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  • Euro 2008: Bad English Football Is Bad for Business Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 3:29 PM ET

    Unfortunately, for a huge number of companies across the world, the English national football team is not very good and has failed to qualify for Euro 2008, which kicks off in Switzerland on Saturday.

  • A Potpourri of Thoughts For Your Wednesday Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 10:50 AM ET
    Garnett’s 2008-09 adidas Team Signature Commander shoe

    We'll start with some NBA collectibles news. Adidas is making a special Kevin Garnett NBA Finals edition of his shoes. It's available to the public--sort of. In a super limited edition play, Adidas is making eight shoes per game played and the shoe, should you be able to get your hands on a pair, cost $1,017.

  • Warren Buffett's son Peter sees a bright future for the "girl effect."   Today, he and his wife are joining with Nike in a $100 million investment to help "adolescent girls in developing countries bring unprecedented social and economic change to their families, communities and countries."

  • After stopping a BBQ this weekend to watch it again--thanks Amanda Schlosser!--I'm calling these spots the most successful sports ad campaign going right now. How do I know? Just look at YouTube. There's millions of hits on the Kobe jumps.

  • Playboy Posing: End Or Beginning Of A Marketing Career? Tuesday, 27 May 2008 | 10:06 AM ET
    Ashley Hackleroad

    Over the weekend, after a first round French Open loss to Serena Williams, it was revealed that tennis player Ashley Harkleroad had posed for the upcoming August edition of Playboy. My first feeling? Sadness. No, I’m serious. To me, Playboy seems to signal the end of a marketing career for an athlete.

  • Oil Fever Breaks, Stocks Rise Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 6:10 PM ET

    Crude retreats, giving stocks an opportunity to edge higher, but not without shaking up the market. Find out how to trade the airlines, Ford, consolidation in energy and more.

  • History is supposed to repeat itself. But I guarantee you, we have never in the history of the sports seen something like this Olympic swimsuit controversy. If you haven't been following this amazing story, here's the nuts and bolts of it.

  • Boomer Stocks To Play Friday, 16 May 2008 | 9:46 AM ET

    There are a lot of baby boomers out there and there's a lot of potential money to be made off of their retirement. Just be prepared to apply unconventional thinking to fit the habits of nontraditional people.

  • Rinse, Repeat, Recession Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    Recession or no recession following are some trends that can make you money right now!

  • Pops & Drops: Nike, Whole Foods... Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 6:50 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Nike and BHP Billiton popped while Whole Foods and American Apparel dropped.

  • Stock Picks for Today: Retail and Dividend Plays Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    Where do you put your money now? CNBC asked the experts what stocks they would pick

  • Baby Boomer Portfolios: Retirement Stocks Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    Joe Keating, CIO of private asset management at RBC Bank, picked stocks for graying Boomers. Plus: Web-Exclusive picks -- not on TV!

  • Fresh off his donation to Syracuse University, his alma mater, and the sports management school there, super agent David Falk criticized the sports agent industry in which he still works in for an interview with me ten days ago.

  • When Is Michelle Wie Done? Friday, 9 May 2008 | 1:42 PM ET
    Michelle Wie

    Michelle Wie shot four over par Thursday at the Michelob Ultra Open. Doesn’t sound like a total breakdown... We’ll assume she’s not going to shoot about four under today to make the cut. So let’s say you are responsible for making the Michelle Wie decision at Nike, Sony and Omega. When do you say, “We’re outta here.”

  • Your First Move For Friday May 9th Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:49 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • When Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank sold $76 million in stock in November, shares of Under Armour plummeted under the hypothesis that "if the CEO sells, something smells." It's interesting how Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight's selling of $1 billion worth of Nike...

  • Kobe's Marketing Mojo Returns Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 4:06 PM ET
    Kobe Bryant

    When Kobe Bryant was accused of sexual assault almost five years ago, the pitchman in Bryant fell off the face of the earth. Coke, which was using him for Sprite, shelved his ads and replaced him with Lebron James when his contract expired. McDonald's didn't renew him, neither did Nutella and Spalding.

  • Big Brown Has Big Insurance Policy Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 7:52 PM ET

    Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown was purchased in 2007 by Paul Pompa Jr. in April 2007 for $190,000. Later in the year, Pompa sold 75 percent of the horse to Michael Iavarone and Richard Schiavo of International Equine Acquisitions Holdings for $2.5 million.

  • Under Armour: Putting Thoughts Back "Into The Box" Friday, 2 May 2008 | 12:54 PM ET
    Under Armour Shoe Box

    Every time Under Armour announces its earnings, they get pounded for the same thing: high marketing costs. Wall Street is obsessed with that. Personally, I think it’s overblown. They’re a growing company that’s now going head-to-head with Nike.

  • David Falk

    David Falk is an absolute legend in the agent industry. He's represented more No. 1 picks than any agent and he will always be known as the guy behind Michael Jordan. I always call Jordan the father of modern day sports marketing, but the truth is that Falk really is--Jordan was just the vehicle.