SBD/Issue 232/Sports Industrialists

Names In The News

In Phoenix, Paola Boivin writes former NFLer KURT WARNER “isn’t simply accepting retirement, he’s embracing it.” Warner is “preparing for his work” as a game analyst with Fox and NFL Network. He also has been “offered a variety of reality TV opportunities, including an invitation to compete on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’” His family has been “pitched several reality shows that would follow the experiences of the quarterback, his wife, BRENDA, and their seven children.” Warner also has “met with producers interested in doing a movie on his life story.” He “hinted more broadcasting opportunities are in the works but didn’t want to specify until contracts are finalized” (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 8/17).

Dutch Signs Representation Deal With Octagon

NAMES: Octagon signed pro hurdler JOHNNY DUTCH to a full representation agreement. Dutch will forgo his senior year at the Univ. of South Carolina, where he was the '10 NCAA champion in the 400m hurdles. He will be represented by Octagon agent RENALDO NEHEMIAH (Tripp Mickle, SportsBusiness Journal)....AEG President & CEO TIM LEIWEKE will be a featured speaker at the Sport Industry Breakfast Club on Oct. 5 in London (THE DAILY)....Golfer FRED COUPLES has purchased a 6,100-square-foot home in Charlotte for $1.45M (CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL, 8/13 issue).

IN MEMORY: Former Pirates GM JOE L. BROWN passed away Sunday at the age of 91 "after a long illness." Brown served as Pirates GM from '55-76 and "again briefly in 1985," and was part of World Series-winning teams in '60 and '71 (PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 8/17)....Former NHL Kings radio analyst DAN AVEY, who "spent six years" in the role in the '70s, died Sunday at the age of 69 "after a five-year battle with cancer" (INSIDESOCAL.com, 8/16).

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