SportsBiz.Biz Where the sports and business world collide Wed, 03 Aug 2011 02:28:16 +0000 en hourly 1 Jordan Flight Tour In Hong Kong Wed, 03 Aug 2011 02:27:44 +0000 Shayan Mondegari Here’s a look at all the action from Jordan Brand’s first stop in Hong Kong

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Steven Jackson Signs with Rawlings Wed, 03 Aug 2011 02:21:53 +0000 Shayan Mondegari

Rawlings, a sports equipment manufacturing company that specializes in baseball, softball, basketball, training equipment and American footballs, has signed St. Louis Rams Pro Bowl running back Steven Jackson to an endorsement contract for Rawlings NRG Quantum football helmets. Jackson will serve as the primary helmet endorser, joining professional running backs Ronnie Brown and Frank Gore on Rawlings’ Football Advisory Staff.

This is a great addition for Rawlings to include one of the top running backs in the NFL. In 2010, Jackson was a part of his third Pro Bowl invitation of his seven-year NFL career in which he surpassed Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson to become the all-time leading rusher in Rams history. В S-Jax has marked at least 1,000 yards rushing for six consecutive seasons; His streak of six-straight 1,000-yard seasons is the longest active streak in the NFL.

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Clay Matthews- Blowing Up Plays Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:58:03 +0000 Shayan Mondegari Hilarious video of GB Packers Linebacker Clay Matthews’ new commercial with Nike/Dick’s Sporting Goods. Check it out!

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Kemba Walker Making Moves During NBA Lockout Wed, 13 Jul 2011 08:59:34 +0000 Shayan Mondegari

Although there is still an NBA Lockout with no real projected date of return for the NBA Season, one athlete is signing deals. That athlete is NCAA Champion Kemba Walker. The Charlotte Bobcats point guard has just signed a multi-year endorsement deal with sports apparel company Under Armour. Walker is the first guy out of the 2011 draft class to get a shoe deal.

Kemba, who was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, had an outstanding season last year with the NCAA champion UCONN Huskies.

He will become only the third basketball player to sign with UA, joining Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings and Memphis Grizzlies guard Greivis Vasquez.

Other notable Under Armour athletes include: Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Miles Austin, Anquan Boldin.

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Steve Nash Fitness Clubs Commercial Mon, 11 Jul 2011 19:30:56 +0000 Shayan Mondegari How many of you knew NBA Superstar Steve Nash has 17 sports and fitness clubs locations across Canada named after himself? Take a look at the commercial starring who else… but Steve Nash!

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Patriots’ Woodhead Signs Deal With Skechers, Good Deal? Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:00:48 +0000 Shayan Mondegari

When you think of the New England Patriots players who is the first person that comes to mind? Maybe Tom Brady? or even Deion Branch and Wes Welker? Well, now its time to recognize 5 foot 7 inch running back Danny Woodhead.

Sketchers Footwear announced they have signed Pats running back Danny Woodhead to a two-year endorsement deal. Under the deal, Woodhead will participate in the brand’s upcoming Holiday 2011 Fitness Footwear Collection campaign, which will include print, television, outdoor, in-store and online marketing.

Woodhead’s deal includes two product lines he’ll wear to prepare for the upcoming season, the Skechers Resistance ProSpeed running shoes and ProTR training shoes. Both lines consist of Skechers Fitness styles designed with SmartShoe mid-foot strike technology for serious athletes.

This is a great deal for the undrafted Patriots running back. Skechers has claimed they were looking for an underdog type character to endorse its Resistance Prospeed running shoes and its ProTR training shoes, and who else better than 5 foot 7 inch Woodhead. Woodhead went beyond anyones expectations of talent on the football field with a 2010-11 statistic of 926 yards of total offense and five touchdowns.

Danny W will be joining an endorser list that includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky, Karl Malone and Kim Kardashian.

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Jordan Brand Honors Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit Sun, 10 Jul 2011 22:04:03 +0000 Shayan Mondegari Take a look at Jordan Brand paying tribute to Jeter’s memorable 3,000th hit.

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Super Bowl Champ A.J. Hawk signs with MMA Brand? Wed, 29 Jun 2011 04:17:09 +0000 Shayan Mondegari

That’s right, Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk signed a multi-year endorsement agreement with MMA performance brand Clinch Gear. В Not because he’s quitting football for Mixed Martial Arts, but because he claims the brand gives him what he needs to succeed in intense strength and conditioning training.

Hawk will represent Clinch Gear’s growing line of performance training apparel, which includes Performance Training Shorts as well as technical compression and loose-fit Performance Shirts, compression shorts and compression briefs. Clinch Gear will also introduceВ A.J. HawkВ signature products in 2012.

A two-time, All-American linebacker atВ Ohio State, Hawk was drafted by Green Bay in the first round (fifth overall pick) of the 2006 NFL draft. Hawk has never missed a game for the reigning Super Bowl champions, starting 77 of 80 regular season contests in his five-year career. TheВ OhioВ native has either led the team or finished second in tackles in each season.

Clinch Gear’s roster of elite athletes includes the legendaryВ Herschel Walker; famed MMA world champion and two-time U.S. Greco Roman wrestling Olympian Dan Henderson; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world championВ Clark Gracie; two-time NCAA wrestling champion, U.S. Open Freestyle National champion and U.S. World Freestyle Team memberВ Jake Varner; and former Greco Roman wrestling world champion and current MMA world championВ Joe Warren.

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Tennis Star Li Na Signs Big Deal Fri, 17 Jun 2011 01:02:47 +0000 Shayan Mondegari


For those of you haven’t heard of Li Na, start watching more ESPN because this tennis star is making headlines in the sports world quickly. Li, currently ranked 4th in the world by the WTA, just recently won the 2011 French Open singles title last month to become the first Asian player to win a Grand Slam in singles. She defeated 5th seed and defending champion Francesca Schiavone in the final 6–4, 7–6(0) to clinch the title.

Besides winning her first Grand Slam title, the 29-year-old Chinese tennis star signed an endorsement deal with Daimler AG to endorse its Mercedes Benz that is worth about $1.5 million annually for three years. Although Li’s agent, Max Eisenbud of IMG, would not confirm the numbers, the deal seems to be accurate and include the tennis star to also wear a patch on her right sleeve.

Li Na’s other endorsement deals include Nike, Rolex, Spider Tech and Haagen Dazs. She is expected to pull in about $10 million in endorsement money this year, which would rank her second in women’s tennis only behind Maria Sharapova, who makes about $25 million a year and is the highest earning female athlete in the world.

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Brett Favre Partners with XRP Energy Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:18:11 +0000 Shayan Mondegari


Former NFL Quarterback Brett Favre is making headlines in the sports business world. The 11-Time Pro Bowl selection, who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers, has teamed up with Top Five Laboratories to create his own brand of energy, XRP Energy.

XRP Energy is a specially formulated extended release energy product in an attractive 1.9-gram-per-serving size stick pack. It is expressly designed to boost cellular energy and to restore mental alertness when fatigued. Pour the powder directly into your mouth and the effect can be felt in minutes, with up to six or seven hours of sustained energy-enhancing performance without the crash often associated with other energy product consumption. Each stick pack serving includes the nutrients choline, taurine, and vitamins B6 and B12 and has only four calories.

The future Hall of Fame QB will be working to promote the energy brand by being displayed on the website, products, and other brand awareness techniques. Learn more about XRP energy by going to

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