Is Football as Bad as Malcolm Gladwell Says it Is?

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Is football really a ‘moral abomination’?

As Luck Would Have It, Nice Guys Can Finish First

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For too long an undeserving group has fought an uphill battle trying to prove they don’t always finish last. Now, Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck stands ready to plant a flag for the Nice Guys at the apex of the last sport of gladiators.

Like Father, Like Son? Rex Ryan Is No Head Coach. Not Now. Not Yet.

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The Jets’ soon-to-be former fearless leader never learned from his father’s mistakes. Dave Chmiel questions why anyone should trust him with another franchise.

Can Roger Goodell Change Football?

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Despite the NFL and Roger Goodell’s past missteps, Carly Puch is looking at the NFL’s new personal conduct policy with hope.

The NFL’s New Personal Conduct Policy: Goodell Doesn’t Get Personal Enough

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Wai Sallas got that letter from Roger Goodell today about the NFL’s new personal conduct policy and the small percentage of ‘bad actors’ we need to get cleaned up. But he thinks maybe you are – ahem – overlooking someone.

Gender Equality in the NFL Workplace? Welcome to 1914

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Wai Sallas takes a look at the current state of gender equality in the NFL workplace and doesn’t like what he sees.

The NFL Star Who Chose Farming Over $37 Million Dollars

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Jason Brown had a lucrative contract and promising future in the NFL, but he walked away for a bigger purpose.

So…This Happened. Three Things in Sports. (Dec. 8, 2014 Edition)

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Our sports round-up features an Eric Garner protest by D-Rose and Reggie Bush, Andre Johnson continuing his yearly tradition of Christmas giving to children, and The Legend of Odell Beckham, Jr grows.

Mike Golic’s Optimism for Safe Football Is Pure Fantasy

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Brian Harmon says as long as football continues to attract, “You hit like a girl!” gorillas to teach the game to children, no amount of Heads Up football is going to make the sport safer.

When You Love A Game That Doesn’t Love You Back

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Eddie Becker explores the tragedy of former Buffalo Bills Linebacker, Darryl Talley

The Men Behind the Shield

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For nine months, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pulled strings to downplay the league’s handling of the Ray Rice case and domestic violence. With Rice cleared to play, and the spotlight centered on Goodell, the real puppeteers still run the show.

Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Eligible For Immediate Reinstatement to NFL

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Michael Kasdan provides the quick take-aways from today’s ruling.

The NFL’s Benjamin Watson Expresses The Range of Emotions So Many Feel About Ferguson

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In the aftermath of the Ferguson decision, The Saints Benjamin Watson is angry, frustrated, fearful, embarrassed, sad, sympathetic, offended, confused, introspective, hopeless, hopeful, and encouraged.

I Wuv You Wichard Sherman. You Too Marshawn Lynch. (And Also Doug Baldwin.)

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Alyssa Royse, on a bizarre love quadrangle, civil disobedience, and the bright witty stars of the Seattle Seahawks.

The NFL and Painkillers, Another Developing Situation

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Mike Kasdan reports on the apparent next exposé of the NFL: abuse of painkillers.

Why Roger Goodell Needed to Punish Adrian Peterson to Save Himself

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After much debate and speculation, Commissioner Roger Goodell handed out the league’s punishment to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.