Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Main agent(s): Tom Condon, Ben Dogra, Jimmy Sexton Many consider CAA to not only be the best NFL sports agency, but the best agency regardless of sport. Similar to how many NCAA conferences are joining together to form super-conferences, CAA is essentially a “super-agency.” Tom Condon may in fact be consideredRead more →
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Twitter chats are a huge way to gain followers, meet fellow users with similar interests and most importantly GET INVOLVED. The guys over at Sport Job Chat do a bi-monthly twitter chat with questions directed towards working in the sports industry. If you’re looking to get involved or meeting business professionals who can help youRead more →
Sports writers come from all walks of life. Young and old… new and experienced. Readers often find articles or blogs written by journalists, industry professionals, bloggers, fans and anyone else that may have an interest in a particular sports topic. For an aspiring sports writer who wishes to succeed and become credible as a sportsRead more →
In 1999, Cameron Diaz played the role of Christina Pagniacci in Any Given Sunday, a dramatic film that dug into the depths of the dark side of professional football. In arguably one of her most prolific roles ever, the actress played the role of the only daughter and heir to the recently deceased owner ofRead more →
Sports Business Daily released its anual list of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports. Topping that list, after moving from No. 3 in 2011, is ESPN President John Skipper. Following Skipper is NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and NBA Commissioner David Stern. 2011′s No. 1, CEO and President of NBCUniversal, did not crack 2012′sRead more →
If you’ve read any of my posts on Sports Networker, then you know I’m a big believer in having a strategic plan to land your first job in sports. However, many aspiring sports executives are using a dead-end strategy. I call it the black hole of job-searching. This is the place where resumes and coverRead more →
The other day someone told me, “You can’t teach people how to break into sports.” And went on to say, “The idea of following a step-by-step plan to land a job in sports is ridiculous.” Well, a better definition of “ridiculous” is this: Spend thousands of dollars on a college degree, let’s say Sport Management, andRead more →
Don’t You Know Who I Am? It seems that we constantly hear complaints about the lack of accountability or lack of maturity of professional athletes, from both society and fans alike. They say that athletes have overly inflated egos. They claim that athletes can get away with anything. They state that athletes make too muchRead more →
I’ve had many different experiences working in the sports industry, whether it be as (1) a baseball agent, (2) an event coordinator, or (3) a writer for SportsNetworker.com, and I’ve realized that there are certain “must-haves” for any sports business professional. You need to be prepared for the #SportsBiz in what to carry with you.Read more →
To all you aspiring sports journalists hoping to be the next Al Michaels, Woody Paige, Erin Andrews, Kirk Herbstreit or John Madden, you’ll need to know the basic “toolkit” needed to be successful. Odds are you won’t be busting onto the national scene to start your career, and will have to work your way up theRead more →
Meet Joshua Lagan. Joshua is a regular contributor on SportsNetworker.com where he interviews top sports executives in an effort to help others learn from their experience. He has also been able to benefit from the experience by expanding his own network and building relationships with some of the most powerful executives in sports. Joshua LaganRead more →
Have you ever considered what it would be like to tell a professional football player that he was losing his job? Well, I just happen to know the answer, so pad up, sit down, and buckle in! The Employment Process All industries and companies have employees, and as a result, each entity must deal withRead more →
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