From the Desk of Neil deMause: Oakland Cries All the Way to the Bank

The following contribution comes from Neil deMause, co-author of  Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit (Nebraska, 2008). Neil deMause is a native New Yorker who is a regular contributor to Vice Sports, the Village Voice, … Continue reading From the Desk of Neil deMause: Oakland Cries All the Way to the Bank

From the desk of Jackson Michael: Houston and the Super Bowl

Jackson Michael is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the Maxwell Football Club. He is a freelance writer, journalist, and author of The Game before the Money (Nebraska 2014). Visit his website or follow on Twitter or Facebook.  “When you’re talking Houston, you’re talking Super Bowl”—a paraphrased quote from the “Houston Oilers #1,” fight song of the late-1970s, aptly describes this week as Super Bowl 51 descends upon the Bayou City. Super Bowls and Houston have rarely walked hand-in-hand. The Oilers won the first two American Football League championships before the AFL/NFL merger agreed upon in 1966 … Continue reading From the desk of Jackson Michael: Houston and the Super Bowl