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As “the League” Begins Its Centennial Season

Whatever the record books show, NFL Hall-of-Famer Gino Marchetti was a big man in several ways. 

Unforced Errors Drag Down the Greatness Agenda

The polls in President Trump’s case are clear: some of the aggressive tactics that thrill his supporters alienate those whom he could persuade.

Church and State and the NFL

When NFL players drop to one knee and bow their heads during the national anthem, they make the game banal. They sabotage the art — a higher art, in its transcendence — and drag it to earth, to politics and grievance. That’s the effect, anyway, regardless of the higher ideals that are professed.

Leave Football Alone, Mr. President

President Trump’s divisive rhetoric threatens to ruin one of the few cultural experiences that still unite Americans.