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.
A Journey to the End of Football
September 14, 2012
The cradle of quarterbacks in the age of concussions.
Ben Roethlisberger and the Future of Football
February 04, 2011
This past summer, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell found himself facing a situation every authority figure dreads. His reputation hinged on how he handled a greasy-haired young man sitting in front of him, brandishing a smirk. The lug in question was Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, who had been accused of rape for the second time in a year, in this instance by a 20-year-old college student in Georgia. Arming himself for the conversation, Goodell had talked to two dozen other players, including other Steelers.
The Nike Jinx?
June 24, 2010
For decades, superstitious sports fans have lived in fear of their favorite athletes and teams making the Sports Illustrated cover.
Obama Deemed Insufficient Steelers Fan
May 18, 2009
Rasheed Wallace sparked some controversy a couple years back when he pooh-poohed the Detroit Pistons' visit to the White House to receive congratulations from President Bush for winning the NBA championship as "just something we have to do." Still, Rasheed--despite his personal disdain for Bush--did go to the ceremony.