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Open Phones: The Future of Football

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Has your opinion of football changed as we find out more and more about the toll the game takes on its players? We take your calls to find out. 

Call in at 212-433-9692 or leave a comment below.

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The Takeaway

NFL Season Kicks Off

Monday, September 12, 2011

The NFL season kicked off this weekend with the Dallas Cowboys losing to the New York Jets, Baltimore taking down Pittsburg, the Colts losing to the Texans, and the Redskins taking down the Giants. Nando di Fino, sports writer for The Wall Street Journal, gives a preview of the new NFL season, and gives his picks for fantasy fans.


The Takeaway

NFL Season Starts With Class Action Lawsuit

Friday, August 19, 2011

It almost didn’t happen, but there will indeed be an NFL season this year. It all begins in just a few weeks but already, the season may be off to a rocky start. Seven former players have filed a lawsuit against the NFL, claiming the league fails to properly treat them for concussions and deliberately trying to conceal links between football and brain injuries. It could become the first potential class-action case of its kind.


The Takeaway

Why The NFL Should Have Stayed Locked Out

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thank you to The Wall Street Journal's Nando di Fino and Jerry Watson, the owner of the Stadium View Grille in Green Bay, Wisconsin who let us know this morning about the winners and losers of the NFL labor agreement that ends the NFL lockout after about 136 days.

But sorry, Nando and Jerry, John and Celeste, I know I am in the minority but I wanted football to stay locked out.

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The Takeaway

NFL Negotiations Resume Tuesday

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

NFL owners and players resume negotiations in New York today in a bid to settle the longest work stoppage in the history of the league. Negotiators made some progress last week in Minneapolis, but talks still hinge on both sides agreeing exactly how to share revenue from the nine billion dollar business. 


The Takeaway

NFL Lockout: An Explainer

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The NFL and the Players Association begin court-ordered mediation today in the hopes of reaching an agreement between the two groups. The NFL claimed that it was better to try to mediate the situation before the players' union dissolved. But why was the mediation court-ordered, and what does it hope to accomplish? Wall Street Journal reporter, Nando di Fino explains that there are sticking points over everything: rookies' wages, the length of the season, and revenue sharing.