It happens in an instant. The accident, the injury, the IED explosion -- the unthinkable event that changes life as someone knows it forever. After the hospital stays and surgeries, amputations and "we did everything we could do's," comes rehab. For many, that's where the story ends.
As a former recreation professional, I've seen my share of youth football. But I have never seen the negative challenges such as it is facing today.
Michael Sam believes he's good enough to play in the NFL. Steve Martin said, "Be so good they can't ignore you." But life isn't fair, and they can and will ignore you. And there's nothing you can do about it.
From a distance, it appears that Jim Harbaugh is a great coach because he is a great father, husband, son and brother, and being a great football coach just naturally follows. Michigan is a perfect fit for him because of who he is, where he is in his life and what he loves.
So far, three high school football players have died from injuries sustained in the field of play, and Hollywood is catching on to player safety at the professional level through the December release of the film, Concussion, starring Will Smith.
Allie LaForce's inane reporting on Saturday undermines women's efforts to be taken seriously as sports journalists and feeds harmful perceptions that female reporters have less to offer than their male counterparts when it comes to insight and analysis.
By 2020 the Internet of Things is on target to be a trillion dollar industry with approximately 26 billion objects set to be linked together on the Internet. This trend will literally affect everyone's daily life and most industries and businesses.
It took a long trip to get it done, crossing over five time zones, but the New York Jets got it done. The Jets were clearly the more prepared team, getting out to a big lead early, and holding on to take down the Miami Dolphins 27-14.
Even if you aren't into the game, football fandom isn't just about what happens on the field anymore. There are so many aspects to the football experience to enjoy -- like the tailgating -- that new gadgets have made it fun for everyone.
Buffalo changed my life, and if it wasn't the best stop on my tour around the NFL it is definitely in the top three. Incidentally, that top three includes Cleveland as well. Dallas finished near the bottom of the list but this article isn't about ranking tailgates or stadiums.
If you plan to go to a NFL or major college game this year, stop by the bank for a significant withdrawal -- and perhaps a loan application if you like premium seating.
When a player suffers an injury during the game, it isn't always because of what happened on the field in that moment. The seeds of injury can be sown by under-training, overtraining and a variety of other factors.
Earlier this month, TV personality Sheryl Underwood from The Talk felt compelled to apologize for negative remarks she made about kinky hair in September 2013. She did so while revealing her own natural hair.
The last 12 months were a watershed for domestic violence. Famous athletes faced real scrutiny for the acts of violence they committed, survivors took control of the conversation with a viral hashtag, purple nails expanded the dialogue nationwide, and there were also incredible advocacy wins.
Pictures of Saudi soccer players subjecting themselves to Israeli controls potentially could have been the cinder that put the House of Saud on fire where it not for the willingness of Sepp Blatter's FIFA fire brigade to come to Mr. Salman's rescue on what can only be opportunistic political grounds.
NFL quarterbacks have arguably the most difficult job in all of professional sports. They live under a microscope and face constant scrutiny, yet fans seem to have zero sympathy and unlimited criticism for them.