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  1. infinite jets
    Why Are We Still Watching the Jets?Two miserable fans recap week two and try to process their grief.
  2. games
    This Might Be the End of Aaron RodgersAfter injuring himself four plays in, the aging star rendered the Jets — and possibly himself — irrelevant.
  3. games
    A Death on the Field Couldn’t Stop the NFL NowThe league is at a point where it can weather any problem, no matter how grotesque.
  4. conservatorship
    The Battle Over The Blind Side Is Getting MessyMichael Oher claimed the Tuohys took his share of the profits from movie, while the wealthy family says there wasn’t much money to begin with.
  5. games
    Aaron Rodgers Really Wants to Be Liked AgainEver since he joined the Jets, the anti-COVID-vaxx conspiracy theorist has dialed down the nuttiness.
  6. games
    The Big Sports-Gambling Scandal Might Have Already HappenedIncoherent rules around betting on games have created an atmosphere ripe for misbehavior.
  7. games
    Daniel Snyder Deserves Far Worse Than ThisThe worst owner in sports is finally selling his team and profiting enormously from his abhorrent behavior.
  8. games
    A C-Minus Version of Aaron Rodgers Is Still a Win for the JetsConsiderable baggage aside, he’s an improvement on the status quo.
  9. games
    Remember When Sports Never Canceled Games?Calling off events used to be reserved for weather disasters or 9/11, but we live in a new world now.
  10. games
    Why You Should Root for the Eagles This SundayIt’s not only because I don’t want their fans to come after me.
  11. sports
    The Empire State Building Should Stop Doing ThisCommemorating a sports rival’s victory is uncouth and unnecessary.
  12. games
    Tom Brady Is a Rickety Old Man Still Chasing the DragonHe’s still solid at 45, but Monday night’s debacle in Dallas was hard to watch — and a sign of things to come.
  13. games
    The Week We Pretended That This Time Might be DifferentDamar Hamlin almost died, but angst about the evils of football feels perfunctory at this point.
  14. the sports section
    Bills Score Touchdown on First Play After Tribute to Damar HamlinThe still-hospitalized player tweeted “OMFG” in response.
  15. nfl
    Doctors Say Damar Hamlin Is ‘Neurologically Intact’The Buffalo Bills announced that Hamlin, who collapsed Monday night, has shown “remarkable improvement” over the past 24 hours.
  16. games
    Are We Willing to Prevent Another Damar Hamlin?The dangers of football are obvious. But Americans can’t stop watching.
  17. games
    The Reaction to Damar Hamlin’s Collapse Represents ProgressIt took a terrifying event, but for once, the NFL abandoned its “show must go on” mentality.
  18. nfl
    Bills Say Damar Hamlin Went Into Cardiac Arrest on FieldThe 24-year-old remained in the hospital in critical condition after collapsing on Monday night.
  19. sports
    Loathed NFL Owner Claims to Have Dirt on Roger GoodellThe Washington Commanders’ Daniel Snyder has reportedly sicced private investigators on colleagues and claims his findings could “blow up” the NFL.
  20. games
    There Is No Fixing ThisTua Tagovailoa’s ugly injury is the latest reminder that no policy change can excise brutality from the NFL.
  21. 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.
  22. games
    Rejoice: Tom Brady Is MiserableIt’s nice to know the guy who always wins experiences rough patches like the rest of us.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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?
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. sports
    Brian Flores and the Paradox of the Black NFL CoachEven if Flores’s discrimination suit were to succeed, what would he gain?
  33. 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.
  34. nfl
    The New Washington Football Team Name Is Appropriately BoringInvoking the military is a very NFL way to turn the page.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. games
    How Not to Lose Your Shirt Gambling on SportsNew Yorkers can now wager their 401ks on a Russian table-tennis match. Hooray?
  38. sports
    The Las Vegas Raiders Are an Inspiration to Screwups EverywhereIf this team of misfits can make the playoffs, you can do anything.
  39. games
    Antonio Brown and the Specter of CTEThe wide receiver’s erratic behavior has rekindled a conversation the NFL doesn’t want to have.
  40. games
    Professional Sports Are Learning to Live With COVID. We’re Next.The Omicron variant demands a more nimble approach to the virus.
  41. 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.
  42. games
    Aaron Rodgers Fooled UsHis anti-vaccine ravings offer another hard lesson about our distorted perception of athletes.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. streamliner
    New England’s Prodigal Son Returneth, Here’s How to Watcheth“Hello from the other siiiiiiiiiiide.”
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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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