Big news for NFL fans: in a move that multiple news sources call “largely symbolic,” the National Football League has decided to eliminate its tax-exempt status and become a fully taxable entity.
In a stunning ruling that has the potential to revolutionize college athletics, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation’s first college athlete’s union.
The decision by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board means it agrees football players at the Big Ten school qualify as employees under federal law and therefore can legally unionize.
Whoa, via Politico.
Steve Almond, lover of football, writes for the NYT Magazine about why he won’t be watching the Super Bowl this year.