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MLB Players Sports Agents

CAA vs. Boras Corp.

What if I told you that the most powerful agent in baseball lost a client to one of, if not the, most powerful agencies in all of sports?  Scott Boras, busy working the media and GMs at the 2008 Winter Meetings, now has one less player to worry about.  Jeremy Guthrie dropped Boras for Casey […]

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Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

This Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up is coming to you from Marlboro, New Jersey.  I spent the entire day at the Princeton Sports Symposium in Princeton, meeting new people and finally putting a face behind many readers of this blog (myself and Dynasty‘s Coaches Division Director, Jason Belzer, pictured above).  I will definitely follow up with […]

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Entertainment Headline

So, You Want To Be An Agent? The Entourage Effect

Most of you are familiar with the hit HBO series Entourage. The show is based on the experiences of Mark Wahlberg as an up and coming movie star coming from Boston to Hollywood. Wahlberg is represented in the series by movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier). Wahlberg said that the idea for the show came […]

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MMA Ultimate Fighting

With Kimbo Slice, Down Goes EliteXC

I once made an analogy: EliteXC is to the UFC as Showtime is to HBO.  That analogy is no longer the case.  While many view Showtime as a slightly inferior competitor of HBO, EliteXC is no longer even a blip on the radar for UFC.  Back when IMG brokered the deal between EliteXC and CBS, […]

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Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

Want to really appreciate life, at least for a day?  Then try to fast from sun-down one day to sun-down the next.  Me and my Jewish brethren (including Ryan Braun, Kevin Youkilis, and others) finished accomplishing that feat last night.  Nothing beats the break-fast meal.  I am back home in South Florida for the weekend, […]

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Endorsements MMA Sports Business

CAA Goes MMA

You should have seen this one coming for a while.  Late 2007, CAA began representing MMA apparel brand, TapouT, which sponsors over one-hundred MMA fighters.  CAA’s main tasks have been to look for licensing opportunities for TapouT in categories ranging from DVDs to truck mud flaps and everything between.  Now CAA is going back to […]

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Sports Business

BusinessWeek’s 2008 Power 100

Around this time last year when BusinessWeek released its Power 100, documenting the 100 most influential people in the business of sports, I was interested to see various sports agent related names pop up on the list.  Tiger Woods once again tops the overall list, but how did our guys who were mentioned last year […]

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Agent Spotlights

Agent Spotlight: Ben Dogra

While a law student in 1993 at St. Louis University, Ben Dogra, now 43, interned for free with Jim Steiner of SFX Football (then SMG). Dogra would later call Steiner his mentor, but in time, some began to wonder who was teaching what to whom. By 2006, Dogra and Steiner sold SFX Football (which was […]

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Sports Business

CAA Is Dominant

Earlier this week, Liz Mullen and David Broughton wrote in Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal the following statement: CAA Sports, in two short years of existence, has become the dominant sports agency in the United States.  Earlier this month, Jason Belzer positioned CAA as the second strongest American agency behind Wasserman Media Group (WMG).  The […]

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Endorsements Entertainment Sports Agents

Remember Entourage?

Remember Entourage? You know, that small time show on HBO that comes back this September after a long (and I mean long) hiatus? Really though, Entourage gives a look into one of the subjects of this sports agent world, the real life Ari Gold. Ari Emanuel founded Endeavor in 1995 after he left acclaimed agency, […]