Just when it seemed like the Deflategate controversy was nearly settled, ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham reopened the case to explore its possible ties to Spygate. They join Bill Littlefield to discuss the larger implications of the ongoing tension between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the New England Patriots.
Despite the many recent issues that the NFL has faced both on and off the field, football remains as popular as ever. Bill Littlefield examines why.
A U.S. district judge threw out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in deflating footballs. Sports attorney Alan Milstein joins Bill Littlefield to talk about what the decision means for the relationship between pro athletes and leagues.
On Thursday, a federal judge ruled against the NFL in the “Deflategate” case, nullifying the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The reaction on Twitter from NFL analysts, Pats fans and even some New England politicians was swift.
Jarryd Hayne, a two-time National Rugby League MVP, was due to make $4 million this season in Australia. Instead, he left his home country to try and make it in the NFL. He’s been impressive in his pre-season showings for the 49ers. Julie Tullberg, former sports editor for Melbourne’s Herald Sun, joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Hayne’s chances at an NFL career.
In the days after Hurricane Katrina, the Superdome was a place of desperation in New Orleans. How did it become a symbol of the city’s ongoing recovery? Bill Littlefield speaks with Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden.
The Arizona Cardinals made history this summer by hiring the league’s first female coach as an intern during training camp. And as reporter Phil Latzman found out, Jen Welter, aka “Dr. J,” has already made an impression on players.
As a 19-year-old world champion skier and football All-American, Jeremy Bloom says he was “scared to death.” The source of his fear: what would he do after his sports career was over? Bloom joins Bill Littlefield to remember that time in his life and to discuss his transition from pro athlete to businessman.
Steeler James Harrison ordered his children, ages 8 and 6, to return trophies they’d received for participating in a program designed to teach them teamwork. His rationale was that they hadn’t won anything, so they shouldn’t get trophies. Bill Littlefield doesn’t agree.
Bill Littlefield is joined by the Washington Post’s Cindy Boren and John Doyle of Foster’s Daily Democrat for this week’s edition of “3 Stories You Should Know.”