By Michael Arkush, Leigh Steinberg
Author note: ahead via Warren Moon
A New York Times most sensible seller!
The real-life "Jerry Maguire," superagent Leigh Steinberg stocks his own tales at the upward push, fall, and redemption of his game-changing occupation within the high-stakes global sports
Leigh Steinberg is well known as one of many maximum activities brokers in heritage, representing such All-Pro consumers as Troy Aikman, Bruce Smith, and Ben Roethlisberger. Over one specific seven-year stretch, Steinberg represented the head NFL Draft choose an exceptional six occasions. Director Cameron Crowe credit Steinberg as a major concept for the titular personality in Jerry Maguire, even hiring Steinberg as a specialist at the movie.
Lightyears prior to his contemporaries, he multiplied his players' achieve into leisure. Already the bestselling writer of a enterprise ebook on negotiation, the unique superagent is now taking readers at the back of the closed doorways activities, recounting helpful tales, like how he negotiated a $26.5 million package deal for Steve Young—the largest ever on the time—and how he handed at the probability to symbolize Peyton Manning.
Beginning together with his early days as a pupil chief at Berkeley, Steinberg information his illustrious upward thrust into seasoned activities popularity, his a long time of dominance, and the way he overcame a chain of high-profile struggles to regain his sobriety and release his comeback. This riveting tale takes readers contained in the internal circle of top-notch brokers and avid gamers throughout the visionary occupation of Leigh Steinberg, the pre-eminent superagent of our time.
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They have been “Platonists” in this regard, even if Plato’s dialogues indicate an extensive and nuanced understanding of athletics, as we will see at the end of the present chapter. Weiss is on thin ice when he links this prejudice with a different historical prejudice against slaves and those in lower economic classes. The issue is complicated because the physical activities of ancient athletes, even of modern athletes until the late nineteenth century, were mostly performed by the relatively wealthy.
Of course the biggest danger for historians, in general, and historians of philosophy, in particular, is anachronism. Hence, we might feel a bit skittish in thinking that Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum were something like contemporary North American college campuses. But Miller seems to suggest that there might not be as wide a gap as we might initially suppose between contemporary academic life in North America and that in antiquity: “Both gymnasia were in Athens: the Akademy at the northwest of the city, and the Lykeion to the east.
This is due to the rather wide gap he usually sees between the playful activities of children and the inability of sound-minded adults to really play (Weiss 1969, 24). The challenge that Weiss poses to proponents of the play theory of athletics like Huizinga and Feezell is clear: Sometimes it is said that we must make men play, but what is then intended is a reference to the necessity that they relax. We want them to stop taking themselves so seriously, and to begin to enjoy something, or themselves, for a time.
The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game by Michael Arkush, Leigh Steinberg