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Bob Franken: Playing defense in Washington

...time when most of those asked had no problem with the N-word and favored Jim Crow laws.Until Snyder or the National Football League owners start feeling the squeeze or get tired of being compared to Donald Sterling and the NBA, this petty battle...
Bob Franken: Holidays from hatred

...Flake.Major league baseball put out a statement criticizing the legislation, and there was even talk that the National Football League might be persuaded to pull out next year's Super Bowl, scheduled to be played in Glendale. Wouldn't it...
Cal Thomas: Free speech not always so free

...fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood.Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by a National Football League team -- the St. Louis Rams picked him 249th in the last round -- is being treated by the media and those in...
What others say: A big step forward for America's gay athletes

...Americans. He is poised to become the first openly gay player in one of the nation's great pastimes, the National Football League.However, the national blitz of mostly positive attention for Sam can't block out some ugly realities.Open...
What others say: Former players may change violent NHL culture

...when it finally introduced its Rule 48, banning intentional hits to the head.Launched just months after the National Football League agreed to a $765-million settlement with thousands of former players suffering from dementia and other conditions...
Editorial: NFL can do more to study, prevent brain injuries

Next week the National Football League begins play in earnest, and across the nation millions of Americans will welcome another season of this thrilling, but violent...
On Tuesday, voters should rule the day

...statistics - presidential elections compared to local elections are like high school football bleachers compared to National Football League stadiums. On Tuesday, however, we have a chance to fill those seats. On Tuesday the ballot box will open and each...

TRANSACTIONS FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS ? Placed WR Kevin Cone on injured reserve. BALTIMORE RAVENS ? Signed LB D.J. Bryant to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS ? Placed CB Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve.

...start of this season "one of the most deliberate disregards of player safety that I think has occurred in the National Football League since our inception."All in all, it sent a clear message that the union and owners have significant differences...
A pay raise for the governor?

...And all those 50 states are different. Governorship is a more exclusive occupation than being a member of the National Football League. Taking all that into account, what is a fair salary for Alaska's governor? Is it the current $125,000...


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