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R-Rated Football
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
By Richard Deitsch
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2014 NFL Viewing Guide
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
By Richard Deitsch
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ESPN’s Monday Night Madness
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
By Richard Deitsch
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The Drama Behind the Michael Sam Drama
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
By Richard Deitsch
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A Mayock & McShay Q&A
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
By Richard Deitsch
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Wishing for a White Super Bowl
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
By Richard Deitsch
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What’s It Like to Cover the Super Bowl?
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
By Richard Deitsch
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An NFL Ratings Bonanza
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
By Richard Deitsch
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What Is It Like To Be Paid To Cover Pro Football?
Beat Writer Roundtable
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
By Richard Deitsch
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Holidays Away From Home
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
By Richard Deitsch