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Sport and Society for Arete- Pharoah and Roger

Richard Crepeau | Posted 09.05.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Good news: Ahmed Zayat, owner of American Pharoah, announced that his horse would not be retired and would finish the season at the Breeder's Cup running in the Classic.

Sport and Society for Arete-Alison Gordon

Richard Crepeau | Posted 04.16.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

After five years on the baseball beat Alison Gordon returned to real life and turned to fiction. She wrote murder mysteries set in the world of baseball and enjoyed considerable success. Sportsworld is now replete with women in all capacities and for that we owe a debt to Alison Gordon.

Sport and Society for Arete: Rice and Goodell

Richard Crepeau | Posted 01.29.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

For those who wonder why the owners have supported Goodell through the recent missteps and blunders it is only necessary to look at what the labor settlement and television contracts have done to team values. A lot of money has been delivered to the owners by Roger Goodell's achievements.

Sport and Society for Arete: The NFL, Women and Sport

Richard Crepeau | Posted 11.05.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Roger Goodell is the commissioner of the most popular professional sports league in the United States. This week he demonstrated just how much he learned at the feet of his predecessors, Paul Tagliabue and especially Pete Rozelle.

These Politicians Had Famous Roommates

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

The only thing tougher than imagining some of the country's most powerful people in their early twenties is picturing them kicking back with equally p...

'It's Not Golf'

AP | BRETT MARTEL and HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 12.12.2012 | Sports

-- Former New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams testified that he tried to shut down the team's bounty system when the NFL began investiga...

Goodell 'Fundamentally Disagrees' With Old Boss On Bounty Punishment

AP | SCHUYLER DIXON | Posted 02.11.2013 | Sports

IRVING, Texas — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he "fundamentally disagrees" with former league boss Paul Tagliabue's decision not to discip...

Vilma vs. Goodell Isn't Over Yet

Posted 12.11.2012 | Sports

The battle between Jonathan Vilma and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn't over yet, according to the linebacker's lawyer. The New Orleans Saints' sta...


AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 02.10.2013 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- In a sharp rebuke to his successor's handling of the NFL's bounty investigation, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the susp...

A New Twist In NFL Bounty Scandal

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 12.19.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appointed predecessor Paul Tagliabue to hear the appeals of four players suspended in the Saints' boun...

Remembering 9/11

Andrew Brandt | Posted 11.12.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

On a professional level, I will never forget that time as an executive with the Packers, as we were scheduled to play the Giants a few miles from Ground Zero that weekend.

NFL Labor Dispute: First Thing We Do Is Get Rid of All the Lawyers

Michael Huyghue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Michael Huyghue

The biggest hurdle the NFL owners and players faced in their recent negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement was a failure to establish a "meeting of the minds." Why not dispense with the lawyers and hash it out face-to-face?

Gene Upshaw's Presence Still Endures

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

Of all of Upshaw's many legacies and accomplishments, the most lasting may be the enduring impact of his negotiation of the 2006 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFLPA and the NFL.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

George Mitrovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
George Mitrovich

Charles Goodell wrote his own profile in courage -- and neither the vacuous state of our politics nor the vicissitudes of American history can deny him in death what he achieved in life.

NFL Annual Meetings End; Trouble Ahead?

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

The NFC Championship was decided with a coin toss, a kickoff return, a pass interference penalty and a field goal, which helped fuel the current vigorous debate about overtime rules.

Gilbert and Guns: Stern Follows NFL Model in Arenas Suspension

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

David Stern has taken a page from Roger Goodell with the indefinite suspension of Gilbert Arenas from the NBA and the Washington Wizards after Arenas brought guns into the Wizards' locker room.

The NFL's Concussion Conundrum

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

This weekend, the NFL Commissioner announced a major change in football policy: when a player sustains a concussion, he will now be required to seek advice from an "independent" neurologist.

Keep the Rooney Rule; End Fritz Pollard Alliance

Wm. David Cornwell, Sr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Wm. David Cornwell, Sr.

The Rooney Rule is being applied today in a manner that conflicts with the objective established over 20 years ago.