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Business of Football
The NFL’s Reality TV Mess
The NFL’s Reality TV Mess
PSI: New England and Saints Family Feud—as engrossing as anything the networks can concoct—pull back the curtain on the internal pressures and paranoia pervading the NFL
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Awaiting Peyton’s Decision
Awaiting Peyton’s Decision
Listening to John Elway talk about Peyton Manning and seeing his coldhearted dealings with John Fox, I was reminded of the Packers’ circumstances with Brett Favre in 2008. As stoic as Manning is, everyone likes to be recruited
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Man Who Can Finally Change Washington
The Man Who Can Change Washington
A seasoned scout, new general manager Scot McCloughan has the skillset to transform Washington into a franchise that’s built for sustained success
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Mueller Report: No Smoking Gun, No Satisfying Resolution
The Mueller Report: No Smoking Gun, No Satisfying Resolution
The NFL’s internal investigation into its handling of the Ray Rice situation is a mild rebuke that the league hopes will allow it to move on. But fundamental questions—including how the NFL could have so mismanaged the case in the first place—remain up in the air
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
To Be the Man in Charge …
To Be the Man in Charge …
January brings another round of head coaching shake-ups. A look at how their contracts typically work (players wish they had this kind of security), the unusual case of Doug Marrone, and Chip Kelly’s rise to power in Philly
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The NFL’s Best and Worst Business Decisions
The NFL’s Best and Worst Business Decisions
A look back at the players and teams that won and lost at the negotiating table in 2014, and what it all means going forward as the league tries to repair its image
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
How They Broke RG3
How They Broke RG3
Fueled by his performance as a rookie, Washington lavished Robert Griffin III with preferential treatment and risked putting him in harm’s way. Two years later, they have to dial things back in order to repair their franchise QB. It’s not too late
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Union Can’t Get A Word In
A One-Way Negotiation
When the league discusses a new personal conduct policy at the winter’s owners meetings, the NFLPA is one voice that won’t be heard
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Train Never Slows Down
The Train Never Slows Down
From botched domestic violence cases to retired players in dire need, the NFL has failed on a number of important fronts this season. Yet through it all, fans have stuck around and—more importantly for the owners—the money keeps pouring in
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Still Judge, Jury and Executioner
Still Judge, Jury and Executioner
Friday's Ray Rice decision was a setback for Roger Goodell, but even through another defeat the commissioner shows no signs of backing off his role as the Conduct Commissioner
By Andrew Brandt