Business of Football: Big Ten returns; Tyrod Taylor’s legal case

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Before getting to the usual column, a word about today’s breaking news of positive COVID-19 tests shutting down team activities in the NFL:

Despite all the vigilance that the NFL and its players have shown, it was inevitable that COVID-19 would rear its head with a group of players and/or team personnel. That has now happened with the Titans and, by extension, their opponent on Sunday, the Vikings. It is way too early for alarm, as this “abundance of caution” (keeping teams out of their facilities) is what we have all prepared for. But as I said throughout the offseason, playing through the pandemic is no sure thing. The NFL has powered through with confidence since March: Free agency, the draft and training camp all went full speed ahead with necessary testing and precautions. And the first month of the season seemed surprisingly normal, with the biggest COVID-19 story line being whether coaches should be fined for not wearing masks properly. Yet here we are, and it is naive to think we won’t be here again. As the theme of this and so many of my other columns says, the business of sports usually wins, and it has won with the NFL … so far. Time will tell going forward.

Now where were we?


News moves fast in the business of football, as developments in this unprecedented and unique season amid COVID-19 continue. We begin with a stunning—although not surprising—reversal in college football.

Big Ten business over all

In August, the Big Ten surprisingly (to me) prioritized the health and safety of its players and staff over economics by opting not to play in 2020. The decision resonated as 1) other Power 5 conferences (the SEC, Big 12 and ACC) reached the opposite decision; and 2) the economic impact


Legal Career Guide

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The wellness coach is the person helping the candidate for attaining psychological and physical effectively being. There are only a few guarantees in life, a husband might divorce you, he may be laid off for lengthy intervals of time, retirement savings might not be satisfactory, and many others. Career planning is a life time course of we are all the time studying and rising, and as we do, our interests and needs also change.

A job could also be one thing an individual takes out of necessity and hopes will get better over time, which can lead to feeling trapped if the conditions are insupportable or the work requires a ability stage far beneath what has already been developed.

It is at these factors that career improvement and personal improvement can coincide and within the face of a bigger subject of selections and a more developed set of abilities, a brand new challenge or a brand new direction may be chosen to healthily reorient the subsequent a part of of their working life.

So in case you are just switching jobs for a couple of thousand more, think twice, it might not be price it. Don’t focus on cash right now. Job satisfaction is often better in an occupational role, but in trendy occasions, it is far much less seemingly than it was that people keep in only one occupation.

If those expertise haven’t been acquired then subsequent steps could be decided upon and range from asking for various assignments on the job, in search of different positions throughout the identical group, or finding a new job if the present job has reached some extent where it provides no additional long-term worth.…