John Mackey

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Keidel: Fans Have Become Lost In Tornadic Narcissism That Surrounds Sports

The entire apparatus is so swathed in entitlement that you, the fan, the customer, client, and de facto employer have become lost in the tornadic narcissism. You’re just too dumb. You didn’t play the game.


Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants tackles Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Keidel: Are We Witnessing Football’s Freefall?

For NFL players with careers longer than five years, their life expectancy is less than 60. Maybe an incredible 40 beats an indifferent 80. That’s an important choice for us to make. But it is our choice, and it always will be.


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Mega-Lawsuit Says NFL Hid Brain Injury Links

Plaintiffs hope to hold the NFL responsible for the care of players suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions.


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Paige One: John Mackey, Forever The Man

He was “the man” before the term was used in professional sports. He was John Mackey, the end all, be all Hall of Famer. He was the prototype tight end who died on July 7th at the age of 69 of dementia.


This Nov. 15, 1970 file photo shows Baltimore Colts tight end John Mackey catching a pass from John Unitas for a touchdown as Buffalo Bills defenders  John Pitts (48) and linebacker Paul Guidry (59) pursue, in Baltimore. Hall of Famer John Mackey has died. He was 69. Chad Steele, a spokesman for the Baltimore Ravens, said Thursday, July 7, 2011,  that Mackey's wife had notified the team about her husband's death. (credit: AP Photo/File)

John Mackey, NFL Hall Of Famer And Long Island Native, Dies At 69

Former NFL tight end John Mackey — Hall of Famer, Syracuse University star and Long Island native — has died. He was 69.


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Keidel: NFL Lockout: The Line Between Need & Greed

If you’re free, healthy, wealthy, or simply employed, you may be thankful to be in America or to be an American. Unless, of course, you run the NFL, own an NFL team, or run the NFL Players Association.


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Union Rejects Health Care Proposal From NFL

The players union has rejected a proposal from the NFL on long-term care for former players, saying the supplemental policy would exclude too many of them.