Commentary

Dwight Clark’s Legacy Will Continue to Unite 49ers’ Faithful

During the week of Super Bowl 50, held in San Francisco, I found a moment of zen on the typically chaotic radio row during a powwow with former 49ers president Carmen Policy and his great friend Dwight Clark.  In my role as SI NFL editor at the time, I had just sent one of our writers on the cush assignment of conducting a Q&A with Policy at his p...

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The NFL Will Hire a Female Head Coach Sooner Than You Think

When I first read the news that Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon was asked to interview for the Milwaukee Bucks head coaching vacancy, my eyes welled up.  There are few things more powerful in this era typically steeped in inequality than the sweet smell of authentic, best person for the job, progress. The Bucks hired Mike Budenholzer th...

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Who Should Become the Next Monday Night Football Analyst?

NFL Hall of Famer, nose hair clipper spokesman, and noted sexual harasser Brett Favre recently had a chance to audition for the open Monday Night Football analyst chair, according to the . Favre and his understated persona didn’t exactly wow ESPN executives who reportedly gave the 48-year-old the don’t call us, we’ll call you treatment. In less...

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My Struggle to Love Football When It Doesn’t Love Women Back

I didn’t grow up watching football. My high school was too small to field a team, so I didn’t spend any Friday nights under stadium lights. My dad hates sports, and he never wanted to be that guy who ignores his family to watch a sporting event. He was a cheerleader at the University of Arkansas and always jokes he did it so he’d have an excuse to...

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