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This Is Roger Goodell's Defining Defeat, And The One He Deserves

It’s fitting that Roger Goodell’s biggest failure, the one that could well end up permanently lessening the considerable power he and NFL owners have traditionally held over the NFLPA, was born out of the stupidest scandal in the history of the NFL, and perhaps all of sports. This is precisely the kind of defeat that… »9/03/15 12:14pmToday 12:14pm

Here's An Impossibly Stupid Scene That Was Cut From The Concussion Movie

The Hollywood Reporter went to the crates and found a version of the Concussion script from back in May, before cuts were made to scenes either too much in conflict with a massive business entity like the NFL or too inaccurate, libelous, and badly written to appear in a major motion picture release. (It’s both,… »9/02/15 7:20pmYesterday 7:20pm

The NFL Didn't Have To Screw Will Smith's Concussion Movie, Hollywood Already Had

First there was Monday’s release of the first trailer for Concussion, the forthcoming Will Smith vehicle depicting the early days of the NFL’s ongoing defense of its game from the reality that it is very bad for the brains of the men who play it. Then there was an interview between writer/director Peter Landesman and… »9/02/15 2:01pmYesterday 2:01pm

The NFL's Policy On Punishing Weed Smokers Is Arbitrary And Retrograde

Congratulations to Oday Aboushi on his one-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substances of abuse policy. Police arrested the Jets offensive lineman in January and charged him with driving while suspended, careless driving, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance after they found “a small amount” of… »8/21/15 11:17am8/21/15 11:17am

Tom Brady Looks Like He's Melting In His Courtroom Sketch

Judge Richard Berman held a hearing in New York Federal Court today for Tom Brady’s civil case against Roger Goodell and the NFL, and Berman did his best to move the process along as both sides’ legal teams took shots at each other, but the best part of the whole event was the courtroom sketch of Brady, in which he… »8/12/15 2:14pm8/12/15 2:14pm

Roger Goodell On Why NFL Didn't Correct ESPN's Ballghazi Report: Uhhh

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference in Chicago today to announce the 2016 NFL Draft’s return to the city, and while he was taking questions, the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin took the chance to ask why the league didn’t correct Chris Mortensen’s “11 of 12 footballs” report when Ted Wells’s investigation… »8/11/15 6:03pm8/11/15 6:03pm

The NFL's Dumbass Deflategate Science Report Is A Feature, Not A Bug

Last night, a mountain of documents and transcription emerged from Tom Brady’s late June appeal hearing before Roger Goodell. It’s been a circus, with a series of insults, emails, and sneaker requests to Tom Ford pouring out of the file cabinet, but the testimony most relevant to the case circles back to whether or… »8/05/15 5:03pm8/05/15 5:03pm

The Full Story Of Tom Brady's Destroyed Cell Phone

The biggest revelation from Roger Goodell’s decision upholding Tom Brady’s four-game suspension was that Brady’s cell phone was destroyed shortly before meeting with Ted Wells and his investigators, even though he knew Wells wanted access to the contents of his text messages. Here is how Wells described his request to… »8/05/15 9:30am8/05/15 9:30am

Here's The "Integrity Of The Game" Honor Code The NFL Says Brady Broke

For the first time—as far as we can tell—the NFL’s secret honor oath has become public, as part of the NFLPA’s lawsuit over Tom Brady’s suspension. It’s this “Integrity Of The Game Certification” upon which the NFL has hinged its four-game ban on the Patriots quarterback, and yet the text of this honor code was never… »8/04/15 11:35pm8/04/15 11:35pm

Tom Brady Lied And Killed Babies With His Lies

It’s the day after the NFL’s bombshell revelation—all revelations must be BOMBSHELL—that Tom Brady destroyed his cell phone before NFL investigators could get their hands on it and use it to expose his plots. But he destroyed more than just his cell phone that day, fair reader … HE DESTROYED OUR NATIONAL INNOCENCE. »7/29/15 4:31pm7/29/15 4:31pm

Taste Roger Goodell's Wrath With Our NFL Punishment Generator

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is a ruddy incompetent who draws out decisions on punishing league employees in order to soak up the most positive attention he can. Until now, fans have only been to take part in this experience as third parties. Thanks to the NFL Punishment Generator, though, you too can answer a… »7/29/15 4:05pm7/29/15 4:05pm

Here Are 20 Sentences From Roger Goodell's Tom Brady Decision

The NFL has issued a stirring 20-page decision on the issue of New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. In it, Roger Goodell makes the case for upholding his own decision by citing evidence gathered by the NFL’s investigatory arm and a nominally independent law firm. It reads about the way you’d… »7/28/15 6:15pm7/28/15 6:15pm