Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/23/2016)

Took the week off for a vacation in the Caribbean Sea that included stops in Cozumel, Falmouth, Grand Cayman and Labadee. Today is a sea day and then back to Miami tomorrow. It was a very welcome vacation, but I’m still finding a pocket of time to push this weekly wrap-up of sports business-related links to you. I also found time last Saturday, at the beginning of the cruise, to cheer on the Miami Dolphins, led by backup quarterback Matt Moore, as they beat the New York Jets. Rivalry games are always enjoyable no matter what, and that is especially the case with the Dolphins franchise that is surprisingly in the chase for an AFC playoffs spot. Today is also an important day for me, as one year from today I will be marrying my fiancee in Boca, Florida. Thankfully, the venue has already been chosen and the deposit has been delivered. That said, if I hear the word photographer one more time, I may lose my mind.

Well the year has almost come to a close and that means everyone should buckle up and finish strong. Let’s also look forward to another very promising year in 2017. Quick hit – here’s a post I wrote last year looking at what I thought would be strengths in sports business in 2016: A Few Biz Thoughts As We Head Into 2016. How do you think I did with my predictions?

Quick shout out to Resort casino offer for keeping the lights on at SAB this week.

This past week on Forbes, I had my weekly Sports Law column: This Week In Sports Law: Raiders Stadium, FIFA Bribes Cost Company $113 Million, New Baylor Lawsuit

And as always, the weekly wrap-up:


Sports Business

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.