football http://nhpr.org en Rethink 2014: Football http://nhpr.org/post/rethink-2014-football <p>Despite lockouts, replacement referees, and a lawsuit to settle brain trauma-related lawsuits, America's passion for football remains in play. We continues our series Rethink 2014 with America's beloved pastime, football. We begin at the college level, where many professional football careers begin. Critics charge that&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that the danger and violence inherent to the game have no place in academic institutions.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPR's program <a href="http://intelligencesquaredus.org/">Intelligence Squared U.S. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:00:08 +0000 Maureen McMurray 41558 at http://nhpr.org Rethink 2014: Football Hot Sauce Comes To Durham, Thanks To A Friendly Wager Over Football http://nhpr.org/post/hot-sauce-comes-durham-thanks-friendly-wager-over-football <p>Temperatures are set to reach the single digits this week in Durham, home to the main campus of the University of New Hampshire - but at least one house in town will be plenty hot.</p><p>Durham town administrator Todd Selig says he won himself a bottle of Louisiana hot sauce in a friendly wager with Hammond, Louisiana mayor Mayson Foster. The wager was over last weekend's football playoff game between the UNH Wildcats and the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions - a game, it should be noted, that was played in a venue called Strawberry Stadium.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:52:57 +0000 Brady Carlson 40253 at http://nhpr.org Hot Sauce Comes To Durham, Thanks To A Friendly Wager Over Football Hummus Braces Itself To Tackle NFL Fans http://nhpr.org/post/hummus-braces-itself-tackle-nfl-fans <p>The NFL preseason kicks off <strong>this</strong> <strong>Sunday</strong> in Canton, Ohio, when the Cowboys take on the dolphins at the annual hall of fame game.&nbsp; The game gives fans the first opportunity in months to get together, warm up the couch, and bust out the beer and snacks. <a href="http://sabra.com/products/category/hummus">Sabra hummus </a>is making a play to sit alongside chicken wings, nachos and salsa in the billion-plus dollar football food market.&nbsp; And it’s got a big backer. Sabra hummus is now the official dip of the NFL.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:07:26 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31966 at http://nhpr.org Hummus Braces Itself To Tackle NFL Fans Word of Mouth 02.02.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-02022013 <p>The best of the best of Word of Mouth's content, rolled up into one awesome program. This week, why your company's rules about social media could be impinging on your rights, how the NFL is dealing with their foray into social media, and our Facebook find: the greatest used car ad we've ever read.</p><p>Plus, printmaker Amos Kennedy, the oldest snowshoe race in New Hampshire, and the films that won't get Oscars, yet still deserve a second look.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:34:29 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 21167 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 02.02.2013 Social Media On And Off The Gridiron http://nhpr.org/post/social-media-and-gridiron <P>Increasingly, fans are taking in a second screen NFL experience on social media. The drama of this year’s football season has been echoed, and sometimes fed by the tweets of fans, players, and even players’ wives…leading to more than a few PR scrambles by the league. This is all new territory for the NFL, which only last year began dipping its heavily guarded brand into the fray of social media. <STRONG>Doug Tribou</STRONG> is a producer and reporter for NPR’s Only A Game, and he joins us from WBUR in Boston to talk about football and this season’s biggest social media trends.</P> <P> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:10:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21109 at http://nhpr.org One Granite State Doctor “Calls Foul” Against Football (Rebroadcast) http://nhpr.org/post/one-granite-state-doctor-calls-foul-against-football-rebroadcast <p>Paul Butler is a former football player himself, but says the evidence now shows the game is too dangerous for young people and their developing brains. Butler called for a ban on the sport in his hometown. But many say his concerns go overboard and that it’s a hard sell to interfere with America’s second favorite pastime. We'll hear from both sides of this debate.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 20735 at http://nhpr.org One Granite State Doctor “Calls Foul” Against Football (Rebroadcast) One Granite State Doctor “Calls Foul” Against Football http://nhpr.org/post/one-granite-state-doctor-calls-foul-against-football <p></p><p>Paul Butler is a former football player himself, but says the evidence now shows the game is too dangerous for young people and their developing brains.&nbsp; Butler called for a ban on the sport in his hometown.&nbsp; But many say his concerns go overboard and that it’s a hard sell to interfere with America’s second favorite pastime.&nbsp; We'll hear from both sides of this debate.</p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p><p><strong>TBA</strong></p> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 16929 at http://nhpr.org One Granite State Doctor “Calls Foul” Against Football N.H. School Board Member Proposes Football Ban http://nhpr.org/post/nh-school-board-member-proposes-football-ban <p>A proposal to drop football at one New Hampshire school district has surprised and upset many residents. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:48:21 +0000 Associated Press 14071 at http://nhpr.org N.H. School Board Member Proposes Football Ban Should Politicians Take Heed of Refs' Return? http://nhpr.org/post/should-politicians-take-heed-refs-return <p>Football fans are rejoicing today at news that the National Football League finally reached a deal with referees… their lockout put replacement refs at the center of a pop culture firestorm.</p><p><iframe height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/piHGSJxwZM4" frameBorder="0" width="560" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:25:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 13739 at http://nhpr.org Should Politicians Take Heed of Refs' Return? Too Bad to be True http://nhpr.org/post/too-bad-be-true <p>A rundown of some of the most unbelievable football plays ever executed on the big screen.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 19:04:06 +0000 Brady Carlson 1669 at http://nhpr.org Too Bad to be True 50 Yard Line Seats, for the Homeless? http://nhpr.org/post/50-yard-line-seats-homeless <p>Florida lawmakers are hoping an obsure statute can force team owners to give back taxpayer money, or else open their doors to destitute locals.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:37:06 +0000 Brady Carlson & Todd Bookman 1667 at http://nhpr.org 50 Yard Line Seats, for the Homeless? What's on your Menu? http://nhpr.org/post/whats-your-menu <p>It's that time of year again - Super Bowl 2012! Time to get our game faces on and prepare for some serious eating. Author and kitchen extrodinaire Kathy Gunst gives us some mouth-watering recipes that will steal the spotlight from your big-screen.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:11:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1636 at http://nhpr.org What's on your Menu? Friday is for Memes: Sad Packers Fan http://nhpr.org/post/friday-memes-sad-packers-fan <p>The Green Bay Packers are not going to repeat as Super Bowl Champions this year. That you surely already know. But it&#39;s not because Eli Manning and the New York Giants managed to contain the Packers&#39; offense or outplay the Pack&#39;s defense. It&#39;s because of some sparkly nail polish and an Aaron Rodgers jersey that sat at home, unworn, during the most important playoff game of the year.</p><p>So explains our senior sports analyst, Sad Packer Fan:</p><p>http://youtu.be/ZjvXxwvg8mc</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:36:38 +0000 Brady Carlson 1445 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth for 01.14.12 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-011412 <p>Campaign 2012's juiciest political Red Herrings. The revolutionary tea-parties that didn't take place in Boston harbor. Tim Tebow - and whether football and faith belong together. And, Shalom Auslander, author of Hope: a Tragedy.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:45:55 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1417 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth for 01.14.12 UNH Football Looks For Playoff Win in Montana http://nhpr.org/post/unh-football-looks-playoff-win-montana <p>The University of New Hampshire football team is back in the playoffs. It’s the eighth straight playoff appearance for Wildcat Football.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 23:03:27 +0000 Brady Carlson 743 at http://nhpr.org UNH Football Looks For Playoff Win in Montana