Another NFL season, another chance that (as of the start of Week 15) an 8-8 or 7-9 makes it into the playoffs (and hosts a game on Wild Card weekend). One of the Dallas Cowboys/Philadelphia Eagles will take the NFC East title this season, and it is possible that a record under … [Read more...] about A Wild Card Proposal: Should the NFL Get Rid of Divisions and Change its Playoff Format?
Electronic Arts (EA) CEO Andrew Wilson recently expressed interest in bringing back the once-popular NCAA Football video game franchise, if the legal framework governing college athletics changes in such a way that would permit its existence. Wilson made the comments at the WSJ … [Read more...] about It’s In the Game?: EA CEO Expresses Interest in NCAA Football’s Return, as Legal Questions Loom
A group of retired NFL players and Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) settled a lawsuit this past week regarding the use of the players’ likeness in the Madden football games in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. While EA licensed current players’ … [Read more...] about EA and Retired NFL Players Settle Suit Regarding Players’ Likeness
A recent ESPN “Outside the Lines” investigation revealed an existential threat to football: the disappearing insurance market. From the NFL to Pop Warner, leagues, schools, and teams spend large sums of money on general liability insurance. With greater concern over traumatic … [Read more...] about Lack of Insurance May Sack Football
Sharrif Floyd, a 2013 first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings, filed a lawsuit against the most well-known man in sports medicine, Dr. James Andrews, and his staff, for $180 million. Floyd went under the knife during the 2016 season for what was supposed to be routine … [Read more...] about Bad Break: Ex-NFL Player Sues Dr. James Andrews for $180 Million