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According to the New York Times, the NFL  used high pressure tactics to get ESPN to pull out of their partnership with PBS. ESPN and PBS were working together to bring a show to the airways called “League Of Denial.” This report would shed a lot of light on the leagues part when dealing with concussions. ESPN and the NFL are both denying that the league pressured ESPN into parting ways with PBS. But a couple of people with direct knowledge say the NFL had a great deal to do with ESPN suddenly pulling out of the show Frontline, which is an investigative look into the NFL and how they handled all the head injuries. Soon after PBS issued a statement on Thursday concerning the end of the partnership, ESPN issued their own statement saying the reason they backed out was due to lack of editorial control. If that was a problem, why didn’t officials inside ESPN sit down and have a meeting with the people over at PBS? This is just another look into how the NFL is trying to control anything t...

Google interested in NFL Sunday Ticket?

CEO Larry Page said that Google apparently is interested in securing the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket after the package's deal with DirecTV expires in 2014.

Saints Nation: Roger Goodell Being Roger Goodell

ESPN has dropped out of a long standing investigation and story on concussions in the NFL. It's being reported that they caved to the NFL's pressure to cease their involvement, despite public denials from ESPN and the NFL on that topic. And of course, Roger Goodell is at the center of the controversy.   Midtown lunch meeting w/Goodell led ESPN to pull out of...

Could We See NFL Games on YouTube in the Near Future?

Could We See NFL Games on YouTube in the Near Future? Rumors have flown around like screen passes about National Football League games being screened on YouTube in the not too distant future. Although it’s true that there have been tentative talks between the league and Google, it seems that any positive result is far off. Sources from the website AllThingsD have stated that Google...

Roger Goodell Clips ESPN’s Balls

(via Getty Image)ESPN has an extensive history of focusing the aim and the scrutiny of its coverage based on the network’s financial interests in a given sport. Given that the Worldwide Leader doled out $15.2 billion in 2011 for the rights to broadcast Monday Night Football through 2021, it’s safe to say that the network is pretty well invested in the league’s success.So it...

NFL, union stalled on HGH testing; Congress could get involved

How much power should NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have when it comes to doling out player punishments? The answer to that question seems to be one of the only things standing in the way of the NFL and and the NFL Player's Association agreeing to future HGH testing. And if the league and the union don't get things squared away soon Congress could get involved. In a statement...

Report: Google Willing to Buy Rights to NFL Sunday Ticket

Now this sounds like the perfect marriage of sports and technology. According to Peter Kafka, Today, according to sources, Google CEO Larry Page, along with YouTube content boss Robert Kyncl, met with a delegation from the NFL led by commissioner Roger Goodell. And the Sunday Ticket package was among the topics of discussion, according to people familiar with the meeting. The potential...

NFL, ESPN Show True Colors in "Frontline" Pullout

ESPN made news this past week when the sport's network pulled it's backing and affiliation with an upcoming PBS documentary about concussions in the NFL. The film, entitled Frontline's League of Denial: the NFL's Concussion Crisis, is based in the investigative journalism of ESPN reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, who have an upcoming book of the same...

Google looks to save football fans with purchase of NFL Sunday Ticket

Google CEO Larry Page could merge NFL Sunday Ticket into the company's top of the line internet services Earlier today it was reported that group of NFL and Google executives met earlier today to discuss the expiring Sunday NFL Ticket contract the league has with Direct TV. Google CEO Larry Page and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were in attendance. The NFL's current contract...

ABCs of HGH: Why no deal yet?

Because we know this stuff is starting to make your eyes glaze over, here's the most simplistic breakdown of where the NFL and NFL Players Association are when it comes to HGH testing: * The NFL believes it has made every concession the NFLPA has requested. That includes neutral arbitration for those who test positive and a population study that will determine what should be...

Redskins' London Fletcher reveals he played through concussion in 2012

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher told reporters on Thursday, that he played through lingering effects of a concussion in 2012 and never informed head coach Mike Shanahan or the team's medical staff, according to the Washington Post. Fletcher revealed that he suffered the concussion on a hit during a preseason game last year against the Buffalo Bills. He sat out...

The NFL reportedly did pressure ESPN to stop work on PBS documentary

With the news of ESPN pulling out of their collaboration with PBS on the Frontline documentary covering NFL concussions, the major question has been asked - did the NFL pressure ESPN to back away?  Was ESPN and OTL's work with Frontline putting Bristol's relationship in jeopardy? Publicly and privately, people at ESPN had said no (including off the record to AA last...
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