Last month just days before America’s biggest sporting event of the year, former NFL wide receiver Michael Irvin was pulled from his NFL Network coverage of Super Bowl 57. Irvin lost not only his scheduled appearance alongside Stephen A. Smith on the hit ESPN show “First Take,” but many paid personal appearances in the... Continue Reading →
Why Can’t the NFL Get Its Playing Surfaces Right?
The biggest game of the year for the NFL, and one of the largest days in sports all year. All eyes are on the Super Bowl, whether it’s for the football or Rihanna. So how did the league manage to provide yet another blatantly horrible playing surface so bad that the fans and even the... Continue Reading →
Going, going, gone…Global: Will legal hurdles prevent the NFL from expanding overseas?
The NFL’s international tour has come to end for the 2022 season, but Commissioner Roger Goodell is seemingly just getting started. In an interview shared on NFL UK’s Twitter account, Goodell voiced aspirations of expanding the league into Europe: “There is no question London could support, not just one franchise, [but] I think two franchises,”... Continue Reading →
Former NFL Players Bring Disability Class Action
Ten players filed an 89-page complaint in Maryland federal court on Thursday, stating that they were denied fair evaluation for disability plan claims. They allege that former injured players who applied for the Player Disability & Survivor Benefit Plan and NFL Player Disability & Neurocognitive Benefit Plan were arbitrarily denied funds, and those who did... Continue Reading →
“The League Did Not Cancel the Game,” the Bills and Bengals Did
(Photo via Emilee Chinn/Associated Press) There have been conflicting reports as to how the NFL wanted to proceed with the Week 17 matchup between the Bills and Bengals, during which Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field. Initially, as the nation watched on Monday Night Football, the broadcast mentioned the... Continue Reading →
Broncos Ride on New Sod for Finale
(Photo via: David Zalubowski/Associated Press) New Broncos owner and CEO Greg Penner is sparing no expense. Penner, the chairman of Walmart, and majority owner of the Broncos, has already shown the power of his purse, as the majority stakeholder in the $4.65 billion purchase price for the team, and by committing significant extension dollars to... Continue Reading →
The Saga of Tua Tagovailoa: Part 3
[header via USA Today] So here we are again. Tua Tagovailoa is in the NFL Concussion Protocol after suffering a head injury against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, his second diagnosed concussion of the season. The NFLPA is once again investigating. After the controversy surrounding the first (and second) head injury, this one seemed... Continue Reading →
The Turf vs. Grass Debate Heats Up Across the NFL
Last week, this argument picked up a bit of steam with De’Vondre Campbell’s twitter comments after his teammate Rashan Gary suffered a season ending injury on the turf in Detroit. Since then, this debate has blown up on twitter and other news media as the players are determined to make a stand. A number of... Continue Reading →
Washington Attorney General has filed a Lawsuit against The Commanders and Dan Snyder
The District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against the Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder, the NFL, and Commissioner Roger Goodell . This announcement comes just days after Snyder announced that he was going to explore options revolving around his ownership of the team, whether it be finding... Continue Reading →
Synthetic Turf vs. Natural Grass: Is the Grass Greener?
Football is a contact sport, and at all levels there is an inherent risk of injury. At the professional level, although the players take care of their bodies, the speed of the game and force of contact are significant. In the tackle zone, anything can happen. When a player gets injured as a product of... Continue Reading →