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Football news and analysis from The Nation
June 27, 2022
A Football Coach’s Prayer Is Not About Freedom. It’s About Coercion.
In a decision riddled with lies, the Supreme Court rules that a football coach can, should they choose, become a dictator-priest.
February 22, 2022
The Meaning Behind Brian Flores’s New Job
Brian Flores has a new gig in the league, but it won’t deter him from pressing forward on his racial discrimination suit.
February 15, 2022
Was the Super Bowl Halftime Show a “Missed Opportunity”?
Legendary hip-hop acts came together in politics-free performance.
February 2, 2022
Brian Flores Levels a Lawsuit Against the NFL for Discriminatory Practices
Everyone associated with the NFL should find the same courage as the former Miami Dolphins head coach—or the league will fall back into its racist sloth.
January 20, 2022
How to Change the NFL’s Racist Hiring Practices
There is now one Black head coach in the NFL, and the league could buckle under the weight of its bigotry.
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January 18, 2022
Eric Dickerson Brings the Smoke
We talk to NFL great Eric Dickerson about his new book.
January 11, 2022
What Do the 1984 Olympics Teach Us?
’s L. Jon Wertheim joins the show to talk about his new book.
December 8, 2021
What We Can Learn From Sports Fandom’s Moral Drift
Fandom has taken on the worst of the corrupted tribalism that has dominated so much of life outside the arena, the ballpark, and the stadium.
November 2, 2021
The Hidden History of the National Women’s Football League
Britni de la Cretaz and Lyndsey D’Arcangelo join the show to talk about their new book,
Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women’s Football League
September 8, 2021
Unvaxxed Quarterback Carson Wentz Wants Your Trust
If the Colts players and fans trusted him before, he has now relinquished the right to any such dispensation.