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Weekly Sports Roundup: Feb 13-19th

Millionaire College Athletes, Female Sports In Trouble, and a Pancake/CBD Investment

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Audio Timeline:

0:42 - Name, image, and likeness craziness

  • 7 figure deals

  • players transferring to make more $$$

  • the NCAA intervening

  • youth camps put on by college athletes

4:53 - Baseball’s 700% increase vs. the SPY 500

5:24 - How Saudi Arabia is trying to win the world of golf

6:21 - Wild world of sports gambling (revenue report + DraftKings story)

7:48 - Crypto is throwing money at sports: Here’s how much

8:50 - Athlete Investment News (pancake company + CBD oils + media company)

12:06 - Women’s sports are screwed: transgender + olympic sports developments


Tweet(s)

I really enjoyed this thread by Jared on the journey of Vijay Singh - Talk about overcoming obstacles!

The Steph Curry thread almost reached 1 million impressions. I plan to continue doing this series on Twitter featuring more of the top athlete investors.


Short Passage of The Week

by Tony Dungy

“The first step toward creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it. Vision will ignite the fire of passion that fuels our commitment to do whatever it takes to achieve excellence.

Only vision allows us to transform dreams of greatness into the reality of achievement through human action. Vision has no boundaries and knows no limits.

Our vision is what we become in life.”


Good Read

Interesting article about what athletes are eating at the olympics.

I had no idea some of them bring their own food and was surprised to see what the most popular fast food selection has been this year.

You can check out the article here.


Recommended Show

Last Chance U.

Netflix's Last Chance U Is Kicking off Season Four | Stadium Journey

I was talking to a college athlete last week who said they’ve never watched Last Chance U - it blew me away.

Not only is it entertaining, but it’s one of the best sports shows ever created because it gives a real look at what JUCO sports are like.

People see the glitz and glamor at SEC schools, but don’t know what many of those athletes had to sacrifice to get there.

Watch it here on Netflix or stream it illegally if that’s your vibe.

p.s. - The first 3 seasons are the best ones. Season 4 stinks. Basketball is decent.


What To Keep An Eye On This Week

The NBA has been toying around with the metaverse lately.

It will be interesting to see how it develops and is featured during NBA all-star weekend.

Right now this experience isn’t great…but in 5 years I’m sure it will be much improved.


Quotes

“Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears” - Laird Hamilton

“Failure is only a temporary change in direction, to set you straight for your next success” - Denis Waitley

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Another week in the books, another great one ahead.

Best,

AP