The storm of football-related violent crime this year is pushing questions about the sport’s troubled relationship with domestic violence into the national consciousness. Now the National Football League is on its heels after being out-maneuvered by almost everyone in America and risks losing sponsors, which is the only wake-up call it will heed. I will leave the broad-scale social commentary to others, but have noticed several aspects of the league’s response to its players’ behavior that deserve scrutiny. Keep reading →
The NFL gets off easy on head injuries, but we all have progress to make.
The ripples generated by “League of Denial,” which premiered last night, resemble that of a pebble in the ocean. As usual, PBS’s Frontline produced an excellent documentary. But also as usual, the NFL has won the short-term battle, sweeping its long-term problems under the rug. Keep reading →