Endorsements NBA Players Sports Agents

Sweet Morrison

Adam Morrison of the Charlotte Bobcats is probably not the best looking guy in the world, but don’t tell that to his marketing agent. Morrison already has endorsement deals with Adidas, Topps, and EA Sports. Most recently, he has signed with Johnson & Johnson’s Lifescan subsidiary to be the face for their blood sugar monitors. […]

Sports Agents Tennis

Never Too Young?

In March of this year, IMG signed Bernard Tomic, a 13-year-old tennis player from Australia. After only being alive for 13 years, Tomic is already listed as one of the top 200 players in the world [Bernard Tomic, 13-Year-Old Tennis Star, Signs With IMG]. He will join other tennis greats Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Lindsay […]

Colleges Sports Business

Wharton Sports Business Initiative

The Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI) is unlike the other degree granting programs that I have highlighted in the past.  WSBI calls itself a research and executive education focused “think tank.” Involved in the program are educational programs, strategic corporate partnerships, consulting assignments, forums, and research.  Above all, WSBI wants to become a premier Research […]

Soccer Sports Agents

Nice Bungs

This week, the Sports Economist reported that the BBC has film of Sports Agents who represent players in English soccer saying that they have paid certain managers in the past to have teams hire their clients [Bungs, Taps, and sporting crime].  Apparently there is a term for the payment that the manager receives from an […]

College Football Players Contract Negotiation NFL Players Recruiting Sports Agents

Upshaw: New Recruiting Rules?

Gene Upshaw, exec. director of the NFLPA, has recently stated his desire to change the rules on agents recruiting of college football players. Currently, agents are not able to sign a player or give a player anything of monetary value without that player losing his/her NCAA eligibility, but there are no rules against an agent […]

Contract Negotiation Hockey

On Their Own Island?

On September 13th, 2006, first reported that the New York Islanders locked up goaltender Rick Dipietro to a 15-year, $67.5 million deal [DiPietro’s record 15-year deal will pay him $67.5M]. The contract will allow the Islanders to keep DiPietro until just before he reaches 40 years old. A lot of media outlets have run […]

Nightmare Clients of the Week

Nightmare Clients for the Week of September 10th-September 17th

Sorry for the lack of posts as of late.  I was on vacation in Orlando and I have 4 tests this week alone.  I will still try to get as much as possible out in the meantime.  It is always a pleasant surprise to see no nightmare clients of the week.  In fact, Chris Henry, […]

NFL Players Recruiting

Is It Really Worth It?

People say that agents giving financial goodies to potential clients is much worse in football than any other sport. The Reggie Bush scandal that seemed to be locked away from the media for a while has just hit the surface again due to a new Yahoo! report, which suggests that Bush’s family did in fact […]

Performance Analysis

Stem Cells

I am in my senior year of undergraduate college and I have recently started research on my senior thesis topic.  I am not exactly sure what the paper will be titled, but I know that I want to focus on the stem cell debate in Congress and how it has affected the Republican party/how the […]

Agent Spotlights NFL Players Sports Agents

Agent Spotlight: Zeke Sandhu

It was not too long ago that Zeke Sandhu found himself in one of the most powerful sports agencies: Lock, Metz & Malinovic (LMM). In fact, the NFLPA still has him listed as an agent for the company. The NFLPA should update its database! Zeke Sandhu was listed as one of the agents representing 3 […]