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Hail Mary: Why Kaepernick Has No Prayer for Relief

On November 10, 2017 By nasullivan

During the 2016 NFL season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew national attention when he knelt during the national anthem before games to protest racial injustice. His kneeling sparked a national conversation, as well as a sharp divide between supporters of his cause, such as the 200,000 individuals who signed a petition to [...]

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Ezekiel Elliott Suspension: It’s For Real This Time

On November 10, 2017 By jjschoch

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended on Thursday night…again. Elliott has been running from his six-game suspension all season, but it appears that it finally caught up with him and he will actually miss playing time.

Elliott’s legal battle took many twists and turns, evolving into a multi-state affair involving the [...]

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With the recent news that NFL owners are seeking to extend their Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL Players Association, the question becomes whether the players are interested in such an extension, and what concessions might the players seek from team owners in return for coming to the negotiating table.

One issue that has [...]

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Never before has an interception caused such a ruckus. Generally, Tom Brady throws a pick-off and his fans pout until the Pats regain control of the ball. But on January 18, 2015, Tom Brady threw an interception during the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts that [...]

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As Brad Roberts noted in his post earlier this month, if you have turned on TV in the past month you have heard about daily fantasy sports operators. With DraftKings being the one you have most likely heard of after the over 100 million dollars they have poured into advertising this year alone. Brad covered [...]

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If you are a casual sports fan and watch TV then more likely than not you have been bombarded by daily fantasy sport commercials. Fanduel and DraftKings, the two leading daily fantasy websites, have employed an impressive marketing push. This push is demonstrated in the seemingly endless non-stop overload of commercials advertising the fact that [...]

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Big, Bad Commissioner Goodell

On September 8, 2015 By Edmund Semmes

Thursday morning, September 3rd. The news hit me like a strong shot. The arbitration award affirmed by Commissioner Goodell had been vacated that morning in a Federal District Court. And I (in one of my rare moments of brilliance) had drafted him in the 10th round the night before for almost nothing. Of course [...]

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Let’s Enjoy Fantasy Football…While We Can

On August 19, 2015 By Alneada Biggers

The onset of the NFL preseason means two very important things: (1) the 2015 NFL season is nearly upon us; and (2) football fans around the country are preparing for the fantasy football draft in hopes that their gridiron god prospects don’t turn out to be false prophets. With daily fantasy football goliaths such as [...]

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Revisiting Professional Sports’ Stance on Betting

On February 16, 2015 By Sara Whaley

While professional sports leagues have tried their best to pretend that gambling does not exist, the fact of the matter is that illegal gambling is everywhere. Professional sports betting is a major business, estimated to be a $3.8 billion industry; however, only about $100 million will be bet legally. This large boom in sports gambling [...]

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Washington Redskins Trademark Hail Mary

On November 5, 2014 By Travis Gray

Last Monday night the Washington Redskins football team needed a field goal in overtime to beat the Dallas Cowboys. When it comes to the team’s ongoing trademark litigation, however, they may need a Hail Mary to beat the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Trial [...]

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