Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I know

I know im exhausted. I know I am prepared. I know I dont like people who don't understand what I'm doing. I know I don't have to explain myself to anyone, results speak for themselves. I know I am never changing how I do things. I know if anyone has any issues with that then I just aren't for them. I know I am dedicated. I know I am relentless. I know where I am headed. I know how all this will end. I know. I know. I know.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Now I've Got You In The Undertow

So exhausted. Back from new york. Continuing education and all. Lots of data to process and get out. Roster freeze friday. Rule 5 coming up. Some more endorsements on the horizon. Taking emails. Taking questions. Taking everything except a break.



Monday, November 15, 2010


Im in New York for the day headed to the agent meetings. I cant wait to sit through that 10 am to 4 pm lecture then head back to florida at night. I also have been slammed with paper work lately but all in all things are well.

Every 11/12 I watch the back to the future trilogy out of tradition since that was the day marty mcfly went back to the future, also the date of the famous hill valley lightning storm.

Getting ready for orlando in December.

Need Sleep



Friday, November 5, 2010

The Becoming

I want to write more, I really do and I think I am going to shortly. Ive gotten a lot of nice emails from people saying this blog inspired them and they liked hearing about my exploits so maybe this wasnt such a bad thing.

Im headed to Arizona right now for the AFL all star game in which I have three guys in so that should be fun. Then in a week I go to the NY for the agents meetings which will be less fun but more serious.

I had a really interesting issue arise a few weeks ago when I headed to the AFL. A client of mine who I have grown to be incredibly close with called me and said the words every agent dreads, we need to talk. Nothing good can ever come from a conversation like that. So I asked him am I getting fired and he said yes. He said he loved me like I was a brother and he was so grateful and happy he met me but things could have been better on the work side of things. Thats a danger every agent faces. Players sometimes see what other guys get endorsement wise and get jealous without knowing any of the real specifics. Needless to say I didnt take any of this well and exploded as usual when these things go down. Also, this was the first day of my trip. Anyway, on the last night before I went home and I left him a message for him. For the first time in my career I didnt want things to end badly with a player I cared for so very much. I said lets just have a proper goodbye. So the guy came over to where I was at and got out of his car and asked me are you okay, I said no and I hugged the guy and started to actually cry a little bit. He cried too then we had about an hour long conversation that had very little to do with work. I could barely speak, I always knew I loved this guy but it felt like I was losing a relative, in this instance it was beyond devastating. At the end of the conversation we walked out to his car, he said give me your designation and then he resigned with me. He apologized the next day for putting me through that and we're good now. A week later I came up with a ton of money for him endorsement wise so everything is great again thank god. The guy was rewarded for sticking with me and I got to keep a very close friend. I have a very special bond with this player and that to me makes all the difference.

Congratulation to Darren Ford, my very first client to ever receive a world series ring. Darren wasnt on the active post season roster but he did play a big role in helping the giants get there down the stretch.

Hope to be back writing soon