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Trading Players, Stocks, and Bonds

Lou calls in first to explain natural asset companies and the risks associated with bowl games and NIL money. Greg joins Tom in the second hour for an in depth trading debate and John weighs in with some 2024 predictions!

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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.



Greg Papas is an independent trader and Monday morning contributor to Stocks & Jocks. As ‘Traditional Greeks’, his family has always been in the restaurant business. Greg is no exception, working at Chicago institution, Ceres Cafe, since 2014. Greg made his bones in the Grain Room as a clerk for Coach Doug Redmann and Adam Rich where he learned about grain swaps, automation and market making. Outside of trading and food, Greg’s interests lie in western philosophy and game theory. He is a resident of the Chicagoland area.



John Flannigan is a graduate from Notre Dame University and a retired lawyer and English Professor from Prairie State College out of Chicago Heights, IL. An expert on local politics, housing and property rates. John is a long time friend of Tom “The Chief” Haugh.