Feb 13 • 11M

Weekly Roundup: 7-Figure NIL Deal, The Crypto Bowl, and Other Hot Sports Topics

February 6 - 12, 2022

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Tons of news this past week from NIL, the olympics, transgender legislation, and athletes as employees.

Audio Timeline:

0:07 - A college athlete set to make 6-7 figures from NIL next year

1:11 - Transgender NCAA ruling shows female athletes don’t matter

2:40 - The Olympics is struggling, but what’s up with Eileen Gu

3:43 - College athletes could soon be full-time employees & The SEC makes bank

4:48 - New NIL program giving back to walk-on athletes

5:16 - Multiple NIL collectives at one school…what could go wrong?

6:40 - Kansas NIL deal & the NFT sports company valued at $10.2B

8:32 - $2B in private equity for a sports team in 2021

9:09 - The “crypto bowl” and why sports gambling is out of control


Tweet(s)

Was going through my Twitter bookmarks and came back across this.

Good advice thread I think everyone should read (especially those of you in your 20’s or younger).

I also put out a thread on the business of the super bowl I think you’ll enjoy.


Short Passage of The Week

by Jon Gordon

She was an Uber driver who picked me up at the Dodgers practice a few years ago. I wasn't sure if I would find a ride to the airport but the second I pressed confirm pickup, the car was there with the door open. I never had that happen before.

It was a nice car and I asked her why she drove. She said she had just lost her job and was supporting her two kids and husband who had also just lost his job. I could tell she was struggling and offered her some positive words about her family and future.

She asked what I did and when I told her, she said she loved those kinds of books and listened to inspirational messages.

I gave her my website and promised to send her a book if she emailed me. That Uber driver now works with me and our company. Her name is Marlo and she is thriving!

It's a great example that life can change in a moment. You never know where your next opportunity or new great team member will come from.

You never know how your life can and will change from a meeting, an event, a call from an old friend, a chance encounter. 

Life is not static, it's dynamic. It's always changing. 


Good Read

The story of how Darious Williams made it to the Super Bowl.

Recruit to the Real World
Darious Williams: From D3 Student-Athlete to Super Bowl Starter
Super Bowl Sunday is nearly here. And while many will be focused on the big names like Aaron Donald or Joe Burrow, we can’t help but give a shoutout to the one former D3 athlete who will be taking the field. That’s right. We teamed up with our friends over at…
Read more

Very inspiring and well written. I enjoyed this one.


Recommended Listening/Watching

Francis Ngganou and Joe Rogan.

Franis Ngganou is the reigning UFC heavyweight champion.

But it’s his story of how he got there that is fascinating.

Grit, determination, perseverance, and deportation 20+ times from Africa. This one is captivating and will reshape your thinking.

Listen on Spotify or watch some clips on YouTube.


What To Keep An Eye On This Week

The Super Bowl should be a fun one. I hope you’re enjoying it with family and friends.

More states are discussing their NIL rules and what it means for HS athletes in the upcoming week, along with their transgender legislation.


Quotes

“The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” - Paulo Coelho

“As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.” - Mike Tyson

As always, thanks for tuning in!

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Big week ahead! Keep going.

-AP