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The Mad Scientist Doesn’t Wear Makeup

Often colder than a Maine winter in his press conferences, Bill Belichick has mastered the art of withholding information. But with the tape rolling and clicker in hand, the Patriots coach turns into an excited teacher during a weekly TV segment called The Belestrator

The NFL’s Kind of Town

Newly minted players will still dominate the TV spotlight come Thursday night, but the NFL draft has a new verve thanks to its Chicago backdrop

Troy Aikman on Concussions, Borland and Broadcasting

In the wake of the Chris Borland retirement, I asked the Hall of Fame former QB and Fox broadcaster—who suffered multiple concussions as a pro—for his thoughts on head injuries, and on how he approaches the subject on the air

Like Father, Like Son

Phil and Chris Simms sat down with The MMQB and rapped about Super Bowl 49, Deflategate, Bill Belichick and the state of broadcasting

The MMQB Media Awards

From breaking news to moving features to on-air embarrassments, the best and worst of 2014 from those who cover the NFL

You Keep Watching

Despite off-the-field scandals and on-the-field blowouts, the NFL's television ratings remain as strong as ever

R-Rated Football

Phil Simms vowed not to say Washington’s team nickname during broadcasts, though a few mentions have already slipped in. How he handles Thursday’s primetime game has more implications than you might expect

2014 NFL Viewing Guide

What’s new among the five networks carrying games this season—and which one is broadcasting’s version of Johnny Manziel

ESPN's Monday Night Madness

From Mike and Mike to Chris Berman, ESPN has given little regard to proven play-by-play skills when it comes to Monday Night Football's late-night opener. The perfect choice for this year's game is right under their noses—informed, professional and proven. It's past time they gave her the assignment

The Drama Behind the Michael Sam Drama

How a thunderstorm 3,000 miles away from Michael Sam's California location almost kept ESPN from airing the most memorable moment in NFL draft history

A Mayock & McShay Q&A

Forget the prospects. The most recognizable faces during the NFL draft process are media stars Mike Mayock and Todd McShay. What do these guys do and how do they define success? One thing’s for sure: It’s not about the mock drafts

Wishing for a White Super Bowl

It's been a point of debate since New Jersey was awarded the Super Bowl, but there's no question what the producer and director of FOX's broadcast would prefer—let it snow. The weather, of course, is just one of many considerations for the men bringing the big game to your TV

What's It Like to Cover the Super Bowl?

The chance for snow. The guarantee of a circus. Tracking down stories and the fight for access. We polled five NFL beat writers well-versed in the experience of the Super Bowl from the media side about what their week will be like when the madness descends upon New York

An NFL Ratings Bonanza

Another season, another ridiculous showing by professional football through the eyes of television viewers. And with a record-setting wild-card weekend already in the books, the biggest numbers are still to come

What Is It Like To Be Paid To Cover Pro Football?

Writing about the NFL would seem to be a dream job. Five reporters from across the country discuss doing just that, including the satisfactions and frustrations, the long hours on the clock and the pressure of breaking news

Holidays Away From Home

Football is as synonymous with Thanksgiving as turkey. For the behind-the-scenes NFL broadcast staffers, it means celebrating the holiday in non-traditional ways—like bowling with Phil Simms—so millions can get their pie and pigskin fix

Voices of the NFL

An important but never seen aspect of football broadcasts, the sound that takes pregame shows into commercial breaks can be pivotal to keeping viewers tuned in. Meet the people behind those voices that are heard every Sunday