Gene Upshaw Is Smarter Than You Think

Say what you will about NFL players union chief Gene Upshaw — that he's an out-of-control, useless stooge who collapses under even the slightest bit of pressure from the NFL, which just waits for him to say something idiotic again — but you can't say he doesn't know how to take care of himself. » 7/10/07 10:40am 7/10/07 10:40am

Is Gene Upshaw Gonna Have To Choke A Bitch?

You might remember, last August, when Bryant Gumbel — that notorious agent of social change — blasted NFL union head Gene Upshaw for being the "personal pet" of the NFL, and that he was kept "on a leash." » 6/05/07 3:15pm 6/05/07 3:15pm

Gene Upshaw Would Rather You Not Read Anyway

As anyone with even a fundamental understanding of professional sports labor issues knows, the NFL has the weakest players union. NFL players have the shortest careers, make the least money, suffer the harshest long term health effects and rarely have guaranteed contracts. This has caused many — and not just Bryant… » 4/18/07 12:00pm 4/18/07 12:00pm

More Fun With The G-Man

We have no inherent dislike of Bryant Gumbel, but sometimes we think there's some sort of slow gas leak in his home. Greg Gumbel's wacky brother has really done it this time, angering his NFL overlords (he was hired to do play-by-play on eight NFL Network games this season) when he made a rude comment about Gene… » 8/22/06 12:00pm 8/22/06 12:00pm