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NFL’s Handling of CTE Controversy Shows Compassionate Conservatism of Roger Goodell in Action

In determining the effect of concussions on the lives of football players, nobody lawyers up while making sincere protestations of loving the other side like the NFL commissioner.

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Trump’s Forgotten Failure: How He Helped Ruin a Football League

In the 1980s, the real estate mogul bought a team in the fledging United States Football League, promising “I’m going to build this team just like I built Trump Tower.” That didn’t happen. Instead, the league itself went into a death spiral as the man who is now a presidential contender made a series of bad decisions.

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Adieu to Peyton Manning—and His Squeaky-Clean Image

The NFL star has received millions in endorsements, largely because of his reputation as the All-American boy next door. But as he retires, he is being chased by accusations that he exposed himself to a woman in 1996 and that he used a banned substance after a 2011 surgery.

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Raider Fan’s Loyalty Is Tested by News of Ex-Quarterback’s Brain Disease

Kenny “The Snake” Stabler suffered woefully from a condition brought on by head trauma. He deserved better from the NFL, and all pro football players deserve better.

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To Make the Oscars More Diverse, Let’s Adopt Football’s Rooney Rule

Voluntary steps to include more people of color and women should be a priority throughout the entire Hollywood system of moviemaking, from studios’ executive ranks to casting.

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Lawyers Say $1 Billion NFL Concussion Deal Isn’t Good Enough

Lawyers appealing a National Football League plan to address concussion-linked injuries in former players say the settlement excludes the chief brain injury associated with the sport.

Posted on Nov 19, 2015 READ MORE



Paying for Patriotism

The Pentagon shells out millions for sports leagues to “support the troops” with cheap stunts.

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VIDEO: Trevor Noah: The Missouri Football Team Is Teaching Americans How to Protest

After analyzing the series of events that recently occurred at the University of Missouri, the “Daily Show” host figured out the secret behind how to effect change in the United States.

Posted on Nov 10, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter Faces Criminal Investigation in Switzerland

The president of the international soccer governing body is being investigated for “suspicion of criminal mismanagement and suspicion of misappropriation” of funds, Switzerland’s office of the attorney general announced Friday. The criminal case against him is another key development in a series of investigations that began in May with the arrest of 14 top soccer and marketing officials as they gathered for FIFA’s annual congress.

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FIFA: No End to the Corruption

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner: “Not even death will stop the avalanche that is coming,” he said. “The die is cast. There can be no turning back. Let the chips fall where they fall.”

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VIDEO: John Oliver Comes Down Hard on FIFA Again—and It’s Glorious

Although HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host delivered a scathing critique of the soccer organization last year, he decided to give it another shot Sunday after last week’s arrest of several FIFA officials. 

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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FIFA Officials Indicted on 47 Counts of Corruption Dating Back to 1991

The case the U.S. Department of Justice is bringing against nine FIFA officials and five sports business executives “spans at least two generations of soccer officials who, as alleged, have abused their positions of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks,” said U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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Comedian John Oliver on How the NCAA Takes Advantage of Student Athletes to Make Billions

Just in time for March Madness, the “Last Week Tonight” host reveals just how much bullshit the National Collegiate Athletic Association makes student athletes go through. The organization exercises enormous control over their lives—and rakes in billions from corporate sponsors—without paying the athletes a penny.

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



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For the Patriots, Without Apology

I never knew how much fun it was to be loyal to a hated outlaw sports team until the whole world came down on my dear New England Patriots.

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Football Emergency









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Lionel Messi: The Impossible Athlete

Lionel Messi is, without a doubt, one of the best footballers who has ever lived. According to Nate Silver’s blog, his abilities are unprecedented.

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Ray Rice Video









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Poles Stage Apple-Eating Social Media Campaign to ‘Annoy Putin’

Did you know that Poland is basically apple central? Yes, the Eastern European nation happens to be the largest exporter of apples the world over. And its people are not about to sit idly by while Vladimir Putin blocks their fruity bounty from entering Russia.

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Five Reasons Why I Refuse to Watch the World Cup

Soccer (or football, as the rest of the world refers to it) is the most popular sport globally. But can you love the game while hating the World Cup?

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