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28Jun/114

MOVING THE CHAINS WITH JAMARCUS RUSSELL

By Jaboner Jackson 12 pm | Even though Jamarcus Russell has long been out of the national limelight, he remains a FOOTBALLPHDS favorite for Moving The Chains.  Of course, we are not talking about his passing.  Rather, we are remarking on his remarkable pendant.  There is no doubt that Russell had the best pendant out there.  In fact, we will be routinely scouring the NFL and entertainment world for a more superior pendant.  But really, how can you top a miniature, diamond-studded replica of yourself?  The only way you can possibly hope to down Russell is by sporting a platinum and ice FOOTBALLPHDS chain, which hopefully will be on the way once Rock Mayock pays off his bill with Benny the Jeweler for the many engagement rings for his ex-wives and gets around to ordering a set of chains and pendants for the PHDs.

28Jun/116

2011 AFC WEST PREDICTIONS (LOCKOUT EDITION): DENVER BRONCOS, 4TH PLACE

Denver Broncos John FoxBy Jaboner Jackson 8 am | With the NFL in LA securely tucked away for at least a few days, it’s time to return our focus to NFL teams that actually exist.  Over the next few weeks, the FOOTBALLPHDS will be forecasting each NFL conference.  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.  (If you need to review the CBA changes, brush up over here.)  First off, we are hitting the AFC West.  Sorry Broncos fans but your team is coming in last.

27Jun/112

NFL IN LA: WRAP-UP FROM TONIGHT’S TOWN HALL MEETING

By Jaboner Jackson 11:30 pm | Earlier tonight it was standing room only at Council Member Bill Rosendahl’s Town Hall Meeting in Mar Vista for discussing Farmers Field.  (You can catch up on Rosendahl’s role in Farmers Field here.)  AEG was represented by Tim Leiweke, who got testy at times but managed to continue to sell his vision for downtown Los Angeles to Angelenos.  Highlights are below and our analysis follows.

27Jun/112

ODE TO NORM CHOW: HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE AND CFL

chow2Posted by Rock Mayock 10:00PM  Part one of five. In the eternal battle of what came first, the chicken or the egg, there is no correct answer (it was the chicken via a slight generational genetic mutation). However in the debate of what came first, the Heisman or Heisman Mattie and Heisman Palmer, the answer is Norm The Guru Chow. This week we will take an in depth look at the offensive genius who is the architect of all of the FOOTBALLPHDS’ significant man crushes. Today we will look at Chow’s humble beginnings in Hawaii, his college years at The University of Utah, and his CFL playing days for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

27Jun/111

CBA UPDATE: ALL REVENUE MODEL FORMS BACKBONE OF NEW CBA

By Jaboner Jackson 8 am | Both the NFL and defunct-NFLPA have hammered out the most significant element to putting together a new CBA: the revenue split.  Progress has also been made on a revenue credit, salary cap floor, and rookie wage scale.

27Jun/115

PRIMER: THE ODE TO NORM CHOW, AKA “THE GURU”

p1_chowPosted by Rock Mayock 1:00AM Man Crush June will spill over into July as I will take an in depth five part review of the football genius that is Norm Chow. We will start with a recap of his playing career. We will move on to his tenure at BYU and brief stint at NC State. Then we will explore his four years at USC followed by his three years with the Tennessee Titans. We will conclude with his stop at UCLA and his current position with is alma mater Utah.

27Jun/113

NAME THE STACHE

stachePosted by Rock Mayock 12:30AM  I have been feeling nostalgic as of late. Can you name this stache from the early 80’s? Study it, think about it, and then post your comments below. Please be sure to include your e-mail address when issuing your comments because the first person to name the stache will win a FOOTBALLPHDS t-shirt. The deadline for submitting your answer is Thursday, June 30 at 12:00AM. The stache and winner will be revealed on Friday.

26Jun/111

PODCAST: NFL IN LA UPDATE FOR 06/26/2011

11:41 pm | Rock Mayock sits down with Jaboner Jackson to talk NFL in LA and how the planned CBA figures into bringing a team to Farmers Field.