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September 21, 2017


Denver labor attorney, Lou Michels, calls in for hour one to discuss cyber attacks on the SEC, the value of an NFL franchise, and the legal authority the NFL has in suspending its players for off-the-field misconduct. Dan Haugh, President of PTI Securities & Futures, breaks down yesterday’s Fed announcement. The Chief and Matty Weber close out the show discussing baseball’s rise in both home runs and strikeouts and how it’s affecting the viewing experience. 

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Lou Michels

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.

Dan Haugh

Dan Haugh joined PTI Securities & Futures in 1991 and is one of the founding partners. He is responsible for the firm’s daily operations, and regulatory, compliance and financial activities. He devotes the majority of his time to discussing risk management alternatives with PTI Securities’ individual and institutional clients. Before joining PTI Securities, Dan traded grain and bond options as a floor trader on the Chicago Board of Trade, and stock options as a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). He also regularly delivers educational seminars to PTI’s clients and is an instructor for the CBOE’s “Options Institute.” He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago. He is a regular contributor to major financial outlets such as Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business and First Business Additionally, he contributes to CBOE’s community blog. In his free time, Dan enjoys biking and soccer. A native of Chicago, Dan lives in the city’s Beverly neighborhood.

Matt Weber

Matt Weber is currently the Executive Producer, Update Anchor and starting Center Fielder for Stocks & Jocks. He is a die-hard sports fan (Cubs, Bears and Bulls especially) and has worked for WSCR-AM 670 The Score, 120 Sports Network and Chicago Sports Webio while also appearing on Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. Matt has covered the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Marathon as a field reporter and has interviewed some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. Matt lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the Northside of the city.

FAVORITE SPORTS MOMENT

November 2, 2016.

ONE THING LISTENERS MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU

I actually prefer cats over dogs … don’t tell anyone.

ONE TRADE YOU’D LIKE TO HAVE BACK

I turned down free tickets and a ride to Milwaukee to go watch the Cubs vs. Astros play a Hurricane Ike makeup game back in 2008. I decided instead to play pickup basketball with a few of my friends. Of course, Carlos Zambrano ended up throwing a no hitter that night … and I ended up with a sprained ankle. Bad trade.

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