Will Bobby Wagner Inspire Other NFL Players To Strike Their Own Deals?

When the Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner reported to the team facility to begin preparations for next season, he was surely to be pulled aside by one of his teammates and asked a direct question: So how did you do it? The 29-year-old Wagner recently became one of the rare pro athletes to successfully negotiate his own contract without an agent. By most accounts, Wagner didn’t need a silk-suited Jerry Maguire-type at the negotiating table. On his own, the […]

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It’s All Fun and Games (‘Till Somebody Brings Up the Money)

Baseball: The Healthiest Dead Guy I Know Most of my favorite weekly columns have some recurring names or theme…Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback; Matthew Berry’s Love/Hate; Rick Reilly’s “Life of Reilly,” back in the day…The title I kept toying with for my space here was “Diamond Notes.” Perfect fit! Clever, descriptive, references the two major topics covered (baseball and Benjamin’s…) and then I realized why it kept rattling around in my head. Peter Gammons (and just about every fifth baseball […]

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Tire Wars, Innovation Highlight Goodyear’s Relationship with NASCAR

The company has been a stalwart on the track since 1954. Goodyear’s longstanding relationship with NASCAR continues today and includes a new agreement signed late last year that keeps the company as the official tire supplier of all three of NASCAR’s national series. Image from When Darrell Waltrip won the first race of the 1979 NASCAR season at Riverside (California), he pulled into victory lane and thanked the three g’s: God, Gatorade … and Goodyear. Yes, Waltrip thanked Goodyear for the […]

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