Here’s the 2017 NFLPA LM-2

Here we go with this year’s LM-2 filing for the NFLPA just released at the end of May. 525 pages this year! Quick Glance: They now report 9,065 members compared to last year’s total of 6,542 members. And they closed … Continue reading

Almost Forgot! NFLPA 2015 – 2016 LM-2

Forgot to check on the Dept of Labor’s posts for annual LM-2’s and sure enough, the NFLPA’s latest filing was on May 27, 2016. So once again, your Union at work for you retired players. It looks like membership is … Continue reading

Larry Kaminski Says It All

Last week, Larry Kaminski (Denver Broncos 1966 – 1973) sat down and wrote a long overdue letter about his life during and after playing professional football in the NFL. This was sent out to his state representatives among others (including … Continue reading

It’s Here! NFLPA 2014 – 2015 LM-2

Among the many reasons the NFL walked away from its nonprofit status was the disclosure of payoffs – er, payouts – from and to its various partners. For many reasons, other sports leagues (e.g. – MLB) had long opted out of … Continue reading

Joe Theismann Talks about the NFL Concussion Settlement

Quarterback Joe Theismann (1974 – 1985 Washington) did a quick overview with FOX Business Melissa Francis on his thoughts about the recent NFL concussion lawsuit settlement just approved by Judge Brody in US District Court yesterday. He did not opt Out … Continue reading

How the NFLPA Votes

Well, as of last night, DeMaurice Smith is Executive Director of the NFLPA once again for 3 more years. And according to media articles now coming out, it was unanimous. But we also know how these people always vote: Unanimously. … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Who Ruined the NFL Players Union?

 EDITOR’S NOTE: With the NFLPA Executive Director position up for voting this weekend – in Maui once again no less – there are more questions than answers when it comes to the State of the Union (pun intended). Patrick Hruby … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The NFL Union Head Election is Turning Ugly and Shady

EDITOR’S NOTE: In case any of you have forgotten, the NFLPA Executive Director gig is coming up for election in Hawaii. Patrick Hruby provides us with a great post on the candidates and the real issues that the players – retired … Continue reading

John Hogan: Some Thoughts and Concerns About the NFL Concussion Settlement

…from a Disability Attorney’s Perspective EDITOR’S NOTE: Our friend and long-time advocate for retired players, John Hogan, has been a successful practicing attorney specializing in Social Security and Disability cases from his office in Atlanta. John has represented many retired … Continue reading

The NFL was Right: Football Players Die Young

In an ironic twist, the NFL has now been shown to be right. But in a way that no one could have ever imagined. … Continue reading

Top Post-Football Jobs and Careers

Now that Super Bowl’s over (Go Hawks!), we can start looking at other interesting things once again. Have any of you wondered where most players are working now after retiring from football? Here’s a great infographic from Visually – check … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: ESPN’s Football Faux Pas

EDITOR’S NOTE: In his usual detailed manner, Evan Weiner takes a very interesting look at ESPN and its long-standing business relationship with the NFL over the years and how it resulted in ESPN’s withdrawal from their partnership with PBS Frontline. … Continue reading

Why?

We’re quickly approaching the deadline for Opting Out of the NFL Films Settlement offer deadline this Friday and we can’t help but think about all the different “Whys?” that keep coming up in our Comments Section as more and more … Continue reading

NFL Déja Vu

. I received my latest Retirement Plan notification today that the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan was underfunded once again. All pension plans are required by federal law to inform its beneficiaries about such events or else most … Continue reading

NFL: Making Up Their Own Rules as They Go

. Is it just us or do these people at the NFL (and the NFLPA) always live by a completely different set of rules that only apply to them? We’ve had every dirty trick in the book thrown at us … Continue reading