaica?

Football season has just started and the stretch run of the baseball regular season is under way. My favorite baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, are making their annual September push for 2nd in the wild card chase. So what better time to look at the Olympics, which everyone got tired of reading about as […]

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Beijing Affect

One of the many concerns for athletes and others around the world prior to the Olympic Games was the health standards and pollution in China. Athletes expressed their desire to move the games and some even went so far as to not compete in the Olympics because of China’s poor health standards and pollution record.  […]

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Ehadadi Gettin’ Grizzly

Less than two weeks ago I reported about a 7’2 Iranian who had made a big-time impression in Beijing during the Olympics. Hamed Ehadadi led the Olympics in blocks and rebounds per game and proved to scouts that he has the talent to play at a high level. Up until two weeks ago, no Iranians […]

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Hamed Ehadadi NBA Update

Since my post yesterday regarding the NBA forbidding teams to talk with Hamed Ehadadi and all other Iranian athletes, there has been an update. Today, the NBA reports that the league has been approved for the appropriate license by the US government, and that teams can now officially talk to Ehadadi. After many scouts saw […]

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NBC & SportsAgentBlog.com Olympics Contest

Did you miss the amazing Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies? How about each leg of Michael Phelps’ race to eight gold medals? You no longer need to guilt-trip your girlfriend about forcing you to go out to dinner during one of these monumental events. NBC is offering a DVD of the Olympics Opening Ceremonies and it […]

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Rice Queen

Whilst Michael Phelps was undoubtedly the King of the pool, the choice of the Queen is just as easy to clarify. Stephanie Rice won every event she competed in the games, adding 3 Golds to Australia’s tally. Stephanie won the 200m and 400m Individual Medley and helped the Aussies win the 4 x 200m freestyle […]

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Lightning Bolt Strikes 22

Happy 22nd Birthday, Usain “the lighting” Bolt. Today is the young world record holder’s 22nd birthday. The amazing 6’5 Jamaican won both the 200m and the 100m gold medals in Beijing and is easily the fastest human in the world. For the first time since 1979, one man holds the world record in both events. […]

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No Iranians Allowed In The NBA

After an impressive showing in Beijing, seven-foot-two Iranian center Hamed Ehadadi caught the eye of many scouts all around the world. In a 97-82 Iranian loss to Argentina, a game that Ehadadi had 21 points and 16 rebounds in, Hamed said through an assistant coach, Mehran Hatami, “It is my dream to play in the […]

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Dealing With My Phelps Man-Crush

I have a man-crush on Michael Phelps. In the past week, Michael Phelps has been the most discussed topic in my small circle of friends. One of my roommates finds it funny to tell everyone, including the Publix bagger, that I have this man-crush, at least ten people have asked me how much I wish […]

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No Kiss At All

The legendary University of Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was once asked if he would go for a field goal if his team was down by three at the end of a game. He replied, “Hell no, a tie is like kissing your sister!” Monday night’s Olympic uneven bars competition at Beijing’s National Indoor […]