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The League: May, 2011

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)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Peter Schaffer

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Return the NFL to pre-1967 borders

The NFL as the last cultural American touchstone is in danger, which calls for drastic change. Now is ideal time to de-merge the NFL and AFL.

By Brian Tarcy  |  11:03 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Brian Tarcy

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/26/2011

NFL’s exploding popularity of “all the other stuff” will save 2011 season

The NFL’s current level of offseason popularity should be enough to prevent the actual game cancellations that took place in the 1980s. Losing this offseason should be enough to get the two sides to come to terms so games in September don’t get lost.

By Nick Houllis  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Nick Houllis

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Why won’t the NFLPA show its members the owners’ latest proposal?

A number of players are pushing the union to get back to the negotiating table and are a growing frustrated that they haven’t seen the owners’ latest proposal.

By Jason Brewer  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Jason Brewer

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 05/25/2011

No true champion for drug testing

The one demographic with no voice at the NFL labor negotiations is the player who chooses to rely only on his training and talent to win on Sunday.

By Jason Maloni  |  03:26 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drug Testing, Jason Maloni

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 05/24/2011

With all due respect to Ray Lewis, it’s the players we have to worry about

Ray Lewis suggests that crime will pick up if there’s no NFL season this year. But whom should we most worry about: the fans or the players?

By Anthony Stalter  |  12:52 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Anthony Stalter

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 05/24/2011

The battle to keep the Vikings in Minnesota

The Vikings thought they had made a great deal to build a new stadium in the Minneapolis suburb of Arden Hills, except it isn’t finalized. A look at how close the Vikings are to gaining a new home at a bargain price.

By Brandon Benson  |  10:52 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 05/23/2011

NFL Apocalypse

Football’s title as America’s favorite sport is in jeopardy and it’s time for players and owners to realize fans don’t need the NFL as much as the NFL needs its fans.

By Emil Steiner  |  01:49 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Emil Steiner

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/20/2011

When in litigation or lockout, franchises and athletes often fail to use peacetime wisely

While some players are finding alternative avenues to prepare for the NFL season, others are taking their downtime for granted, leading to a growing number of offseason arrests.

By Derede McAlpin  |  02:20 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Derede McAlpin

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/17/2011

In the end, the NFL and players are seemingly back to square one

It’s maddening to think that after nearly 70 days, we’re right back to where we started when it comes to the NFL labor dispute.

By Anthony Stalter  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Anthony Stalter

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2011

A huge win for the owners is a huge loss for the fans

The Eighth Circuit ruled for the NFL owners on Monday, marking a was huge setback not only for the players, but also for the fans of football.

By Brandon Benson  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Brandon Benson

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Maybe the owners need a history lesson

It’s not easy to say whether the owners or the players have the best interests of the game at heart, but it looks like the owners haven’t learned well enough what made the NFL a success in the past.

By Brandon Benson  |  02:50 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Labor, Brandon Benson

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Three QBs who will profoundly change their franchises

While the first three quarterbacks selected in the draft will change their teams, the next three quarterbacks will arguably have a bigger impact on their respective franchises.

By Brandon Benson  |  12:44 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL Draft, Brandon Benson

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Winning NFL labor dispute comes down to what matters most

Fans might hear tidbits about the NFL labor dispute in the media when one side puts the other in check with a favorable ruling by the court. But for the most part, fans have yet to hear what they want to hear, which is when the season will finally start.

By Derede McAlpin  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL labor, Derede McAlpin

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/03/2011

What to make of the quarterback class of 2011

The 2011 NFL draft provided a weak group of quarterbacks, but six were still selected in the top 36 picks. Do the QBs look better in hindsight now that we know which teams drafted them?

By Brandon Benson  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL draft, Brandon Benson

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 05/03/2011

NFL draft distractions

I keep getting distracted from the draft. In order to move on, I’m going to have to write about the distractions.

By Dawn Knight  |  12:07 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 05/02/2011

In defense of Dan Snyder

Few people can find a good thing to say about Dan Snyder, who has been a convenient piñata for the national media.

By Jason Maloni  |  02:51 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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