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Lou Michels leads off for hour one talking high winds across the country before discussing Urban Meyer’s firing, Jon Gruden’s lawsuit, and the evolution of workers’ compensation in the NFL. John Flannigan calls in for hour two talking inflation, census gathering, and the state’s decision to refurbish the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.

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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. Read more.


John Flannigan is a graduate from Notre Dame University and a retired English Professor from Prairie State College out of Chicago Heights, IL.