Gene Upshaw

Tony Dorsett during a game in 1986. (Photo by Ken Levine/Allsport/Getty Images)

Keidel: Tears For Tony — Sad Stage Set For The Great Dorsett

Keidel says: Sadly, the dollar signs and the death certificates go on Roger Goodell’s resume. Maybe he will soon see that killing the player is the same as killing the game.

11/08/2013

Phil McConkey (credit: Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Ex-Giant McConkey Blasts NFLPA, Drew Brees; ’87 Strike A ‘Great Regret’

Former Giants wide receiver Phil McConkey has few regrets. But the 1987 strike was a big one.

01/15/2013

Gene Upshaw (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), New Meadowlands (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

An NFL Lockout Timeline: From Gene Upshaw To Players’ Delay

NFL owners voted to end the lockout on Thursday, but players have yet to draw a tally on the measure. In fact, they don’t seem happy at all, many taking to Twitter last night to voice their displeasure. It’s not exactly surprising — the dispute dates all the way back to 2008.

WFAN–07/22/2011

Roger Goodell, Jerry Jones

Can Anyone Be Sure There Will Be Football Next Year?

There will be an NFL season in 2011. That’s what many of the owners and lots of players are saying. Even though labor talks collapsed, the union dissolved itself, and star players asked for a preliminary injunction to prevent a lockout hours before the league even implemented one.

WFAN–03/13/2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (C) and others arrives for an extra day of negotiations at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) continue to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement between players and owners during a 24 hour extension in negotiations. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

NFL, players Agree To 7-Day Extension

Use a 24-hour extension to get a longer reprieve. That appeared to be the approach for the NFL and the players’ union Friday as the parties agreed to extend the deadline for a new labor agreement until March 11.

WFAN–03/04/2011

John Mara, owner of the New York Giants, leaves the NFL labor football negotiations involving a federal mediator after they concluded for the day in Washington, Thursday, March 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

NFL In Danger Of Lockout; CBA Extension Expires Friday

A reprieve, even for one day, provided a touch of optimism in the NFL’s labor dispute with the players’ union. Nobody, though, should get comfortable.

WFAN–03/04/2011

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) and NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Union: NFL Owners Sense Urgency As Lockout Looms

Union executive committee member Brian Dawkins says he believes NFL owners and players have a sense of urgency to avoid a lockout because they don’t want to alienate fans. The veteran Denver Broncos safety said Tuesday “we understand who butters our bread.”

WFAN–12/28/2010