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No Iranians Allowed In The NBA

After an impressive showing in Beijing, seven-foot-two Iranian center Hamed Ehadadi caught the eye of many scouts all around the world. In a 97-82 Iranian loss to Argentina, a game that Ehadadi had 21 points and 16 rebounds in, Hamed said through an assistant coach, Mehran Hatami, “It is my dream to play in the […]

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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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Olympics

No Kiss At All

The legendary University of Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was once asked if he would go for a field goal if his team was down by three at the end of a game. He replied, “Hell no, a tie is like kissing your sister!” Monday night’s Olympic uneven bars competition at Beijing’s National Indoor […]

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Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

I get heat from some of my friends for my interest in watching Olympic swimming.  I am sorry that I prefer to watch Americans go for the gold over a pointless Monday night preseason NFL game.  Anyway, I love Phelps, but nothing beats this headline from this past week: Two Jews and a black man […]

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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 […]

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Entertainment Olympics

Olympics On YouTube

The technology age is here.  The Internet is now being used more and more for marketing, and work and is connecting people and countries many miles and languages apart.  SportsAgentBlog.com is a great example of how the Internet is connecting people leagues apart through the common interest in agent and athlete information.  Now citizens all […]

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Speedo’s LZR Racer On Nike Athletes

In the post, New Olympics Swimwear Breaks Records, I introduced SportsAgentBlog.com readers to the Speedo LZR racer.  Since then, the Nike company has been extremely nice to its clients, and in an unprecedented business decision, has decided to allow its sponsored racers to wear the Speedo LZR swim suit in the water in China.  After […]

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Olympics

Olympics Updates Round The Clock

I will admit it.  I’m an Olympics junkie.  I am extremely stoked for 8/8/08 to arrive and will undoubtedly be attached to the tube, cheering on the red, white, and blue to take medal after medal.  My one deviation from rooting for the U.S. is when former SportsAgentBlog.com contributor, Samyr Laine, runs the track for […]

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Olympics

Summer Olympics Quiz

The Nielsen Company invited SportsAgentBlog.com to help curate HeyNielsen.com’s Summer Olympics Trivia Challenge.  HeyNielsen.com is a new online social community for entertainment enthusiasts.  They asked me for some Olympic related questions, and I was glad to hand them over.  While only one question was selected, it was definitely a topic that was covered in this […]

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Soccer

Iraq drops soccer team

First the country started to break apart; now the soccer team has officially dissolved.  After losing 1-0 to Qatar on Sunday, the Iraqis failed to qualify for the last leg of the 2010 World Cup qualifying stages.  The Iraqi government and soccer federation canceled its soccer team and fired the coach Adnan Haman.  Iraq will […]