Evan Andrew Schwartz

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Patriots Reveal Email Exchange with NFL over Deflategate Inaccuracies

The contentious relationship between the New England Patriots and National Football League has taken a turn. The defending Super Bowl champions have posted emails highlighting what they claim is misinformation over certain media reports stemming from Deflategate.<p>Patriots general counsel Robyn …


What's Better For Hiking? Boots vs Trail Runners vs Approach Shoes

You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it's not the right answer. Let's examine the …

Flash is dead, and YouTube dealt the killing blow

Will anyone miss Flash when it’s gone? Maybe, if these internet hits spark some nostalgia<p>Flash is dead, long live Fl– actually, no, scratch that, Flash really <i>is</i> dead and it deserved to die. Flash is terrible.<p>The killer blows to Adobe’s multimedia browser plugin were delivered this week in a one-two …

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When Do Regulators Become More Important than Customers?

While working with a huge Russian hydrocarbon company in Texas last year, our innovation conversation quickly zeroed in on customers. Who was the energy giant’s most important customer? Which customer had the biggest impact on new value creation? What customer would matter most in five years?<p>The …


Robert Kraft has called Bill Belichick a “schmuck” for past sins

Getty Images<p>For some, the simple margin of victory has obscured the #Deflategate scandal for the Patriots.<p>But Patriots owner Robert Kraft has already …


Deflating footballs may not be as easy as it sounds

If the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs used in Sunday's AFC championship win over the Indianapolis Colts, it wouldn't have been as easy to pull off as it might seem.<p>NFL rules require each team to provide 12 primary balls to the referee for testing 2 hours, 15 minutes before …


Cheating, or hot air? Brady calls claim Patriots used deflated footballs 'ridiculous'

The NFL has confirmed it is looking into charges the New England Patriots cheated Sunday night when they clinched a trip to the Super Bowl Sunday night by using deflated footballs, a charge star quarterback Tom Brady dismissed as "ridiculous."<p>NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the probe Monday, …


Aaron Hernandez's downward spiral

Watch "Downward Spiral: Inside the Case Against Aaron Hernandez" tonight at 9 ET.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> More than 18 months ago, the body of Odin Lloyd was found in an industrial park in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Lloyd had been shot seven times near a pile of construction waste.<p>The semipro football player …