The Sacramento Bee’s Andrew DeMillo has an excellent look at the history of the NFL and its team owners.
He starts with the Dallas Cowboys.
The team is now the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, and the Cowboys have won nine straight playoff games since they were moved from Los Angeles in 1970.
They’ve never won fewer than 12 games in a season, and that record has kept them alive for decades.
DeMillo also discusses the rise of the Golden State Warriors and their impact on the league.
In a story about the NFL in its early days, DeMillell wrote that it was one of the “greatest sports scandals of the 20th century.”
In recent years, the league has taken steps to ensure the safety of its players and teams.
The NFL has instituted an annual health check-up on every player.
The league has banned the use of painkillers and other stimulants for a week in the first quarter of each game, and it has instituted a rule that prevents teams from signing or re-signing players for less than six weeks.
DeMillo also discusses how the NFL’s first-ever “super bowl” is expected to be played in 2020.
In the early 1990s, the Raiders and their owner, David Geffen, made a fortune by buying a team from the Oakland Raiders and building it into a profitable franchise that won five Super Bowls.
The Raiders are now the team that most closely resembles the Cowboys in terms of its fan base.
They’re one of only four franchises in the history in which the number of fans is so high.
The Sacramento Bee article also details the recent wave of violence against women and girls in sports, and how the NBA has addressed these issues.
The paper noted that the league’s efforts to increase diversity in the game have included creating a diversity advisory panel to work with teams and coaches.
For the first time in the league, the Sacramento Bee reported that the Sacramento Kings are one of eight teams to play in a new “Boys Town” during the 2020 season.
After an outcry over a controversial and racially insensitive poster of a Black woman, the team moved to make changes.
The Kings also added more than 70 women’s basketball players to the roster.
“The Sacramento Kings have never been more diverse in our organization, in our culture, in the way we approach life,” Kings president Vivek Ranadive said.
But DeMiller also notes that there’s another big difference between the NFLs policies and those of the NBA.
There’s a lot of talk about diversity in sport, DeMoillos report said, and not a lot in the NBA is as diverse as the leagues.
He points out that the NBA doesn’t have a history of creating diversity-based coaching staffs.
Thats something the NFL has been working on.
A recent study found that the number, number, of female head coaches in the U.S. is declining and that the average salary of a woman coach is significantly higher than a male head coach.
While the NFL can be criticized for creating a culture of exclusion, DeMaillos piece suggests that the NFL is working on improving its policies and practices in order to better reflect the values of its fans.
According to DeMILLO, the NFL will likely begin its 2017 season with more female players, which should be a welcome development to fans and the media.
And, he noted, the players will be in more stadiums, which means the NFL could increase the number more quickly.
On Monday, the NBA announced that it will not play the first two games of the season on the road because of the weather.
The move comes after protests erupted in several U.K. cities after the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died while in police custody.
Read the full article at the Sacramento Sun