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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football

Monday, December 02, 2013

Nicholas Dawidoff talks about spending a year with the New York Jets—from early-morning quarterback meetings to late-night conversations. In Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football he describes the Combine, the draft, the practices, and the strategy meetings. He profiles the Jets' polarizing head coach, Rex Ryan, the general manager, the coaches, players like the cornerback Darrelle Revis, quarterback Mark Sanchez, and the safeties, linebackers, cornerbacks, and enthusiastic rookies who play the game.

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On The Media

Murdoch's Media Empire, NFL Bullying and More

Friday, November 08, 2013

A peek inside Rupert Murdoch's media empire, the evolving NFL bullying story, and reporting on rape in India.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Trans Fat Ban?; Bullying and Bonding; Ask an Astronaut

Friday, November 08, 2013

The FDA is moving ahead in the process to ban trans fats across the country. Marion Nestle of NYU talks about New York City’s ban on trans fats and what a national rule might mean for your food. Then: details from the latest “Unheard Third” report from the Community Service Society shows what New Yorkers want from the next mayor. Plus: a deep look at bullying, the NFL, and male bonding with Josh Levin and Emily Bazelon of Slate. And your calls and questions for “Ask an Astronaut Anything” with Col. Chris Hadfield, author of “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.”

On The Media

The Ever Changing NFL Bullying Story

Friday, November 08, 2013

The alleged bullying of Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin by teammate Richie Incognito made headlines this week. Unlike the bullying stories the media usually report on, this case didn't involve teenagers on social media, and the narrative wasn't so clear cut. Brooke speaks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca about how the story evolved throughout the week.

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The Takeaway

Harassment and the NFL Locker Room

Thursday, November 07, 2013

This month, ESPN reported that Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin had left the team after allegedly enduring repeated incidents of harassment and bullying by teammates. Martin was reportedly not the only victim. Richie Incognito, Martin's teammate, was fingered as the ringleader of these incidents. Today The Takeaway explores the culture of the NFL locker room with Wade Davis, a retired NFL player.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Concussions and the NFL

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru discuss their new Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis,” which chronicles the claims of thousands of former players who say the National Football League tried to cover up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players.

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WQXR Blog

Fullback Fugue: Pianist Tackles Football Themes in New Video

Saturday, September 14, 2013

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.

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The Takeaway

Was the N.F.L.'s $765 Million Settlement Fair?

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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The Takeaway

N.F.L. Agrees to $765 Million Settlement in Concussion Lawsuit

Friday, August 30, 2013

The N.F.L. has agreed to a $765 million settlement with 4,500 retired players in a concussion-related lawsuit. It's a symbolic victory for a lot of players and their families who have been personally affected by the consequences of head trauma. Lisa McHale is the widow of Tom McHale, an offensive guard in the N.F.L. from 1987 to 1995 who was diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and passed away in 2008. 

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The Takeaway

Gay Athletes, In and Out of the Closet

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NBA player Jason Collins publicly came out yesterday, and is being showered with attention - both good and bad - as a result. It's know how it feels to be in his position. But one person who might understand is Esera Tuaolo. Back in 2002, Tuaolo became the third former NFL player to come out. This was two years after he’d retired, and three years after he’d made it to the Super Bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

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WNYC News

Why This Year's NFL Draft Makes us Feel Meh

Thursday, April 25, 2013

“This draft is seen as fairly deep, but not at the top, not really excellent,” said NPR’s Mike Pesca. “There aren’t those franchise quarterbacks.”

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Here's The Thing

Andrew Luck

Monday, March 18, 2013

In 2012, Luck was in his final year at Stanford when he learned he was the top NFL draft pick. He tells Alec, "You try sitting in a lecture after you've been drafted by a team."

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Studio 360

The NFL Gone Literary

Saturday, February 02, 2013

We asked you to come up with literary-themed names for the NFL teams. As usual, you didn't disappoint.

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The Takeaway

Could a Lawsuit Spell the End of the N.F.L.?

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.

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The Takeaway

Who Will Be the NFL's MVP?

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Two standout athletes are dominating this year's NFL MVP chatter: Denver Bronco's quarterback Peyton Manning and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. SB Nation editor Samuel Chamberlain and Takeaway Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin weigh in.

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On The Media

Photographing Tragedy, the Risk of Killer Robots, and More

Friday, December 07, 2012

The ethics of photographing human tragedy, studying the risk of a robot uprising, and one man's attempt to be the trendiest guy in New York.

WNYC News

Analysis: Why Jets QB Mark Sanchez Is Here to Stay

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Jets coach Rex Ryan decided to go with Mark Sanchez as the starting quarterback for this weekend's game in Jacksonville on Wednesday — but the decision was not unanimous.

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WNYC News

NFL Player From Long Island Kills Self, Girlfriend: Police

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.

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The Takeaway

An NFL Football Game in London

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.

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It's A Free Country ®

Why the NFL Ref Lockout Had the Public on Labor's Side

Thursday, September 27, 2012

NFL referees have managed to do what public sector employees in Wisconsin and teachers in Chicago couldn’t: Inspire near-unanimous public sympathy for the demands of organized labor.

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