Nate Jackson

Nate Jackson is the author of Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile. He played in the NFL for six seasons.

Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 16 2013 6:39 PMHang Up and Listen: The Johnny Hancock Is Just a Kid EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Alabama’s win over Texas A&M, RG3’s slow start, and Nate Jackson’s NFL memoir Slow Getting Up.
Sports Nut
Jan. 9 2013 5:33 PMThe Lesson of RGIIIThe health of an NFL player belongs to everyone but the player himself.
Sports Nut
Sept. 10 2012 6:10 PMNFL 2012Embracing the power of spite.
Sports Nut
Feb. 3 2012 1:21 PMNFL 2011What it's like when an NFL linebacker nearly knocks your head off.
Sports Nut
Jan. 5 2012 5:37 PMPlayoff PermutationsJosh Levin and Nate Jackson take your questions about the NFL postseason.
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Dec. 16 2011 4:16 PMNFL 2011James Harrison didn't know what he was doing to Colt McCoy.
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Nov. 16 2011 4:01 PMNFL 2011The perils and pleasures of life as a 220-pound tight end.
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Oct. 26 2011 5:48 PMNFL 2011

Why HGH will never be a problem in the NFL.

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Oct. 4 2011 6:50 PMNFL 2011

The NFL player's existential dilemma.

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Sept. 12 2011 7:25 PMJay Cutler Doesn't Need To Be Loved by You
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Jan. 26 2011 10:31 AMThe Mindset of a Former Player Turned NFL Commentator
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Jan. 18 2011 11:41 AMIs Jay Cutler a Humongous Jerk?
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Jan. 10 2011 6:48 PMWhy Football Players Choose Fashion Over Safety
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Nov. 11 2010 6:38 PMInside the Mind of Eric Mangini
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Sept. 10 2010 5:14 PMI Still Love Football, But I'm No Longer a Football Fan
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Sept. 16 2013 2:15 PMWhy I Took HGHOn the desperation of an NFL player at the end of his career.
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Sept. 13 2012 2:25 PMNFL 2012An ex-player's guide to exploiting the NFL's replacement refs.
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March 6 2012 12:30 PMThe Real Outrage of the Saints Bounty ScandalIn a game where everyone gets hurt, does it matter why everyone gets hurt?
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Jan. 6 2012 5:22 PMNFL 2011An insider's guide to chop blocks.
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Jan. 4 2012 5:45 PMNFL 2011Analyst Trent Dilfer would rip quarterback Trent Dilfer.
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Dec. 14 2011 1:49 PMNFL 2011What you miss because you can't see the NFL's All-22 footage.
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Nov. 15 2011 1:00 PMNFL 2011Why NFL players love a coach who goes for it on fourth down, and why they hate Eric Mangini.
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Oct. 25 2011 3:16 PMNFL 2011

Tim Tebow is the football establishment’s worst nightmare.

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Sept. 14 2011 4:45 PMMy Team Threw For 731 Yards and Lost
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Feb. 8 2011 10:01 AMThe Most Important Part of an NFL Coach's Job
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Jan. 25 2011 11:38 AMI Had the Same Injury as Jay Cutler. It Was Awful
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Jan. 11 2011 7:17 PMIf Coaches Could Control Players With a Remote Control, They Would
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Nov. 13 2010 11:59 AMWhy I'd Let My Son Play Football
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Nov. 10 2010 3:45 PMBrett Favre, Narcissus With a Bullhorn
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Sept. 9 2010 5:57 PMThe Biggest Thing Fans Don't Understand About Life in Pro Football




Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Why Men Can Never Remember Anything

The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Why Men Can Never Remember Anything

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 1:56 PM Scotland’s Attack on the Status Quo Expect more political earthquakes across Europe.
Sept. 19 2014 12:09 PM How Accelerators Have Changed Startup Funding
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Why Men Never Remember Anything
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Sept. 19 2014 2:06 PM The Guest and Fort Bliss How do we tell the stories of soldiers returning home from war?
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 12:38 PM Forward, March! Nine leading climate scientists urge you to attend the People’s Climate March.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 12:13 PM The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola  The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.