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Lou Michels

May 9, 2014


Lou Michels is an employment and sports law attorney with a national law firm, who is also an NFL player agent. He joins the Stocks & Jocks show every Thursday morning from Denver, Colorado. Lou represents companies and individuals in dealing with workplace problems ranging from labor union and discrimination cases to employment contracts and trade secret disputes. He played football at Air Force, and graduated from Duke Law School, where he developed an appreciation for college basketball. He is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Lou grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and Minneapolis, where his father was a professional football coach for the Minnesota Vikings for almost 30 years.

Favorite Sports Moment

Watching Carl Eller’s sack of Roman Gabriel for a safety in the 1969 Western Conference championship game between the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams.

One Thing Listeners Might Not Know About You

Listeners might not know that my real name is “John.”

One Trade You’d Like to Have Back

I don’t have any personal trades that I can recall; as someone whose father coached for the Vikings, I would love to have back the disastrous Herschel Walker trade engineered by GM Mike Lynn in 1989. As would everyone else in Minnesota at the time.