The NFL has hired new staff members to oversee the league’s domestic violence program. The National Organization for Women says that’s not enough. And in more fallout from the Ray Rice saga, pop star Rihanna and TV network CBS ended up in a feud.
A week of news about the ongoing Ray Rice saga had some observers wondering if the NFL brand would take a hit. But the TV ratings for one of the league’s showcase, prime-time slots were even higher than last year.
In his new book “NFL Football: A History Of America’s New National Pastime,” Richard Crepeau examines a time when the league was not always front and center in popular cultures. He joins Bill Littlefield to explore the game’s evolution.
Worries that the Bills might be expatriated have been put to rest. The Pegulas, owners of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, have taken over the team and plan to keep the franchise in place. Jerry Sullivan of The Buffalo News joins Bill Littlefield to give an update.
Sports on Earth columnist Will Leitch joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice situation and whether the league is reaching a tipping point.
Bill Littlefield has this week’s developments in the controversy surrounding NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of the Ray Rice case.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he did not see the tape of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiance in an elevator before he handed down a two-game suspension. Count Bill Littlefield among the skeptics.
After a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiance in the face was released Monday, the Baltimore Ravens cut their star running back. The NFL then suspended him indefinitely. The news has raised questions about how long the league has known about the video.
Ozzie Newsome is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a former collegiate All-American and the first African-American general manager in NFL history. Now he’s in the National High School Hall of Fame. Newsome spoke with OAG’s Doug Tribou about the building blocks for his career.
Only one team in the past 15 seasons has won back-to-back Super Bowls. The Seahawks are out to match New England’s success, and Seattle Times columnist (and OAG resident clairvoyant) Jerry Brewer thinks they’ll succeed.