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The Football Game Fashion Guide

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 11.08.2012 | Black Voices

It's football season and your significant other has finally invited you to a football game with the guys. But what should you wear to score a perfect ...

The NFL's Tampa Bay Problem

Brian Frederick | Posted 11.12.2012 | Sports
Brian Frederick

How could a league with such a knack for marketing itself not see that its blackout policy is actually doing more harm than good?

The NFL Needs to End the Referee Lockout Immediately

Brian Frederick | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Pro football is back. But its officials are not, as anyone who has watched a preseason game can tell you.

SCORE! Following Noise From Fans, NFL Changes Blackout Policy

Brian Frederick | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Professional football has been blacking out games since 1953. And for nearly just as long, fans have opposed the practice and have sought ways around blackouts.

College Football Playoff Is Here -- But Students and Taxpayers Should Not Be Happy

Brian Frederick | Posted 08.26.2012 | Sports
Brian Frederick

While most fans are celebrating the official announcement of a four-team playoff, keep in mind that college football remains firmly in the control of a cartel that cares more about protecting its own profits than fairly and equitably maximizing revenues for the benefit of all.

Washington Nationals Have the 'Worst Fans in Baseball'? Please

Brian Frederick | Posted 08.21.2012 | Sports
Brian Frederick

It's one thing to rip baseball fans in general for some of these behaviors, quite another to use only one fan base as a sample and then pen a national column ripping that fan base as the worst in baseball. Particularly when that fan base is your own.

Why Does the National Football League Deserve Tax-Exempt Status?

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.08.2012 | Sports
Brian Frederick

It may seem absurd that a collection of teams that generated at least $9 billion in revenue last season would be given tax-exempt status, but the NFL is technically classified as a 501(c)6 organization.

Sports Fans Score Huge Win With FCC Review of Blackouts

Brian Frederick | Posted 03.20.2012 | Media
Brian Frederick

It should come as no surprise to anyone (but an NFL owner) that the best way to build a loyal fan base is to (treat them with respect and) allow them to actually see their local team. Less visible team, less interest.

President Obama, It's Time to (Live Up to Your Word to) Fix College Football

Brian Frederick | Posted 02.05.2012 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Shortly after he was elected, President Obama said of a college football playoff, "I'm going to throw my weight around a little bit. I think it's the right thing to do." Well, what better time than now?

What Fans Should Take Away From the 2011 NFL Lockout

Brian Frederick | Posted 09.27.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

The silver lining of this lockout has been that it has exposed the way the NFL does business, and I'm not talking about rookie wage scales, salary caps or revenue sharing. I'm talking about the way it views its fans, or, more accurately, its customers.

What Won't Be Included in New NFL Labor Agreement

Brian Frederick | Posted 09.12.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

With the NFL and NFLPA on the verge of reaching an agreement, do you think that new agreement will include an end to the blackout rule? ...Yeah, me neither.

Cities Hosting NFL Training Camps Could Be Sacked First

Brian Frederick | Posted 08.21.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

For many NFL fans, these training camp trips are an annual tradition. And from Mankato to Flagstaff to Spartanburg, if the lockout continues, there are going to be a lot of empty hotel rooms, dining tables and bar stools.

Seriously, Mr. Goodell, Spare Us

Brian Frederick | Posted 08.09.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

We're officially down the rabbit hole. Ninety days into the lockout and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is now trying to convince fans that the lockout is in their best interests. Thanks, but no thanks.

It's Not Just the Fiesta Bowl -- It's the BCS

Brian Frederick | Posted 06.01.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

The problem isn't one bowl. It's the BCS system. A system that encourages such absurd entitlement.

NFL Teams Should Immediately Cease Soliciting Season Ticket Payments

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

The NFL would like you to believe there will be a 2011 season. Not only that, they need you to believe there will be a 2011 season. They don't want you to stop spending your hard-earned money on NFL merchandise.

NFL Owners Don't Want to Be Partners with Players, Fans

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

NFL owners are more interested in using players to extract money from loyal fans rather than working with both sides to truly grow the game.

Fans' List of Demands for New NFL Labor Agreement

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Since the NFL doesn't feel that fans should have their own representatives and the NFLPA is unwilling to respond, it's up to us to let them know what we would like to see in a new collective bargaining agreement.

What Do Fans Want in a New NFL Labor Agreement?

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

If you were seated at the negotiating table with the NFL and NFLPA, what would you want to see included in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement?

It's Time to Include Fans in NFL Labor Talks

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Why should the NFL-NFLPA negotiations be behind closed doors if fans have such a massive stake in the future of the NFL as well?

Memo to the Political Blogosphere About the NFL Lockout

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

This is about two groups fighting for the billions that we give them. Neither side is in the right. And if there is no football in the fall, both sides will be in the wrong.

Jerry Jones' Super Debacle

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Jerry Jones has only himself to blame for the Super Debacle. He wanted this to be the biggest, most extravagant Super Bowl ever -- and now he knows how Icarus must have felt.

Help Save the NFL, Then Proceed to Eat Nachos

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Far too many fans have no idea that next year's NFL season may be lost to a lockout. Fewer still know that they can make a difference in the labor dispute by getting involved.

Biggest Football Game Is One Being Played in Washington, D.C.

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

There's only one game left in the NFL season. But there's plenty of political football being played in Washington, D.C. -- and the result of this game will shape the sport and country for years to come.

NFL Fans Need to Unite Now to Save Next Season

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

If you're tired of the feuding between NFL owners and players over how best to settle up the billions of dollars in annual revenue that we give them, it's time to take action.

Understanding the Economic Impact of an NFL Lockout

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

As if the politics of the NFL labor dispute aren't difficult enough for fans to follow, the economics of the matter are even more daunting.