Monday, July 25, 2005

SUPER AGENT

Well, I am watching Super Agent right now on Toronto 1. The show actually originates on Spike TV. It takes all these NFL agents and follows them as they try to impress and sign this NFL prospect, Shaun Cody. And I must say it's looking pretty interesting. These agents all bring a lot of different skills to the table and you get to learn a lot about what goes into being an agent. You learn what these clients are looking for. It's really interesting, not the usual backstabbing or any of that. These aren't wannabe actors here. The guy's looking for an agent for goodness sake, and these are real agents. And all they want to do is win the big client. They don't want to make it in Hollywood, they couldn't care less. Interesting show.

Football agents seem to be a big deal in the USA- as I say, in Canada the way to go is to become a hockey agent because it seems nobody cares about any other sports. It's too bad, because there are a lot of aspiring agents in this country who would love to get involved with football and the National Football League. For one thing, the football agents get to look for clients at all these NCAA universities, and college football is a huge, huge deal down there. The other thing is there are more opportunities than ever before for football players to turn pro. In addition to the NFL and the CFL, there's the NFL Europe League and the Arena Football League-- both of them ( there's also Arena 2.) So I think there's a lot of opportunity out there for football players and their agents.

As for hockey agents, they're a big deal in Canada, no question, but the jobs situation seems to be getting worse for hockey players, not better. That's the problem. On the flip side you can travel to Russia and other exotic locales and there are still a lot of jobs out there in the minor leagues and in Europe.

I'm still on the lookout for interesting reality shows that aren't complete jokes and I think this is one of them.

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