Matthew J. Parlow (Chapman): Race, Speech, and Sports. Race and football: Why NFL owners are so scared of Colin Kaepernick. Did the NFL collude with EA Sports to drop Kaepernick’s name from Madden NFL 19? Marc Edelman (Baruch): Standing to Kneel: Analyzing NFL Players’ Freedom to Protest During the Playing of the U.S. National Anthem. Unsportsmanlike conduct: Jesse Berrett on Donald Trump and the politics of football. Why Trump’s battle with NFL players reveals his racist view of patriotism. Liberals are ruining football, to the tune of the NFL’s most profitable year. Downward spiral: David Roth on a fan’s notes on the decline of the NFL.