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Three changes in the way the National Football League plays football are helping to give us a good idea of the shape of things to come. Several months ago, the Competition Committee adopted a new rule banning ball-carriers from lowering their helmets into oncoming defenders in an attempt to break free of the tackle.

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Why the New England Patriots Signed Tim Tebow

It's not as crazy as you think

Mike Tannenbaum, as general manager of the New York Jets, once consulted Wall Street management specialists to solve the dilemma every National Football League franchise faces: How do you consistently excel when you're not allowed to outspend other teams? The finance guys’ advice for Tannenbaum was to sign players with what are known as “character issues”: good athletes who are also bad apples.

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Don't Button That Button!

Lessons from Geno Smith's sartorial slipup at the NFL draft

Lessons from Geno Smith's sartorial slipup at the NFL draft.

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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.

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The New ESPN Ombudsman Is One of Its Fiercest Critics

Robert Lipsyte talks about working inside the belly of the beast

Robert Lipsyte talks about working inside the belly of the beast.

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Hey, America: You Could Rule Rugby, If Only You Tried

For proof, look no further than Carlin Isles, the sport's fastest man

For proof, like no further than Carlin Isles, the sport's fastest man.

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Gambling with NFL Fandom

I decided to bet on the sport I love. I lost, even when I won.

I decided to bet on the sport I love. I lost, even when I won.

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Fourth Down? We're Going for It!

How advanced statistics could transform the NFL

How advanced statistics could transform the NFL.

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

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

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