New England fans who aren’t coughing into their elbows or running fevers no doubt wish the departing quarterback well, writes Bill Littlefield.
When someone as talented as Luck retires, citing injuries, the league’s code of silence gets shattered, writes Steve Almond.
Brady has a strong case as the greatest professional football player of all time. But when it comes to the best of Boston, writes Peter May, no one surpasses Bill...
Yes, the Patriots are the are the new Yankees. So be it, writes Jim Sullivan.
Roger Goodell has made it clear throughout his term as commissioner that his primary purpose is to “protect the shield.” And that's exactly what he's done, writes Bill Littlefield.
It’s great that the retired racecar driver is encouraging athletes to acknowledge their concussions. But Earnhardt is on shakier ground when he maintains that brain injuries can be “healed like...
Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad is not a virtuous moral stand -- it is a clever and calculated business decision, writes Bill Littlefield.
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.