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Urlacher opens gym in L.A.

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The NFL may be returning to L.A. within the next five years, unless it doesn’t.  If it does, former (for now) linebacker Brian Urlacher will have a place where players can work out on their own, if they want.

And if/when the Cowboys coax Urlacher out of retirement as a break-glass-in-event-of-emergency alternative to the guys currently on the roster, Urlacher will have no excuses if he’s not in shape.

As recently mentioned by TMZ, Urlacher and FOX’s Jay Glazer have teamed up, along with others, to launch Unbreakable Performance on the Sunset Strip.  The three-section facility includes MMA training, high-performance training, and a small football field equipped with artificial turf.

Over the years, Glazer has provided MMA-style training to NFL players like Jaren Allen, Clay Matthews, Kyle Long, Anthony Barr, and LaMarr Houston.  The new venture has commitments from 20 current players, who will arrive after offseason workouts to continue getting ready for football season.

The influx of current players will give Urlacher an opportunity to get in top shape — and possibly the temptation to return if/when the Cowboys come calling.

Sure, owner Jerry Jones has said it won’t happen.  He also said he wouldn’t fire Wade Phillips during football season.

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21 Responses to “Urlacher opens gym in L.A.”
  1. In Teddy We Trust says: Jun 6, 2014 3:18 PM

    The MMA training must not have worked for Jaren Allen because I’ve never heard of him.

  2. slugbaitspace says: Jun 6, 2014 3:23 PM

    Jerry also said that cow pies are only large, delicious cookies.

  3. 700levelvet says: Jun 6, 2014 3:24 PM

    Does it also have a nail salon?

  4. huskywolverine says: Jun 6, 2014 3:34 PM

    Smart business movie. Will give Glazer and Urlacher access to lots of PED customers.

  5. purpleguy says: Jun 6, 2014 3:35 PM

    There are a few certainties in the new business world, including, but not limited to: (1) 50% of most retail businesses fail; (2) 65% of most restaurants fail; and (3) 80% of most health clubs fail. These guys should just put their money in diversified financial markets and let experts do their thing.

  6. sbmcintosh36 says: Jun 6, 2014 3:38 PM

    Is Jaren Allen ,Jared’s brother?

  7. loubearkane says: Jun 6, 2014 4:08 PM

    Jared Allen, Clay Matthews, Kyle Long, Anthony Barr, and LaMarr Houston.

    3 of the 5 are currently Bears , RAWR

  8. JSpicoli says: Jun 6, 2014 4:40 PM

    LA is a great place to visit, but I would not want to live there.

  9. kneelbeforesod says: Jun 6, 2014 4:44 PM

    Your Locker

  10. dannersthemanners says: Jun 6, 2014 4:59 PM

    I wish I had a job where I got paid to work out.

  11. i thumbs down your comment says: Jun 6, 2014 5:19 PM

    LA is not a great place to visit and I would not want to live there.

  12. blackqbwhiterb says: Jun 6, 2014 5:49 PM

    Why Dallas? Aren’t there lots of others who would try to sign him too?

  13. joseffar says: Jun 6, 2014 6:10 PM

    I love living in LA. It’s an amazing world class city great culture, film, music, ethnic cuisines and world class restaurants, beaches, mountains, and like 320 perfect weather days a year. Like 72, sunny and no humidity, perfect weather. Not only that the women are amazingly gorgeous becuase for close to 100 years the prettiest girls from all over the world have arrived to be in the film business. Most don’t make it but a lot of them meet guys, and turn out great looking kids. And there are loads of gorgeous women coming into town to make it every day. Plus no NFL team which means no black outs. What’s not to love?

  14. cobibones13 says: Jun 6, 2014 6:11 PM

    I would if Urlacher will make $2 mil the 1st year. You know, “slap in the face” kind of money.

  15. ydousuk says: Jun 6, 2014 6:22 PM

    blackqbwhiterb says: Jun 6, 2014 5:49 PM

    Why Dallas? Aren’t there lots of others who would try to sign him too?

    Not after Russell Wilson ended his career (Urlacher admitted this).

    Go Hawks!

  16. rextraordinaire says: Jun 6, 2014 6:39 PM

    If you spit out of a plane flying over LA, there’s a pretty good chance it lands on a training gym founded by a former professional athlete or personal trainer with celebrity clientele. Urlacher’s own name power is the only thing that will stand out against the other 894 gyms in LA, half of which have a big name attached to them as well.

  17. muathjam21 says: Jun 6, 2014 6:57 PM

    LA’s quite possibly the most saturated, over-hyped place on Earth. Are people hypnotized by the palm trees or something?

  18. bucsorbust says: Jun 6, 2014 7:26 PM

    L.A. has not NFL team. Neither does Urlacher. Guess they got something in common. Good place for a gym. Time for a tofu smoothy; leave the Prius running.

  19. racerx1225 says: Jun 6, 2014 7:35 PM

    And the Bears will still suck.

  20. bearshaterseverywhere says: Jun 7, 2014 9:25 PM

    racerx1225 says:
    Jun 6, 2014 7:35 PM

    And the Bears will still suck.

    2nd best scoring offense in the league.

    …come up with a new one already you clown.

  21. icebowler says: Jun 9, 2014 10:57 PM

    and the defense? Oh yea, MD Jennings to replace Conte…Ha Ha

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