No doubt, mass evacuations and high Weather Channel viewing had an effect on ratings. NFL and TV executives put no empha

No doubt, mass evacuations and high Weather Channel viewing had an effect on ratings. NFL and TV executives put no emphasis on another factor, but it can’t be discounted: growing disillusionment with the league and football in general amid mounting evidence of players’ concussions and brain damage from playing a violent sport. The Average Salary…

After he announced his retirement, something unexpected happened. Rather than deride his decision, fans and fellow playe

After he announced his retirement, something unexpected happened. Rather than deride his decision, fans and fellow players alike encouraged what St Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long called a “logical” decision. “WOW,”Long tweeted late Monday. “I loved Chris Borland’s game, but I can’t fault him for calling it quits. His concerns are real. Still, it…