Football's most famous fans may finally be getting a voice. After years of NFL cheerleaders enduring embarrassingly low pay and overall poor treatment, working conditions seem to be improving. As a recent New York Times article noted, "The cultural dial is turning." So, what exactly is changing, and why?
"Fifteen years of experience playing football, first woman to play with men, and doctorate in psychology — I hope I can figure out something to contribute in there." That's what Dr. Jen Welter had to say when a reporter asked the new Arizona Cardinals assistant coaching intern, "What can you offer?" It's the kind of question managers should be asking every candidate up for a new job — but her answer, power-packed as it is, really only scratches the surface.
There's a new face calling the shots for the National Football League and her name is Sarah Thomas – oh, and she just so happens to be the first female full-time referee in the history of the NFL. Read on to learn more about how Thomas began her professional journey and what fans think of her new, history-making promotion.
Fancy yourself a future NFL owner? If your bank account is bursting and your timing is right, you just might be able to crack the close quarters of the ownership fraternity. How much cash are we talking? Based on Forbes.com’s list of team values, a billion should get you in the ballpark.
“Keep your tools clean” was the sage advice an experienced contractor offered me early in my working life. The realization that you can only go as far as your tools will allow was the take-home and is apparently an idea Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison embraces – the $600,000 he spends annually to care for his body serving as testament.
In a game of high-dollar leap frog, NFL quarterbacks are cashing in and one-upping each other to monstrous pay days. The latest market-setting contract extension belongs to Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, superstar signal-caller, who has hopped his way to the top of the list, for now.
Since the NFL and its players agreed to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in 2011, the landscape of rookie salaries has shifted dramatically, causing some to wonder if rookies even need agents anymore.