Apparently, things went on in the NFL world without me. While I was on the road for two days and elevating my blood cholesterol count the NFL owners had a full group meeting in Chicago. Wish they had postponed any new developments until I came back from my two week vacation. But, alas, life goes on and from what I’ve read so did some serious talks.
Representing St. Louis were VP of Football Operations and COO, Kevin Demoff and Rams owner, Stan Kroenke. I wonder where Billy Devaney was…
1) Here, Albert Breer keeps you up to date on the talks. I’m working on my own CBA proposal for both sides and will try and present it to you next week. Talk about a headache…
2) More collateral damage as the lockout continues: As training camp dates near teams are having to make tough decisions about where and when to have them. This week the Baltimore Ravens announced they will not be returning to their usual camp site, McDaniel College, and will be holding camp in their training facilities at Owings Mills.
Lost are the local revenues that would have accompanied the Ravens training camp. Hotels, restaurants, other local businesses will now lose part of their regular summer income as well.
I haven’t read or heard any recent news about where the Rams will have their training camp. I would have to think they will keep it at Rams Park now that we’re heading into the July.
3) A voice of reason from Denver regarding the swirling rumors about a franchise swap between Broncos Pat Bowlen and Stan Kroenke. Read this, learn a bit of history, and calm your anxieties.
And this week’s #Follow Friday goes to host of NFL Network Total Access and all around funny guy: @richeisen.
Follow Friday: @TheEisenPodcast
Today also just happens to be his birthday – how perfect!
Did you know he has a podcast download-able on iTunes? It’s what I listen to on my long training runs Friday mornings.
Tons of laughs and behind the scenes stories from his guests are a priceless combination for any football fan.
He recently celebrated his milestone 1 millionth download and the higher powers that be thought they should take it to the next level – a tv broadcast of the podcast. Hence, @TheEisenPodcast was born.
Thursday nights at 8:00pm ET on where else but NFL Network.
Last night’s podcast with @QBkilla (Warren Sapp) and @michaelstrahan (Michael Strahan) was an instant must see classic. The two “guests” took over the show. I don’t think Mr. Eisen got more than 10 words in between them.
And no, I don’t get paid for any of these endorsements, just in case you were wondering. I just do it out of the goodness of my heart. lol!
So make his day and mine by following his personal account as well as his newly minted podcast Twitter handle. @TheEisenPodcast