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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (4/18/2014)

Now is as great a time as ever to send a thanks to Full Sail University, which has been a loyal partner of Sports Agent Blog for many years.  Be sure to check out Full Sail’s sports-related course offerings and see if anything interests you or those you know. Finally a week without travel, but unfortunately also a week […]

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Agent Peter Carlisle Says Michael Phelps’ Partnerships Will Be More Meaningful And Longer In Duration

Early in the 2012 London Olympics, Fox Business caught Michael Phelps’ agent Peter Carlisle of Octagon’s Olympic & Action Sports division.  The general discussion was focused on how Phelps will be marketed now that his career in the pool has been declared to be complete.  Here is a quote from the interview: “Partnerships now have to be not only […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/10/2012)

Yesterday was my half-birthday.  Don’t laugh – I actually used to celebrate my half birthday growing up (just another excuse to party…or shove chocolate cake in my face).  This looks like a good cause: Help Support the Netanya Foundation’s Hoops for Kids Program. One thing I always love about the Olympics is the great morale […]


Michael Phelps and Agent Peter Carlisle – 10 Years, 19 Medals

19 Olympic medals.  Michael Phelps has broken the record for most medals one by any single athlete in the modern era Olympics Games.  In the pool, Phelps is the man.  Outside the pool, his man is Peter Carlisle, managing director of Olympics and Action Sports at Octagon. It was June 2002 when Phelps decided that Carlisle and […]

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Public Forum: Representing Athletes in Sponsorship & Endorsement Deals

What: New York County Lawyers’ Association Public Forum: Representing Athletes in Sponsorship & Endorsement Deals. Where: 14 Vesey Street, New York, NY.  See map. When: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 – 6:30 p.m Subject: A forum on the representation of athletes in individualized (as opposed to team) sports in negotiations and maintenance of endorsement and sponsorship […]

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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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PureSport Is Making Waves

When Mark Eshelman, Director of Business Development for PureSport first emailed me about his company, I was wondering what he wanted from a company who did not represent any swimmers.  His company’s product, a protein-focused sports drink had a bunch of swimmers as endorsers, including Michael Phelps.  Mark reached out to me in advance of […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

My first official week as a 2L is over.  Besides running around Wednesday night like a chicken with its head cut off, the week was a success.  I was going crazy Wed. night due to the fact that I hated my Child Support Enforcement Law class, dropped it, and needed to pick up something in […]

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Lightning Bolt Strikes 22

Happy 22nd Birthday, Usain “the lighting” Bolt. Today is the young world record holder’s 22nd birthday. The amazing 6’5 Jamaican won both the 200m and the 100m gold medals in Beijing and is easily the fastest human in the world. For the first time since 1979, one man holds the world record in both events. […]

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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 […]