In 2016, the NFL allowed the Rams to relocate from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The league now wants to relocate the ensuing litigation out of St. Louis, too. The NFL filed, under seal, a change-of-venue motion last week in Missouri Circuit Court, where the city of St. Louis, St.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Years of heartbreak showered Dean Spanos on the way to the polished wood, football-shaped conference table he is seated at, located in a conference room just off one of the two luxurious owners suites in SoFi Stadium. It’s Sunday, Aug. 8, and a career-defining day for the
Welcome to The Athletic’s second annual NFL 40 under 40 list, a collection of the rising stars in football, the young league and team power brokers you should know this season. Here are some parameters we used in creating this list, after soliciting nominations and advice from people working in
Tax dollars for a sports stadium? In this economy? Despite years of research that show public funding for sports venues is poor public policy, and an ongoing global pandemic that’s roiled many aspects of American life, the billionaire owners of professional sports teams haven’t shied away from asking for handouts.
A federal appeals court this week declined to wade into the race norming controversy buffeting the NFL concussion settlement, ruling the issue first had to play out at the district court level. The decision comes as the NFL, class counsel and attorneys for retired African-American players have been in court-supervised
At NFL Films headquarters in Mt. Laurel, N.J., Stevel Sabol’s desk remains undisturbed, with his favorite aphorism still on it: Did you make someone laugh? Steve Sabol would surely enjoy these next two weeks as he and the members of the Class of 2020 officially take their place among the
If not for some well-timed home painting chores, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue could be readying himself for induction into the Hall of Soaps and Detergents, instead of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where he’ll be enshrined next week. Now, there isn’t really such a Hall, but cleaning products,
EA Sports unquestionably dominates the sports video game market, having sold hundreds of millions of its FIFA and Madden and other franchises over the decades. The pandemic accelerated video-game play and sales of games and consoles globally, and the Electronic Arts sports division was among the industry’s major beneficiaries. While
Ten years ago this week, the NFL was staring into the abyss. Owners had imposed a lockout in March 2011, when the start of the season was still six months away. Football X’s and O’s gave way to legal jargon — an antitrust lawsuit, the decertification of the NFL Players
The NFL’s national revenues, comprised primarily of TV and sponsorships, rose $422.4 million to nearly $10 billion in 2020, at a time the league and the rest of the world were confronting some of the worst of the pandemic. The NFL played all of its games, though it often resorted