By Rock Mayock 11:45PM As we all know Hollywood survives on the time honored tradition of slapping new packaging onto old ideas. This tradition has produced mixed results over the years. For example, True Grit 2010 is far superior to True Grit 1969 where as Conan the Barbarian 1982 kicks Conan the Barbarian’s 2011 ass. The successes and failures of these remakes are largely predicated upon the fact that modern movie makers have exchanged quality screen writing for cheap special effect gimmicks. If there was only a way to reimagine a movie and make it appeal to a young contemporary audience.
By Jaboner Jackson 8 a.m. | Part 2 of 3 | Last week, footballphds.com started a three part series covering the basics of new stadium financing. Since financing is the only aspect of new stadium development that matters, we follow the money trail to determine which stadiums will and will not get built and which teams are candidates for relocation. Much of our financial analysis is geared towards NFL and stadium executives, who regularly read footballphds.com for our definitive financial analysis, the sophistication of which cannot be found elsewhere. Since much of our NFL in LA analysis is of a technical nature, many of our Wonderful Readers have asked me to gear a series of articles towards the layperson to elucidate some of the basic tenets of stadium financing. In our first article, we covered cash financing, the most straightforward type of stadium financing. In anticipation of our ongoing financial analyses regarding stadium projects in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Clara, we continue to lay down the foundation today for our Wonderful Readers by focusing on Equity Financing.
By Rock Mayock 10:30PM While everyone else is breaking down the Giants vs. Patriots Super Bowl match up ad nauseum, the FOOTBALLPHDS are turning our attention to something our wonderful readers really care about… The Fast and The Furious.
By Jaboner Jackson 8 a.m. | In preparation for the Super Bowl, Chartered Territory kicks off FOOTBALLPHDS' Super Bowl Week by delving into all pertinent aspects of the New York Giants-New England Patriots matchup. Fresh on the heels of a 2-0 record during conference championships and a 7-3 record overall during the NFL Playoffs, Chartered Territory offers up an in-depth, evidence-based outlook on keys to victory for both teams by examining step-wise the Triumvirate of Offense, Defense, and Special Teams. Wonderful Readers should feel free to print the following charts, laminate them, and refer to them throughout the Super Bowl to impress spouses, friends, and that cute guy or lady who brought the chips and salsa to the party. As always, a chart is worth a thousand words.
By Rock Mayock 11:30PM It’s Sunday, albeit late Sunday, which means that it is yet again time to try to name something. Last week we tried revisiting the body part that started this campaign, calves. Unfortunately Trent Richardson’s bowling ball like calf was too difficult to name thus we had no winner. This week will be different because we are digging deep to bring our wonderful readers are truly magnificent mustache.
By Rock Mayock 12:45AM, Part 1 of 1 With April 26’s NFL Draft looming around the corner every single draft “expert” is generating their list of top prospects at each skill position. Interestingly these lists are typically compiled mid to late season with little sortable objective data available for evaluation. This objective sortable data is usually mined from two sources, the Combine and pro days. By utilizing a combination of game tape PLUS sortable objective data it becomes possible to intelligently generate stack rankings and draft boards. Therefore the FOOTBALLPHDS consider any pre-Combine stack rankings (particularly the ones from the idiots at BSPN) the equivalent of monkeys throwing crap against a wall to see what sticks.
By Rock Mayock, all photos by Edwin "EJ" Jiminez, 11:50PM Last Sunday the Jim Harbaugh led San Francisco 49ers found a way to play themselves out of an opportunity to face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. Their heart breaking loss to the Giants in the NFC Championship Game marked an unfortunate end to an otherwise remarkable 2011 season. The 49ers ground out a 13-3 regular season record, won their first playoff game since 2003 and came within two special teams snafus from playing in the Super Bowl. Not bad for a team that finished the 2010 regular season with a 6-10 record.
By Jaboner Jackson 9 a.m. | It was a busy week for the FOOTBALLPHDS and the finance industry as several key events continued to develop both domestically and internationally. Domestically, the Federal Reserve confirmed what investors already knew—the U.S. economy continued to be in a precarious state—while internationally the pressures of the Eurozone debt crisis are finally reaching point of first-stage resolution. Since there are no football games this weekend, Chartered Territory takes a break from the pigskin to help us out with our domestic investments, both speculative and long-term. As always, a chart is worth a thousand words.