Protecting Your Possibilities

Protecting Your Possibilities

Protecting Your Possibilities is a podcast focused on helping athletes educate and protect themselves for their life outside of their sport.

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September 8, 2021 18 min

In this week's episode, Luke talks about what is really happening in this new name, image and likeness world. As he is out speaking to athletes across the country, questions like these are popping up: Are athletes really engaging in NIL? Is this really happening? How should I move forward? How do I plan for taxes? How do I decide if I should have someone manage my brand? What if I am an international student - can I still be co...

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Athletes are constantly presented with business deals or business investment opportunities. Having a defined decision-making process can help provide the athlete with the ability to make an informed and educated decision. In this episode, Luke shares a repeatable decision-making process and applies that process to how an athlete might think about business investments that have been presented.

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August 11, 2021 17 min

One month into the new name, image and likeness (NIL) world, one of the common questions from student-athletes is understanding how to get involved in NIL. In this episode, Luke explores ways in which student-athletes can evaluating how to navigate name image and likeness. He also provides some insights around ways to engage in this new NIL environment such as: how do I get into it, what if I don’t have a large social media followi...

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July 28, 2021 18 min

In this episode, host Luke Fedlam explores where name, image and likeness (NIL) changes are potentially heading in the future. The discussion explores the future of federal legislation related to NIL and the impact of having NIL managed by individual institutions. 

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Athletes and celebrities are often the target of people wanting them to buy into franchises. A common misconception about owning a franchise is that it will operate itself.  Unfortunately, that’s not true. In this episode, Luke shares some tips on how to analyze your decision regarding a franchise, prior to buying into one. Understanding the challenges and having some helpful advice will help you navigate the process of getting int...

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Protecting Your Possibilities Podcast is one year old! In this episode, Luke takes a looks back over the past year’s episodes of PYP. Over the past 12 months, college and professional sports have experienced significant change and PYP was there to discuss them. Luke also looks forward to the changes yet to come in the sports world. Bottom line: thank you for your support over the past year!

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Name, image and likeness has now been authorized for student-athletes across the country for a week. In this week’s episode, Luke looks at what we’ve seen over the past week and provides context for what is currently happening in the NIL environment, but also what needs to continue happening to make sure student-athletes are protected.

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Name, image and likeness is about to become a reality across the country. In this episode, Luke provides perspective on how student-athletes can protect themselves at the onset of this new name image and likeness era.

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Find Luke on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram.

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On Monday, June 21, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the NCAA in the NCAA v. Alston case, finding in favor of student-athletes. This case focused on whether it was an antitrust violation for the NCAA to limit the amount of education-related expenses that schools can offer student-athletes. In this special edition of the Protecting Your Possibilities Podcast, Luke and colleague Jay Levine, antitrust attorney and host...

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June 16, 2021 18 min

Every day we are getting closer and closer to name, image and likeness (NIL) becoming a reality. On July 1, 2021 multiple states will allow student-athletes at schools in those states to begin making money from third parties related to the use of their NIL. This episode explores the current state of the various stakeholders involved with NIL – states, the NCAA, congress and the Supreme Court.  With so much going on, it’s important ...

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This episode is a little bit different. After receiving numerous questions about how to develop a career in sports, this episode will provide some perspectives on how to get involved in the business of sports. While there are numerous ways to engage in the business of sports, Luke provides perspectives on lessons learned from his journey. If you are mentoring someone who is interested in sports, this is the podcast episode you shou...

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Over the past few years, we have heard the resounding refrain of professional athletes being more than just athletes. When thinking about protecting the possibilities of athletes, it’s important to acknowledge their humanity and the fact that athletes are not simply robots. In this episode, Luke explores the decision of Naomi Osaka withdrawing from the French Open due to a desire to protect her mental health. 

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With the passage of name, image and likeness (NIL) legislation in numerous states, other states are racing to pass legislation in order to not lose out on the recruiting and retention of student-athletes. This week, Ohio proposed legislation regarding NIL. In this episode, Luke explores some of the unique aspects of Ohio’s legislation relative to other states and discusses what is happening in state legislatures across the country ...

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One of the new areas of the crypto world is the explosion of NFTs or non-fungible tokens. These digital collectibles are growing with individual athletes and leagues as well. In this episode, Luke explains the baseline information of what an NFT is and how it intersects with sports. He further dives into the growth of NFTs in sports and what to expect in the NFT world.

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The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan were postponed to the summer of 2021 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. With less than 100 days until the rescheduled games are supposed to begin, there are a lot of questions that exist regarding whether the games will occur, and if they do, will athletes attend? In this episode, Luke explores some of the impact that these very different Olympic Games will have on the athletes and their fan...

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With March Madness behind us, it’s time to witness the crazy world of Name, Image & Likeness (NIL). Last week, the state of Florida surprised the college sports world with a last minute state legislative amendment that would have pushed the NIL law’s effective date from July 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022. Ultimately, an amendment was passed to restore the effective date to July 1, 2021, but it illustrated how fragile this NIL environ...

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Ever thought about being a sports medicine physician for esports? Quadruple board-certified physician Dr. Melita Moore does just that and even more. This episode explores the eSports industry, both the growth and direction of the industry, as well as the importance of mental and physical health for gamers. Dr. Moore also shares information on how she helps both eSports and traditional athletes grow their brands.

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April 21, 2021 24 min

Athletes are often referred to as the CEO of the business around them, but what does that really mean? In this episode, Luke explores what it means to be an athlete CEO, how to manage the advisors who support athletes and how to use a corporate organizational structure to ensure they are getting the information they need in order to make strategic decisions about their life outside of sports.

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In this episode, Luke resets the stage for name, image and likeness rules and focuses on various state laws and pending legislation. While the common aspect of all state legislation is for student-athletes to earn compensation from the use of their name, image and likeness, there are some unique nuances between the legislation in different states. Some of these differences could lead to significant recruiting advantages.

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Now that the college football basketball seasons are over, college student athletes are planning to transition to professional sports. Managing the transition is critically important to establishing a strong foundation as a professional athlete, and a professional businessperson. This episode explores ways in which athletes, and those around the athletes, can manage the transition to the next level.

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