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The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snydernew

From A to Z (for Zorn), an encyclopedia of the owner's many failings.

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Washington City Paper  |  Dave McKenna  |  02-04-2011  |  Sports

The Cranky Fan's Guide to Dan Snydernew

From A to Z (for Zorn), an encyclopedia of the Redskins owner's many failings.
Washington City Paper  |  Dave McKenna  |  11-22-2010  |  Sports

Head Casenew

Experts say ex-football players with head injuries often end up in the criminal justice system. Former USC lineman Chris Brymer is exhibit A.
SF Weekly  |  Peter Jamison  |  10-01-2010  |  Science

Focus On... The Super Bowlnew

During the Super Bowl telecast on Feb. 7 there will be an unforgettable halftime performance. Insiders say it features a grainy home video clip involving Elin Nordegren, a 5-iron, a sleeping Tiger Woods and two balls. OK, that's not true.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Rich Tosches  |  12-30-2009  |  Sports

Professor Pellom McDaniels Wants to Move Kansas City's Black History Beyond Entertainmentnew

Most black school kids, he says, view entertainment -- being a professional athlete or a performer -- as the only form of success available to them. McDaniels, who happens to be a former NFL player, sees history as the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and opening a wider future.
The Pitch  |  Casey Lyons  |  11-03-2009  |  Education

Cartoon: Revenge of the Nerdsnew

A study shows that NFL players are 19 times more likely to have their brains pulverized than other Americans.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  10-02-2009  |  Cartoons

Dear PETA: What Do You Want from Michael Vick?new

In our society, dog-fighting is illegal. Rightfully so. Also in our society, once a person passes through the justice system and is deemed fit to re-enter, he has the right to earn a living at whatever profession suits his skill. Michael Vick's profession is football.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  E. James Beale  |  08-25-2009  |  Sports

Michael Vick Comes to Phillynew

When the Eagles announced that they signed a one-year-on plus one-year-option contract with convicted animal abuser Michael Vick, networking boards lit up like pinball machines. But will Philadelphians make good on their love of animals? Or is the outrage a little too easy?
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  08-17-2009  |  Sports

Is Tony Romo Finally Ready to Answer the Call?new

For the first time in a long time, the Cowboys' camp isn't about Hollywood girlfriends, golf handicaps, HBO's cameras, irrationally lofty expectations or prima donna agendas. It's football over fame. Substance over style. Romo the quarterback over Romo the celebrity.
Dallas Observer  |  Richie Whitt  |  08-17-2009  |  Sports

ESPN's Odd Double Standard On Sexnew

Sports-media behemoth ESPN rightfully balked when one of its broadcast stars, Erin Andrews, was victimized by a pervert with a video camera, and moved quickly to suppress the footage. But did it apply a double standard when it refused to cover the sexual-assault case of NFL star Ben Roethlisberger?
Boston Phoenix  |  Adam Reilly  |  07-29-2009  |  Media

Busting Balls: 20 Ways To Improve Sportsnew

We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame.
Boston Phoenix  |  Lance Gould  |  01-09-2009  |  Sports

Paperless Trail: Suing the City to Obtain 'Public' Records

When Folio Weekly began asking for financial records related to the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium renovations and 2005 Super Bowl expenditures, city officials claimed no such records existed. In fact, they ultimately turned over 25 boxes worth of information. All it took was three years, and $9,000 in attorneys fees.
Folio Weekly  |  Marvin Edwards  |  10-07-2008  |  Policy Issues

Redskins Test Tough Nonsmoking Lawnew

The Redskins open their home schedule this weekend against New Orleans. It'll also be the first official game played since Maryland's tough new anti-smoking law took hold.
Washington City Paper  |  Dave McKenna  |  09-11-2008  |  Sports

Is There Hope for the Houston Texans?new

Gary Kubiak and team search for their first winning season.
Houston Press  |  Richard Connelly  |  09-09-2008  |  Sports

The Dallas Cowboys Are Counting on NFL Outlaw Pacman Jonesnew

Pacman -- acquired in a trade by the Cowboys April 23 and reinstated after a one-year suspension by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell August 28 -- will be subjected to unprecedented scrutiny this season.
Dallas Observer  |  Richie Whitt  |  09-08-2008  |  Sports

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