In a special edition of The Ringer NFL Show, Robert Mays and Kevin Clark take a midseason look at what has been the most complicated season in the history of the league. Danny Kelly joins to explain why the play on the field has seemed uninspired (03:45), but points out the fun things there are to celebrate this season (17:00). Then, Bryan Curtis and the guys discuss the myriad of significant off-field issues, including the cartoonish rift between Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell (22:45) and how the pregame player protests have already been successful (28:30). Plus, Claire McNear joins the show to talk about the player health and safety (37:00), including the one thing that could actually lead to the end of the NFL (44:00).
The NFL in 2017: It’s Complicated
A special midseason edition to break down the most complicated season in the history of the league
Plus, Pablo discusses starting at Sports Illustrated, fact-checking and covering basketball star Jeremy Lin and Linsanity
Juliet is joined by author Nancy Jo Sales to discuss her 1998 New York Magazine profile of Leonardo DiCaprio
Jason also shares his thoughts after meeting Bulls rookie Dalen Terry