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  1. Football's black swan event is here

    Henry Abbott

    Allison Joyce/Getty Images A poll shows head injuries are changing how many Americans see Roger Goodell's league. There's a scene in the incredible football head injury documentary "League of Denial" where we hear a tale of what would happen to the...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  2. "Too real" sex talk connects with rookies

    Henry Abbott

    Tony Gaskins is a former college football player and current Christian motivational speaker who preaches, among other things, about the perils of pre-marital sex. He stood before a room of 60-or-so players at the NBA Rookie Transition Program on Sund...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  3. On athletes and marijuana

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Alipour writes a powerful Magazine story about pot-smoking in college football, especially at the University of Oregon, and the NBA comes up: Americans are "living in an environment where there's a greater tolerance of use, not just among the yo...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  4. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Football has a ton of trick plays. Fake punts, double reverses, running backs lobbing passes. I love all that stuff. There isn't too much of it in the NBA. Maybe the occasional oh-no-we're-not-really-calling-timeout-now basket attack. Or, pretty much...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Richard Sandomir of The New York Times: "To some degree, Derek Fisher's active role is similar to the path carved by Gene Upshaw, the Oakland Raiders offensive lineman who took over as the executive director of the National Football League Players As...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Jovic of Fox 8: "So far this season the Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary football team has been ready for anything that came their way on the football field, that was until Tuesday. Members of the state's third ranked Division III team were shocked whe...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  7. Charlie Ward, humble high school coach

    Henry Abbott

    On Knickerblogger, Jim Cavan catches up with Charlie Ward, the former Knick point guard and Heisman trophy winner who turned down far more glamorous opportunities and has become a role player in coaching basketball and football at a small school in H...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  8. The lessons of Jeffrey Kessler

    Henry Abbott

    Attorney Jeffrey Kessler is the big name in sports labor legal circles, and the pioneer of the antitrust litigation that has had industry-changing results in football. He represents the National Basketball Players Association at the moment, which ...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  9. Collective bargaining, now with urgency

    Henry Abbott

    David Stern is talking about collective bargaining again, and is taking lessons from football. The Associated Press reports: Stern believes football's labor situation, which he called a "mess," was worsened by a lack of urgency to get a deal done we...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  10. Carmelo Anthony in middle school

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Abrams of The New York Times wrote about Carmelo Anthony a few days ago, and another NBA player became part of the story: In athletics, Anthony flashed his competitiveness. In baseball, he wanted to pitch, and his football coaches described...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  11. Soccer's elegant development solution

    Henry Abbott

    The world's finest young athletes in most sports -- those with pro prospects -- make money from their valuable work. But not in basketball and football, oddly. For some reason (these sports are among the blackest, it's hard to dismiss race as a...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  12. Watch your head

    Henry Abbott

    The NFL is going through some soul-searching right now, thanks to new awareness about the long-term dangers associated with football's many hard collisions to the head. As a basketball fan, it's tempting to wag a finger and say something like: See...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  13. LeBron James, full-court quarterback

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Watch what LeBron James does with this football. If you miss it the first time, don't worry -- they replay it about a dozen times. And it's almost worth watching that many times....

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  14. "If I wanted to, I could quit basketball and play in the NFL."

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James, messing around as a wide receiver, assures the cameras he won't really do that. I'm no football expert, but does anybody think he's wrong? UPDATE: A load of professional football people have addressed this. There seems to be...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  15. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Words of wisdom, from Kermit Washington to a young college football player, LeGarrette Blount, who is suddenly, like Washington, famous for punching an opponent in the face. Washington, still known mainly for almost killing Rudy Tomjanovich with one ...

    Blog | September 09, 2009
  16. Who's the 22nd Highest-Paid American Athlete?

    Henry Abbott

    In all sports. Think about it. It's not just salary, but also winnings in sports that have that, and income. Golfers make a lot. The very best in every major sport make a lot. Race car drivers, baseball players, football players ... Out of those ...

    Blog | July 02, 2009