How does an 18-year-old emerging league compare to a 126-year national institution? Let's cherry pick a few superlatives and find out.
Few players in the NFL have earned the respect and admiration of present and former NFL players as has tackle Anthony Muñoz. But that's just part of the story -- or a fraction of his life narrative, really.
As a New York Reconstructive Foot Surgeon, I want to offer some perspective on Cam Newton's "minor ankle surgery." According to NFL.com Cam Newton is having surgery to "tighten ankle ligaments" -- but what does that really mean?
For the first time in my life I started to understand the psychological stress that sexual harassment causes. I 'get' why people feel they cannot do anything to stop it. It's a sly, evil form of abuse that is as carefully thought through as any well-planned crime.
This is a terrific time of year for fans of college sports as March Madness takes center stage. But big money, national fame and institutional pride too often overwhelm the best intentions of educators.
It is important that we, as adults, remember to help students see that they can succeed and be happy at many colleges. As they wait for and learn which colleges have accepted them, we need to help them see the powerful of the options they do and will have.
The harmful impact that sex-based slurs may have upon male players, fans, and coaches has also received insufficient attention in the NFL.
Even at the highest level, we need to work on the part of the game/trade that gives us the most difficulty -- no matter how menial.
In 2003, I was a redshirt freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that decided to come out in high school. But I wasn't sure if I could handle being the first openly gay Division I college football player.
Europeans and other folks who adore the "beautiful game" of soccer are used to tie matches. Nil-nil can drive a crowd delirious. For Americans, however, it is just like kissing your sister. Who can love a tie?
I've greatly enjoyed my time, but I no longer wish to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment. I think about the rest of my life and I want to live it with much quality. And physically, I am grateful that I can walk away feeling as good as I did when I stepped into it.
The 2014 Brazil World Cup made big headlines again this week after a controversial Adidas promotional campaign that the country's tourist board says...
Despite these very real concerns, which certainly warrant serious consideration, the rule, as proposed, only regulates conduct on the playing field.
Sports has always been about more than just winning and losing and has always been laden with symbolism that matters.
How can I laud FIFA for striking down a law that should have never been implemented in the first place? Being ripped from the game because a lot of white, privileged men decided it was dangerous for me and the sport was torturous. Football is for all of us. It should always have been.
The NFL Competition Committee has announced that they are exploring 42-yard extra points as a way of making the game more exciting. What does that mean for football fans?