Sep
26

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/26/2014)

Baltimore Ravens fans wait in line over an hour to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for new NFL jerseys at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Shana Tova!  Happy New Year to all the Jewish followers of Sports Agent Blog.  Jewish or not, I wish each any every one of you a happy and healthy year and hopefully a year that is also full of success.  That success is hopefully found by my Miami Dolphins and Florida Gators.  Tough start to the…
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Sep
19

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/19/2014)

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

Ever remember a crazier week for the NFL?  People are calling for Roger Goodell’s head, players are getting held out of games and practice but still earning paychecks and every day it seems like there’s a new domestic violence announcement.  After a terrible Thursday night game, can’t wait for Sunday to roll along.  And there’s…
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Sep
12

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/12/2014)

New York Giants outside linebacker Jon Beason (52) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Bears beat the Giants 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Ray Rice.  What a mess all around.  But football goes on, and thank G-d for that.  Won both of my Week 1 match-ups in fantasy.  Hoping for similar results in Week 2.  I also would not mind a similar performance out of my Miami Dolphins and new running back Knowshon Moreno.  This week on FORBES:…
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Sep
05

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (9/5/2014)

Golden State Warriors general manager (and former agent) Bob Myers is earning his praise in his fairly new role.

Happy NFL regular season.  Fantasy football is in full swing, and with my father texting me to ask whether it is safe for him to deposit money into DraftKings, I am now positive that daily fantasy sports is here to stay.  I will be in attendance at the Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots game…
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Aug
29

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/29/2014)

Roger Federer. Photo Credit: Susan Mulane-US PRESSWIRE

Shabbat Shalom! and happy long Labor Day weekend to you and yours.  I am off to Dallas tomorrow to celebrate the wedding of one of my fraternity brothers (Go Gators!).  College football is here and the NFL regular season is right around the corner.  This may be the most magical time of the year.  This…
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Aug
22

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/22/2014)

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College football is a week away.  The NFL is not far behind.  I had my draft in one of the two fantasy leagues I participate in last night.  You can just smell and taste football at this point.  However, I must admit that this season of Hard Knocks does not have me as enthused as years’…
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Aug
15

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/15/2014)

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (32) defends during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

I am in Detroit today to moderate a question-and-answer session with the President and Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR.  It is my first time in the city.  Back to (sometimes) sunny South Florida tomorrow.  After three fantastic years of teaching Sports Agency Management at Indiana University Bloomington (where I created the course) I am finally…
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Aug
08

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/8/2014)

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sits on the bench before the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Quick trip to Los Angeles, but I’m back in Miami for the rest of the week.  August 9 is my half-birthday.  People celebrate that, right?  At the end of next week I will be traveling to Detroit to moderate a NASCAR panel.  I’ve never been to Detroit, so I’m looking forward to the trip.  This…
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Aug
01

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/1/2014)

Recording artist Lil Wayne is supposedly getting into sports representation. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Happy start to the month of August.  You can almost taste football, which is right around the corner.  Fantasy football preparations are in effect and Marshawn Lynch ended his hold out.  All seems right with the world.  That said, there are issues much larger than sports and I wish that one day there will be…
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Jul
25

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/25/2014)

Cristiano Ronaldo is teaming up with Lil Wayne? You don't say! Photo Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

I had a blast in Dublin, Ireland, where I was able to truly explore the business of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its global expansion, along with experiencing a part of the world that I had never traveled.  Thanks to agent Audie Attar for helping with logistics of the trip.  A little bit more…
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