Quote of the Day

"I don’t think people tune into the game to hear anyone break down the concussion issue and the safety issue of the sport."
-- Fox' Troy Aikman, on how broadcasters should treat off-field issues during game telecasts. (THE DAILY)
Thursday September 5, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 251 Print This Issue

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  • Back In The Spotlight

    Tonight's Ravens-Broncos game offers a reprieve from off-field issues

    The '13 NFL season begins tonight with Ravens-Broncos, and the league is coming out of an "especially tumultuous offseason, one in which the very nature of the game was scrutinized daily," according to Rick Maese of the WASHINGTON POST. The league is "trying to emerge from a dark cloud of player health and safety concerns and last week reached a proposed settlement with about 4,500 former players who were suing over concussions ." It also has "instituted new rules this season that will bar runners and tacklers from initiating contact with the crowns of their helmets and has stepped up its efforts to educate youth players on proper techniques." NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said of the lawsuit settlement, "I don’t know how it’s ...

  • Early Exit

    Toronto FC parts ways with Kevin Payne after just nine months.

  • Thirst For More

    Pepsi looking to maximize its NFL partnership with new creative featuring all 32 teams.

  • Up To Scratch

    Wilfs found to have enough money to cover stadium costs.

  • You Really Like Me

    Texans see the most new followers on Facebook, Twitter since start of last season.

  • Put To The Sword

    Sabres' new third jersey described as "hideous," "awful."

  • Candle In The Wind

    The 49ers are celebrating their final season in Candlestick Park with a series of promotions and events.

  • Booth Review

    Several top NFL color analysts chime in on how calling games has changed in recent years.

  • Test Run

    Does IBM’s U.S. Open app come up aces or double fault?

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