February 6th, 2016

What’s It Like Watching 49 Straight Super Bowls?

One man who will most likely not be among the estimated 189 million Americans tuning into Super Bowl 50 is Slate writer Justin Peters. Peters’ editors recently tasked him with watching all 49 previous Super Bowls.

February 6th, 2016

Super Bowl Veteran Dave Pear: ‘It Just Wasn’t Worth It To Me’

Retired Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dave Pear is left with two reminders of his NFL career: a diamond-encrusted Super Bowl ring and a nightmare that has stayed with him for the past 37 years. Reporter Alex Ashley has the story.

February 6th, 2016

‘The Game’s Not Over’ Seeks Middle Ground In Football Debate

In an increasingly polarized debate over the merits of American football, Gregg Easterbrook tries to present a middle position in his new book “The Game’s Not Over: In Defense of Football.”

February 6th, 2016

Going On 50: Don Crisman And The ‘Never Miss A Super Bowl Club’

Don Crisman is the last surviving member of the original Never Miss A Super Bowl Club. He has been to every Super Bowl ever played — but he’s had some close calls. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

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February 4th, 2016

Vernon Davis’ Curling Obsession And Other Super Bowl 50 Fun Facts

You might be familiar with the X’s and O’s surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 matchup, but did you know about Broncos OT Ryan Harris’ stint on MTV? What about Panthers CB Robert McClain’s passion for drawing? Here are some unusual facts about the players taking the field this weekend.

January 30th, 2016

‘In Football We Trust’ Explores The NFL’s ‘Polynesian Pipeline’

Many current and former NFL players are of Polynesian descent. The PBS documentary “In Football We Trust” tells the stories of high school football players from Utah who hope to one day ride that so-called “Polynesian Pipeline” into the NFL. Tony Vainuku, the film’s director, joins Bill Littlefield.

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January 27th, 2016

Jim Harbaugh’s Weirdest Moments: From Walruses To Judge Judy

Whether he’s climbing a tree, doing his best DJ Khaled impersonation, dabbing, or inviting himself over for a sleepover, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has been busy this recruiting season.

January 23rd, 2016

‘Brady Vs. Manning’ Delves Into QB Rivalry — And Practical Jokes

Nobody is happier than Gary Myers that Sunday’s AFC Championship is set to bring about one final confrontation between the Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Broncos’ Peyton Manning. Myers is the author of “Brady Vs. Manning: The Untold Story Of The Rivalry That Transformed The NFL.”

January 20th, 2016

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning Prove It’s A Quarterback’s World

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have faced each other 16 times over the course of their exceptionally successful careers. On Sunday, they will face each other again. Sort of.

January 16th, 2016

Quarterback Carousel: Graduate Transfers Shake Up College Football

On Monday night, Alabama became college football’s champion. Crimson Tide fans can thank quarterback Jake Coker — who transferred to Alabama in 2014 after getting a degree from Florida State. Bill Littlefield explores the growing tend of quarterbacks graduating early to switch schools.

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