The World Surf League's President of Content, Media etc. can't stand a dull contract mind. Which pro will feel his rage first?
There are too many best parts of our World Surf League President of Content, Media, Deleted Rants, Etc. Erik “ELo” Logan’s open letter to pop star Taylor Swift, yesterday, but if I was forced to pick one line it would be this:
“I’m not going to sit on the sidelines and allow you to re-write history and bend the truth to justify your lack of understanding of a business deal.”
Ms. Swift, as I very much hope you read yesterday, called out Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun for acquiring the rights to her back catalog. Many celebrities and personalities jumped into the fray, forming up Team Taylor and Team Scooter and our President was very much on the later, taking hours out of his High Castle schedule to let the pop star know exactly what he thought.
And fascinating because we haven’t had an entirely clear picture of which direction President ELo will attempt to tug professional surfing but his letter contains clues. Thoughts and ideas we can, must, parse for small truths.
Understanding a business deal, for example, seems extremely important to our President but this is professional surfing and it makes me wonder which professional surfer will find her or himself on the pointy end of a piqued missive first?
Who has the worst business mind on tour (either Championship or Qualifying level)?
Who invests poorly? Who puts her money in dumb places? Who signs bad deals then barks loudly yet ignorantly?
Sure, sure, me too but we’re not on tour.
So which professional surfer will get called out before all others on the World Surf League’s official Twitter account?
My money is on Michael Rodrigues but, again, I put it in dumb places.