How hard will it be for Marcus Mariota to transition from spread to pros?

Marcus Mariota is a system quarterback.” That was the narrative heading into the 2015 NFL draft. I talked to scouts, coaches, and former players about what it will take for Mariota to go from Oregon’s wide-open spread offense to the NFL, while explaining why it won’t be as different as many people believed.

New league hoping to bring a true minor-league system to pro football

Fewer practices, former underclassmen declaring than ever before, and a violent game conspires to rob the NFL of a true developmental system. I went behind the scenes with the co-founders and Tommie Harris, a former NFL player turned investor, to get the story behind the FXFL, a developmental pro football league.

A once-in-a-lifetime prospect? Scouts break down Jadeveon Clowney

Lawrence Taylor? Reggie White? Scouts and media people showered Jadeveon Clowney with praise heading toward the 2014 NFL draft, but what was the real story? What is he good at? Where does he stand out? And where does he rank among the best defensive prospects in recent memory. I sought out scouts and draft experts …

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McCarthy’s play-calling duties under microscope as Packers enter playoffs

Mike Holmgren made news in this story, telling me he’d insisted to Green Bay Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy he not give up playcalling duties. I talked to Holmgren, as well as other former coaches about the responsibilities a coach has on the sidelines and whether it’s too much for a head coach to handle. …

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LPGA Golfers Don’t Get Paid Because You’re Not Paying Attention

Stacy Lewis called out the wage gap in golf, saying women deserve to be paid more, commensurate to their counterparts on the PGA Tour. In this column, I argue Lewis is right, and the wage gap won’t change until we change the culture surrounding women in golf from fans to the media and beyond.

Kristaps Porzingis Is The Next Sports Hero The City Of New York Needs

With the New York Knicks toiling in mediocrity, the shining light of hope is a lanky 7-footer from Latvia. Kristaps Porzingis has already become the “next great star” for the New York Knicks. Seeing him become a part of the local community, with his charity work in Harlem, embodies his rise as the face of …

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How Donald Trump’s Golf Game Leaves Local Governments in the Rough

Donald Trump said his golf courses were worth tens of millions, but insisted paying lower taxes. During the GOP primary, I spoke with the future president twice to push him on his history of fighting local governments for lower tax valuations on properties he says are the best in the world. This investigative piece dives …

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