Topic: NFL

April 17, 2014

How did a great Joe Montana touchdown pass to Dwight Clark become "The Catch"? The same way all NFL myths get made: because NFL Films had its camera in just the right place, and knew just how to sell it. An excerpt from Travis Vogan's book Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media.

March 7, 2014

With the Whitney Biennial, one of the biggest events in contemporary art, opening in New York this weekend, there's no better time than the present to present the art analogues for every NFL team. Yes, there is an artist who resembles the Jacksonville Jaguars.

February 28, 2014

Jordan Gross retired after a long and distinguished career with the Carolina Panthers. His great, goofy, oddly uplifting podcast is his happy legacy.

February 13, 2014

In Columbia, Missouri, fans are proud of Michael Sam and happy to be at the center of an important moment in sports. But there, and everywhere else, this story is just getting started, and there's more work to be done.

February 2, 2014

In celebration of a couple of momentous milestones, here is what may well prove to be our last spam poem ever. It is, perhaps more fittingly than we know, about the Super Bowl.

February 2, 2014

On the prolific and rather shockingly fascinating YouTube output of the NFC Champions, from Doug Baldwin's Beyonce-ish self-documenting perfectionism to Michael Robinson's ongoing indie version of HBO's "Hard Knocks."

January 31, 2014

Baseball could use a Richard Sherman-type star and the noisy drama he'd bring. But even loosening up a little bit would be a nice start.

January 31, 2014

And this is how the football season ends. With a really good football game surrounded by some really expensive noise. With a robot made of meat. It's complicated.

January 30, 2014

On becoming pure ego, which is even more thrilling and frightening than it sounds.

January 29, 2014

The other 1970's disaster flick in which awful things happen at the Super Bowl is not very good, but somehow is both worse and more fun to watch than Black Sunday. Having Jack Klugman and John Cassavettes in the same cast helps.