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 is.
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.
The investigation into whether the Patriots participated in a "deliberate effort" to release air from their game balls diverts attention from the real controversy plaguing the league.
Cheating scandals in football are a big deal to a lot of people, but, in a Patriots Nation teeming with Brady-ophiles, they are mere spitballs against the battleship. And so is this.
Despite mounting research, statistics and growing scientific concern about the link between football and brain disease, it appears the attitude of the NFL is the same as it ever was.
NFL rookie Chris Borland quits after one season, and an actor declines an offer to be the voice of the sport.
Are you ready for some football? Because everyone else seems to be.
No matter which team you were supporting, no matter your politics, this was a gloriously overwrought, surprise-riddled entertainment bonanza.
Would we really be all that surprised to learn that the team that brought us “spy-gate” has again bent the rules in the name of the almighty win?