Saturday, September 14, 2013
By Brian Wise
A musician named Ansel Wallenfang has created "Fantasy Football & Fugue," a video featuring a fugue built of NFL themes from the four networks that broadcast pro football games.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Steve Fainaru, senior writer for ESPN has been covering the NFL's battle over concussions extensively. He’s the co-author of the forthcoming book “League of Denial.” He breaks down the implications of the leagues $765 million settlement with players.
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Friday, August 30, 2013
New Snowden Leak Reveals Secret "Black Budget" for U.S. Intelligence | As U.S. Considers a Syria Response, Echoes of Iraq Reverberate | New Movie Releases of The Week: Our Nixon, Closed Circuit, One Direction: This Is Us | "Our Nixon" Documentary Gives Inside Look at 37th President | N.F.L. Agrees ...
Monday, August 26, 2013
The recent death of a high school football player draws renewed attention to the inherent danger of the sport. William C. Rhoden, New York Times sportswriter, columnist and author, talks about risks and how schools and colleges are responding.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Schools chancellor Dennis Walcott discusses this year's lower standardized test scores and takes your calls. Plus: Public advocate candidates Cathy Guerriero, Letitia James, Reshma Saujani and Daniel Squadron each make their case; and The New York Times sports columnist William Rhoden discusses whether or not football is too dangerous for high school.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
In a new experiment straight from the Soundcheck test kitchen, Players On Players pairs a musician with an athlete to explore the intersection of music and sports. In this installment, songwriter Erin McKeown talks with ex-football player and current NFL Players Association President Domonique Foxworth.
Monday, August 19, 2013
In a new experiment straight from the Soundcheck test kitchen, Players On Players pairs a musician with an athlete to explore the intersection of music and sports. In this initial segment, songwriter Erin McKeown talks with football player Wade Davis.
Friday, July 05, 2013
A call for the Washington Redskins to change their name is picking up steam again in Washington with the announcement last month that 10 members of Congress spoke out against the franchise’s mascot. But Redskins executives are adamant about maintaining the tradition inherent in their name and mascot, and say it would be incredibly difficult to change. Suzan Shown Harjo is a Native American activist who filed a lawsuit against the team in 1992, which was won and then later overturned. Gabe Feldman is the director of Tulane University’s Sports Law Program.
Monday, February 04, 2013
Millions of viewers got to see Beyonce do her thing on the big stage at yesterday’s Super Bowl halftime show last night. But the halftime show wasn’t always a showcase for solo-artists with attitude. Once upon a time, halftime at the Super Bowl meant one thing and one thing alone: Up With People.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The National Football League is at the center of a legal case being brought by 4,000 former football players and their wives. The claim? That the N.F.L. covered up life-altering brain injuries. Paul Barrett is covering the case, and the attorney who's arguing it, for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Staten Island saw the highest death toll from Sandy. Residents and business owners from Midland Beach, Staten Island, discuss the recovery. Parish Manager Bob Dennis talks about the role of St. Margaret Mary Church and Christine Mignone-Morena talks about reopening her dance studio in the community. Then, our January series on guns concludes with a look at trafficking and the Glock in cities; walking the city through different eyes. Plus: President Obama has said that he’d have to think “long and hard” before allowing his kids to play football. Would you?
Monday, January 28, 2013
By John DeLore
I am an English major and a fan of professional football. So for this year’s Super Bowl, it will come as no surprise that I'm rooting for the Baltimore Ravens, the only team in the NFL named for a poem. In the spirit of literature and gridiron, I want to re-name all the NFL franchises. ...
Friday, December 07, 2012
In the past two years, seven former NFL players have killed themselves, and in each case, many argued that depression and dementia brought on by job-related concussions were to blame. The pressure is on the NFL to better protect its players, and the league is defending itself by running public service announcements during games. Bob talks to NFL Chief Marketing Officer Mark Waller about the campaign.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Everyone knows the UK loves their Football. But what about our Football: The American Version? The NFL returns to London this weekend for it's annual showcase game, and we want to find out if there's any real desire for the American version of the game in England.