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Israel Idonije is one of the NFL’s great humanitarians.  Born in Nigeria, the defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears started the Israel Idonije Foundation three years ago and has been giving back ever since.  The Foundation’s efforts range from aiding inner-city youth to providing basic necessities for survival to Nigerian children. On March 19th, the Israel Idonije Foundation will embark on its third C.A.R.E. Africa trip to Nigeria.  I recently had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Israel where we talked about the Foundation’s work more specifically, the impressive partnerships he’s made for the Nigeria trip, and the…

Idol is on the brink of the milestone Top 12 and once again The Schwab (aka Howie Schwab) joins us to chat about the singers that were in tune and those that need a tune-up.  Who will be sent home Thursday night? Have the boys closed the female superiority gap?  Would you buy a Crystal Bowersox album?  And our most important question tonight:  Has the addition of musical instruments made Idol less compelling? Our podcasts have been known to run looooong, but this one was strategically kept to under ten minutes. Good work out of us.  So sit back, relax,…

I know what you’re thinking, American Idol and NFL football, what a perfect combination!  We couldn’t agree more.  After all there has always been a strong linkage between America’s most sport and America’s ratings juggernaut.  Just a few examples from this season alone: Tim Tebow’s ex-girlfriend, Janell Wheeler made this season’s Top 24.  Unfortunately the lord didn’t help blondie with her tremble hand syndrome, thus leading to her elimination last week. Big Mike (as in Michael Lynche, not Michael Oher) resembles a football player more than any real football player on the planet.  Lo and behold, last week’s syrupy intro piece revealed that Mike…

Meet Chilo Rachal.  Chilo (pronounced Shy-Low) is a starting guard for the San Francisco 49ers.  In this “Getting to Know” session we talked to Chilo about the unusual circumstances that led to his decision to enter the draft after his junior year at USC, the 49ers prospects for next season, and his thoughts on the best and dirtiest Defensive Lineman (not the same person, by the way). Listen to our podcast: Rachal in action To learn more about Chilo, check out his bio here. (Rachal image courtesy of 49ers.com)

You know that guy you see all the time on NFL Network, the one who knows everything?  You might have also noticed him popping up on Showtime’s Inside the NFL.  Plus, if you really fancy yourselfl an insider, you’re probably already reading his commentary on NFL.com or his own website, National Football Post, which is a rich cornucopia of the best NFL news and analysis out there.   If you guessed Michael Lombardi, then ding ding ding, you are correct. In addition to all the aforementioned duties, Michael is a regular guest of the B.S. Report, which, let’s face it,…

If you want to talk advertising, there’s no one better than Bob Dorfman, the Executive Creative Director of Baker Street Partners in San Francisco.  And so I did.  In this podcast, we discuss the advertising futures of Drew Brees and Peyton Manning.  Has the “Manning Monopoly” been broken?  Bob also explains why Sean Payton is still a ways away from deals of his own.  Plus, Bob dissects all the major Super Bowl commercials, dissing Megan Fox along the way. Take a listen here: Meet Bob Dorfman Bob Dorfman is one of the preeminent sports advertising executives in the country.  He puts out a…

11-2-2009:  WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST:  Adewale Ogunleye is a Nigerian prince.  He also happens to be quite intelligent.  And he is the Bears leader in sacks. Wale and Melissa talk a myriad of issues from NFL head injuries to the notion of football in Nigeria.  He also reveals some pretty specific traits he looks for in a woman.  Ladies, you might want to listen up as Wale is doubly on the market:  he’s single and an unrestricted free agent.  Perhaps he’ll be landing in a city near you. To learn even more about Ogunleye, check out his…

9/29/09 Our Featured Football Girl, Bonnie-Jill Laflin has really done it all.  Listen as Bonnie-Jill explain how she parlayed stints with the 49ers Gold Rush and as a member of America’s Sweethearts (Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders) into her current unique career as a Lakers scout and Assistant General Manager of the D-Fenders. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the Bonnie-Jill podcast.