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In The News
November 22nd, 2014

DEA Inspections Point To NFL’s Prescription Drug Suit

Last weekend, agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration surprised the medical staffs of five NFL teams with unscheduled inspections. ESPN’s John Barr joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

In The News
November 22nd, 2014

New York Times Investigation Spotlights Cover-Up Culture In NFL

While the NFL sorts out issues of crimes and punishment, Steve Eder, an investigative sports reporter for the New York Times, has written about the league’s culture surrounding domestic violence. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his findings.

Interview
November 15th, 2014

After 0-9 Start, Raiders Flirting With Infamy

“The Black Hole” at Oakland Coliseum seats the most die-hard Oakland Raiders fans. Unfortunately, the light of victory has yet to shine on the team this season. Scott Ostler from the San Francisco Chronicle joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the winless Raiders.

In Depth
November 15th, 2014

Rice, Peterson Await NFL Reinstatement Rulings

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is scheduled to meet with NFL officials on Monday. Former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice is awaiting a ruling from an independent arbiter on the appeal of his indefinite ban. Sports Illustrated’s Doug Farrar joins us to discuss the chances of the players getting back on the field.

Commentary
November 8th, 2014

Futures of Peterson, Rice And Goodell Uncertain

Now that Ray Rice’s suspension appeal is underway and Adrian Peterson has reached a plea deal, the NFL’s domestic abuse scandals — and their handling by Commissioner Roger Goodell — return to the headlines. Bill Littlefield offers his take on the latest developments.

In The News
November 8th, 2014

Arizona Cardinals Off To Surprising Start

Who’s in first place in the NFC West? The Seattle Seahawks, winners of last year’s Super Bowl? No. The San Francisco 49ers, who reached the NFC Championship a season ago? Nope. It’s the Arizona Cardinals. The Arizona Republic’s Kent Somers joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the team’s surprising success.

Only A Blog
November 5th, 2014
By Eric Larrabee

Jets Fans: The Latest Spending Cash To Send A Message

New York Jets fans are raising billboards and flying planes demanding the firing of the team’s general manager. We take a look back at other times sports fans have used advertising to get their message across.

Commentary
November 5th, 2014

London Calling, Will Tony Romo Answer?

Despite two fractured bones in his back, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has traveled to London with the hope of playing on Sunday. Bill Littlefield does not share Romo’s, or the NFL’s, optimistic outlook.

Feature
November 1st, 2014

Fall Experimental Football League Keeps NFL Dreams Alive

For college football stars, it’s the NFL or bust. Unlike this country’s other major sports, the NFL does not have a developmental league. But there’s a movement to change all that. From a recent Fall Experimental Football League game in Boston, Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

In Depth
October 25th, 2014

Defense Key To Detroit Lions’ Turnaround

With star wide receiver Calvin Johnson on board, the Detroit Lions were supposed to ride their offense to NFL relevancy. But it’s been the team’s defense that has the Lions positioned to finish with a winning record for just the second time since 2001. Bill speaks with Mlive’s Kyle Meinke.

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