Business of Football

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The Brady Appeal: What’s Next in Deflategate Drama
The Brady Appeal: What’s Next in Deflategate Drama
Tired of the lawyerspeak this NFL offseason? Well, hang on a little longer. The union’s appeal of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is next on the docket, with Judge Roger Goodell presiding. Here’s what to expect this summer
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
It’s the New Discipline
It’s the New Discipline
Why the NFL came down hard on the Pats, what it means for Roger Goodell to potentially lose a powerful ally in Robert Kraft, and the impact on Tom Brady’s legacy
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Yes, It’s a Big Deal
Yes, It’s a Big Deal
While the details seem trivial and even comic, the violations in the Wells report strike at the heart of the league’s watchwords—integrity and competitive balance. The implications for Tom Brady and the Patriots are serious
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Draft Weekend Lingers On
Draft Weekend Lingers On
A top-15 pick falls out of the draft (because he wants to), Jameis loses a contract battle and the game’s best running back tries a new negotiating tactic. It was a wild weekend even by draft standards. Here are four business storylines to keep an eye on as the offseason trudges on
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Back in the Line of Fire
Back in the Line of Fire
As the NFL works to repair its image, Roger Goodell will step back into the national spotlight at the draft. He could benefit from showing a softer side, but vulnerability and human frailty aren’t part of the commissioner’s job description
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Stars May Align for Blockbuster Trades
The Stars May Align for Blockbuster Trades
With Adrian Peterson and Philip Rivers, we might see two high-profile trades that make sense for all four teams ... plus, five thoughts on Tim Tebow going to Philly
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
On Prospect Maturity, Domestic Violence and Players We Don’t Know
On Prospect Maturity, Domestic Violence and Players We Don’t Know
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Dallas Cowboys Have Done It Again
The Dallas Cowboys Have Done It Again
Once ruled by emotion and impulse, the Cowboys finally appeared to be making sound decisions. Then they signed Greg Hardy, restructured Tony Romo’s contract and who knows what could happen next?
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
On Punishment, Real-Talk Translations and Why the NFL Needs To Lighten Up
On Punishment, Real-Talk Translations and Why the NFL Needs To Lighten Up
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
On Hardy, Borland and a Hyperactive Offseason
On Hardy, Borland and a Hyperactive Offseason
Making some sense of Greg Hardy’s contract with the Cowboys, Chris Borland’s preemptive retirement and the rest of the news from Week 2 of the league year
By Andrew Brandt