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In Depth
January 31st, 2015

After Recovering From Health Scare, Vinovich Will Ref First Super Bowl

In April 2007, NFL referee Bill Vinovich suffered an aortic dissection, a tear inside the wall of the major artery that carries blood out of the heart. He was told he would never officiate another game. Now Vinovich is preparing to work the Super Bowl.

Only A Blog
January 29th, 2015

The Patriots Don’t Want To Talk About … Arizona

The New England Patriots are tired of thinking about it, tired of talking about it and ready to move on. No, not deflate-gate … Arizona.

Only A Blog
January 28th, 2015
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How To Fix The NFL’s Pro Bowl

The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl is officially in the books, and television ratings are down again. How can the league fix its all-star game?

Commentary
January 21st, 2015

‘Deflate-Gate’ Scandal Has An Air Of Opportunity

The NFL has determined 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots during their AFC Championship victory were underinflated, ESPN reports. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the “lighter” side of the controversy.

In The News
January 17th, 2015

Packers Get Another Crack At Seahawks In NFC Championship

In Week 1, Seattle shut down Green Bay’s offense in a 36-16 win. The teams are meeting again in Sunday’s NFC Championship, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tyler Dunne says the Packers have learned from that loss.

In The News
January 17th, 2015

AFC Championship Preview: Colts Vs. Patriots

The rivalry between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts has been on hold for the past few years. But the Colts, led by third-year quarterback Andrew Luck, are ready to challenge the Patriots in the AFC Championship. Only A Game’s Karen Given has a preview.

In The News
January 10th, 2015

Questions Remain After Mueller Report On NFL’s Handling Of Rice Case

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller released his report on the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice case on Thursday. Slate Senior Editor Jeremy Stahl argues that the investigation misses a basic, big-picture detail in the saga.

In The News
January 10th, 2015

Past And Present Collide In Manning Vs. Luck

Peyton Manning played 13 seasons for the Indianapolis Colts. Now he’s with the Denver Broncos, who host the Colts and their new star QB Andrew Luck this weekend in the NFL Playoffs. Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star previews the matchup.

In The News
January 3rd, 2015

College Football Playoff Championship: Oregon Vs. Ohio State

No. 4 Ohio State, down to its third-string quarterback, topped No. 1 Alabama on Thursday. Next up for the Buckeyes: the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, who stopped undefeated Florida State in the other semifinal. Who will come out on top? Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel previews the matchup.

Commentary
December 31st, 2014

Military Rehab Program Welcomes NFL Retirees

After the Impact pairs former NFL players with combat veterans in therapeutic activities. According to Devin Hutchings, the program’s director, the vets and former players “create a brotherhood” based on their mutual respect as well as the similar challenges they face.

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