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  1. People watched Giants' thrilling victory in record numbers

    John Helyar

    Offense? Well, maybe there wasn't as much as we wanted. But that didn't stop us from watching the Super Bowl in record numbers, writes's John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2008
  2. State of the NFL? It's a mixed business bag

    John Helyar

    Roger Goodell has much to crow about when he sums up the state of the NFL on Friday in Arizona. But's John Helyar says there are challenges lurking around the next corners, too.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2008
  3. He's winding up; now it's time for Eli to make his pitch

    John Helyar

    From Peyton's sidekick to a marketing star in his own right. Along with a Super Bowl ring, that's what's at stake for Eli Manning on Sunday, writes's John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2008
  4. World's most recession-proof economy? The Super Bowl

    John Helyar

    The Dow is down and the economy is fading, but there's no such thing as a recession at the Super Bowl in Arizona, writes's John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2008
  5. Presence of unbeaten Pats all but guarantees huge viewership

    John Helyar

    Forget the regional matchup and the huge point spread.'s John Helyar says the presence of the Patriots will make this Super Bowl a ratings bonanza.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2008
  6. Can MLB, NFL and USADA all get along in anti-doping coalition?

    John Helyar

    They've committed the money -- $10 million, to be exact -- but now MLB, the NFL and USADA all have to work together in their anti-doping coalition, and that might not be easy, writes's John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2008
  7. Even in Pittsburgh, playoffs are mind-over-sloppy-turf-matter gam...

    John Helyar

    A level playing field is the goal in the playoffs, of course. But a playing surface that isn't affected by rain and snow and mud takes some of the fun of football away, writes John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2008
  8. In stare-down with Big Cable over Pats-Giants, the NFL blinked

    John Helyar

    It's good that everybody will be able to watch the Patriots try to finish up a historic undefeated regular season on Saturday night. Good, that is, for everybody except maybe the NFL and its own network, writes John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2007
  9. In change of heart, leagues embrace secondary ticket sellers

    John Helyar

    If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Pro sports leagues have learned to embrace rather than resist the secondary ticket market, writes's John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2007
  10. Fans caught when NFL, Big Ten networks lock horns with cable oper...

    John Helyar

    Living in Wisconsin, Indiana or another Midwestern state means you might have to find a local tavern or restaurant to watch the game this holiday week, as the NFL Network and the Big Ten Network are locked in a stare-down with cable operators, writes's John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2007
  11. Romo's endorsement potential a 'perfect storm'

    John Helyar

    If quarterback Tony Romo can take the Dallas Cowboys deep into the playoffs -- preferably to the Super Bowl -- the endorsement world is his oyster, writes's John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2007
  12. Dr. James Andrews still works on the cutting edge

    John Helyar

    He's logged 40,000 surgeries -- mostly knees, elbows and shoulders. His diagnosis holds power over the world's top athletes and the franchises they play for. And at age 65, Dr. James Andrews remains the go-to doc, writes's John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2007
  13. Everett has support from Utley, Byrd, Burroughs and others

    John Helyar

    It won't be easy, but Kevin Everett's rehabilitation will be helped by Dennis Byrd, Mike Utley, Derrick Burroughs and other players who've suffered severe spine injuries, writes John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2007
  14. After Vick agrees to plead guilty, even Atlanta turns its back on...

    John Helyar

    Even the people in Atlanta who supported Michael Vick through his indictment have had enough, now that he has agreed to plead guilty to dogfighting charges, writes John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2007
  15. Foul play and chicanery in the owner's suite

    John Helyar

    One-upmanship extends beyond the playing field, especially when owners can find creative ways around the rules. John Helyar looks at white-collar chicanery in sports.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2007
  16. Baseball draft enters a brave new (televised) world

    John Helyar

    It might never reach the hype level of the NFL draft or the NBA draft, but baseball's draft is about to take a long-overdue step in that direction, writes John Helyar.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2007