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The Volkswagen Cheating Scandal Reveals the True Nature of Capitalism

Cody Cain | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

This problem will not be fixed by slapping a big fine on Volkswagen. The problem is bigger than that. The problem lies with the system itself. We must decide whether our system should serve the interests of people, or profits. Right now, profits are winning.

Mommas, Don't Let your Babies Grow Up to Play Football

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
R.F. Hemphill

The NFL runs a terribly unsafe workplace by every reasonable definition.

Ex-NFL Player Laments Not Knowing About CTE Prior To Career

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 09.18.2015 | Sports

Former NFL player and Super Bowl XLV champion Tom Crabtree responded to Frontline’s damning CTE report on Friday by discussing the sport's lack...

Confession of an Ex-Football Fan

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 09.08.2015 | Sports
Joseph B. Kadane

I came to Pittsburgh in the early seventies, just in time for the Steel Curtain Defense, Chuck Noll, Terry Bradshaw and several marvelous seasons. Fo...

Are NFL Players Beginning to Value Their Brains More Than the Game?

Dani Bostick | Posted 07.20.2015 | Sports
Dani Bostick

While the NFL is saying that football has never been safer, some players feel otherwise. The recent retirements of Chris Borland and Anthony Davis give fans a glimpse into the sacrifices players make when it comes to their careers.

'Brutality' a Conversation With Ingrid Thoft

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Ingrid Thoft's wish to create a credible P.I protagonist led her to obtain a certificate in private investigation from the University of Washington. Her debut novel, Loyalty, was nominated for the 2014 Shamus Award.

Charles Barkley Rips NFL For Its 'Serious Issue With Concussions'

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 05.27.2015 | Sports

Chuck is fed up with concussions in the NFL.

The NFL in 10 Years, Maybe

Rashard Mendenhall | Posted 05.07.2015 | Sports
Rashard Mendenhall

It's unnerving how teams can make business and sport decisions on your body while you're not given the same grace to make the best choices for your own career. Maybe in 10 years the business of football will be equally regarded on all sides.

Federal Judge Approves $1 Billion Resolution To NFL Concussion Lawsuits

AP | By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousan...

The Recipe for Post-NFL Broke Athletes

The Good Men Project | Posted 06.07.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

There will always be those who ignore the wisdom of others, but if more athletes realize the impact of what a 40+ year retirement will look like, they might perk up their ears just a little more.

Rob Gronkowski Says He'd Rather Suffer A Concussion Than A Knee Injury

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 04.03.2015 | Sports

For Gronk, tearing an ACL is much worse than suffering a concussion.

NFL Owners Approve Medical Timeout

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.24.2015 | Sports

The new rule will give authority to a third party to call for a medical timeout.

Chris Borland's Wake-Up Call to Football Fans: Heads Up!

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports
Jeb Harrison

Chris Borland's recent retirement after one spectacular season with the San Francisco 49ers has confirmed the obvious: NFL football has become too dangerous.

Warren Moon: NFL Is ‘Finally' Doing The Right Things With Concussion Policy

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.27.2015 | Sports

"I think they finally are [making the game safer]. I really think they are."

What You Don't Know About Concussions

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Shulkin

Hopefully once more light is shed on the subject matter, concussion sufferers will no longer have to experience the shame and isolation that, despite the head injury, I remember so well.

Michigan's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Restores Faith in Sports

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.17.2015 | Sports
Rabbi Jason Miller

The other night I put aside this pessimism as my eyes opened to some truly amazing stories of humanity in sports. If you want to see what is still great about athletes, just attend a local Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

X's and O's: America's Obsession With Football at Berkeley Rep

Carla Escoda | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Ballet to the People came equipped to X's and O's, the Berkeley Rep world première of a play about violence in American football: she brought an interpreter, a former quarterback from the great state of Texas, to the docudrama subtitled, with gentle irony, A Football Love Story.

The Best and Worst of Us

Tom Allon | Posted 04.11.2015 | Sports
Tom Allon

It's still possible that in the not-too-distant future, football will head over the cliff and begin its slow descent. Like empires and powerful civilizations, no industry or professional sport is immune from the vagaries of excess and overreach.

The Super Bowl Overshadowed A Disturbing New Study Of Youth Football

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 02.05.2015 | Sports

While you were all talking about "deflategate" last week, an important study was quietly published.

Guardians of the Gladiators

Heather Risinger | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Heather Risinger

I've heard people say we shouldn't let our kids play football at all. I don't think this is the answer. I know my incredibly smart and talented friend Scott Ross didn't think it was the answer, either. We need to work together to find a solution.

There Were At Least 111 Concussions In The NFL This Season

AP | By HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 03.31.2015 | Sports

But at least it's down from last year?

How Young Is Too Young To Be Playing Football?

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

While the dangers of concussions and head injuries for NFL players has generated plenty of conversation and litigation in recent years, professional a...

Brain-injury Program Working With NFL Players

AP | Posted 02.15.2015 | Sports

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A brain-injury treatment program originally designed for military veterans injured on the battlefield has been updated to incl...

Face It: Can We Be a Country Without Football?

Michele Willens | Posted 02.03.2015 | Sports
Michele Willens

I have heard people predict that the NFL could be gone a decade from now. But they are quickly reminded that it is the most popular spectator sport, (as were the gladiators) and the networks won't part with all that money.

Despite What Wikipedia Says, Broncos Receiver Is Very Much Alive

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 11.19.2014 | Sports

Those who believe everything they read on the Internet might have thought that St. Louis Rams safety Rodney McLeod killed Denver Broncos wide receiver...