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Football 2023

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12:00 Pacific (3:00 PM Eastern)

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It’s January, the college football championship has just ended and the NFL playoffs are all around us.  Football just keeps getting bigger and richer.  The NFL playoffs went from 12 to 14 teams a few years ago. Reports have suggested that Google paid as much as $2.5 billion for the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket.   And having conquered America, the NFL is moving overseas playing five international games in 2022.  At the collegiate level, the playoffs are expanding from 4 teams to 12 teams while NIL licensing has enabled players to be paid.  Football and financial considerations were behind USC’s and UCLA’s decision to terminate a decades-long affiliation with the PAC-12 and decamp for the Big Ten.  However, the recent life-threatening injury suffered by Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin reminded us of football’s human costs.


Please join us for a discussion and look at football and the many issues that surround it. Panelists will include:


Peter Carfagna ’79

Teaches sports law courses at Harvard Law School.  Faculty Advisor to the Harvard Law School’s Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law and its Journal on Sports and Entertainment Law and Faculty Supervisor of Harvard Law School’s Sports Law Clinical Program.  Previously served as Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel of International Management Group (IMG) and partner at Jones Day LLP.  Played varsity football at Harvard College.

Geoff Schwartz 

Played 8 seasons in the NFL primarily with the Panthers, Vikings, Chiefs and Giants.  Played college football at the University of Oregon.  Currently working as host of nightly program on PAC-12 football on Sirius XM and the football-related podcast “Geoff Schwartz is Smarter Than You”.  Los Angeles native.


**Please note the time of the event is 12:00 Noon PST (3:00 pm EST)**


The views expressed by each panelist are solely the views of such panelist and do not reflect the views of Harvard Law School, the Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles or any board member of the Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles

Questions? Email Steve Papkin for general inquiries (steven.papkin@fisherbroyles.com).


Event Information


12:00PM - 1:00PM Wed 25 Jan 2023, Pacific timezone

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