The NFL’s tumultuous year and a Super Bowl preview


Guests: Art Caplan, John Quinn, and Bob Thompson

It’s been a year filled with controversy for the NFL. Despite its questionable handling of “Deflategate” and players accused of domestic violence, child abuse, and substance abuse, viewership and profits have never been better for the league. What does this mean for both the future of sports and for the fans of the NFL? Guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan reflects on all of this and looks ahead to the Super Bowl with JOHN QUINN, the sports editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and ethicist ART CAPLAN. Then we’ll hear from television researcher BOB THOMPSON about the pop culture spectacle that is the Super Bowl: the viewership, ads, halftime show, and more.

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