The NFL's alumni is to be commended for choosing to support causes that won't generate widespread publicity but where their involvement will make a meaningful difference for the people they will interact with.
On Christmas day, the film Concussion opens starring Will Smith, as forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu. Smith was understandably conflicted abou...
Concussion fumbles when it delves too much into Dr. Omalu's life. This indictment of the NFL becomes a love story which takes the focus off the football players where the real pathos is. Concussion should have revealed more about the tragic lives these esteemed players led and their needless suffering due to sport.
Many of those entering theaters this holiday season to watch this highly-promoted movie will only be marginally aware of the link between football, concussions, and CTE, the neurological disease resulting from repetitive brain trauma. A lot of them will be leave shocked at what they discover.
If football were the only sport in the world, maybe I'd say: well, it's worth it. Better this than no sports at all. But there are so many sports that don't involve people hurling their bodies in every direction into meat piles.
As the smoke rose, the crowd cheered, and the stadium music got louder, the Giants players emerged to enter "the gauntlet." In the beginning of each game, the gauntlet is formed by two lines of people who enthusiastically high-five the players as they burst out onto the field.
As I await tonight's advance screening in Boston of Sony Pictures' movie, Concussion, which opens nationwide on Christmas Day, the polarized debate over football has once again reached a fever pitch.
Whether you're preparing for your fantasy football draft, or managing your roster during the season, the way you're valuing players is very similar to the way you'd value companies.
When a baby arrives, the newborn provides something special to both parents which, if this were a venn diagram, would overlap with different areas of what each gender tends to get from sex: a sense of boundary-less intimacy.
Fruitcakes singing near an open fire?
Everyone is talking about the College Football Playoff, but what about the games leading up to it? Make your predictions on Sage and tune in to see if you were right.
Americans have long become accustomed to the cynical use of the "religious liberty" banner as a means towards disguising the theocratic aspirations of right-wing Evangelical Fundamentalist Christians.
There's a certain obsession surrounding the wealth of professional athletes, and since we aren't above that obsession, we thought we'd do some research into the highest paid professional athlete from each state.
Photo by Kris Connor This week I attended a screening of Concussion, a new Will Smith movie about the impact of repeated head ...
For me, football was a lifeline. And for many other NFL players, it was a lifeline. If it wasn't for football, a lot of us would be dead, or lost, roaming the streets somewhere. With all due respect, Dr. Omalu, football doesn't give us an opportunity to play a game. It gives us a chance at life.
It's official, the Arizona Cardinals are in the playoffs after earning a narrow victory at home against the Minnesota Vikings with a final score of ...