SBD/Issue 36/Sports Industrialists
Names In The News
Published October 31, 2007
Global Management Group agent ALVIN KEELS is profiled by Ed Miller of the Norfolk VIRGINIAN-PILOT, which notes the 29-year-old helped negotiate the five-year, $43.2M contract Chiefs RB LARRY JOHNSON signed before the season, making him the highest-paid back in NFL history. While a publication described Keels as “Johnson’s wet-behind-the-ears agent,” Keels said, “It wasn’t my first big deal. It wasn’t even my first deal with the Chiefs.” Keels: “I’m at the point where no deal is too big. I’m well-connected in the league and I know how the process goes. I was prepared; I was ready to roll” (Norfolk VIRGINIAN-PILOT, 10/30).
DARN IT ALL: Chiefs coach HERM EDWARDS was a guest on FSN’s “BDSSP” last night, but the show was renamed “Best Darn Sports Show Period” because of Edwards’ disdain of profanity. After naming a star after him with the Int'l Star Registry, presenting him various sports teams' tickets, having a T-shirt made for him and offering to change the name of the show, Edwards agreed to appear on the show for an interview. Edwards, on FSN changing the show's name for the night, “Change is good. It’s called growth. It took you six years to do it, but it’s good” (FSN, 10/30).
DeBartolo (c) On Preliminary List
Of Pro Football HOF Nominees