Author | Chris Pika

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. [...]

Blog & Tackle: NFL one-liners through Week 13

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 [...]

Blog & Tackle: NFL labor wars

November 20, 2010 | Chris Pika

In this version of “Stories you may have missed…”, I take a look at six pieces written in the last week that you should file away until the labor negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA begin in earnest sometime after the start of 2011. There will be a lot of posturing between now and [...]

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