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September 6th, 2014

For NFL Great Ozzie Newsome, Youth Sports Set The Stage

Ozzie Newsome is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a former collegiate All-American and the first African-American general manager in NFL history. Now he’s in the National High School Hall of Fame. Newsome spoke with OAG’s Doug Tribou about the building blocks for his career.

In The News
September 6th, 2014

Seahawks Seek Second Straight Super Bowl

Only one team in the past 15 seasons has won back-to-back Super Bowls. The Seahawks are out to match New England’s success, and Seattle Times columnist (and OAG resident clairvoyant) Jerry Brewer thinks they’ll succeed.

Commentary
September 3rd, 2014

Domestic Violence: A Problem In The NFL — And Beyond

On Sunday morning, just days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league’s new domestic violence policy, Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers was arrested on domestic violence charges. Bill Littlefield finds himself considering the fallout within and beyond the NFL.

In The News
August 30th, 2014

NFL Season Preview With Gregg Doyel

The NFL season begins Thursday with the Green Bay Packers visiting the Seattle Seahawks. Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports joins us to discuss the league’s new domestic violence policy, Johnny Manziel, and a surprising pick to win Super Bowl XLIX.

In The News
August 28th, 2014

Goodell Announces New NFL Domestic Violence Policy

After being widely criticized for his handling of Ravens running back Ray Rice’s suspension, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced new, stricter league policies regarding domestic violence.

Commentary
August 27th, 2014

Retirement Should Be ‘Brought Up’ After Welker’s Latest Concussion

How many concussions is too many? Bill Littlefield hopes that Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is asking himself that question.

In The News
August 23rd, 2014

Blaring Music And A Haz-Mat Suit: Life At Ohio State After Braxton Miller

If your Heisman-candidate starting quarterback goes down with a season-ending injury, just crank up the music and collect urine samples. Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel explains why Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is taking a page from Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly.

Only A Blog
August 21st, 2014

In The NFL, It’s Raining Flags

If you like football and yellow’s your favorite color, you’re in luck. NFL penalty flags are logging some serious frequent flier miles this preseason as officials work to enforce the league’s “points of emphasis” for the upcoming season.

Featured Book
August 16th, 2014

‘Football’ Collects Writing From All Sides Of Gridiron

Some say baseball and boxing produce the best writing about sports, but a new collection of football essays challenges that notion. Bill Littlefield speaks with John Schulian, editor of ‘Football: Great Writing About The National Sport.”

Interview
August 16th, 2014

Why Are NFL Joint Training Camps On The Rise?

In preparation for the 2014 regular season, 13 NFL teams are participating in joint practices with other teams. ESPN senior NFL writer and commentator John Clayton joins Bill Littlefield to explain why.

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