Magician Richard Bloch to Arbitrate Terrell Owens Dispute

Richard Bloch

The Philadelphia Inquirer features one of magic’s best in their coverage of the on-going dispute between Terrell Owens and his Philadelphia Eagles’ management.

The paper notes Mr. Bloch is a man of many talents in addition to that as a professional arbitrator. 

The
man who will decide whether Terrell Owens is allowed to return to the
Eagles has put on pads himself as a hockey goalie. And traveled the
world on cruise ships.

And been on the cover of Genii magazine. And
been a wildly successful corporate speaker (among his topics:
“Calisthenics for Your Mind”). And written a couple of books. And told
Ricky Williams to write a check for $8.6 million.

No wonder Richard
Bloch’s business card, according to someone who has seen it, reads:
“Richard Bloch – Whatever I Damn Well Want to Do.”

Magician/Lawyer/Arbitrator/Writer
Mr. Bloch serve as arbitrator in one of the most important cases facing
the NFL this year.  But to Mr. Bloch, it is just what he
does.  Doing magic is what he loves. 

To
live, he works as a master of ceremonies and magician. He is the host
of the annual International Brotherhood of Magicians stage contest. He
has taken his act to sea for Crystal Cruises and is a collector of
antique magic pieces.

“He’s terrific,” said Phil Willmarth, executive
editor of the Linking Ring, a monthly magazine dedicated to magic, and
the official journal of the magicians’ brotherhood.

“He’s got a
great sense of class,” Willmarth said by telephone. “He’s always
immaculately dressed. His timing is superb. He’s very creative. He can
perform anywhere. He might borrow somebody’s ring and wind up finding
it inside the prize in a gum-ball machine. He might try to find a card
and wind up interacting with it on a large-screen television.

“He’s
done a thing with an assistant where (the assistant) is trying to have
the bottle and the glass change place, but all he winds up doing is
getting more and more bottles, and he gets drunker and drunker while
Rich reads the directions.”

Magicians enjoy his work and
inventive nature.  Athletes and sports teams select him as a fair
and knowledgeable arbitrator. 

Even those who lose in front of Mr. Bloch praise his fairness. 

That’s a trick in itself.

Richard Bloch

The Philadelphia Inquirer features one of magic’s best in their coverage of the on-going dispute between Terrell Owens and his Philadelphia Eagles’ management.

The paper notes Mr. Bloch is a man of many talents in addition to that as a professional arbitrator. 

The
man who will decide whether Terrell Owens is allowed to return to the
Eagles has put on pads himself as a hockey goalie. And traveled the
world on cruise ships.

And been on the cover of Genii magazine. And
been a wildly successful corporate speaker (among his topics:
“Calisthenics for Your Mind”). And written a couple of books. And told
Ricky Williams to write a check for $8.6 million.

No wonder Richard
Bloch’s business card, according to someone who has seen it, reads:
“Richard Bloch – Whatever I Damn Well Want to Do.”

Magician/Lawyer/Arbitrator/Writer
Mr. Bloch serve as arbitrator in one of the most important cases facing
the NFL this year.  But to Mr. Bloch, it is just what he
does.  Doing magic is what he loves. 

To
live, he works as a master of ceremonies and magician. He is the host
of the annual International Brotherhood of Magicians stage contest. He
has taken his act to sea for Crystal Cruises and is a collector of
antique magic pieces.

“He’s terrific,” said Phil Willmarth, executive
editor of the Linking Ring, a monthly magazine dedicated to magic, and
the official journal of the magicians’ brotherhood.

“He’s got a
great sense of class,” Willmarth said by telephone. “He’s always
immaculately dressed. His timing is superb. He’s very creative. He can
perform anywhere. He might borrow somebody’s ring and wind up finding
it inside the prize in a gum-ball machine. He might try to find a card
and wind up interacting with it on a large-screen television.

“He’s
done a thing with an assistant where (the assistant) is trying to have
the bottle and the glass change place, but all he winds up doing is
getting more and more bottles, and he gets drunker and drunker while
Rich reads the directions.”

Magicians enjoy his work and
inventive nature.  Athletes and sports teams select him as a fair
and knowledgeable arbitrator. 

Even those who lose in front of Mr. Bloch praise his fairness. 

That’s a trick in itself.

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