NFL Shoplifter: When Theft is Rewarded and Nonsense Ensues

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Tor Constantino criticizes the nonsensical message to young NFL fans when a player admits to shoplifting, faces no consequences and is paid to tell kids not to steal.

The NFL Players Choir (Yes! They Have One!) Use Their Voices To Help Sick Kids

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Jackie Bledsoe Jr. sits down with the NFL Players Choir, who has partnered with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to help kids like Markell Gregoire

Funny NFL: Sometimes “Father Like Son” Just Doesn’t Apply

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What’s an NFL dad to do, when his toddler son picks two other “favorite” NFL players? Kick the boy out of the house of course…

Sports Explained: How To Play Football, As Illustrated By a Classic Cartoon

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What better way to learn how to play football, then to watch Swivel Hips Smith and Taxidermy Tech take on arch-rival, Anthropology A&M?

NFL Educates Teams on Small Ebola Risk–Forgets to Mention Large Concussion Risk

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Tor Constantino looks at the NFL’s attempt to demonstrate concern for player safety regarding Ebola but not the concussions suffered by up to 30% of players on average.

With Football and Hazing, History Repeats Itself

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Brian Harmon follows up our Sayreville coverage and urges us to also look backward as we chart a path forward.

What’s In a Role Model?

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Sami Jankins suggests it’s time we start reexamining the qualities that make up who we want as today’s role models

Jim Schwartz: His Shrinking NFL Leadership After a Stupid Stunt

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Tor Constantino is fired up at the incredible lack of leadership by one NFL coach—just when the League needs true leaders most.

High School Football Deaths Stir Memories of Ugly Youth Football Moments

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With evidence of the danger of the game mounting, and last week’s death on the high school football field, Brian Harmon suggests that the time has come to make much-needed changes.

The 1 Thing Every Man Wants in a Relationship—but Doesn’t Realize

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Tor Constantino shares the rarely spoken need in every man’s heart.

5 PR Takeaways From Watching the NFL Fumble the Ray Rice Scandal

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Tor Constantino shares five leadership lessons that individuals and businesses can learn from the NFL’s missteps.

Psst, Baltimore Ravens: It Just Might be Time to Stop Selling Those Pink Ray Rice ‘NFL Sweetheart’ Jerseys

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For the love of God, are they really still selling these?! (Yes. Yes they are.)

The End of Football For Men and Boys? Readers and Experts Discuss Where We Go From Here.

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We want to know what you think.

An Inside Look at the NCAA: Student Athletes or Student Employees?

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Zachary Nickels explores the story of Northwestern Football’s vote to unionize, the vote that no one is taking about despite its potential to destroy the NCAA as we know it.

First Article on Derek Jeter’s New Site: Quarterback, Recovering Bully and Senior Editor Russell Wilson Pulls Back The Curtain

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There’s some new competition in the world of sports writing, in the form of Derek Jeter, Russell Wilson and crew. Here’s why The Players Tribune is a relevant and welcome addition to the conversation.

The NFL’s Concussion Problem Just Got A Lot Worse

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Michael Kasdan discusses the breaking evidence showing that the extent of football’s link to brain trauma is serious and far worse than expected.