The Doubleheader: Newt, the NFL and Headbutts

BY Hari Sreenivasan  February 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM EDT

It might be the first time in the history of the NewsHour that we used that word in a headline, but that’s what you may have come to expect from The Doubleheader, where we talk about the sport of politics and the politics of sport.

This week, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks assess the chances, fate and fortune of Newt Gingrich, and the consequences for Mitt Romney. They also lay down opposing views on who will win the Super Bowl, and we speak briefly about the tragedy of head injuries in the NFL. Please see NewsHour’s earlier coverage on the topic.

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