The NFL’s commitment to competitive balance isn’t an abstract idea. It will be taking the field for the Super Bowl shortly.
Something strange happened to me this morning. I found myself at my desk applauding a national football association. And not the kind of ironic slow handclap I reserve for Greg Dyke’s boneheaded pronouncements, but genuine appreciation for a piece of terrific work. Continue reading
With this season drawing to a close, 2015 should be the end of certainty; the year we admit how useless we are at judging quarterbacks and abandon our urge to make final pronouncements on pretty much anyone who’s still taking snaps.
Barely three months into this season and Leicester’s impressive start had people welcoming the dawn of a new era: the era of a competitive Premier League. By Christmas time, the papers were full of hosannas for English football having become not just the richest league in the world, but also ‘the most open’. I wrote a piece for The Fan on why this is misleading and unhelpful nonsense. [Post Leicester’s win (which, not uniquely, I didn’t see coming), I’ve added some additional lessons learned at the end.]