Brandon O'Brien isn't your average NFL Draft hopeful. The 6'1", 218 lb wide receiver served two tours of duty in Iraq before deciding to dedicate his post-Marine Corps life to getting a shot at playing professional football.
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, then nothing unites us or separates us in the same way until fireworks bl...
As we look back on the event for glorifying this most "manly" of sports in America -- the Super Bowl -- it's time to step back and take a look at what our national football obsession could be doing to our collective psyche.
My boss, W. Kamau Bell and the folks at Totally Biased let me put together a response to the less gay-friendly members of the San Francisco 49ers.
Numbers are powerful entities -- understanding them, controlling them, manipulating them can teach us a lot and give us an edge -- but in the end, without the stories in front, behind and on the sides, they simply remain numbers.
The physical risks to football players should be taken with the utmost seriousness, but the more important questions are about what lessons kids are learning about how to define themselves and to relate to one another.
College football is arguably the most popular sport at the nation's colleges and universities. Like every area of higher education, finding the right blend of diversity on the football field is a challenge.
As you reflect on the this year's Super Bowl, take a moment to think about the individual stadiums competing in the Solar Bowl. Their commitment to tap into our largest source of energy in the US -- solar energy -- is a clear example of how individual leaders are moving America forward.
After a tough loss in the playoffs, many fans expected the Texans players to go into hibernation for a few days. And yet, upon J.J. Watt's return to Houston, he chose to stop by a school for a surprise visit.
Chess exists as the purest form of intellectual competition this side of a university debate. Head to any major urban park on a sunny afternoon and find the chess hustlers on the benches, decimating all challengers willing to slap down a five-dollar bill.
January is always an exciting time for the NFL with the playoffs taking place culminating with the Super Bowl. This year, however, the excitement was tempered as the issue of brain trauma created headlines twice during the month.
Growing up in an all-girl family put me at a huge disadvantage in terms of major league football. I started dating my future husband in winter. I had no idea he was from a fanatical football family. He seemed so steady, so reasonable. Turns out, he was just dormant.
No press is bad press when it comes to creating awareness and action around a disease as devastating as ALS. After the conclusion of the AFC champions...
I imagined I was the only one who came away from Beyonce's performance at the Super Bowl with a vague feeling of... disappointment. I kept thinking th...
The national obsession with this three hour on-field battle has long mystified me. I simply don't get it. I care even less about wanting to get it. Thank goodness for the commercials.
When the Superdome went dark for over half an hour, and the Baltimore Ravens had a 22-point lead over the San Francisco 49ers, there were many theories flying through the social media landscape as to what caused it.