NFL

Gambling with NFL Fandom
I decided to bet on the sport I love. I lost, even when I won.
February 02, 2013

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

Fourth Down? We're Going for It!
How advanced statistics could transform the NFL
February 01, 2013

How advanced statistics could transform the NFL.

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.

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 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.

The NFL Replacement Refs Reach the Tipping Point
September 25, 2012

The story of the locked-out refs is about NFL greed. But it's also about more than football.

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