National Football League
Go Ahead and Secede, Texas. I Dare You.
November 14, 2012
Don't mess with Texas? Don't mess with us!
Why Is the NFL’s Trade Deadline So Boring?
November 13, 2012
The game of football and the NFL conspire to limit midseason trades, denying fans excitement and players autonomy.
The First Monday Night Football Before the First Tuesday in November
November 05, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney went on ESPN's Monday Night Football to kibitz about sports before the election.
The Man Who Shaped the Way We Watch Football on TV
November 03, 2012
Some years ago, I got a call from NFL Films, from a man named Steve Sabol. Yes, he realized I was English by birth and might not know much about American football. So I explained to him that I had arrived in San Francisco in September 1981 at the start of the season in which the 49ers won their first Super Bowl—their first of five. Mr. Sabol was encouraged, but he had called me because he’d read some writing about movies that I had done. I believe I had compared Joe Montana and Gary Cooper in the way they gazed at space. That was his kind of dream.