If only we could create our own fantasy teams in politics then perhaps the current Congressional leadership debacle would seem less like a game-ending fumble. The idea that we need to engage in our political leadership in the same way we do with our sports is an idea whose time has come.
Our volatile, post-Manning era is still in rebuild mode, despite universal love for our young Luck. Mixed messages emanating from the team as regards internal structure and leadership don't help.
Typically, when a woman is abused, her abuser tells her it's her fault that this is happening to her. He might tell her that she has been disrespectful, or that the abuse is deserved. Male privilege gives him permission to shift responsibility to his female victim for the acts he has committed.
Green Bay and New England. Those are the only names we need to know right now for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Califronia next January.
Peel back the covers at USC and you will find that underneath it all, it's just like everywhere else, which means you will also find the flipside of a never-ending party, substance abuse, and addiction.
Think about it. Wouldn't it be nice to finally have a mechanism to allow complaints of misconduct to be investigated by a truly independent panel beholden to neither the NFL nor the NFL Players Association.
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The numbers for this crisis are daunting. One of America's favorite past times is essentially draining the lifeblood and the future wealth out of the next generation and few realize it.
The killers march across our news feed like swirls of colorful balloons -- it's the Macy's Day parade, except these are the gunmen who storm into our schools, our movie theatres, our restaurants, and blow away our loved ones in cold blood. Then it's time for the football game.
Led by a bruising running back and veteran wide receiver, the Jets are seeing success they haven't seen in years. Here are some of the Jets heroes from the first quarter of the season.
The NFL could play a role in the effort to save lives, perhaps by donating millions to the right kind of research, to true prevention and to figuring out how to stop women and men from dying of breast cancer, or to help the un- and underinsured pay for treatment. Using this incredible platform to help change the conversation to ending breast cancer would be an enormous gif.
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.