NFL

Jay-Z on NFL Anthem Protests: “It’s About Injustice”

On Sunday, Jay-Z's 4:44 tour made its way to Miami, where he took a moment to make another political statement. The star dedicated his speech to…
Brian Josephs / November 13, 2017

Was Trump Behind 2014 Effort To Foil Bon Jovi’s NFL Bid?

Was Donald Trump the secret force behind the seemingly grassroots 2014 campaign to block Jon Bon Jovi from buying the Buffalo Bills? That’s…
Stereogum / November 6, 2017

When Did the NFL Change This Obscure Rule About Standing For the National Anthem?

In the latest installment of the ongoing controversy over NFL players protesting police brutality during the national anthem, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated over the…
Andy Cush / October 10, 2017

Now Donald Trump Says NFL’s Business “Is Gonna Go to Hell” Over Protests

Keeping up with the news is overwhelming, even at times when it doesn't feel like the planet is hurtling toward apocalypse with painful speed. Hurricanes,…
Andy Cush / September 27, 2017

Trump Says “Son of a Bitch” NFL Players Who Protest Should Be Fired

Donald Trump spent part of his Friday night attacking players from America’s most popular sports league. At a campaign rally for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange,…
Taylor Berman / September 23, 2017

The Washington Redskins Referenced Young Thug and Limp Bizkit While Defending Their Name to the Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants in their case against the U.S. Patent and Trademark…
Andy Cush / June 20, 2017

NFL, Musicians Team Up to Make Shirts for the Eagles/Diplo Fan in Your Life

The latest product out of the NFL's marketing machine is a limited-edition line of T-shirts made with the help of 30 musical artists. Thanks to a…
Brian Josephs / September 29, 2016

Black Power Fists Were Raised During NFL’s Opening Weekend

The first Sunday of the NFL season happened to be the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11, which meant flag waving and un-ironic appeals to American exceptionalism were…
Brian Josephs / September 12, 2016

St. Vincent Kills the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ in New NFL Promo

Last year, ultimate shredder St. Vincent showed her patriotism by singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in a mini-documentary directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz. Now, Annie Clark…
Ilana Kaplan / August 19, 2016

M.I.A. Says the NFL Controversy ‘Buried’ Her Last Album ‘Matangi’

M.I.A.'s last album Matangi — released in late 2013 on her own N.E.E.T. imprint via Interscope — didn't exactly light up the charts, peaking at just No.
Dan Weiss / August 16, 2016

Beats By Dre Co-Founder Jimmy Iovine Is Loving the Free Publicity From NFL Ban

Getting banned by the National Football League might just be the best thing to happen to Beats by Dre. That's the impression Beats co-founder Jimmy…
James Grebey / October 16, 2014

CBS Won’t Be Using Rihanna’s Music for Thursday Night Football, Ever

Rihanna's football flap now comes to a summary end. CBS has permanently dropped her video performance of "Run This Town" from the intro of Thursday…
Chris Martins / September 16, 2014

Rihanna Is the Latest Victim of Ray Rice and the NFL’s Terribleness

Do two PR wrongs make a right?CBS Sports and the NFL will find out when Rihanna's voice doesn't introduce tonight's game pitting the Baltimore Ravens…
Chris Martins / September 11, 2014

Arcade Fire’s Agent Has Strong Words for NFL’s Pay-to-Play Super Bowl Plan

Representatives for some of music's biggest bands are scratching their heads over the NFL's reported pay-to-play plan that would seemingly sell its Super Bowl Halftime…
Colin Stutz / August 22, 2014

Illegal Procedure: 10 Fumbled NFL Musical Moments

If American culture can be said to have a focal point at all, that honor goes to the NFL. So with millions of people living…
David Marchese / September 4, 2013