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CAA: Creative Acquisition Agency

I always keep my eye on the big conglomerates. That being said, it definitely caught my attention when I saw this headline yesterday: New York Yankees Select Creative Artists Agency for Global Partnership and to Market Unprecedented Sponsorship Opportunities for New Yankee Stadium. Should this be surprising? CAA has already broken ground in a variety […]

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The Wash Up 24th-31st September

As of this week, I will be writing a new weekly column. I often see many stories which have an impact on the industry but are never strong enough to warrant an in depth article. So every week I will be writing “The Wash Up”, which will include a brief critique about several stories that […]

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Ricky’s return?

Suspended running back Ricky Williams applied for NFL reinstatement today, according to his recently-gone-green agent Leigh Steinberg. “Ricky is extremely excited about the prospect of playing in the NFL again and hopeful for a positive response,” said Steinberg. On the collegiate level, Williams holds or shares 20 NCAA records, and won the 64th Heisman Trophy, […]

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Sports Agents Power BusinessWeek’s 100

Everyone loves lists. That may explain why I got the press release for BusinessWeek’s Power 100 list sent to me three times (I’m not complaining…keep the tips coming!). BusinessWeek just announced their top 100 most influential people in sports, ranging from people with thin ties to sports (Dick Pound – Chairman, World Anti-Doping Agency) to […]

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Have You Heard of ‘Em?

I’m hoping that at least half of the sports fans and future sports business players and sports agents out there are aware that the FIFA Women’s World Cup has been going on for the past couple of weeks now. If you watch Sportscenter in the morning I suppose you’ve got no choice but to be […]

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You Can’t Kill This Radio Star

I would not quite call myself Dan Patrick (YET!), but I am starting to get my voice heard on the radio lately. I just had my second appearance on the Adam Taxin Show, which airs during the week on 1540 AM WNWR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am also booked to speak on a Fantasy Sports […]

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Trail Blazer Woes

As I’m sure everybody is aware by now, Greg Oden, the top draft pick of this past summer’s NBA draft will be missing out on his rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers. Apparently, what was originally supposed to be an exploratory arthroscopic procedure ended up being microfracture surgery for Oden; which is of course, […]

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King of the NFL Jungle

It’s not every week that the Sports Business Journal has blog worthy information for us agents and agents-to-be but a particular article in this week’s issue is certainly worth mentioning. With the start of the 2007 NFL being this week (and Thursday night’s opening day blowout is an entirely separate issue) the editors over at […]

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The Federer “brand,” then and now

Believe it or not, it wasn’t too long ago that Roger Federer, the world’s top-ranked tennis player who this weekend will attempt to win his fourth-straight U.S. Open title, was only making about half the money in sponsorship revenue as did other marquee players. But considering that the now 26 year old Federer may indeed […]

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The King And His Court

King James is the unquestioned leader of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Off the court, the young and talented LeBron James is also making moves that could bring him even more success. Along with Randy Mims, Maverick Carter (Chief Operating Officer), and Richard Paul (President), James is a founding member of LRMR Innovative Marketing and Branding. The […]