A federal appeals court upheld Roger Goodell’s suspension of Tom Brady, but there’s still a chance that the case could be brought before the Supreme Court. And if it did, how would the nation’s highest court rule on the most over-inflated saga in NFL history? Bill Littlefield talks Deflategate with NPR’s Nina Totenberg.
Eddie George won a Heisman trophy while at Ohio State University and played in the NFL for nine years. But after his playing days ended unexpectedly, he had to re-invent himself. Eddie George tells his story, In His Own Words.
This week, Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce ponders whether recent allegations played a role in Peyton Manning’s retirement. Bill and Charlie also break down Erin Andrews’ legal victory. And will Pop Warner’s settlement with a family whose son was posthumously diagnosed with CTE signal the end of youth football?
MIT professor John Leonard assesses the work of Ben Goodell, a 7th grader whose recent science fair project sought to prove Tom Brady’s innocence. “Ben Goodell’s experiment,” the professor tells Only A Game, “just adds to the evidence in my own mind that the Ideal Gas Law is pretty tried and true.”
On Monday, Peyton Manning, who quarterbacked the Broncos to victory in the Super Bowl in February, announced his retirement. The announcement provoked Bill Littlefield to think about timing.
Can everyone agree that tweeting an athlete’s medical records is an overreach? Is there any limit to the dominance of the Golden State Warriors? And is court storming a fun college tradition or a dangerous phenomenon? Michael Lee and Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield to discuss.
Super Bowl 50 is in the past and Super Bowl 100 is in the future, except for Steve Rushin of SI.com. In a “Special Report From The Future,” Rushin imagines the 100th edition of the game — one featuring teams from two countries and players of various genders.
The St. Louis Rams are now the Los Angeles Rams, and, for the first time in two decades, L.A. will have its own NFL team to cheer for. One particular fan is very excited.
Freelance journalist Gabriel Thompson experienced Super Bowl 50 from a different perspective: as a concessions worker helping to keep fans fed during the prime-time spectacle. Thompson shares what it’s like to be a low-wage worker for the NFL.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch unceremoniously announced his retirement on Twitter during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Just as captivating as Lynch’s runs was his enigmatic personality. Here are the moments that defined the Skittles-loving, custom-gold-grill-procuring back.