“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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The former New England Patriots tight end will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.
With the St. Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers exploring a move to the Los Angeles area, pro football fever is building again in L.A. Reporter Saul Gonzalez talks to fans from the different sides.
Former NFL tight end Ben Utecht knows all about concussions, suffering at least five of them during his playing days. He joins Bill Littlefield to weigh in on the newest NFL effort to promote player safety.
The wives of 26 NFL Hall of Famers sent a letter to the league and its players’ association stating that both organizations have neglected the needs of players whose careers ended in 1993 or earlier. Gerri DeLamielleure, whose husband Joe was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003, joins Bill Littlefield.
Citing health risks, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired on Monday after just one season in the NFL. New York Giants running back Andre Williams was also a rookie this past season and he joined Bill Littlefield to share his thoughts on Borland’s decision.