Feb
19

Ryan Dempster’s Decision Reflects A Respected MLB Career

Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster walks along Boylston Street during the World Series parade and celebration. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster walked away from the game of baseball for physical reasons and based on his desire to spend more time with his kids. Although Dempster still could pitch, he didn’t believe that he was capable of producing at a level he was accustomed to during his 16-year…
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Jun
20

Should Agencies Be Demanded To Prepare Clients For Life After Retirement?

The Priority Sports crew.

There exists an “extremely urgent and devastating player career-transitioning problem.”  NFL players have a very difficult time confronting this problem says Dr. Timothy Thompson in an article on Access Athletes. I spoke to Dr. Thompson about the potential economic and social benefits for sports agencies that determine it is worth their while to build formal…
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Dec
06

THE END Is Not Near

Dec 5, 2012; Dallas Mavericks guard Derek Fisher (left) is still getting playing time despite his age. Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Sponsored Post There are people these days saying the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012.  I will reserve comment on that event until a later date, maybe December 22nd, so that I can say “I told you so.” One can also say “I told you so” about an athlete’s career coming…
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Nov
08

The Support Evidencing Why Players Are Broke Five Years Post-Retirement

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Sponsored Post It has been well chronicled that 60% of NBA players are broke five years after retirement.  Is the reason for this due to the fact that they do not save, do not plan adequately, are not advised properly, a combination of everything, or maybe that they just do not understand the numbers involved…
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Oct
16

Tracy McGrady Thanks Agents Arn Tellem And Tim Hoy In Farewell Facebook Post

Mar 9, 2012; Atlanta Hawks small forward Tracy McGrady (1) during the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace. Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

Tracy McGrady was drafted #9 overall by the Toronto Raptors in 1997.  In 2000, he signed a whopping 7-year $93 million contract with the same team.  And recently, after a long, up-and-down NBA career, McGrady has called it quits (although he will continue to play overseas).  But he exits with dignity. On October 9, McGrady announced…
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Jul
25

The Top Five Ways to Prepare for Retirement

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Sponsored Post Your clients are athletes.  They have been preparing for a career in the sport they know and love for years and years.  What else have they been preparing themselves in life?…nothing!   Not unlike any other career path, they want to be the best they can be and have been thinking of nothing more. …
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Nov
29

The Biggest Challenge For Athletes Retiring: Being Unaware Of The Challenges

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Sponsored Post At the risk of going out on the proverbial limb, I’m going to make a bold statement:  We have a serious issue emerging in sports world, and it’s called retirement preparedness.   Statistics show that 60% of NBA players are broke five years after their playing days are over.  So, why are athletes so…
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Jun
27

Professional Athlete Franchise Summit 2011

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What: 2nd Annual Professional Athlete Franchise Summit When: July 10-13, 2011 Where: Georgia Tech-Bill Moore Student Success Center (219 Uncle Heine Way) in Atlanta, GA The Franchise Summit is an educational event built to introduce the professional athlete to the basic architecture that supports the franchise industry.  The two-day classroom curriculum is crafted by the best…
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Feb
17

Raymond Savage Jr. Is Going To Jail In Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

Raymond Lee Savage Jr., former CEO and President of Savage Sports Management and All-American linebacker at the University of Virginia, is going to jail in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama for having one of his employees illegally contact former University of Alabama wide-receiver,Tyrone Prothro, while Prothro was in college (the year was 2005).  The employee was not…
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Feb
03

Willis & Woy Care About Life Beyond Football

Tomorrow, February 4th, many people in Dallas, TX will attend the Dallas Superbash 2011 Super Bowl Party hosted by Pamela Anderson.  The party is presented by NFL agency, Willis & Woy Sports Group, LLC.  While there will be plenty of partying and celebrating on site, when the event is over, Jordan Woy and Chad Willis…
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