It's the time of year again. The long awaited two games we have all been looking forwards to - even if our favorite team didn't make the cut. It's ...
Only four teams remain as we get closer to SuperBowl 50 in Santa Clara. Championship Sunday will kickoff with Manning v Brady 16! Yep, the 16th time...
While watching the recent NFL relocation charade involving the Rams, Chargers and Raiders play out, I was reminded once again that the fundamental problem in professional sports is that each sport is a self-regulated monopoly.
Remove the athletes and you remove the profit. Without the athletes, there is no college sports. There are no huge sponsorships from big companies like Nike. The coaches with their million dollar contracts have no one to coach. There is no revenue in ticket sales.
It's a rigged game whose outcome is as certain the spin of the roulette wheel. The owners win; the localities lose; and the fans are played as pawns in a game of financial wheeling-and-dealing.
This is arguably the best weekend of the NFL season - The Divisional Playoffs! Whether your team is still in it, it is hard to deny that the 8 best teams will be on the field this weekend playing for a chance at conference championship, and ultimately a place in the big game in Santa Clara.
It's been almost four decades since the playing days of Mike Webster and over 20 years since I left professional football. Since then, there have been numerous changes to the game, significant improvements in equipment, dramatic advancements in concussion testing and research, and effective new treatments.
Why do we get so worked up about sports? I think the answer can be found in the human tendency toward building identities around and finding security within group membership, as well as the zeal with which we often engage in othering associated with the identities we construct for ourselves and ascribe to the members of different groups.
The NFL Divisional Round Playoffs are about to get underway. Starting on Saturday, we'll get to see four teams from each conference duke it out to ...
willing to go to win. Its implications shocked me to my core. It is time to take a stand against reckless accidents that could mentally cripple a person for the rest of his or her life. It's time to provide treatments so that a concussion isn't a lifelong sentence. What are we going to do about it?
I believe a cultural overhaul is needed in youth sports.
The final College Football Playoff Game is tonight, and the No. 2, Alabama Crimson Tide is taking on the No. 1, Clemson Tigers. Alabama is heavily favored in its fourth championship game since 2009 with Coach Nick Saban, despite having lost one game this season.
The NFL released their list of finalists for the Hall of Fame just a few days ago. Expected names such as Brett Favre and Kurt Warner are on it, along with running back Terrell Davis. Once again, Roger Craig did not make the cut.
Black Monday has come and gone, and a total of seven NFL head coaches have lost their jobs. Now the Eagles, Buccaneers, Giants, Browns, Dolphins, Titans and 49ers all have begun the search for the person that will bring them to their goal of a SuperBowl championship.
This article is co-authored with Tyler Hickey, a senior math major at Davidson College. In Monday night's championship game, a team will reach the ...
Professional athletes represent the epitome of health and fitness. But many pro-athletes have shared their stories battling IBD, along with more than 1.6 million Americans.