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  1. 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.
  2. games
    A Marquee Super Bowl Is the NFL’s Reward for Cutting CornersCOVID schmovid. It’s Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. games
    The Fans Can Go to Games Again. Will They?The stadiums are open, but fans aren’t exactly rushing through the doors.
  7. games
    Why Are Pandemic Sports Ratings So Terrible?Some theories on why viewers have unexpectedly turned away in droves.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. games
    Sports Have Never Felt More Meaningless Than Right NowTheir return won’t do anything to make our troubled moment feel any more normal.
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. games
    When Your Favorite Sport Might Be Coming BackSlowly but surely, the big American leagues are planning their returns.
  17. games
    The NFL’s Pandemic Strategy Is to Ignore the PandemicSo far, timing has worked in the league’s favor. But its business-as-usual approach smacks of magical thinking.
  18. games
    How Desperate Are Sports Leagues Right Now? This Desperate.You know it’s bad when we’ve reached the “playing in a biodome” phase of discussion.
  19. games
    How Screwed Is Your Favorite Sport’s Season?A survey of the damage coronavirus has wrought among the NFL (fine so far), NBA (up in the air), and other major leagues.
  20. super bowl
    The Super Bowl Showed That the NFL Is Back on TopOn a night when everything went right for the league, its recent turbulent history seemed like a long time ago.
  21. games
    The Thrill of DefeatIt’s impossible to keep sports fans happy, but maybe that’s not the point.
  22. games
    We’re All Fake Fans NowWe know more about athletes than ever, but it hasn’t made them more human to us.
  23. the sports section
    U.S. Soccer Star Carli Lloyd Nets NFL Invite After Nailing 55-Yard Field GoalLloyd sees the potential for a “pioneering moment for women.”
  24. games
    The Joyous Masochism of Rooting for the Cleveland BrownsThe most desultory team in the NFL is going to be very good and very fun this season.
  25. games
    Peyton Manning’s Undeserved Reputation Is His Greatest AchievementSomehow, none of the scandals seem to have stuck.
  26. football
    Trump: Football Is Too Unsafe for My Son, Not Unsafe Enough for OthersThe president says football is too “dangerous” for Barron — and that the NFL isn’t as “vicious” and “violent” as it should be.
  27. games
    Lessons From a Very, Very Bad Super BowlIt was the first time I’d ever experienced FOMO while being at the Super Bowl.
  28. games
    Was the NFL’s Success This Season Just a ‘Dead Cat Bounce’?After years of trouble, football got popular again in 2018. Why?
  29. government shutdown
    How the Government Shutdown Could Derail the Super BowlAtlanta’s airport is a disaster and city officials are getting worried.
  30. games
    If You Could Play Any Sport, Which One Should You Choose?(I don’t think it’s football or baseball.)
  31. games
    College Football Players Are Going to Start Quitting Bowl GamesMaybe even on college football altogether. The only question is how soon.
  32. games
    Why Tom Brady’s Decline Sucks Even for Tom Brady HatersAll of a sudden, we can’t even hate the guy guiltlessly.
  33. native americans
    The Washington Redskins’ Interest in Colin Kaepernick Went Nowhere. Good.Racism is the Redskins organization’s calling card. Kaepernick’s racial-justice protest is incompatible with its values.
  34. games
    The NFL’s Real Problem Isn’t Kareem Hunt. It’s Roger Goodell.The NFL’s incompetence and apathy in responding to domestic violence makes it seem like the league is awash in abusers. It isn’t.
  35. just asking questions
    Donald Trump Doomed a Football League, But He’d Have Been a Great NFL OwnerAuthor Jeff Pearlman on how Trump’s time as a USFL owner predicted so much of his presidential behavior, including his feud with the NFL.
  36. games
    The NBA Now Feels Like the Future, and the NFL the PastBut it was not, at all, destined to work out that way. How one decision by then-newbie commissioner Adam Silver changed the course of sports history.
  37. games
    How Nike Got All the Way to Lionizing Colin KaepernickHint: It’s not really about politics.
  38. sports
    Nike Debuts Colin Kaepernick Ad, Conservatives Protest by Burning Their Own GearNike’s move appears less risky when you consider that Kaep’s protests are most unpopular with older white Republicans – not their core demographic.
  39. sports
    In Blow to NFL, Arbitrator Rules Colin Kaepernick’s Collusion Case Can ContinueThe NFL’s request to have the complaint dismissed due to lack of evidence was dismissed, and a full hearing is expected by the end of the year.
  40. the sports section
    The NFL’s Back, and So Are Trump’s Attacks on Protesting PlayersTwo members of the Miami Dolphins took a knee during the anthem on Thursday and someone got very cranky.
  41. games
    Welcome to Our New Gambling Hell, Sports FansThe Supreme Court has just unleashed misery on the average viewer.
  42. the sports section
    NFL Anthem Protest Policy Put on Hold Under Agreement With Players’ UnionThe joint announcement came hours after a report that the Miami Dolphins might suspend protesters for four games sparked new outrage.
  43. games
    Nobody’s Going to Sports in Person Anymore. And No One Seems to Care.Which may be because it’s all by design.
  44. games
    The Sports World Needs Its #MeToo MomentUnfortunately, when fans don’t care, executives certainly won’t.
  45. the national interest
    The Rule of Law Is Crumbling Further Each Day Under TrumpFootball, pardons, and the authoritarian nightmare.
  46. the national interest
    Trump Unable to Remember Words to ‘God Bless America’ at Fake Fan RallyThe White House event was heavy on compulsory authoritarian demonstrations of ersatz nationalism, and light on genuine patriotism.
  47. Trump Is Going to Lose His War on FootballThis is not like picking a cultural fight with the New York Times or Rosie O’Donnell.
  48. Facing Boycott, Trump Disinvites Philadelphia Eagles From White HouseWith fewer than ten Eagles planning to attend, Trump decided to avoid embarrassment and ratchet up his feud with NFL players over anthem protests.
  49. games
    Roger Goodell Is the Prototypical Trump EnablerThe NFL commissioner, an empty suit staring into the middle distance, just keeps making everything worse for everyone.
  50. the national interest
    Most Unpatriotic President Ever Says NFL Kneelers ‘Shouldn’t Be in the Country’Trump’s embrace of patriotism is an obvious fraud. No president has ever betrayed American values or interests like he does.
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