May
22

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/22/15)

Via Boris Diaw's Instagram

My not so bold pick to win the NBA Championship, the Golden State Warriors, is still looking pretty good with the Conference Finals underway. Out in the East, JR Smith’s unbelievable performance in game 1, in addition to the NBA Draft Lottery, was yet another reminder life won’t get any easier for me as a…
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May
08

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/8/15)

Dwight Freeney is suing Bank of America (Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports)

Following one of the most exciting weeks in sports, there has been no shortage in headlines. The majority of people (Twitter) were disappointed with the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. The fight reportedly had over 5 million pay per view buys making it the highest selling pay-per-view fight of all time. The Clippers beat the Spurs in one…
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May
01

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (5/1/15)

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The weekend is finally upon us! This Saturday is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated days in sports history. Prior to the fight, we all get to watch game 7 of the Clippers vs. Spurs series which has certainly lived up to its hype. With the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight and Kentucky Derby taking place on May…
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Apr
25

Shabbat Shalom: Saturday Wrap-up (4/25/15)

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao (Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

We are one week away from the “Fight of the Century” with Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on May 2nd. In the spirit of the delayed ticket sales for the fight, our Shabbat Shalom series was also delayed to today. There’s plenty of sporting events over the next week including the NFL Draft this Thursday. Prior to the…
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Apr
17

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/17/15)

Jordan Spieth hugs caddie Michael Greller after winning the final round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Even though we are coming off of Masters week, there are still many major sporting events to come over the next few weeks. The NBA playoffs begin tomorrow with my pick to win it all, the Warriors, tipping off at 3:30. The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 2nd, 2015. If this date…
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Apr
10

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/10/15)

Sam Dekker before the National Championship (Credit: Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

The last week in sports has been one for the record books. On Monday, Duke won the men’s National Championship giving Coach K his 5th title. On Tuesday,, UConn won the women’s National Championship giving Geno Auriemma his 10th title. In the first two rounds of The Masters, 21 year old Jordan Spieth shot the…
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Apr
03

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/3/15)

David Falk (via solecollector.com)

This Friday is a special one as it is Passover, for those who are Jewish, and Good Friday, for those who are Christian. Regardless of your affiliation, I hope everyone is having a very happy Friday. PGA Tour executives certainly are rejoicing today as Tiger Woods announced that he will be playing in this year’s Masters.…
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Mar
27

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/27/15)

Head Coach Rick Pitino and AD Tom Jurich help run College Basketball's most profitable team
(Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports)

This week was a very cool and memorable one for Darren. Not only did he purchase his first home, but he also got to sit on the panel at his alma maters Sports Law Symposium (University of Florida). Here are his contributions from this week on FORBES: (1) Louisville Slugger To Be Acquired For $70 Million;…
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Mar
20

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/20/15)

Demaurice Smith was re-elected as NFLPA President for his 3rd straight term

It is finally time for my favorite postseason sporting event of the year, March Madness. In what seems to be a tradition now, my bracket was busted on Day 1 of the 2nd Round. Darren, on the other hand, correctly predicted the Georgia State and UAB upsets (in addition to winning some impressive bets on…
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Mar
13

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (3/13/15)

Ndamukong Suh (Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

This week marked the start of the NFL new league year, as well as free agency, and it did not disappoint. In my opinion, this was the most active free agency, with many top players being moved, that I have ever seen. Drew Rosenhaus certainly enjoyed the week as he had more clients signed than…
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