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James Develin (right) on the field during his tenure with the Bears. He was part of the 2008 Brown football team, the most recent Bears squad to win an Ivy League championship.

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Former football standout James Develin ’10 announces NFL retirement

May 11, 2020 0 comments

Former Brown football star James Develin ’10 announced his retirement from the National Football League in April after eight years of playing for the New England Patriots.

Klein ’20: NFL Draft Preview

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Klein ’20: NFL Draft Preview

April 22, 2020 0 comments

The 2020 NFL Draft will take place Thursday night to Saturday afternoon, and it is sure to capture even more attention than usual due to the current absence of live sporting events in the United States. For the first time ever, the draft will be conducted virtually.

Klein ’20: Who will win the Super Bowl?

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Klein ’20: Who will win the Super Bowl?

January 31, 2020 0 comments

The early rounds of the 2020 NFL Playoffs were marked by upsets of the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens, but the season’s final game will still be played between two powerhouses — the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

Richardson ’20: The problem with the Kaepernick process

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Richardson ’20: The problem with the Kaepernick process

April 17, 2019 0 comments

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of police brutality against the black community became iconic when he knelt during the national anthem before kickoffs in 2016.

Sachan ’22: The AAF is changing the game of football

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Sachan ’22: The AAF is changing the game of football

March 4, 2019 0 comments

CFL. USFL. PPF. IFL. If you’re anything like the vast majority of Americans, these acronyms mean nothing to you.

Klein ’20: NFL favorites for next year

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Klein ’20: NFL favorites for next year

February 8, 2019 0 comments

After a Super Bowl that was entertaining only to Patriots fans and punting enthusiasts, the NFL season has come to an abrupt and anticlimactic end.

Sachan ’22: How can the NFL improve the Pro Bowl?

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Sachan ’22: How can the NFL improve the Pro Bowl?

January 27, 2019 0 comments

The National Football League postseason is the highlight of the year for football enthusiasts. The best teams in the league play tough playoff football. Every game is an elimination game, and each week the matchups get more exciting right up until the Super Bowl.

Sachan ’22: Football traditions offer U.S. respite from chaos

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Sachan ’22: Football traditions offer U.S. respite from chaos

November 18, 2018 0 comments

An international student at Brown once asked me why Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. My first instinct was to mention the pilgrims, but that’s not why most of us celebrate the holiday. At least, not anymore.

Sachan ’22: The new NFC East looks much more interesting

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Sachan ’22: The new NFC East looks much more interesting

November 2, 2018 0 comments

Putting together an NFL team is hard. Teams have to navigate a balancing act, deciding whether they can go for a playoff run this year at the cost of future years’ success.

Klein ’20: There’s hope yet for some of the NFL’s floundering franchises

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Klein ’20: There’s hope yet for some of the NFL’s floundering franchises

October 19, 2018 0 comments

We’re steadily nearing the halfway point of the NFL regular season, and the first part of the year has featured some surprisingly successful teams.