Apr
18

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/18/2014)

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (pictured) remains relevant and recognizable outside of the Olympics due in large part to his longtime agent, Peter Carlisle. Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Now is as great a time as ever to send a thanks to Full Sail University, which has been a loyal partner of Sports Agent Blog for many years.  Be sure to check out Full Sail’s sports-related course offerings and see if anything interests you or those you know. Finally a week without travel, but unfortunately also a week…
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Apr
11

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/11/2014)

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

It has been one wild week between signing up new clientele, completing major projects on strict deadlines, crossing The Masters off of my bucket list and returning to the University of Florida last weekend to serve as a Keynote Speaker at its Sports Law Symposium (video of the event is on YouTube).  Today I am…
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Apr
04

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

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I am back in the town where a lot of magic went down — Gainesville, Florida.  Today marks the return of the UF Sports Law Symposium, where I will be moderating one panel and also serving as a Keynote Speaker.  It is a joy to return to the town where I spent 7 amazing years…
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Mar
28

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/28/2014)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant speaks during a press conference before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Great To Be A Florida Gator.  I was in Gainesville the last time the Gators men’s basketball team won a couple of championships, and I remember the joy I felt watching that team destroy the competition.  It may be more gratifying watching this year’s team, albeit many miles away, which is undoubtedly less talented…
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Mar
21

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/21/2014)

Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

I am out in Las Vegas enjoying an annual tradition: March Madness with some of my closest friends from home.  It serves as a rare true vacation and one I look forward to every single year.  It’s all orange and blue for me.  Rooting hard for my Florida Gators to win another national championship.  This…
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Mar
14

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (3/14/2014)

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I am heading to Dallas, Texas later today and will be taking in my first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship event this Saturday.  The UFC 171 will feature Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler for the welterweight title.  Next Wednesday, I leave for Las Vegas for my annual retreat to enjoy the start of March Madness.  My entire…
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Mar
07

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/7/2014)

Ndamukong Suh is still considering not hiring an agent before signing his next contract.

Shabbat Shalom from Key Largo, where we have managed to avoid some pretty bad storms brewing to the north.  I will be heading back up to Miami later in the day and hopefully take some of the 2014 World Golf Championships at Doral during the weekend.  Next weekend I am off to Dallas, where I…
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Feb
28

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/28/2014)

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) runs on the field before the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri beat Oklahoma State 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another city that is not my home of Miami.  Today I am in Louisville, Kentucky, speaking at the University of Louisville’s sport administration program’s 5th Annual Speaker Summit along with ESPN’s Jemele Hill and University of Toledo College of Law professor Geoffrey Rapp.  In case you have not yet done so, go ahead and pre-order…
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Feb
21

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/21/2014)

Manny Ramirez has changed agents...is it just Manny being Manny?

I am back in New York, which is starting to feel like a second home based on how much I have been traveling up here as of late.  Today I will be giving the Keynote Speech at New York Law School’s 5th Annual Sports Law Symposium.  The focus will be on growth areas in the…
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Feb
14

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (2/14/2014)

Cleveland Indians pitcher Vinnie Pestano (52) pitches in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Indians defeated the Orioles 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovebirds reading Sports Agent Blog.  My single self will save money tonight and eat in.  After many years of being in a relationship this time of year it is a change I can deal with.  I should be up in New York speaking at the Fordham Sports Law Symposium,…
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