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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 03.19.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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 02.14.2015 | 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 02.10.2015 | 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 01.30.2015 | 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 01.29.2015 | 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...

The NFL Concussion Settlement Is Pure Evil

Vice Sports | Posted 10.28.2014 | Sports

Ken McClain figured the National Football League was preparing to screw his clients. Question was, just how badly? A Kansas City-based attorney, Mc...

NFLPA President Rips Bengals Coach Over Questionable Concussion Comments

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Sports

NFL Players Association president Eric Winston wasn't going to let the comments from Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis go without a stern res...

Arian Foster: NFL Picking Money Over Player Safety With Thursday Games

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — Arian Foster isn't a fan of Thursday night games, and doesn't think anyone else is either. Foster was asked what he thought about th...

Family Of Former NFL Player Sues League Over His Suicide

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related...

The Myopia of the NFL: Win at All Costs Hurts Women Fans

James Grundvig | Posted 11.15.2014 | Sports
James Grundvig

In the worst public relations disaster since the U.S. Navy's Tailhook scandal or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Bridgegate, the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell have embarrassed the league in less than a week. They have become the face of domestic violence.

NFL: 3 In 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer's, Dementia

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stric...

College Quarterback Quits Football After Multiple Concussions

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports

A college quarterback at the University of Connecticut is quitting football after sustaining multiple concussions. In a statement released on Monda...

Melissa Jeltsen

The Moral Case Against Watching Football | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

Is it immoral to consume violent entertainment that can result in dire, even deadly consequences for its participants? Is it immoral to cheer for a da...

Jordan Schultz

LeSean McCoy: 'I'm Only The Best Skill Player In The League' | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy has been a busy man of late, both on and off the football field. The 26-year-old is enjoying bei...

Family Of Late NFL Star Opts Out Of Concussion Settlement

AP | By BARRY WILNER | Posted 11.03.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. ...

Why I'm Not Wasting Sundays On The NFL

Matt Sussman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Sports
Matt Sussman

You probably disagree with me, and that's cool; enjoy your sport and find happiness in it. I didn't. So I'm not going to purposely watch any NFL games anymore.