Robert Lipsyte / TomDispatchFeb 3, 2020
The commander in chief is the presidential version of a football head coach, leading the way into maybe not just the end zone, but The End. Dig deeper ( 8 Min. Read )
Eoin Higgins / FAIRFeb 7, 2018
Although the property destruction during the Philadelphia riots after the Eagles' Super Bowl win was similar to damage caused by protests against police killings of young black men over the years, only the latter is regularly called “violence.” Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
By Colin JenkinsJun 15, 2017
Patriotism is a key tool for the owning class. To them, the quarterback's refusal to stand for the national anthem—a nationalistic ritual—threatened to undermine the whole capitalist system. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Mark Heisler / TruthdigMar 10, 2016
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. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
By Amy Goodman and Denis MoynihanFeb 11, 2016
Super Bowl 50 was perhaps the most political in pro football's history. Not for the game itself, but for the remarkable halftime show with its powerful performance by musical superstar Beyoncé. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
By Sarah Lazare / AlterNetFeb 9, 2016
From the fighter jets soaring overhead to the armed troops patrolling Levi Stadium, Super Bowl 50 was a highly militarized event, its 70,000 spectators and millions of television viewers subject to a showcase of war propaganda and a heavy security crackdown. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Robert Scheer / TruthdigFeb 6, 2016
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. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
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