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If Football Is Deadly, Why Do We Still Watch?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.06.2017 | Sports
The Conversation US

It was saddening to learn of the latest NFL great to have suffered from the illness, but not shocking. Hall of Famers Frank Gifford and Junior Seau are just two of a growing list of former players who developed the disease, as confirmed the only way now possible -- through an autopsy.

How Junior Seau’s Daughter Wants You To Remember Her Father

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.20.2016 | Sports

On the afternoon of what would’ve been the Hall of Fame linebacker’s 47th birthday, Junior Seau’s daughter Sydney called for us all to pay tribu...

Movie Review: Concussion... Fumbles

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.23.2016 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

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.

Charles Haley's Hall Of Fame Speech Was The Moment Needed On Mental Health Issues

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.09.2015 | Sports

While the Pro Football Hall of Fame did not allow Junior Seau's family to deliver a speech on his behalf at Saturday's ceremony, the topic of mental h...

Read Sydney Seau's Speech She Couldn't Give At The Pro Football Hall Of Fame

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.08.2015 | Sports

With remarkable poise and strength, Sydney Seau honored her late father, Junior Seau at the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony on Saturda...

Junior Seau's Daughter Allowed To Speak At Hall Of Fame After All

AP/HuffPost | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.01.2015 | Sports

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will allow Junior Seau's daughter to speak in an interview after his bust is unveiled next weekend...

NFL Hall Of Fame To Allow Junior Seau's Daughter To Speak After All

Fox Sports | Andrew Hart | Posted 01.17.2017 | Sports

The daughter of the late Junior Seau will be able to speak live during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony after all....

Real Men and Traumatized Seahorses: The Legacy of War and Contact Sports

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Jeff Ritterman, MD

He can't remember his daughter playing soccer. Sometimes he has trouble finishing his sentences. He is Brett Favre, one of the greatest football quarterbacks of all time.

When Men Were Men

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 04.17.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

After the Rich Incognito scandal, you couldn't even harass gay football teammates! What are we becoming? We are becoming a more mature nation that recognizes the value that every man and woman brings to society whatever their race and sexual orientation.

The Violent Life And Sudden Death Of Junior Seau

GQ | Posted 08.19.2013 | Sports

When the legendary NFL linebacker retired for good in 2010, he seemed set for life: supremely wealthy, beloved across the league, a hero in his hometo...

The NFL's CTE Clock Is Beginning to Tick in Real Time

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

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.

Is Football More Dangerous Than the Military?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports
Gavin Shulman

Dangerous or not we need to allow them to pursue their own dreams. Most football players play because they want to. Most soldiers fight because they have to. I wonder, Mr. President, which would you prefer your child to participate in?

Obama Weighs In On Football Head Injuries

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

Count President Barack Obama among the football fans who believe the game may have to tone it down a notch. In an interview with The New Republic, ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Let's go Pelicans! The NBA New Orleans Hornets will change its name to Pelicans. What's the over/under on the first headline during a losing streak that reads "Pelican'ts?"

Can We Stop Caring About Concussions Yet?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports
Gavin Shulman

Anyone who's seen football, anyone who's been to a football game, and most definitely anyone who's played football understands that it's not so good for your brain. It doesn't take a surgeon to figure that out.

Death and Football

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 03.15.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

As I watched my star NFL clients endure concussion and head injuries over the last 40 years I knew intuitively that there had to be long-term consequences that we didn't know about.

Junior Seau's Brain Condition, Explained

Posted 01.10.2013 | Healthy Living

NFL player Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year, also had signs of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to news...

The Mental and Emotional Stresses of an NFL Athlete

Ronnie Cameron | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports
Ronnie Cameron

The nature of the NFL doesn't allow athletes to show weakness or injury physically and definitely not mentally.

Junior Seau: Song Of Sorrow

UT San Diego | Posted 10.15.2012 | Sports

In 2009, his 20th and final season in the NFL, Junior Seau discovered a new obsession that would help ease his transition into retirement. A friend pr...

Junior Seau's Brain and the Mind of the NFL

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2012 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

It is time that the NFL initiate protocols that follow players during their careers by monitoring the subtle abnormalities that might occur in their brain functioning. We now know sophisticated imaging technologies are available which can detect these changes.

Inside Junior Seau's Troubled Final Days

USA Today | Posted 06.01.2012 | Sports

OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Junior Seau's last days were filled with friends and flirting, beaches and bar-hopping, lifting weights and lifting spirits. His...

Tom Brady's Father: I'd Be 'Very Hesitant' To Let Son Take Up Football In Concussion Era

Yahoo! Sports | Posted 05.24.2012 | Sports

Less than three weeks removed from the shocking suicide of former NFL great Junior Seau, and as the football community copes with what can legitimatel...

The Brains That Bind Us

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Marian Salzman

Although two of the greatest attributes of our country might be our competitive spirit and our defense of our values and freedoms, one can't help but wonder at what price. Brains are the tie that binds us, but are we really coming undone? Think about it.

Preventing Degenerative Brain Disease in Our Children

Anne Wojcicki | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Wojcicki

If the experts in traumatic brain injury think there's value in using genotyping to gauge the risks of high-impact sports for their own children, as noted by the authors in a recent research paper, it must be of value to others, too.

Catherine Pearson

A Single Season Of Hits May Harm College Athletes' Ability To Learn | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living

Just a single season of contact sports can take a toll on college athletes' ability to learn, according to a new study. Overall, one season's wort...