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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sports Business

Johnny Manziel reportedly picks agent, will have Maverick Carter do his marketing

Johnny Manziel hasn’t officially declared for the NFL draft yet, but he reportedly has picked his representation. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Manziel has chosen Houston-based Select Sports Group to represent him for his contract talks. He also has picked LRMR, which is the firm run by LeBron James’ business partner, Maverick Carter, for his…Read More

Under Armour stands by ‘Duck Dynasty’

Sports apparel company Under Armour distanced themselves from the controversial comments made by Phil Robertson, but it is standing by popular A&E show “Duck Dynasty.” In an interview with GQ, Robertson, who is the patriarch of the family featured on the hit show, slammed homosexuality. “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a…Read More

Scott Boras: Jay-Z isn’t the reason for Robinson Cano’s big contract

Scott Boras took a shot at Jay-Z in the latest round of the feud between the two businessmen. Jay-Z recently became a sports agent and has signed several notable athletes including Kevin Durant and Victor Cruz. His biggest move was signing Robinson Cano away from Boras right before the second baseman entered free agency. Jay-Z…Read More

LeBron James now beloved – stars in Samsung and Nike commercials

One of the most notable aspects of opening night of the NBA season on Tuesday was how much LeBron James was featured in the commercials. The Miami Heat star was the pitchman in new Samsung Mobile and Nike commercials that aired nationally throughout the first two games, both of which portrayed him as a lovable,…Read More

Adidas Andrew Wiggins $180 million shoe deal offer likely a fake

A story circulated on Tuesday saying that adidas was prepared to offer Kansas freshman basketball player Andrew Wiggins a $180 million shoe endorsement deal. The story made headlines for obvious reasons — that’s a huge amount of money, especially for an athlete who hasn’t even played a minute of college ball yet. But if the…Read More

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