Same Crap, Different Day

While all the focus has now been on the soap opera surrounding the NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement, it’s important to remind everyone that many of the retired players and their families have still been mired in the tangled mess of … Continue reading

OJ Simpson Granted Parole after Serving 9 years

After being in a Nevada prison for 9 years of a possible 33-year sentence for armed robbery, OJ Simpson was granted parole unanimously by the state parole board. He could be released as early as October 1st. … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Life Inside the Real NFL Family

Brain concussions. CTE. Alcohol and drugs. Take these issues that have only recently become more openly discussed along with 101 more ingredients in family life and you have a very complicated recipe for making a family work (or not). Family … Continue reading

Brandi Winans: Remembering Jeff

EDITOR’S NOTE: Brandi Winans informed us earlier today that Jeff Winans (Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1973 – 1978) had just passed away late last week. For those of you who might not know about Jeff and … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: Lockout 2011 – The Silence is Deafening

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . NFL lockout 2011: Why are Gov. Christie and other politicians strangely silent? Thursday, 21 April 2011 BY EVAN WEINER NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM . The National Football League … Continue reading

Reality vs. Fantasy in the NFL

Reality vs. PR Fantasy: Now we know why those fantasy football games and Electronic Arts Madden Football are so profitable: They exist in a fantasy world where the players never get old and they never really get injured. You can … Continue reading

Conrad Dobler’s Super Bowl Blitz

After a crazy 2009 (like the rest of us), Conrad Dobler has still managed to hit the media trail and come out swinging before Super Bowl. After 32 surgeries, Conrad nearly lost his leg late last year to a massive … Continue reading

How a Disability Plan SHOULDN’T Work

Earlier this year, Disability Attorney John Hogan filed appeals to the Retirement Board of the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Players Retirement Plan on behalf of several players including Dave. Dave received a response late last week and it was no surprise that he was once again denied his request to have his Inactive Total & Permanent Disability reclassified to Football Degenerative.

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Jeff Nixon on Drew Brees’ Comments

Some people think they have to join in the conversation even when they have no idea what they’re talking about. (Or maybe we can chalk it up to reporters looking to stir things up on a slow day.) In today’s … Continue reading

Jeff Nixon’s Letter to the NFL

Right on, Jeff! Mary-ann Fleming Manager, Player Benefits National Football League 280 Park Avenue New York, New York 10017 November 12, 2008 Dear Mrs. Fleming: Thank you for meeting with our Buffalo Bills Retired Player’s Chapter on November 12, 2008 … Continue reading

Rob Thompson’s New Book: The Bills are Due

Our good friend, Rob Thompson, has finally finished his new book, The Bills are Due, and it’s hot off the presses at last. Here’s the summary from Barnes & Noble’s site: “Billy Shaw. Joe Ferguson. Fred Smerlas. Before the days … Continue reading