Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid returned to Philadelphia to play his old team: the Eagles. The Chiefs emerged with the win while the Eagles are struggling to get aloft with new coach Chip Kelly. Bill speaks with Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The NFL started the 2013-2014 season on the right foot. There were record setting television audiences opening weekend. Bill muses about the upcoming season with some poetry.
College sports have become a stepping stone to a professional career. Author John U. Bacon joins Bill Littlefield to explain what there is to lose with the increased commercialization and professionalization of NCAA football.
Which NFL fans are the most unstable? Emory University professors Michael Lewis and Manish Tripathi used Twitter data to find out. Professor Tripathi joins Bill Littlefield to share the findings.
The NFL season got off to a hot start on Thursday with Peyton Manning throwing for seven touchdowns in a Broncos victory over the Ravens. CBS Sports national columnist Gregg Doyel joins Bill Littlefield to break down the opener and to shed some light on the rest of the league.
An excerpt from “Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football” by John U. Bacon.
Former NFL quarterback Walter “Bubby” Brister shares his thoughts on the NFL’s recent $765 million settlement with more than 4,500 former players. Brister, one of the plaintiffs, estimates he suffered more than 20 concussions during his career, but he tells Bill Littlefield he has no regrets.
The NFL settled its lawsuit with more than 4,500 former players for $765 million on Thursday. To analyze the pros and cons of the deal, Bill Littlefield spoke with Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann.
ESPN has pulled out of a partnership with the PBS series “Frontline,” ending a collaboration on a documentary about concussions in the NFL. Given ESPN’s ties to the league, the move raised concerns about conflicts of interest in sports reporting, but Bill Littlefield says we should stay focused on the issues on the field.
President Barack Obama invited members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the White House for an honorary ceremony on Tuesday, but three Dolphins declined on political grounds. As Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch explains, it wasn’t the first time an athlete has declined an invitation from the president.