Lemon Pepper Parlay Podcast

Former NFL Pro Bowler T.J. Houshmandzadeh and FS1 contributor Rob Parker both give you the 4-1-1 on Midwest football betting odds. Yes, one guy has played in every stadium in the Midwest and the other guy has covered games in every one of those stadiums. Together, they make a potent combination - Money-Makers of the Midway, if you will. Yes, there will be some interesting guests, chicken-wing talk (all-flats, of course) and insight on the games you want to make a wager on.

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The Hosts

Rob Parker

Rob Parker is a bona fide pioneer in sports journalism.

In his 34-year career, Parker has both broken down barriers and reached back to lift up younger sports writers coming up behind him. For his efforts in the business, Parker was named the National Association of Black Journalists’ Sports Task Force Journalist of the Year in 2018.

Currently, Parker appears regularly on Undisputed: Skip and Shannon and The Herd on FS1. He also co-hosts a national radio show with Chris Broussard called “The Odd Couple” on Fox Sports Radio. He writes a weekly column for deadspin.com. And Parker is an adjunct professor at USC.

Parker, 56, was the first Black sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press. When he was hired in 1993, the paper was 161 years old. In 1995, Parker was the first Black sports columnist at Newsday in New York. Parker was also the first African American to cover the Cincinnati Reds on a daily basis when he was hired by The Cincinnati Enquirer in 1991.

Parker was an analyst for ESPN for eight years, mostly working on First Take.
Parker, born in New York, graduated from Southern Connecticut State University and has a master’s degree from Columbia University.

Parker has also been a mentor to more than 40 journalists.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

T.J. Houshmandzadeh is a former Pro-Bowl NFL wide receiver, known mostly for his time with the Cincinnati Bengals. A 7th round draft pick out of Oregon State, he led the NFL in catches in 2007 and scored 44 touchdowns over his 10-year career. Since retiring, T.J. has served as an analyst on a variety of Fox Sports programs, while also giving back by coaching high school in his native California.

Rob Parker

Rob Parker is a bona fide pioneer in sports journalism.

In his 34-year career, Parker has both broken down barriers and reached back to lift up younger sports writers coming up behind him. For his efforts in the business, Parker was named the National Association of Black Journalists’ Sports Task Force Journalist of the Year in 2018.

Currently, Parker appears regularly on Undisputed: Skip and Shannon and The Herd on FS1. He also co-hosts a national radio show with Chris Broussard called “The Odd Couple” on Fox Sports Radio. He writes a weekly column for deadspin.com. And Parker is an adjunct professor at USC.

Parker, 56, was the first Black sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press. When he was hired in 1993, the paper was 161 years old. In 1995, Parker was the first Black sports columnist at Newsday in New York. Parker was also the first African American to cover the Cincinnati Reds on a daily basis when he was hired by The Cincinnati Enquirer in 1991.

Parker was an analyst for ESPN for eight years, mostly working on First Take.
Parker, born in New York, graduated from Southern Connecticut State University and has a master’s degree from Columbia University.

Parker has also been a mentor to more than 40 journalists.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

T.J. Houshmandzadeh is a former Pro-Bowl NFL wide receiver, known mostly for his time with the Cincinnati Bengals. A 7th round draft pick out of Oregon State, he led the NFL in catches in 2007 and scored 44 touchdowns over his 10-year career. Since retiring, T.J. has served as an analyst on a variety of Fox Sports programs, while also giving back by coaching high school in his native California.