The bleak final season of Tony Gonzalez’s Hall of Fame career.
The behind-the-scenes story of how NFL prospect Michael Sam came out.
The house at 114 Lake Avenue in Bristol, CT that kept calling Aaron Hernandez, a NFL star by 20, back to “a volatile underworld of guns, drugs, and violence.”
Aside from the wealthiest players, nine out of 10 NFL athletes are likely to be insolvent within 10 years of retirement. A new executive MBA program aims to change that.
When the best three months of your life are “called three of the uglier months in the recent history of the National Football League.”
On conspiracy theories in sports, from the ‘85 NBA draft lottery to Michael Phelps’ gold medal performance in the 100-meter butterfly.
The Green Bay Packers are a historical, cultural, and geographical anomaly, a publicly traded corporation in a league that doesn’t allow them, an immensely profitable company whose shareholders are forbidden by the corporate bylaws to receive a penny of that profit, a franchise that has flourished despite being in the smallest market in the NFL—with a population of 102,000, it would be small for a Triple A baseball franchise.
An attempt to sort out whether Vick is truly a changed man or simply a very gifted football player who was bound to be forgiven.
A profile of Jake Plummer, the NFL quarterback who turned down a $5M offer and left the game while still in his prime.
A detailed account of the writer’s very brief stint as quarterback of the Detroit Lions. A participatory journalism classic.
How the racism of white players and coaches ruined the NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals in 1968.
An encyclopedic evisceration of the NFL owner and former Six Flags chairman.
A profile of Ernie Adams, Bill Belichick’s mysterious right hand man.
Ten years ago, a pair of legendary TV executives decided it was time to change the formula for football broadcasting. One bet on Dennis Miller. The other bankrolled Vince McMahon and the XFL.
How Madden NFL went from a programmer’s childhood dream to a $3 billion business.