Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Online Resources: The Business of Sports


This site is run and written by people with experience as agents and sports law. It's an interesting blog that not only curates various stories and other online content related to sport agents, but delves into the business of sports as a whole. Lots of baseball-related stories. Plus some other great features:
  • Sports Agent Twitter List : Want to follow the twitter accounts of a bunch of sports agents? The folks at Sports gent Blog have created a list of 188 movers and shakers in the sports agent world.

  • Comprehensive List of Agencies, sorted alphabetically, by sport or by state.

  • One-on-One Interviews with top agents

  • Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up is a weekly compilation of trending stories and content from the week past. Even if you don't follow SAB daily, its worth checking out this weekly wrap-up. You'll pick up some interesting obscure content that just might give you a little edge in your knowledge of where the world of sports is heading.
Sports Law Blog

This blog is managed and written by college professors in the fields of sports law and business. Rather than just compiling and curating content from the web (which they do), most of the content on this blog is original written material pertaining to current and historical events and issues related to sports law. Recent post topics included the George Brett Pine Tar Bat incident from 1983 and Curt Flood's legacy, plus coverage of current topics like the Roger Clemens trial, the NFL labor dispute and the Dodgers' financial woes.

An intriguing recent piece looked at the tax consequences for the fan who caught Derek Jeter's historic home run ball:
I suggest there are other results possible. Among these other results, it could be asserted that the ball constituted an accession to wealth (i.e., gross income) to Lopez, to the extent of its fair market value. Lopez’s subsequent transfer of the ball to Jeter, coupled with his receipt of items from the Yankees, could be construed as a sale to the Yankees, perhaps at a loss. As the ball did not belong to Jeter prior to the hit, Jeter’s receipt of the ball from Lopez could be seen as compensation from the Yankees, which allowed the ball to pass to Jeter.
FindLaw Sports
For the nuts and bolts of Sports Law, the Sports section at FindLaw.com delivers the goods. A compilation of links to current stories, plus a more detailed database of information for those who want to dig deep

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