Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/18/2017)

It’s been one of those weeks. You can’t find enough hours in the day to get things done. The political climate completely frustrates you and you feel helpless in causing change anywhere near the top. There are a lot of positive things, but also a lot of frustrations, especially when little things add up. To be honest, I can’t wait for the weekend to begin and to be refreshed. Speaking of which, I’m going to be doing a short “staycation” in South Beach, but it won’t be completely relaxing. I think I’m going to be participating in my first “Spartan” style workouts, which I hear are very intense as well as extremely rewarding. Hopefully my 32.5 year-old body is able to make it through the grueling challenges. I can’t go too hard or else I may not make it to Wedding Day, which is only 4 months away and crazy to think about, but also very exciting. Before that, I have to make it to and back from Costa Rica for my Bachelor Party. Wish me luck on that!

The special shout out this week goes to EnergyBet Welcome Bonus for helping us stay alive!

This week on Forbes:
(1) This Week In Sports Law: Ezekiel Elliott Suspension, New NCAA Concussion Case, Zach Randolph Arrest;
(2) Nielsen Adds Division To Optimize Esports Investment Decisions;
(3) Rawlings Sues Easton Over Confusing Baseball Bat Branding

This week on Inc.:
(1) Taking Over Tennis: Pickleball Picking Up Heat as Latest Active Trend;
(2) Why Live Sports Could Help Shield Cable Networks from Cord Cutting Pain;
(3) How Skillz CEO Andrew Paradise Built an Inc. 5000 Leader

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.