Tag Archives: NFL

Ray Rice Video Showed Elevator Punch — But Also Roger Goodell in the Background, with Broom and Shovel

You probably thought that the most important thing about the Ray Rice “second video” was that it exposed what really went on in that elevator. You’re wrong. We knew from the first video that there had to have been a … Continue reading

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Goodell’s Big Fear Isn’t Losing to Vilma- It’s the NFL’s Staggering Concussion Liability Exposure

Look, even if Roger Goodell loses his “Bounty” case, he still wins. If you believe the news accounts concerning the hearing before Federal Judge Berrigan last Friday, she could barely restrain herself from ruling in favor of the Saints’ Vilma. Judge … Continue reading

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Bird-Words From Nerds: Greatest Tweets at Sloan Sports Analytics Conf.

Below is a highly subjective listing of “Greatest Tweets” sent during last-weekend’s (March 2-3) outstanding MIT Sloan School Sports Analytics Conference. This “select” list is by no means random; but I make no representations about the quality, provenance, accuracy (or … Continue reading

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The Bombshell in Peter King’s SI MMQB Column: Gregg Williams’ Redskin Defense Started Peyton’s Neck Problems?

Peter King’s MMQB column might be the best one-week “global tour” of a sport which is out in print now. His writing is effervescent, he has great access for interviews,  scrambles hard, and has a sense of humor. The best, … Continue reading

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“Bounties” Are A “big deal” –NFL Carriers Are Jacking Premiums as Liability Tectonic Plates Shifting

Below is WEEI Sports Radio host Gerry Callahan’s tweet about Shawn Merriman’s comment in the SI article on the New Orleans “bounty” issue. Good question from Shawn Merriman: ‘Why is this a big deal? Bounties have been going on forever.’ … Continue reading

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Sloan Sports Conf- Nowinski: 90% of Concussions Undiagnosed; 75% of Football Head Trauma At Practice

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Sat. March 3, 2012. Presenter: Chris Nowinski of the Sports Legacy Institute: How New Concussion Technology Will Force Radical Change in Sports  Nowinski’s presentation was not highly attended, which might have been expected for a largely … Continue reading

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MIT Sport Conf: Internet Can’t Do 29 million for A NFL Game — Would Slow to Crawl

At the MIT Sloan School Sports Conference, according to tweets from those in attendance, it was made clear that current broadband levels would not accommodate the necessary levels of NFL viewers to even allow streaming of NFL games on the … Continue reading

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ESPN deal to show ESPN3 directly on Facebook

“ESPN deal to show ESPN3 directly on Facebook walls is the future of media.”   – John Skipper John Skipper, ESPN President since January 2012 (according to Wikipedia) revealed at today’s MIT Sloan School Sports Conference Seminar entitled “Media Rights: … Continue reading

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