“The Future of Football” to be debated by Tulane panel

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A panel of NFL reporters, sports-law experts and a representative of the player’s league will discuss how issues related to injuries will affect “The Future of Football” in an event Tuesday evening hosted by New Orleans Hillel at Tulane University.

For more information, see the news release from the Hillel center:

High Profile Panelists to Discuss Major Issues in the National Football League

Tulane Hillel Hosts Second Installment of “The Big Issue” Debate,

A New Series Designed to Give All Sides an Equal Voice

New Orleans, January 13th, 2013 – The city of New Orleans has been a major player in the NFL this year. Between the bounty scandal and being host city to the Super Bowl XLVII, New Orleans has held the attention of national audiences. To join the conversation and launch Super Bowl week, Hillel at Tulane University is hosting the second installment of The Big Issue debate series.

The Big Issue: The Future of Football will tackle questions regarding injuries within the league, the New Orleans bounty scandal, and other topics surrounding the current NFL landscape. An array of the game’s most knowledgeable sources will present in this exciting forum.

According to Rabbi Yonah Schiller, Executive Director of Tulane Hillel, “We are excited The Big Issue is continuing with another compelling issue for the city of New Orleans. With a panel of nationaI experts, we expect this will be a lively, informative and fun discussion. Our goal with The Big Issue series, and this event in particular, is to give voice to and express various perspectives. I’m looking forward to it.”

Moderator Gabe Feldman says, “I’m thrilled that the New Orleans and Tulane communities will get this unique opportunity to participate in a dialog with some of the leading voices in the NFL.”

The goal of this forum is not only to educate viewers about current affairs, but it is also to blur the lines that often separate presenter from audience and to continue to promote the constructive analysis of an ever-changing national landscape.


Date:    January 29, 2013, 8PM

Where: The Mintz Center, 912 Broadway, New Orleans 70118

Topic: The Future of Football

Moderator: GABE FELDMAN Professor Feldman is an associate professor of law at Tulane University School of Law, as well as the Director of the Sports Law Program and the Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance. He served as the legal analyst for the NFL Network during the NFL lockout and his Twitter handle “@SportsLawGuy” islisted among Sports Illustrated’s top 100 feeds for sports information.

Speaker: GEORGE ATALLAH Mr. Atallah is the Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs for the NFL Players Association.

Speaker: JUDY BATTISTA Ms. Battista is the NFL reporter for the New York Times.

Speaker: ANDREW BRANDT A former player agent and Vice President/General Counsel of the Green Bay Packers, Mr. Brandt is now a lecturer at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, the Director of Villanova’s Jeffrey Moorad Center for Sports Law,as well as an analyst on ESPN.

Speaker: MIKE PESCA Mr. Pesca is a national sports correspondent for NPR and a panelist on Slate Magazine’s weekly “Hang Up and Listen” sports podcast.

Twitter: @the_big_issue

Website: http://www.tulanehillel.org/TulaneHillel/Our_Programs___The_Big_Issue.html

Refreshments: There will be a cash bar serving beer and wine.

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