Major League Soccer is the fastest growing professional sports league in the United States. After a decade of struggling and the league on life support, the league has rebounded and is expanding teams at an incredible pace. In fact, my city of Nashville is getting a team in 2020. I was curious one Saturday night about where MLS stands with team revenue, player compensation, etc. when compared to other leagues. It turns out, the MLS Players Association publishes player compensation on their website dating back to the 2013 season. So, I did what I do when I discover information like this – create a database and see what I can find with statistical analysis. This may sound like the worst Saturday night in existence; but for me, it’s like Christmas morning.
Andrew Luck shocked the sports world on Saturday night when he announced he was retiring from the NFL. The former #1 Draft Pick was in the middle of what many considered the prime of his career. He was widely regarded as one of the top quarterbacks in the league and the Colts were likely going to be a Super Bowl contender for the next few seasons. A player of his caliber retiring at the age of 29 is almost unheard of. The owner of the Indianapolis Colts speculated that Andrew was leaving potentially $500 million on the table by retiring now rather than playing out his career into his late 30s or early 40s like Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady.
I thought it would be interesting to see what can you learn from Andrew Luck’s retirement and how you can apply it to your own situation. Whether you are a professional athlete, young professional, or pre-retiree – there is something for you in this post.
Before starting Melby Wealth Management, I was a business manager for 10 years. I helped those in the entertainment industry do everything from paying their water bill to getting a mortgage to creating budgets for arena tours. I saw how an artist’s business impacts their personal life and how their personal life can impact their business. In those 10 years, I learned a thing or two on what works and what doesn’t. I wanted help put that knowledge into some sort of guide to help those artists who are starting out. They know where they want to go, but aren’t quite sure how to get there. This eBook is meant to help them out.
The 2019 NFL Draft is going to be in Nashville this year and I couldn’t be more excited. The NFL Draft is one of my favorite sporting events. I love seeing a team’s strategy play out like a real-life chess board and I love seeing player’s dreams come true even more. What comes with these dreams is a contract and one that will pay out a lot of money. For many of these players, they become instant millionaires. But for others drafted in the later rounds, they won’t be instant millionaires. They will earn a great income, but they are going to be fighting for a roster spot every year to do so.