07 Jul 2011
John Mackey, who revolutionized the NFL from the tight end position and the collective bargaining table, passed away at the age of 69 early Thursday morning. He had suffered from dementia for many years and was the main inspiration behind the NFL's "88 plan" to provide financial relief for ex-players suffering through the condition.
8 comments, Last at 08 Jul 2011, 6:14am by Raiderjoe
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?