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Only A Blog
May 21st, 2015
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NFL Owners Vote To Move Back Extra Point

NFL owners have voted to move extra points back 13 yards. The point after, which has become almost automatic, might get a tad harder — and some kickers don’t seem to like the change.

Commentary
May 20th, 2015

Commentary: Taking All The Air Out Of Deflate-Gate

Why is America abuzz with the NFL’s Deflate-Gate news when three other major sports are in full swing? Bill Littlefield offers one theory…

Only A Blog
May 17th, 2015
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OAG Comedy: Recording Reveals Reason For Deflate-Gate Punishment

How did NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decide on the Deflate-Gate punishments for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots? The Only A Game Players offer their entirely fictional (and allegedly funny) guess.

Interview
May 16th, 2015

Deflate-Gate: The NFL’s Master Stroke In Self-Promotion?

“The Patriots vs. the NFL vs. the NFL’s overwrought self-regard is a drama especially depleted in lovable protagonists,” writes Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay. Gay joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the Wells Report, the Patriots’ response to the Wells Report and all the latest Deflate-Gate news.

Commentary
May 13th, 2015

As Concussion Crisis Mounts, NFL Turns To … Cardiology Specialist?

Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, president of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was recently appointed the National Football League’s chief medical adviser. Bill Littlefield looks at the implications of the move.

Interview
April 25th, 2015

Meet Joe Linta, An NFL Agent In Search Of Overlooked Prospects

NFL agent Joe Linta is known for negotiating what was once the biggest contract in NFL history. He’s also known as the “chief advocate for the NFL draft’s marginalia.” Sports Illustrated’s Emily Kaplan recently profiled the agent and she joins Bill Littlefield.

In The News
April 25th, 2015

Making Sense Of The NFL’s Concussion Settlement

A federal judge has approved a settlement for a class-action lawsuit against the NFL over compensating former players who suffered concussions and other injuries. The deal could cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years. Sports Illustrated’s Michael McCann explains how it will work.

In The News
March 28th, 2015

NFL Gives Concussion Spotters More Power With ‘Julian Edelman’ Rule

Former NFL tight end Ben Utecht knows all about concussions, suffering at least five of them during his playing days. He joins Bill Littlefield to weigh in on the newest NFL effort to promote player safety.

Interview
March 21st, 2015

NFL Wives Call For More Help For Older Retirees

The wives of 26 NFL Hall of Famers sent a letter to the league and its players’ association stating that both organizations have neglected the needs of players whose careers ended in 1993 or earlier. Gerri DeLamielleure, whose husband Joe was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003, joins Bill Littlefield.

Interview
March 21st, 2015

NFL Running Back Andre Williams On Chris Borland’s Retirement

Citing health risks, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired on Monday after just one season in the NFL. New York Giants running back Andre Williams was also a rookie this past season and he joined Bill Littlefield to share his thoughts on Borland’s decision.

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