10 episodes

Just in time for the current football season, Inside the Box is proud to present a limited 10-part podcast series on the NFL. This series will take a critical look at the NFL and its intersection with culture. We’ll also have a few laughs along the way as well.

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Just in time for the current football season, Inside the Box is proud to present a limited 10-part podcast series on the NFL. This series will take a critical look at the NFL and its intersection with culture. We’ll also have a few laughs along the way as well.

    Episode 10: NFL in LA

    Episode 10: NFL in LA

    Inside the Box is proud to present the last episode of this limited 10-part podcast series on the NFL. This series took a critical look at the NFL and its intersection with culture. This week is episode number 10, and it thinks through the NFL's relocation and re-entrenchment in Los Angeles and the Network's recent re-configuring and re-broadcasting of the first AFL-NFL Championship. This tenth episode is available today January 21, 2016. and concludes this limited series.

    • 23 min
    Episode 09: Free Agency of Fans and the Schedule

    Episode 09: Free Agency of Fans and the Schedule

    Inside the Box is proud to present a limited 10-part podcast series on the NFL. This series will take a critical look at the NFL and its intersection with culture. We'll also have a few laughs along the way as well. This week is episode number 9, and it continues the free agency of fandom and the playing schedule itself, as well as changes in broadcasting to reflect the increased importance of the off season. This ninth episode is available today January 07, 2016. New episodes will arrive every two weeks, so join me for the last time on January 21, 2016 for episode ten.

    Jason Cole's article on flex schedule: link

    Images used attributed to sbnation.com; washingtonpost.com; footballperspective.com; and nesn.com:

    • 25 min
    Episode 08: Centralizing Officiating

    Episode 08: Centralizing Officiating

    Inside the Box is proud to present a limited 10-part podcast series on the NFL. This series will take a critical look at the NFL and its intersection with culture. We'll also have a few laughs along the way as well. This week is episode number 8, and it explores the recent centralization of officiating in the NFL and how it connects with the rise of fantasy football. This eighth episode is available today December 24, 2015. New episodes will arrive every two weeks, so join me again on January 07, 2016 for episode nine.

    Gasper, Boston Globe, (2014): Penalties and Fantasy Football: link

    Fantasy Players' Focus on Referees: link

    While I do not agree with most of the conclusions in this particular article, conspiracy theories as a concept ARE important as intellectual spaces. To ALWAYS rule every theory immediately without merit and labeling them as "crazy" allows no space for alternative thinking: link



     

    • 12 min
    Episode 07: Fantasy, Simulation, and Narrative

    Episode 07: Fantasy, Simulation, and Narrative

    Inside the Box is proud to present a limited 10-part podcast series on the NFL. This series will take a critical look at the NFL and its intersection with culture. We'll also have a few laughs along the way as well. This week is episode number 7, and it explores the role fantasy, simulation, and narrative plays in our current engagement with the NFL. This seventh episode is available today December 10, 2015. New episodes will arrive every two weeks, so join me again on December 24, 2015 for episode eight.

    Sobleski's article or "textual simulation": link

    • 15 min
    Episode 06: NFL Films and Propaganda

    Episode 06: NFL Films and Propaganda

    Inside the Box is proud to present a limited 10-part podcast series on the NFL. This series will take a critical look at the NFL and its intersection with culture. We'll also have a few laughs along the way as well. This week is episode number 6, and it explores NFL Films as a significant component of the NFL's success as the most successful propaganda arm a sports league could ask for. This sixth episode is available today November 26, 2015. New episodes will arrive every two weeks, so join me again on December 10, 2015 for episode seven.

    Idol Makers: link

    Travis Vogan's Keepers of the Flame: link

    • 37 min
    Episode 05: Why Are There Poor QB Draft Classes?

    Episode 05: Why Are There Poor QB Draft Classes?

    Inside the Box is proud to present a limited 10-part podcast series on the NFL. This series will take a critical look at the NFL and its intersection with culture. We'll also have a few laughs along the way as well. This week is episode number 5, and it asks not who was an unsuccessful player or which draft contained the most unsuccessful players but rather WHY were there entire draft classes with poor QBs? This episode is relatively shorter as it proposes a theory to answer this question. This fifth episode is available today November 12, 2015. New episodes will arrive every two weeks, so join me again on November 26, 2015 for episode six.

    • 13 min

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