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In The News
September 20th, 2014

A Critical Look At The NFL And Domestic Violence

Sports Illustrated special features writer Jeff Benedict says the NFL has an ‘antiquated playbook’ when dealing with domestic violence and abuse. Benedict speaks with Bill Littlefield.

Only A Blog
September 18th, 2014

Tom Brady Posted His (Pre-Patriots) Resume

“Really thought I was going to need this after the 5th round,” the now-star QB wrote.

Commentary
September 17th, 2014

Littlefield: To Curb Off-Field Violence, Make NFL Players Pay

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced the appointments of several influential women as part of the league’s reaction to its domestic violence scandal. Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield offers a more robust response.

Only A Blog
September 17th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

In Reversal, Vikings Will Keep Peterson Off The Field

After fans and sponsors expressed frustration about the possibility of Adrian Peterson returning to the field, the Minnesota Vikings’ owners reversed course Wednesday. The team has announced Peterson will not play until his child abuse case is resolved.

Only A Blog
September 16th, 2014

Ray Rice Fallout Continues As Rihanna, NOW Slam NFL

The NFL has hired new staff members to oversee the league’s domestic violence program. The National Organization for Women says that’s not enough. And in more fallout from the Ray Rice saga, pop star Rihanna and TV network CBS ended up in a feud.

Only A Blog
September 15th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

Despite Abuse Scandals, NFL TV Ratings Rise

A week of news about the ongoing Ray Rice saga had some observers wondering if the NFL brand would take a hit. But the TV ratings for one of the league’s showcase, prime-time slots were even higher than last year.

Featured Book
September 13th, 2014

How The NFL Became King: A Look Back At The League’s Evolution

In his new book “NFL Football: A History Of America’s New National Pastime,” Richard Crepeau examines a time when the league was not always front and center in popular cultures. He joins Bill Littlefield to explore the game’s evolution.

In The News
September 13th, 2014

1.4 Billion Reasons The Bills Will Stay In Buffalo

Worries that the Bills might be expatriated have been put to rest. The Pegulas, owners of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, have taken over the team and plan to keep the franchise in place. Jerry Sullivan of The Buffalo News joins Bill Littlefield to give an update.

In Depth
September 13th, 2014

FCC Decision Looms On NFL’s TV Blackout Rule

The NFL ‘blackout’ rule prevents games that haven’t been sold out from appearing on local television. But, an upcoming vote by the FCC could change how the league controls its product. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

Interview
September 13th, 2014

Leitch On The NFL: ‘This Is How Empires Fall’

Sports on Earth columnist Will Leitch joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice situation and whether the league is reaching a tipping point.

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