LET'S GO TO LOS ANGELES: Aug. 11. Remember that date: that's when owners (and only owners) are getting together to hash out the particulars of the league's imminent return to Los Angeles. Here's the latest.
- NO DELAY: The NFL really can't wait to get back to Los Angeles, and it's not going to wait one more year to do it.
- GRAND BARGAIN: Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times explains what's likely going to happen as the NFL marches through this process. How is the league going to make the three owners eyeing L.A. happy?
- FUZZY MATH: The group trying to get $400 million in public money for a new football stadium in St. Louis is way, way off with their math. Meanwhile, the Rams might not get 40,000 people to their home opener in St. Louis.
EAT FRESH: Fred Smoot, the man who redefined the Okra patch, did another AMA at Reddit on Monday. This time he changed the way you think about Subway.
HE WANTS CHIP: John Moffitt could have more money from the Texans, but he signed with the Eagles instead. (Has anyone told him what Chip Kelly did to Taco Tuesday?)
ALL DAY: Adrian Peterson is not the best running back in the NFL, in spite of his opinion to the contrary.
GOES BOTH WAYS: Is the "12th Man" offensive? Probably. PFT Commenter really makes you think in this week's MMBM, a tour de force of takes, with particular attention reserved for Russell Wilson and his contract.
HOLD UP: Guaranteed money is keeping Russell Wilson and the Seahawks from getting a contract done, according to reports. Is he looking for $25 million per season?
PUNTER WARZ: Eagles center Jason Kelce had some strong words for Giants punter Steve Weatherford, who walked back his comments just a bit.
TACKLE DUMMY: J.J. Watt just wanted to listen to some adult contemporary country pop. But there was an incident that was probably staged, making me wonder just a little if this wasn't just Play60 viral marketing.
WORTH FIGHTING FOR: No, I would not get in a fight over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but some people apparently would!
WON'T GET FINED: Marshawn Lynch was on Conan, diving into Skittles and explaining the consequences of grabbing his "ding dong."