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  1. games
    Brett Favre Was Always Pretty AwfulThanks to his legion of defenders, the ex-QB thought he could get away with anything. An egregious scandal in Mississippi shows there are limits.
  2. games
    Rejoice: Tom Brady Is MiserableIt’s nice to know the guy who always wins experiences rough patches like the rest of us.
  3. games
    The NFL Is America’s Best Crisis-Management CompanyA new season brings with it new scandals, but the league’s cultural dominance has never been more secure.
  4. games
    College Football Is Now NFL LiteA sport once defined by regional charm is awash in money and becoming more like the pros every week.
  5. games
    The NFL Expects You to Forget About Sexual MisconductAnyone expecting a harsher punishment for Deshaun Watson has just as short a memory as football fans have.
  6. washington commanders
    NFL Owner Dodges Congressional Subpoena by Going on Vacation on His YachtThe House Oversight Committee can’t depose Dan Snyder on alleged sexual misconduct at the Commanders because he’s touring the Mediterranean.
  7. games
    The Bills Stadium Deal Is Both Indefensible and UnderstandableIt makes no sense from a financial standpoint. It makes slightly more sense if you consider the team’s priceless importance to Buffalo.
  8. games
    The NFL Stops Pretending to Care About Violence Against WomenDeshaun Watson’s warm welcome in Cleveland marks a return to the league’s pre-Ray Rice, look-the-other-way era.
  9. games
    Tom Brady’s Retirement Never Made Sense in the First PlaceWas a fierce competitor still at the top of his game really going to yak about football on TV?
  10. games
    Los Angeles Won the Super Bowl in More Ways Than OneThe Rams won the game. The city, the stunning stadium, and the wonderful overall vibe won everything else.
  11. games
    Why You Should Root for the Bengals in the Super BowlSunday will mostly be about the NFL’s utter cultural dominance, but one of these teams is more deserving than the other.
  12. sports
    Brian Flores and the Paradox of the Black NFL CoachEven if Flores’s discrimination suit were to succeed, what would he gain?
  13. sports
    Brian Flores’s Allegations of NFL Game-Rigging Are a Very Big DealIf true, Dolphins owner and Trump buddy Stephen Ross could be on the hook for bribery charges.
  14. nfl
    The New Washington Football Team Name Is Appropriately BoringInvoking the military is a very NFL way to turn the page.
  15. sports
    The Most Damning Allegations in Brian Flores’s Lawsuit Against the NFLThe former head coach alleges the Dolphins tried to get him to tank and that other teams had him sit for “sham” interviews for top jobs.
  16. games
    Tom Brady Won’t Be the Last 40-Something SuperstarIt’s not just science that has enabled so many old athletes to remain dominant.
  17. games
    How Not to Lose Your Shirt Gambling on SportsNew Yorkers can now wager their 401ks on a Russian table-tennis match. Hooray?
  18. sports
    The Las Vegas Raiders Are an Inspiration to Screwups EverywhereIf this team of misfits can make the playoffs, you can do anything.
  19. games
    Antonio Brown and the Specter of CTEThe wide receiver’s erratic behavior has rekindled a conversation the NFL doesn’t want to have.
  20. games
    Professional Sports Are Learning to Live With COVID. We’re Next.The Omicron variant demands a more nimble approach to the virus.
  21. coronavirus
    COVID Is Catching Up to American Pro Sports AgainAfter limited pandemic interruptions in their 2021-2022 seasons, the NHL, NBA, and NFL are all facing an uptick in COVID cases.
  22. games
    Aaron Rodgers Fooled UsHis anti-vaccine ravings offer another hard lesson about our distorted perception of athletes.
  23. nfl
    Turns Out Aaron Rodgers Isn’t Vaccinated After AllAfter saying he was “immunized” in August, the Packers QB got COVID following a homeopathic treatment that didn’t raise his antibodies.
  24. games
    Jon Gruden’s Emails Are the Tip of the IcebergHis disturbing messages are a small part of a larger investigation — one that could reveal the true rot at the center of the NFL.
  25. nfl
    Jon Gruden Is Out of a Job Following Email ScandalIn addition to a racist comment about a Black NFL union leader, Gruden frequently made homophobic and misogynistic remarks, per a new report.
  26. games
    We’ll Never Hate Anyone Like This AgainSunday night’s Brady-Belichick showdown was a reminder that their era of NFL archvillainy is unlikely to be replicated.
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    New England’s Prodigal Son Returneth, Here’s How to Watcheth“Hello from the other siiiiiiiiiiide.”
  28. games
    Dave Zirin Thinks the Kaepernick Era Is Just BeginningTalking with the veteran sports journalist about his new book, which examines how the activist quarterback transformed the sports landscape.
  29. games
    Unfortunately, Roger Goodell Deserves Some CreditEveryone’s favorite punching bag has steered the NFL back to sheer dominance with a single-minded focus on making money.
  30. covid-19
    The NFL Is Getting Tough on Unvaccinated PlayersRoger Goodell says teams with a COVID outbreak could face penalties and unprotected players must be tested daily.
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    Richard Sherman Arrested After Wild Clash With Family and PoliceThe NFL cornerback was pepper-sprayed in the face by his father-in-law and was subdued by a police dog after driving his vehicle into a barrier.
  32. pride month
    Carl Nassib Is the NFL’s First Active Out Gay Player“I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest.”
  33. nfl
    NFL Will Stop ‘Race-Norming’ Policy That Diminished Black Brain InjuriesPolicy was used to determine smaller payouts for Black ex-players suffering dementia from years of head trauma.
  34. games
    Last Year’s NFL Draft Was a Charming Oasis. Now the Circus Is Back.This year’s big event is set to bring back the hype nobody missed.
  35. games
    Sports Have Been a Shadow of Themselves Without FansThe wisdom of bringing spectators back right now is debatable. But there’s no arguing how much they’ve been missed.
  36. games
    A Marquee Super Bowl Is the NFL’s Reward for Cutting CornersCOVID schmovid. It’s Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes!
  37. games
    Bill Belichick Can’t Escape Trump That EasilyThe Patriots coach declined a Medal of Freedom, but his and other Trump-friendly sports figures’ legacies remain linked to the president.
  38. games
    How Sports Leagues Are Gearing Up for Another Weird SeasonEveryone is hoping for vaccine-enabled normalcy in 2021, but some sports are better positioned than others to wait things out.
  39. games
    The NFL Is Too Big to Let COVID Stop ItThe increasingly pandemic-afflicted league has learned an important lesson from other sports: Just keep playing.
  40. games
    The Fans Can Go to Games Again. Will They?The stadiums are open, but fans aren’t exactly rushing through the doors.
  41. games
    Why Are Pandemic Sports Ratings So Terrible?Some theories on why viewers have unexpectedly turned away in droves.
  42. games
    If Athletes Want to Force Real Change, They Need to Stop PlayingSocial-justice momentum in the NBA and NFL is already stalling. Radical action is needed.
  43. games
    The NFL Is Returning To a Different World. Can It Adapt?Every NFL season brings with it madness and unpredictability, but none has ever had more potential for implosion than this one.
  44. coronavirus
    When (and How) Sports Are Returning Amid the COVID-19 PandemicIn the next few weeks, the MLB, NBA, and NHL will start playing again — but they’ll look wildly different.
  45. games
    Roger Goodell’s Black Lives Matter Moment Is a Sign of Trump’s WeaknessThe president never actually had that much power over the NFL. Now, he has none.
  46. george floyd protests
    NFL Players, Employee Forced Goodell’s Protest Ban ApologyThe NFL commissioner apologized on Friday for the league’s ban on the protests started by Colin Kaepernick, but not to Kaepernick, and not on his own.
  47. games
    Sports Have Never Felt More Meaningless Than Right NowTheir return won’t do anything to make our troubled moment feel any more normal.
  48. games
    It’s Probably Not Safe for Sports to Come Back. That May Not Matter.Both executives and fans have shown before that they’ll put entertainment over player safety.
  49. games
    The Big Questions Sports Leagues Have to Answer Before They ReopenA big one: What happens if a player tests positive for coronavirus in the middle of the season?
  50. games
    When Your Favorite Sport Might Be Coming BackSlowly but surely, the big American leagues are planning their returns.
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