Blogs and the NFL Labor situation: The fans have a new voice in the upcoming labor battle between ownership and players, and one of them is Steph Stradley, who wrote “Roger Goodell goes Orwell: why fans should be pessimistic about the NFL labor deal.” It stands in stark contrast to the recent news that CBS would not run an ad spot from the NFLPA during the NFLPA sponsored all star game on CBS College Sports this weekend (which has gotten more attention than the ad would have ever received). The big media outlets are tied to the NFL with television contracts (Florio is a notable exception despite his ties to NBC); sadly, it’s probably on those of us with smaller voices to critically analyze. [Texans Chick]
Analytics might have come in handy.
They met at the NBA conference Finals.
Third legal incident this calendar year.
It’s been less than a year since Goodell needed to hear from Ray Rice directly.