Kevin Clark, The Ringer

Kevin Clark

The Ringer

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Kevin:

The Expanded College Football Playoff Can Be Great—If It Follows These Five Steps

Last week’s announcement that the playoff is jumping from four to 12 teams by 2026 caused plenty of concern among fans. But if officials make a few specific moves, this could turn into one of the best events in American sports. → Read More

The NFL Had No Choice But to Appeal the Deshaun Watson Suspension

On Wednesday, the NFL appealed the six-game suspension that Judge Sue L. Robinson gave the Browns QB. But while the league will likely get the longer punishment it wants, nobody will win in this case. → Read More

How Josh Allen and Ken Dorsey Are Shaping the Next Wave of the Bills Offense

The first-year offensive coordinator is trying to craft a system that will keep Buffalo atop a stacked AFC—and he’s working closely with his star quarterback to do it → Read More

Why Is Formula One Re-signing With ESPN, and What Does That Mean for the Sport in the U.S.?

Last week, F1 and ESPN reportedly agreed to a new rights deal that will pay F1 between $75 million and $90 million per year over the next three years. John Ourand of ‘Sports Business Journal’ joined ‘The Ringer F1 Show’ to explain the deal and why F1 chose it over other offers. → Read More

Everybody Loses in the PGA-LIV Golf Schism

A standoff between the PGA and an upstart tour backed by the Saudi Arabian government has divided the sport. The short-term future of golf is two Triple-A leagues rolling around in the mud with each other. → Read More

Into the Chaotic World of the American F1 Boom

Every step of the American Formula One journey has been right on time, and the Miami Grand Prix was another perfect step → Read More

Tom Brady Remade the NFL in His Image and Changed Football Forever

The story of Brady’s career is the story of the NFL for the past two decades. You cannot tell one without the other. → Read More

The NFL Keeps Failing Hiring 101

Football needs a better way to find and hire coaches and general managers → Read More

The Urban Meyer Experiment Has Passed the Point of No Return

Meyer is not cut out to be an NFL head coach. We know this because he tells us as much loudly and clearly on a near-weekly basis. → Read More

The Lessons From Josh Allen’s Breakout Season, According to Josh Allen

From mistake-prone rookie to MVP candidate, Allen’s meteoric rise has vindicated the Bills’ faith in their 2018 draft pick and made a lot of his critics look foolish → Read More

The Bryson-Brooks Beef Is the Perfect Petty Drama the PGA Tour Needs

The simmering feud between DeChambeau and Koepka has brought much-needed interest to a sport in desperate need of drama → Read More

The Formula Won

The drama and decadence of Netflix’s Formula 1 series ‘Drive to Survive’ is a model every sports league should follow → Read More

Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and the Lessons From a Strange NFL Season

The challenges of this season meant that stability and quarterback excellence would be even more essential. That’s why it’s no surprise to see Rodgers and Brady face off in the NFC championship game. → Read More

Week 17 Recap: Playoff-Bound Browns, NFC East Drama, and the Dolphins’ Flailing Finish

Plus, Week 17 winners and losers, the Hurry Up, and a couple of listener questions → Read More

The 2020 NFL RedZone Rankings

Welcome to the only NFL rankings where the Chiefs and the Chargers go head-to-head for the top spot. → Read More

Even With Jalen Hurts at QB, the Eagles Still Have a Carson Wentz Problem

How has it gone so wrong for Wentz and how do the Eagles fix it? → Read More

Keeping Calm—and Aaron Rodgers—Is Key to Green Bay’s Blistering Start

There was skepticism about Green Bay’s prospects in 2020, but we probably should have seen this undefeated Packers team coming → Read More

The Texans Got Played by Bill O’Brien’s Power Play

The only benefit to O’Brien having so many jobs is that it became easily apparent who was to blame when things got bad in Houston. Make no mistake: Things are bad, but the Texans can improve quickly with a good hire to pair with Deshaun Watson. → Read More

With Ben Roethlisberger Back, the Steelers Are Counting on an Offensive Revival

Pittsburgh has all the pieces in place to be a contender—it just needs a healthy Roethlisberger at quarterback → Read More

CBA Uncertainty Means Teams Are Flying Blind at the NFL Combine

The fog of uncertainty over the new CBA vote extends to Tom Brady’s future with the Patriots. Elsewhere at the combine on Thursday, Chase Young made his case as the best player in the draft. → Read More