Like I previously stated, the movie “Jerry Maguire” was one of my main influences on wanting to become a Sports Agent.  I have always been a big football fan and I was also a fan of Tom Cruise.  I decided to watch this movie at a pretty young age, when I did not even understand half of the things that were going on.  The way Jerry Maguire conducts himself in this movie was very amusing for me though.  While he doesn’t illustrate everything into being a Sports Agent, I think what he did best was showing the lifestyle and characteristics of a typical person in this field.  He also reveals the negativity that can sometimes be associated with Sports Agents as well.  At the beginning of the movie, Jerry is on top of the world.  He has the best clients and is making ridiculous amounts of money.  He ends up getting fired from his firm and has all his clients taken from him.  Jerry then is stuck with one client, but manages to build his way back up to the top.  It also shows the difference in working for a firm as opposed to working independently.  Jerry was at his highest point when he worked for his firm, but it pretty much crumbled overnight.  When he was forced to be independent, it was a struggle at first, but he still managed to achieve success.  While this movie doesn’t nearly show everything that goes into the world of Sports Agents, it has some credible facts that it does a good job of illustrating to the audience.


2 responses to “JERRY MAGUIRE

  1. Honestly I’m ignorant of the duties of a sports agent. The job looks intense; fast-paced and highly competitive, I don’t think I could handle it. But it seems as though if you are very intentional and active, you will achieve success, and not only success but become pretty well off. However, I curiously wonder as to how often such a case as Jerry McGuire’s occurs? Granted, it is a movie, but has something like that ever occurred?

  2. I find it so interesting that this film had such an impact on your decision to become a sports agent. It really goes to show how truly powerful the media can be on influencing its viewers in the most positive way possible. Had it not been for Jerry Maguire, you may not have realized your passion for being a sports agent. I feel that the media often intensifies events in the lives of its characters in order to heighten drama and create more interest, but it seems like Jerry Maguire does a decent job of displaying both the highs and the lows of the career.

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