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30Jun/112

ODE TO NORM CHOW: A “TITAN”IC FAILURE

Not even The Guru can polish this turdPosted by Rock Mayock 7:00PM. Part Four of Five. Yesterday we relived The Guru’s magical ride through the Land of Troy. Today we will look at his NFL experiment with the Tennessee Titans. Tomorrow we will look at his return to the college game at UCLA and what the future holds with his alma mater University of Utah.

30Jun/113

2011 AFC WEST PREDICTIONS (LOCKOUT EDITION): OAKLAND RAIDERS, 2ND PLACE

al davis hue jackson oakland raidersBy Jaboner Jackson 8 am | Our trek through the 2011 AFC West continues today with the Oakland Raiders, our projected second place team.  (If you missed our fourth place projection for the Denver Broncos, check it out here; if you missed our third place projection for the Kansas City Chiefs, check it out here.) Per the words of former head coach Tom Cable, “We’re not losers anymore.”  He is right but he is no longer the coach.  For the Raiders, they will have a solid 2011 season under new coach Hue Jackson (aka Hugh Jackman for the FOOTBALLPHDS readers) but they are still not an upper echelon NFL team. 

30Jun/111

BREAKING NEWS: LINDSAY LOHAN IS OFF OF HOUSE ARREST

le loPosted by Rock Mayock 6:00AM BOING! BOING! BOING! BOING! The BOING! Meter is registering off the charts. After 35-days of house arrest, FOOTBALLOPHDS favorite Lindsay Lohan is officially free and on the prowl. Rumor has it that LiLo is actively looking for a “stable relationship.” Is it a coincidence that your boy Rock Mayock just jettisoned wife #7 during his swing through ACC country last month and now LiLo has a longing of the loins? I think not. Its time to drive down the Venice and give her a call.

29Jun/111

ODE TO NORM CHOW: CHOW TIME AT USC

Chow timePosted by Rock Mayock 10:00PM Part Three of Five. Yesterday we walked through The Guru Chow’s tenure and acrimonious dismissal from BYU. Today we are exploring his brief stint at NC State and then the magic run at USC.

29Jun/112

FRANCHISE FREE AGENCY AND LOCAL REVENUES

By Jaboner Jackson 12 pm | In order to understand the tenant scenarios for Farmers Field in downtown Los Angeles, you must understand Franchise Free Agency (FFA). FFA is a term that became popular in the late 1990s after both the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Raiders packed up their gear and left the Los Angeles area within months of each other.  It is a term initially popularized by members of the U.S. Congress, who attempted to create legislation that would make it more difficult for professional sports franchises to leave their current markets for financial incentives offered by relocation.  At its core, FFA revolves around unshared Local Revenues.

29Jun/114

THE MATT LEINART LOVE FEST CONTINUES

Posted by Rock Mayock 8:15AM  Bonus Post. After spending last week revisiting such fond memories of Heisman Mattie, I just couldn’t resist one last post. Take a couple of minutes to enjoy this photo essay on the FOOTBALLPHDS’ man crush on Heisman Mattie.

29Jun/112

2011 AFC WEST PREDICTIONS (LOCKOUT EDITION): KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, 3RD PLACE

todd haley kansas city chiefsBy Jaboner Jackson 8 am | Yesterday, we started our 2011 AFC West Prediction with the Denver Broncos, who we projected to finish fourth in the division.  Of course, there is an NFL lockout in full effect, which means that forecasting remains a tricky proposition.  Rosters are far from set, training camps may or may not happen on time, and teams have lacked offseason training activities (OTAs).  Nonetheless, we have no qualms with forecasting during times of imperfection, especially since we already covered the changes likely to take place in the new CBA.  The Kansas City Chiefs, last year’s division winner, will finish third in the division for 2011.

28Jun/112

ODE TO NORM CHOW: COUGAR SEASON AT BYU

chow byuPosted by Rock Mayock 10:30PM Part 2 of 5. Yesterday we looked at the early beginnings of the Norm Chow legacy. Starting from his athletic exploits at Punahou Preparatory School as the Hawaiian version of Bo Jackson, Mahalo Jackson, to his time with the University of Utah and the CFL. Today we will evaluate where the coaching rubber officially hit the asphalt, when Chow made the move to BYU.