Almost every stat was, at some point, new. Stats are now a part of the mainstream conversation, not relegated to the deep corners of the Internet. That data gives us a better idea -- and more groups are racing to collect it.
Today I hit the wall simply by reading the NCAA's schedule of bowl games. Here it is only two days after the bowl pairings were announced and I am already approaching that semi-nauseous state of bowl fatigue.
After the Bengals botched some huge special teams plays, the Steelers were able to build up a lead that their AFC North rivals were never able to catch.
High school seniors set all of their hopes on that one college, and they find out right before their final exams of first semester if they got in. With social media, the notification process is public; when a student gets admitted, everyone knows.
If introducing a helmet that's not as protective as it seems caused the game's head injury epidemic, then maybe eliminating helmets might have the opposite effect.
I would argue that removing helmets from football players would reduce the incidence of concussion but would replace it with an epidemic of skull fractures and subdural hematoma deaths.
The 2013 college football regular season will conclude this Saturday when Army faces Navy in Philadelphia for its traditional rivalry game.
This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Jason McDonald, The NFL Draft is what Christmas used to be. Time to unwrap our presents! Man...
The question is interesting in that it wonderfully showcases the complete idiocy of "instant" replay rules. "Instant" replays ... aren't!
Stepping out gracefully, without stepping in was one of the themes at the Aspen gathering this year. I remember sitting in the room and taking it all ...
Time to put the final nail in the coffin of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season.
Nelson Mandela, who brought together a country torn by years of racial strife and resentment, believed that sports had the power to change the world. He believed that sports can promote peace and human harmony by appealing to the wellsprings of respect and love in the human soul.
Researchers have found links between certain genes and a football player's susceptibility to getting a concussion. It's a scientific detective story, of sorts.
Last Thursday, the Detroit Lions did something they hadn't done in the previous nine years of their annual Thanksgiving Day showdown -- they won.
In order to rationally think about the best course of action, one needs to concede that this decision has little to do with this season, and focus on the future.