Aug
29

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

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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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Jul
18

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/18/2014)

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) reacts to a fourth-quarter interception against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Top of the mornin’ to ya from Dublin, Ireland.  I’m out here covering the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for FORBES, and the talk of the town is certainly Conor McGregor.  Let’s see what kind of show he puts on this Saturday evening.  This week on FORBES: (1) Home Run Derby’s New Targets Could Shatter Charitable Records; (2) Adidas…
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Jul
11

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/11/2014)

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I’m heading to Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens today with my trusty law clerk, because one must always have a decent golf game in order to properly practice law.  On Monday, it is off to Ireland where I will be for a week.  It is shaping to be a pretty decent summer.  Meanwhile, the new HEITNER LEGAL is…
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Jul
04

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/4/2014)

LeBron James and Johnny Manziel share the same marketing agent, Maverick Carter.
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A special Shabbat Shalom, Happy July 4th to you and yours.  Congratulations to Sports Agent Blog contributor Mark Burns on joining the SportsMoney team at Forbes.  It is always exciting to see Sports Agent Blog contributors expand their horizons and take hold of new opportunities.  Speaking of, another Sports Agent Blog contributor Benjamin Haynes recently started writing for Sporting News.  Who…
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Jun
27

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (6/27/2014)

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Happy day-after-NBA Draft Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up.  Thrilled for Andrew Wiggins, who went No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Thanks to contributor Mark Burns for taking over the Sports Agent Blog Twitter account last night and updating followers with pick-by-pick agent pairings.  This week on FORBES: (1) Florida Focuses On Curbing Trafficking Of Cuban Baseball Players; (2) LeBron…
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