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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.

In The News
September 13th, 2014

The NFL, Ray Rice And Roger Goodell

Bill Littlefield has this week’s developments in the controversy surrounding NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of the Ray Rice case.

Commentary
September 10th, 2014

NFL Brass Channels SNL In Ray Rice Aftermath

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he did not see the tape of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiance in an elevator before he handed down a two-game suspension. Count Bill Littlefield among the skeptics.

In The News
September 8th, 2014

Rice Cut, Suspended Indefinitely After Release Of New Video

After a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiance in the face was released Monday, the Baltimore Ravens cut their star running back. The NFL then suspended him indefinitely. The news has raised questions about how long the league has known about the video.

Interview
September 6th, 2014

From The NFL To The Arts: Ex-Steelers Open Studio

Two former Pittsburgh Steelers have found a new line of work. Baron Batch and John Malecki are co-founders of Studio A.M. in Pittsburgh, where art meets custom furniture meets Angry Man Salsa. The artists joined Bill Littlefield.

Interview
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.

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