The Con Tract Ne Go Ti A Tor Essay

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"The harder you work the harder it is to surrender."-Vince Lombardi. This quote was once stated by a legendary American Football icon, and sums up the ethic of sports and the occupation of a sports agent. In fact, during modern times, the people's love for the world of sports brands the career of a sports agent prosperous and honorable. One that may not be as familiar with the career may ask themselves, “What is a sports agent?” According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a sports agent is a person who acts or represents another person who is involved in an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual involved in a team competes against each other for entertainment. ...view middle of the document...

" Pyle took the world of sports by storm, lining up a coast-to-coast "Barnstorming tour” that gave Grange various sponsorships and endorsements. However, Grange was sidelined with a knee injury in 1927, and retired the following year. Thus, alike every other person, one moves on, therefore in 1926, Pyle represented French tennis superstar Suzanne Lenglen, and set up another American tour for her. On top of his clients, Pyle additionally set up events such as marathons and derbies. In addition, the evolution from the past to modern day is quite drastic as today, modern agents are assigned more responsibilities such as negotiating contracts. A notable agent today, Scott Boras, founder of Boras Corporation, whose forte are representing baseball players, contains a cunning strategy that is envious to other agents. Bora's strategy involves acquiring various benefits for the athlete such as "opt out clauses”. In fact, Boras' philosophy could be summed up in this quote from hardballtalk.nbcsports.com, "People call me all the time and say, “Man, your players aren’t signed yet.” Well, it doesn’t really matter what time dinner is when you’re the steak," (Scott Boras). Moreover, a fresh face to the career is Grammy Recording rapper and founder of Roc Nation Sports, Shawn Carter known as Jay Z. Carter brings the culture, his success, and past experiences to the table. In fact, according to Yahoo Sports, Carter proclaimed he has had some experience as a negotiator. "I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer,” he tells Robinson. “To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car wash—those were the businesses back
then. Things you can get in easily to get out of [that] life. At some point, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small; you're going to get locked up or you're going to die," (Jay Z). To add up, Boras and Carter have developed a rivalry recently as both have been baiting clients to join their agency, such as former Boras client and star Second Baseman, Robinson Cano. Cano left Boras Corporation to join Jay Z's label, which gave Jay-Z an opportunity to put a handful of salt on Boras’ wound. In Jay-Z's song "Crown", Jay-Z specifically states, " Scott Boras, you over baby, Robinson Cano you coming with me." The history of a sport's agent is quite thought provoking, yet during modern time, an agent's role is quite divergent.
Moreover, a Sports Agent has various responsibilities for its client(s). A common responsibility an agent has is to find other jobs for the athlete after the athlete retires, because as we all know athletes can't play forever. The Bible mentions a verse in 1 Corinthians 9:25, " Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last," (New International Version, 1 Corinthians 9:25). For example, according to The Biography Channel, after former boxer George Foreman...

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