In a player-centered attempt to organize, Northwestern football players have done what the college sport system and American higher education have failed to do over the span of more than a hundred years.
Those who discount the players' chances suggest that their attempt to organize a union will require a reversal of precedent and is unlikely. However, a closer look at both the NLRA and in the Board's Brown University decision gives the players at least a coin-flip's chance at success.
I wonder, as I prepare to host a Super Bowl party with my girlfriend for people who don't really care about the Super Bowl (aka artists and Buddhists), what future sociologists might think about the event.
We look forward to the day of the big game to catch up on other things or take advantage of the sparse crowds out there. Here are a few tips for non-football fans this Sunday.
Just a week before the start of football season, the NFL announced the settlement of the concussion litigation brought by its former players. As a lawyer representing a number of former NFL players, I find myself questioning many aspects of the deal.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is essentially pleading the fifth in his dealings with the media.
One day back in the early 1970s as a dogged sports reporter, I wanted to see if it were true, as generally believed, that America stops for the Super Bowl.
This is where the American dream meets reality.
My Wife Ashley and I host a party every Sunday for the football games. We invite about 10-15 people over and its something that we always look forward to.
The boy in me who was raised on Buddy Ryan football was shocked to hear himself say no. My ego and pride were alive with the notion that someone thought my son would be a good football player, but the idea of him banging his head into other people terrified me.
Here we are once again at the most important weekend in American sport.
The ethical issue is not viewers' pleasure at the injuries, but our enjoyment in and support of professional football, knowing full well the damage done in the normal course of a game to players' bodies and minds.
Before each game, players are faced with the decision of what they're going to put into their bodies in order to make sure they're properly fueled up for the Herculean task ahead. So what exactly do that eat? We tracked down answers from 10 professional football players
In his most recent State of the Union Address President Obama declared that "climate change is a fact." While inside the Beltway that declaration migh...
As social scientists, we got to thinking... if Super Bowl players were dogs, what type of dogs would they be? Applying a combined 280-plus dog years of expertise, we found that the way the media describes star football players is remarkably similar to the official breed standard for top show dogs.
A very impressive duck gives Marshawn Lynch's 2010 playoff run against the New Orleans Saints a run for its money. The duck lives in New Orleans, so maybe it had something to prove.