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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (5/22/09)

I am back up in lovely Gainesville, FL.  No matter if you are in Miami, Gainesville, or anywhere else in the state, you better get used to summer weather.  Blistering heat until 2-3 p.m., then at least a couple of hours of thunderstorms.  Such is life.  I am back to taking classes and working very […]

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Sports Business

Jason Peck Reports On Day 1 Of The CSRI 2009 Conference

Jason Peck, an enterpreneur, internet marketer, consultant, sports business blogger, and friend of mine, read about the College Sport Research Institute 2009 Conference on SportsAgentBlog.com, and decided that he would attend the event due to his close proximity to Chapel Hill and its excellent schedule of events.  He wrote up a report from the first […]

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Accessories Endorsements NBA Players Sports Business

Watch Out for Kobe’s Newest Endorsement

Kobe Bryant, with his international ties and substantial popularity in China, among other places, is a very versatile endorsement candidate.

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Michael Phelps Teaches Us A Great Lesson

Kevin Sullivan, former Assistant to the President Bush for Communications, former Vice President of NBC Sports, former Vice President of the Dallas Mavericks (and a lot more under his belt), put together an excellent Keynote Speech at the 2009 UF Sports Law Symposium. In his concluding remarks, Sullivan used a PowerPoint Presentation to demonstrate how […]

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Endorsements Tennis

Dokic strikes it rich

In my previous post, I pointed out that a great showing at a tennis Grand Slam can set you up for the rest of the year. In Jelena Dokic‘s case, her Quarter Final showing at the Australian Open may well lead to her an assortment of riches. In 2002, Jelena was at the top of […]

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Sports Business

Sports and the Economy

As our country deepens into a recession, we are now seeing how the poor economy is affecting the sports industry, firsthand. The NBA has laid people off, the NFL just laid off 10% of its work force, the NHL is on a hiring freeze, and the Arena Football League suspended its 2009 season. In addition, […]

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Endorsements Golf Sports Business

“Golf’s credit crunch” causing agents to lose cash, sleep

Rapidly vanishing lines of credit are not only taking their toll on inflated asset prices and the global financial markets in general, but also in the willingness of companies to not only underwrite sporting events, but also to market their brands through athletes. During financial stress, marketing budgets are historically one of the first to […]

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Rice Queen

Whilst Michael Phelps was undoubtedly the King of the pool, the choice of the Queen is just as easy to clarify. Stephanie Rice won every event she competed in the games, adding 3 Golds to Australia’s tally. Stephanie won the 200m and 400m Individual Medley and helped the Aussies win the 4 x 200m freestyle […]

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Endorsements Olympics

Dealing With My Phelps Man-Crush

I have a man-crush on Michael Phelps. In the past week, Michael Phelps has been the most discussed topic in my small circle of friends. One of my roommates finds it funny to tell everyone, including the Publix bagger, that I have this man-crush, at least ten people have asked me how much I wish […]

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Endorsements Olympics

Gold Medals + World Records = $$$$$$$$$$.

While phenom Michael Phelps still has 3 finals races to go, it is pretty clear that he has already put himself in a new stratosphere in regards to future endorsement dollars. As of now, Phelps has deals with Speedo, Visa, Omega and PowerBar. He currently earns $5 million annually from these endorsements. If Phelps does […]