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Super Agent: The One Book the NFL and NCAA Don't Want You to Read
     

Super Agent: The One Book the NFL and NCAA Don't Want You to Read

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by Jerry Argovitz, J. David Miller
 

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Super Agent. Maverick. Reformer. Iconoclast. Dealmaker. Dentist? Jerry Argovitz has worn many hats in his remarkable life, both inside and outside of the world of sports. As a player agent representing and advising some of the biggest names in the game, Argovitz challenged the NFL both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, earning a reputation as one of the

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Super Agent. Maverick. Reformer. Iconoclast. Dealmaker. Dentist? Jerry Argovitz has worn many hats in his remarkable life, both inside and outside of the world of sports. As a player agent representing and advising some of the biggest names in the game, Argovitz challenged the NFL both at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, earning a reputation as one of the most powerful men in professional sports. He successfully negotiated the first milliondollar guaranteed contract in NFL history, wrote the language for career-ending insurance policy underwriting for Lloyds of London, and brokered the deal that brought Heisman Trophy–winner Herschel Walker to the upstart USFL as a junior, which opened the floodgates for all underclassmen to follow.

As the owner of the Houston Gamblers of the USFL, Argovitz helped to implement several rules which were subsequently adopted by the NFL, and served as a principal figure in a lawsuit against the NFL that proved the league was guilty of Sherman Antitrust violations. Now, Argovitz has a plan to reform the corrupt world of college sports, a plan he will share in this eye-opening book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613217566
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
01/02/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
999
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Jerry Argovitz was a professional football revolutionary whose bitter contract wars with the NFL led to the current system of free agency. As a player agent, he negotiated the first million-dollar deal in NFL history (for Heisman Trophy–winner Billy Sims) and as the co-owner of the USFL’s Houston Gamblers he implemented the concept of instant replay, the coach’s challenge, the two-point conversion, and wide-open passing rules, all of which were subsequently adopted by the NFL. He lives in Houston, Texas.

J. David Miller, a former editor at SPORT magazine, is the author or co-author of ten books and thousands of articles. A recipient of the coveted “Page One” award from the New York Newspaper Guild for his outstanding investigative journalism.

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Super Agent: The One Book the NFL and NCAA Don't Want You to Read 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ElHombreLibro More than 1 year ago
When you see football players getting multi-million dollar deals, they have one man to thank, Jerry Argovitz. Even if you are not a football fan, this is a great read. Argovitz takes us from his home town of Borger, Texas to the streets of New York in his brazen attacks on the NFL and NCAA. Rich in his own right when he started representing players, he came up with concepts never heard of and became hated by the team owners and coaches. Read the book for a helluva ride....
HDDP More than 1 year ago
The book is great. Thanks for opening my eyes, thanks for allowing me to share the thrill of your ride, and thanks for all the sensitivities your life clearly reflects. Your family is blessing for all those willing to live the American Dream.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super Agent is one of the most entertaining, enjoyable, informative books I have read. Once you start reading about Jerry Argovitz's experiences, what he has accomplished and what still lies ahead, you can't put it down. Jerry has dealt, successfully, with some of the most powerful people in sports. Super Agent tells of his experiences in representing the very best athletes against the very best in the "business"' of football. It provides tremendous insight into what goes on off the field, behind the scenes. Yet it does it in a fast paced, entertaining, page turning way. This is a book to read and a book to give to anyone who is even mildly interested in the past, present and future of sports, in business, in entertainment, in high visibility personalities, and in feel good endings.