NFL en 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="">Intelligence Squared U.S. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:00:08 +0000 Maureen McMurray 41558 at Rethink 2014: Football How Instant Replay Was Invented In 1963 <p>Watching football this weekend? Well, If you happen to step out of the living room to grab some guacamole and miss a pivotal play, don’t worry – you can bet&nbsp; the network will play it again (and again) in instant replay.&nbsp; But it wasn’t always so… &nbsp;This is the story of how a young and rash CBS producer named Tony Verna invented instant replay in 1963 against tough odds, and revolutionized how we watch sports forever.&nbsp; It’s told by freelance writer <strong>Anna Clark</strong>,<a href="" target="_blank"> who wrote about Tony Verna for pacific standard</a>. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:14:16 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41539 at How Instant Replay Was Invented In 1963 Word of Mouth 02.02.2013 <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 Word of Mouth 02.02.2013 Social Media On And Off The 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 NFL Trends, Tweets, and Tributes <p>Only a Game's Doug Tribou runs through the NFL's uneasy embrace of Twitter, the glam-ification of player images, and, well, some kind of awkward fan tributes to players.</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:34:14 +0000 Brady Carlson 1663 at NFL Trends, Tweets, and Tributes