Nov
14

Twitter Creates A Guide For Athletes

Floyd Mayweather may be making some changes with his team of execs.

I have been a staunch opponent of suppressing athletes’ ability to communicate on social media platforms (including Facebook and Twitter), but I am certainly a proponent of properly educating those athletes regarding the best practices of using those networks.  Athletes need to understand that the platforms make it relatively easy to post text updates, pictures,…
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Aug
09

Twitter Education: The Responsibility of a University to Prepare its Athletes

Steve Spurrier

The following is a guest contribution from Heather Brittany (@HeatherBrit).  Heather is currently a law student at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Sports Chair of its Entertainment & Sports Law Society. The internet is littered with stories of university coaches banning their players from tweeting.  Most recently, South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier joined…
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Jun
22

Business Moves Your NBA Player Should Make As Soon As He’s Drafted

Brian Heidelberger

The following is a guest contribution by Brian Heidelberger.  Information about Mr. Heidelberger is located at the bottom of this post. The NBA draft is right around the corner and whatever number your player is picked, he’s going to have to pick up not only his game, but also his business skills, unless he wants…
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May
10

Todd Reynolds Will Not Be Representing Any Homosexual Hockey Players

sean avery

Todd Reynolds is Vice President of hockey agency Uptown Sports Management.  Todd Reynolds is rightfully getting blasted by the media for his Tweets regarding Sean Avery’s support of same-gender marriage. Usually we cover athletes using social media for wrong reasons.  This time it is an agency Tweeting without care about how those Tweets will affect its…
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May
02

Twitter Fight: Howard Shatsky vs. John Phillips

shatsky

The New York Jets selected Kenrick Ellis in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft (pick #94 overall).  Ellis and his agent, Howard Shatsky of Pro Football Management had to be thrilled that the Jets selected him as high as they did.  But then the following Tweet was sent by ESPNNewYork.com’s Rich Cimini. This…
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May
02

2011 United Football League (UFL) Draft Via Twitter

The NFL held its 2011 Draft over the span of three days and had it televised on ESPN and NFL Network.  The United Football League (UFL) will conduct its entire 2011 UFL Draft today, and it will be displayed on…Twitter. When: May 2, 2011 (8 p.m. EST) Where: First round will be Tweeted by UFL…
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Feb
16

On To The Next One: Nick Swisher

A few days ago, it was first reported that Nick Swisher left long time Cincinnati, Ohio based agent, Joe Bick of Pro Star Management, Inc for Scott Boras.  Part of that was correct.  Swisher did leave Bick, but actually left him for Dan Lozano.  Lozano has not slept much lately; the only thing on his…
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Nov
08

MogoTXT Increases Services Offered To Athletes

COOL mogo logo

Last year I reported on what was then a brand new site, called MogoTXT.  The service seemed like it could be a good fit for many busy athletes, as it allows “text only once, but update fans everywhere” (MogoTXT, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc.) convenience.  Since my original post on MogoTXT, the site has really ramped…
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May
20

Should A Sports Agency CEO Be Social Networking?

social networks

I have talked about how out of the few agents who actually have a social media presence, many need to learn how to properly use the networks, not only for damage control, but also because building a strong fan/follower/friend base can lead to more money for the agents and their clients. In reality, many athlete…
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Apr
28

Attaching Value To Your Social Media Presence

As of the moment that I am drafting this post, there are 88 sports agents/agencies being followed on The Master Twitter list of sports agents/agencies (if you read this site and you are not yet following this list, you need to get on it!).  While there are a few agents on Twitter who are not…
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