The League: Peter Schaffer


Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/19/2011

NFL should dole out community service, not hefty fines for minor on-field infractions

A more positive and productive sanction than hefty fines for player infractions than would be for the NFL to require these great ambassadors of the game to perform community service for their adverse conduct.

By Peter Schaffer  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 10/12/2011

The NFL will always be bigger than any one man

Recently a person associated with the NFL uttered a sentence so flawed in reality, logic and fact, so egotistical in nature that it begs for rebuttal.

By Peter Schaffer  |  05:09 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 10/10/2011

NFL season so far proves offseason workouts, preseason are not as vital as most think

What happened to the sloppy, defense-dominated play everyone expected following the NFL lockout? What about all the rookies who would struggle to get into the flow in time to make an impact? So much for those predictions.

By Peter Schaffer  |  12:52 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 10/04/2011

How unwritten rules improve professional sports

The integrity of the unwritten rules of professional sports is what makes these sports the sacred events the fans have come to expect. However, imposing more rules to police them is not the answer..

By Peter Schaffer  |  02:59 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 09/08/2011

In the wake of the Miami football scandal, it’s time to pay the players

In the wake of the unraveling scandal at Miami University, what can collegiate athletics do to combat the myriad violations and monetary transactions threatening the NCAA’s hallowed amateur status?

By Peter Schaffer  |  05:20 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Casualties of the NFL lockout

Now that the dust has settled on the lockout and football is back, what is left is to expose some of the casualties of the lockout and the new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL owners and the players.

By Peter Schaffer  |  03:58 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 06/15/2011

No need for rookie wage scale

The current clamor for a rookie wage scale goes against the system of capitalism that landed the NFL owners in their positions and threatens the limited rights of first-year players in the league.

By Peter Schaffer  |  12:13 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Short-term leverage does not equate to long-term harmony

Despite the back and forth between the NFL owners and its players this offseason, the biggest and revenue issue remains the television contracts. Maintaining that money flow should be more than enough motivation for the two sides to get a deal done.

By Peter Schaffer  |  03:54 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Convenient compassion

By canceling the 2011 rookie symposium, the NFL made a short sighted decision that showed its feigned compassion for its players is one of mere convenience and is not genuine.

By Peter Schaffer  |  04:24 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/18/2011

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By Matt Brooks  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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