National Football League

Zen and the Art of Fantasy Football
A memoir of the (fantasy) sporting life
July 09, 2013

Thirteen percent of Americans participate in fantasy sports—some even see it as the narrative backbone of their lives.

We Are Addicted to Football. It's Time for Rehab.
April 25, 2013

Tonight, the NFL Draft begins—in case you hadn’t heard. The cover of the most recent ESPN The Magazine is dedicated to it, and Sports Illustrated likely would have fronted it, too, had the Boston Marathon bombings not taken precedence.

The NFL Playoffs Offer Little Reward for All Their Risk
January 10, 2013

You won't believe how much Robert Griffin III got paid to injure his knee.

Nick Saban’s Long, Winding Path to Sophomoric Success
January 07, 2013

Alabama Coach Nick Saban might be the greatest college football coach in history—but only because he gave up on the pro game.

This Hit Caused a Concussion. It Was Also Legal. Discuss.
December 28, 2012

Balancing the safety of NFL players and the quality of the game is not so simple.

Roger Goodell Keeps Letting His League Down
December 11, 2012

The NFL's bounty scandal claims another victim: The commissioner who rushed to suspend everyone in site.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Bob Costas
December 05, 2012

Why is Bob Costas holding back on gun control? Because that's who Bob Costas is.

ESPN Casts a Critical Look at Its Meal Ticket: Football
November 20, 2012

ESPN pairs with public-TV stalwart 'Frontline' to investigate its meal ticket, professional football.

How to Save College Basketball
November 16, 2012

A four-point plan to fix the game

Go Ahead and Secede, Texas. I Dare You.
November 14, 2012

Don't mess with Texas? Don't mess with us!

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