By allowing on the field only players who’ll do as they’re told, the NFL owners have collaborated in an attack on one of the most significant rights necessary to our...
Wouldn’t it be more productive if we could leave politics on the field, asks Dorian Fox, in the same way we shed our colorful jerseys after game day?
Should college athletes be paid? Bill Littlefield suggests a specific approach to answering that question.
Cam Newton’s sexist remark made news, but it’s nothing new to women who cover sports.
How can sports use its many platforms to tackle social issues on a sustained rather than an incident-driven basis?
I served so that we all may be free to criticize and complain and protest when this nation and its leaders fail to live up to our ideals, writes Laura...
Football doesn’t have a concussion problem, or even a violence problem. It has a physics and physiology problem, writes Steve Almond. The human brain wasn’t meant to absorb thousands of...
It's tempting to see the FBI's investigation of Trump's Russia ties as his Spygate, writes Steve Almond. But that doesn't capture the enormity of what's at stake.
A new book by Jessica Luther tackles the enduring connection between NCAA football and sexual assault. Bill Littlefield has this review.
Veteran Andrew Carleen argues that the NFL player's refusal to stand during the national anthem isn’t an insult to America's troops. Our country's shallow definition of what passes for patriotism...
Commissioner Roger Goodell should focus less on minutiae and more on changing football's brute culture.
A dizzying but hi-def vision of what we’ve become as a nation and a people.
Some thought the new football drama, “Concussion,” might do real damage to the sport. That appears to be a very unlikely outcome.
New England's ho-hum undefeated record speaks both to the ongoing excellence of the Patriots and the unending shoddiness of both their division and the rest of the NFL.
If people applied the same intelligent scrutiny and research to public policy questions as they did to sports, would Team USA be doing a whole lot better?
Was the NFL commissioner using DeflateGate to serve his purposes all along?
The NFL had no eyewitnesses, and no real proof. It didn't matter.
If you'd never let your own son play, but you're perfectly fine watching someone else's kid get thrashed, you're part of the problem.
Goodell is rapidly cementing his reputation as the worst commissioner in professional sports, and in NFL history.
"DeflateGate" is an archetypal Greek Drama, starring Tom Brady as the hero brought low by a power greater than himself.