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.

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.

Only A Blog
April 15th, 2015

Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of 1st-Degree Murder

The former New England Patriots tight end will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.

April 4th, 2015

Will The NFL, Finally, Return To Los Angeles?

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.

In The News
March 28th, 2015

NFL Gives Concussion Spotters More Power With ‘Julian Edelman’ Rule

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.

March 21st, 2015

NFL Wives Call For More Help For Older Retirees

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.

March 21st, 2015

NFL Running Back Andre Williams On Chris Borland’s Retirement

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.

In The News
March 14th, 2015

NFL Free Agency Begins Before It Begins

Even before NFL free agency officially began last Tuesday, a number of high-profile deals had already been reached. Bleacher Report’s Mike Tanier joins Bill Littlefield to explain what happened.

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