Gene Upshaw

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    NFL Heading to Midnight Deadline: Owners Hold a Slim Lead

    ​NFL players head into the final day of negotiations with owners holding a 3-0 lead. (The current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires at 11:59 pm ET Thursday night.) On Tuesday, US District Court Judge David Doty overruled a Feb. 1 decision to reject the NFLPA's request that $4 billion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Jockbeat: Class Struggles at the Scrimmage Line

    You haven't been reading much about the beginning of the NFL's labor talks, and that's a pretty good indication that you're going to be reading a lot more about it by this time next year. So get primed now.  First, there's a new sheriff in town, DeMaurice Smith -- or De Smith, as he calls himse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Jockbeat: John Madden's Final Score

    Yes, OK -- we get it:  John Madden was a cultural phenom who did funny beer commercials,  "wrote" ghosted bestsellers, and gave his name to a popular video game. He was, as Harvey Araton said in yesterday's New York Times, "one of three voices [that] resonate in the age of video." But ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2002

    Rolling for Dollars

    How a Bunch of Independent Skateboarders Unionized and Won

  • News

    August 8, 2000