football

The Washington Football Team's Offensive Name Is Still a Valuable, Protected Trademark
June 19, 2014

The media completely misstated what this news really means. Here's what you need to know. 

Year of the Pigskin
My hilarious, heartbreaking, triumphant season with the American Football League of China
April 08, 2014

A crisis of cultural identity—not to mention offense, defense, and special teams.

College Football Players Are Employees, Says Chicago NLRB
March 26, 2014

In an historic ruling, Northwestern football players won the right to hold a vote on unionizing. They were ruled employees under federal law.

Dan Snyder Acknowledges Existence of People He Prefers to Slur
March 25, 2014

Washington football team owner made a fatal error in his latest effort to resist changing his team's name: He acknowledged the continued existence of Native Americans.

Why the Miami Dolphins Bullying Scandal Indicts The Whole NFL
February 17, 2014

A blockbuster report details how horrifically a Miami Dolphin lineman was bullied by his teammate. What does it say about the league?

Are Republicans Afraid to Talk About Michael Sam?
February 11, 2014

It's been mostly cheers for Michael Sam, except on the right—where it's been mostly silence. Can that change?

If Michael Sam Isn't Drafted, Don't Just Blame the NFL. Blame the Media, Too.
February 11, 2014

Everyone is ready for a gay football player—except NFL execs and certain sports reporters, apparently.

Which Team Would Draft Openly Gay Player Michael Sam?
February 10, 2014

A look at the NFL's locker rooms and defensive schemes give us some clues about where Michael Sam will end up.

College Football Prospect Comes Out, Challenging the NFL to Draft Him
February 09, 2014

Michael Sam will be the first openly gay NFL player, if the NFL can get over itself.

Marshawn Lynch Won't Talk, and Sports Reporters Won't Shut Up About It
January 31, 2014

The self-important sports press should pipe down about Marshawn Lynch's pre-Super Bowl reticence.

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