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Fighting Back Against a Trumpian Twist

A right-wing blogger was, at best, intellectually dishonest with our reporting on the geopolitical drama behind the theft of Tom Brady’s jersey. We’d like to set the record straight

Raiders Fans Deserve Better

Facing an uncertain future, Raiders executives aren’t saying anything about—or trying to fix—the problems they created in Vegas

The Patriots’ Place in History

Is the New England dynasty of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady the best in football history? Evaluating how these Patriots stack up against other teams in the running for the title of greatest ever

Taking Stock of Our Stars

Two seasons ago, Marshawn Lynch was vilified for not talking to reporters. Now Colin Kaepernick is being treated the same way for speaking out. Who do we want our athletes to be?

How Far Have We Really Come From O.J.?

In a culture awash in social media, we like to think a superstar can no longer shield his true persona from the public the way Simpson did. But are we actually any closer to the athletes we admire and celebrate?

Two Views of the Brady Deflategate Ruling

The reinstatement of Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension affirms Goodell’s power, says Andrew Brandt, but hardly confirms the case against the Patriots QB, according to Peter King. Now, will Brady take the case further, and will the league relent on the degree of punishment?

Why Early Retirements Aren’t a Threat to Football

The sport will survive because the pool of players is so enormous. For every A.J. Tarpley, D’Brickashaw Ferguson or Chris Borland, there are hundreds in line willing to put their bodies at risk for NFL glory and money

Would You Give $37 Million to a Guy You’ve Never Met?

The rule preventing prospective free agents from talking with teams means the Texans handed Brock Osweiler the keys to their franchise pretty much sight unseen. A slight tweak—creating a free-agent visiting period—is an easy, and sensible, fix

In Defense of Kam Chancellor

Seattle’s star safety was sorely missed in the opener as he sat locked in a contract dispute with the defending NFC champs. Here’s why his holdout deserves more consideration than angry fans are willing to give it
 

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