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If Football Is Deadly, Why Do We Still Watch?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.06.2016 | Sports
The Conversation US

It was saddening to learn of the latest NFL great to have suffered from the illness, but not shocking. Hall of Famers Frank Gifford and Junior Seau are just two of a growing list of former players who developed the disease, as confirmed the only way now possible -- through an autopsy.

ESPN Analyst Blames 'Liberal Media' For 'War On Football'

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.08.2015 | Sports

The New York Times published an editorial on Monday that questioned whether parents should allow kids to play football, given increased awarenes...

A Fox Affiliate Thought 'The Dab' Was Named After Dabo Swinney

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.17.2015 | Sports

Fox Carolina was accused of swooping in on the popular Atlanta hip-hop dance "The Dab" on Monday night and reappropriating the move to fit a new narr...

All That Talk Of Greg Hardy Being A Locker Room Leader Is BS

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.16.2015 | Sports

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This Is How It Feels To Lose A Gutsy NFL Game

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.10.2015 | Sports

Over the course of an NFL game, the high of one great play can be erased by a botched snap or missed tackle almost instantly. Every game has its peaks...

We Shouldn’t Have Needed Photos To Understand Greg Hardy’s Violence

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.09.2015 | Sports

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Former Raiders Player Anthony Smith Convicted Of Three Murders

AP | Justin Block | Posted 11.06.2015 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Former Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith was found guilty Thursday of murdering three men, including two whose faces appe...

Washington Football's Trademark Defense Is So Vulgar It's Silly

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.03.2015 | Sports

Washington's football club is facing third and long in their desperate attempt to save their canceled "Redskins" trademark, but alluding to thei...

Former Bears Player Jeremiah Ratliff Makes Death Threats At Team

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.30.2015 | Sports

A police report reveals new details about the "animated exchange" former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff had with general manage...

New York Giants' Victor Cruz Reveals His Secret To Staying Sane

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.28.2015 | Sports

The trappings of success surround Victor Cruz as he sits in a private room in the basement of Manhattan's Crosby Hotel. Amidst recent professional an...

The Dallas Cowboys Are Going All-In On Abusive Greg Hardy

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.27.2015 | Sports

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Greg Hardy Explodes On Cowboys Sideline But Goes Quiet Postgame

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.26.2015 | Sports

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Bengals Player Wants Changes To NFL Locker Room Policy After On-Air Nude Incident

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.20.2015 | Sports

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Obama Consoles Michigan Football After Heartbreaking Loss

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.19.2015 | Sports

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The Dumbest NFL Play Of The Season

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.19.2015 | Sports

NFL head coaches are presumably very smart football thinkers, but sometimes, they overthink decisions to an embarrassing degree. Indianapoli...

Seattle Seahawks' Derrick Coleman Suspended Following Hit-And-Run

AP | Justin Block | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has been arrested and is under investigation of vehicular assault and felony h...

Man Dies From Shooting After Dallas Cowboys Game

AP | Justin Block | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas — A 43-year-old Texas man who was shot outside the Dallas Cowboys stadium over the weekend has died. Tarrant County Medical Ex...

NFL Won't Allow DeAngelo Williams To Wear Pink For His Late Mother

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.14.2015 | Sports

Every October, the NFL tries to convince you that they really do care about fighting breast cancer. They release breast cancer awareness com...

Steve Spurrier Resigns As South Carolina Football Coach

AP | Justin Block | Posted 10.13.2015 | Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Steve Spurrier said Tuesday that he made the decision to resign as South Carolina's head coach because the team was headi...

USC Fires Head Coach Steve Sarkisian

AP | Justin Block | Posted 10.12.2015 | Sports

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Calm Yourself, NFL Fan Of A Winning Team: My Team's Losing

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.12.2015 | Sports

Here's how the NFL has worked for the better part of the last decade: Peyton Manning's teams win and the Oakland Raiders always lose. You'd think that...

Man Shot And Critically Wounded In Dallas Cowboys Parking Lot

AP | Justin Block | Posted 10.12.2015 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas — A man was shot and critically injured during an altercation at a tailgate party in a parking lot outside the stadium where t...

Is A Lifetime Ban The Answer To Domestic Violence In Football?

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.04.2015 | Sports

When convicted domestic abuser Greg Hardy returns to the NFL on Sunday, his history of violence against women will follow him to the team parkin...

Greg Hardy Is Going To Play On Sunday Without Ever Apologizing

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.08.2015 | Sports

Fresh off a four-game suspension for his domestic violence offense, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is set to play in an NFL game t...

Three Female Reporters Were Barred From Entering NFL Locker Room

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports

Just over 37 years after female sports reporters won the constitutional right to work in locker rooms, three female reporters weren't allowed entranc...