Author | Chris Pika

Where NFL-NFLPA labor fight stands after Judge Nelson’s decision (as of Tuesday morning)

April 26, 2011 | Chris Pika

In the game of chicken the NFL and the NFLPA have played since the CBA expired in early March and the owners declared a lockout, the participants, fans and the media have all learned to assume nothing. Most, myself included, expected Judge Susan Nelson of the U.S. District Court to rule in favor of the […]

Where NFL-NFLPA labor fight stands (April 24)

April 25, 2011 | Chris Pika

We are on the brink of the first potential leverage either side in the NFL labor fight has had since the lockout by the owners was announced March 11 as Judge Susan Nelson of the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis is reportedly ready to rule on the players’ request for a preliminary injunction to lift […]

Blog & Tackle: SI’s look at Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

February 20, 2011 | Chris Pika

As the deadline for the expiration of the CBA between the NFL and the NFLPA gets closer, Sports Illustrated took a look at the two people who are at the head of the negotiations, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. The league and NFLPA are in uncharted waters with Goodell and […]

Blog & Tackle: A look at Ravens-Steelers PR game notes

January 13, 2011 | Chris Pika

Every game of the NFL Divisional Playoff Weekend is a regular-season rematch as both of the AFC games are between division opponents — the first time since 2000 that two games feature teams playing for a third time in a season. The nastiest matchup of the weekend is the first on the docket: Baltimore at Pittsburgh. […]

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 11: Quarterback Matt Ryan  of the Atlanta Falcons converses with quarterback Joe Flacco  of the Baltimore Ravens after the Falcons 26-21 win at Georgia Dome on November 11, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Blog & Tackle: NFL one-liners through Week 13

December 09, 2010 | Chris Pika

The 2010 NFL season has reached the three-quarter mark, and like any good game on Sundays, it’s usually the fourth quarter that decides success or failure. It’s a chance to take stock of each conference after 13 weeks and 12 games with one-liners on each of the teams. Below are some stats, observations and conjecture […]

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