The NFL season begins Thursday with the Green Bay Packers visiting the Seattle Seahawks. Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports joins us to discuss the league’s new domestic violence policy, Johnny Manziel, and a surprising pick to win Super Bowl XLIX.
After being widely criticized for his handling of Ravens running back Ray Rice’s suspension, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced new, stricter league policies regarding domestic violence.
How many concussions is too many? Bill Littlefield hopes that Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is asking himself that question.
Pay for play? Academic eligibility issues? Concerns about player safety? Those topics are big news in college football today, but they were just as prevalent in the 1890s when the game was new. Big Ten Network anchor Dave Revsine joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book ‘The Opening Kickoff.’
If you like football and yellow’s your favorite color, you’re in luck. NFL penalty flags are logging some serious frequent flier miles this preseason as officials work to enforce the league’s “points of emphasis” for the upcoming season.
Some say baseball and boxing produce the best writing about sports, but a new collection of football essays challenges that notion. Bill Littlefield speaks with John Schulian, editor of ‘Football: Great Writing About The National Sport.”
In preparation for the 2014 regular season, 13 NFL teams are participating in joint practices with other teams. ESPN senior NFL writer and commentator John Clayton joins Bill Littlefield to explain why.
Mike Tanier’s “A Good Walkthrough” is packed with stories from the writer’s time at Football Outsiders, providing plenty of material for the avid football fan. Tanier spoke with Bill Littlefield.
For more than 30 years, children from the Presbyterian Home in Lynchburg, Va., defeated rival football teams while playing in their bare feet. The “Shoeless Wonders” gained national attention and are now the subject of an upcoming movie. Beverly Amsler speaks with three former Shoeless Wonders about the team.
On Saturday, Ray Guy will become the first punter to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Doug Tribou talks to the former Raider about his colorful career.