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May 23rd, 2015

Michael Sam, Women’s World Cup And The NBA’s Foul Problem

Should the NBA cut down on intentional fouling? Why aren’t more people talking about the women’s World Cup? And what should we make of Michael Sam’s move to the CFL? Bill Littlefield, Shira Springer and Doug Tribou address those questions in this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Only A Blog
May 21st, 2015
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NFL Owners Vote To Move Back Extra Point

NFL owners have voted to move extra points back 13 yards. The point after, which has become almost automatic, might get a tad harder — and some kickers don’t seem to like the change.

Commentary
May 20th, 2015

Commentary: Taking All The Air Out Of Deflate-Gate

Why is America abuzz with the NFL’s Deflate-Gate news when three other major sports are in full swing? Bill Littlefield offers one theory…

Only A Blog
May 17th, 2015
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OAG Comedy: Recording Reveals Reason For Deflate-Gate Punishment

How did NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decide on the Deflate-Gate punishments for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots? The Only A Game Players offer their entirely fictional (and allegedly funny) guess.

In Depth
May 16th, 2015

Teams Honoring The Military: Feel Good Moment … For Sale?

After reports that 14 NFL teams received money from the Department of Defense and National Guard for staging on-field tributes to soldiers and veterans, the U.S. House condemned “paid-for patriotism.” Michael Cygan is a veteran who was honored at a sporting event, and he joins Bill Littlefield to weigh in.

Interview
May 16th, 2015

Deflate-Gate: The NFL’s Master Stroke In Self-Promotion?

“The Patriots vs. the NFL vs. the NFL’s overwrought self-regard is a drama especially depleted in lovable protagonists,” writes Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay. Gay joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the Wells Report, the Patriots’ response to the Wells Report and all the latest Deflate-Gate news.

Commentary
May 13th, 2015

As Concussion Crisis Mounts, NFL Turns To … Cardiology Specialist?

Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, president of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was recently appointed the National Football League’s chief medical adviser. Bill Littlefield looks at the implications of the move.

Charlie Pierce
May 2nd, 2015

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Charlie Pierce and Bill Littlefield discuss the NFL draft, baseball’s pace-of-play rules, and the age-old question of whether bridge is a sport — it does exercise your brain, after all.

Interview
April 25th, 2015

Meet Joe Linta, An NFL Agent In Search Of Overlooked Prospects

NFL agent Joe Linta is known for negotiating what was once the biggest contract in NFL history. He’s also known as the “chief advocate for the NFL draft’s marginalia.” Sports Illustrated’s Emily Kaplan recently profiled the agent and she joins Bill Littlefield.

In The News
April 25th, 2015

Making Sense Of The NFL’s Concussion Settlement

A federal judge has approved a settlement for a class-action lawsuit against the NFL over compensating former players who suffered concussions and other injuries. The deal could cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years. Sports Illustrated’s Michael McCann explains how it will work.

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