By Jaboner Jackson at 12 pm | This week was all about the Stack Rankings. We stack ranked NFL Bodies, players, coaches, and even K-Pop groups. We also dove back into our Pac 12 Preview as the Pac 12 Train chugged along. Even Dr. Riaz got in on the action with injury updates. It’s Friday, which means it’s time to Roll Call our Colleagues, Wonderful Readers, and Peeps.
Mark Lacter of LAObserved laid out the rocky road ahead for AEG to break ground on Farmers Field by June 2012, which is the date Tim Leiweke has mentioned as his goal. The most pressing issue remains likely litigation from the Environmental Impact Review. All litigation would have to be settled before ground can be broken. You can read his treatise here.
Meanwhile, AEG continues to push ahead on seeking litigation protection from the legislature. As we reported months ago, Leiweke has been meeting with his “friends” in Sacramento since last year to extract litigation exemption. The Contra Costa Times has a good summary here.
The LA Times explored the tenant options for a relocated team while construction on Farmers Field takes place. The Rose Bowl and Los Angeles Coliseum are battling it out. You can check it out here.
Reader HeeLacksawLamilton gets swag for beginning a debate around the FOOTBALLPHDS offices about which JCVD movie contained the line, “You bleed like May Lee,” with his comment on the JCVD Stack Rankings. Of course, Rock Mayock was ultimately correct in saying it was from “Kickboxer.” Shoot our administrator, Cousin Felipe, an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get one of our new T-shirts out to you.
Speaking of Cousin Felipe, he gets exactly the opposite of a Shout Out for going Rogue once again and posting when he wasn’t supposed to. Felipe…you are dangerously close to having to shine our sneakers again with your toothbrush to make up for this major faux pas.
I have been receiving a lot of emails from our Wonderful Readers about the Eurozone debt crisis lately. The Telegraph out of the UK does an excellent job covering every aspect of this financial crisis. For those of you love basis points, spreads, and swap insurances, get familiar with the finance on a daily basis here.
Although we got into trouble with our wives for sneaking out to the House of Blues to catch Cut Chemist this week, it was worth it. Back in the day when we used to spin (read: before our wives made us give it up), we weren’t even 1% as good as this Los Angeles native. We’re still blown away. Here he is drum scratching.
Reader The Angry Beaver gets swag for emailing us the reasons why the Oregon State Beavers are going to be better than expected in the 2011 NCAA Season. After reading your arguments, we’re (almost) believers.
We wrap up Stack Rank Week this weekend before getting into the pending NCAA Investigation into the Miami program next week. We also return to the NFL in LA by getting geeky the way only we can. We hope you enjoyed our Stack Rankings this week, Wonderful Readers. Thanks for putting up with us.