College sports have become a stepping stone to a professional career. Author John U. Bacon joins Bill Littlefield to explain what there is to lose with the increased commercialization and professionalization of NCAA football.
Which NFL fans are the most unstable? Emory University professors Michael Lewis and Manish Tripathi used Twitter data to find out. Professor Tripathi joins Bill Littlefield to share the findings.
The NFL season got off to a hot start on Thursday with Peyton Manning throwing for seven touchdowns in a Broncos victory over the Ravens. CBS Sports national columnist Gregg Doyel joins Bill Littlefield to break down the opener and to shed some light on the rest of the league.
An excerpt from “Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football” by John U. Bacon.
ESPN has come under fire for backing out of its partnership with Frontline to produce a documentary about concussions in the NFL. But ESPN is hardly the only media outlet to face criticism for its relationship with pro sports leagues and teams. Only A Game’s Karen Given has more.
The NFL settled its lawsuit with more than 4,500 former players for $765 million on Thursday. To analyze the pros and cons of the deal, Bill Littlefield spoke with Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann.
ESPN has pulled out of a partnership with the PBS series “Frontline,” ending a collaboration on a documentary about concussions in the NFL. Given ESPN’s ties to the league, the move raised concerns about conflicts of interest in sports reporting, but Bill Littlefield says we should stay focused on the issues on the field.
Pro football is coming back to Los Angeles, and you can thank Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS … seriously. The duo’s new team, the LA KISS, will play in the Arena Football League. Paul Stanley shares the details with Karen Given.
In ‘Rising Tide’ Randy Roberts and Ed Krzemienski detail Joe Namath’s lows and highs – from a suspension to a stunning Orange Bowl victory – while playing for Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama. The authors join Karen Given.
Karen Given visits Dr. Bill Meehan, the director of Boston Children’s Sports Concussion Clinic, who explains why helmets cannot prevent concussions. But Meehan says there’s still hope for making contact sports safer.