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The NFL's Brain Damage

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports
Robert Scheer

As a recently suffering Oakland Raiders fan, I greeted the death of Kenny "The Snake" Stabler with a cocktail of fond memories. But it's a cocktail laced with the bitter news that Stabler, like so many of his peers, had suffered for years from the effects of concussions.

Senators Push For More Equipment Oversight To Combat Youth Sports Concussions

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports

As Super Bowl week draws more attention to brain injuries in professional sports, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers introduced legislation Thur...

Roger Goodell: I Would 'Encourage' My Son To Play Football

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports

"I would certainly encourage him to [play football]." - Goodell on if he'd let his son play football— Goo...

Beyond the Field: Dealing With Ambiguous Loss

Tammy McLeod | Posted 02.02.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

As I drove home alone from the movie Concussion, tears overwhelmed me. This blockbuster film unveils the research on brain damage suffered by professional football players. The movie vividly depicts famous football players whose minds become their worst enemy.

NFL Players in Denial on Brain Trauma; Parents Can't Afford to Be

Ken Reed | Posted 02.02.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

An adult choosing to play football in the NFL for a nice salary is a completely different situation than adults allowing children with developing brains to play.

Troy Aikman: I 'Knock On Wood' Hoping I Stay Healthy After Concussions

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.27.2016 | Sports

Troy Aikman captured three Super Bowl titles as the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. But the six-time Pro Bowler also suffered at least two ...

Play Ball, Play Smart

Merril Hoge | Posted 01.15.2016 | Sports
Merril Hoge

It's been almost four decades since the playing days of Mike Webster and over 20 years since I left professional football. Since then, there have been numerous changes to the game, significant improvements in equipment, dramatic advancements in concussion testing and research, and effective new treatments.

Concussion Film Reveals Dire Need to Learn More About Traumatic Brain Injuries and Treatments

Alex Lyman | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Lyman

willing to go to win. Its implications shocked me to my core. It is time to take a stand against reckless accidents that could mentally cripple a person for the rest of his or her life. It's time to provide treatments so that a concussion isn't a lifelong sentence. What are we going to do about it?

Things Not Seen

Rev. Frederick Davie | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Rev. Frederick Davie

On any given Sunday 20 million Americans will watch Sunday Night Football; currently the no. 1 rated show on television. In February 2016, over 100 million viewers will watch Super Bowl 50. As a lifelong fan, I have tuned in often.

Seahawks' Richard Sherman: 'I See A Concussion Movie Every Sunday'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.31.2015 | Sports

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has never been scared to call out the National Football League. He's been outspoken about his teammates' ...

Concussion Focus Needs to Shift from NFL to Youth and High School Football

Ken Reed | Posted 12.22.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

Many of those entering theaters this holiday season to watch this highly-promoted movie will only be marginally aware of the link between football, concussions, and CTE, the neurological disease resulting from repetitive brain trauma. A lot of them will be leave shocked at what they discover.

Dissecting the Irreversibly Altered Brain of a Pro Football Fan

David Murray | Posted 12.22.2015 | Sports
David Murray

If football were the only sport in the world, maybe I'd say: well, it's worth it. Better this than no sports at all. But there are so many sports that don't involve people hurling their bodies in every direction into meat piles.

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 38: Sex and Babies.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 12.20.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

When a baby arrives, the newborn provides something special to both parents which, if this were a venn diagram, would overlap with different areas of what each gender tends to get from sex: a sense of boundary-less intimacy.

Bob Costas Says That Football's Biggest Problem Can't Be Fixed

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 12.15.2015 | Sports

An NFL sportscaster for over three decades now, Bob Costas has covered his fair share of football controversies. But even after Deflategate, Bountyga...

4 Reasons Why Banning Kids From Playing Football Is Wrong

Brandon Marshall | Posted 12.17.2015 | Sports
Brandon Marshall

For me, football was a lifeline. And for many other NFL players, it was a lifeline. If it wasn't for football, a lot of us would be dead, or lost, roaming the streets somewhere. With all due respect, Dr. Omalu, football doesn't give us an opportunity to play a game. It gives us a chance at life.

Oh, Man, The Panthers Might Actually Do This

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.03.2015 | Sports

No football team has been more fun to watch this season than the Carolina Panthers, who are now 11-0 after back-to-back demolitions of Washington and ...

Ben Roethlisberger Isn't The Concussion 'Culture Change' The NFL Needs

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.02.2015 | Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger removed himself from a game on Sunday after self-reporting concussion-like symptoms to the team's c...

Florida Lawyer Speaks Out Amidst NFL Concussion Debate

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 11.25.2015 | Sports
Stephanie R. Caudle

"After seeing Case Keenum's helmet bounce off the turf and watching him kneel in the fetal position, I was sure he would be taken out of the game. I ...

Fantasy Football Is Teaching Us To Dehumanize Players In Pain

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.18.2015 | Sports

Le'Veon Bell. Jamaal Charles. Arian Foster. Keenan Allen. All four were top football players for their teams -- and for millions of fantasy football p...

Seahawks' Ricardo Lockette Needs Neck Surgery After Big Hit

AP | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette will undergo surgery to stabilize ligaments in his neck Monday, a day after being tak...

Dez Bryant Angrily Denies Making Fun Of Injured Seahawks Player

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was irate following his team’s loss on Sunday night after reporters asked him about his ostensib...

Autopsy: Another NFL Ex-Player Who Killed Himself Had Brain Disease

Associated Press | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.14.2015 | Sports

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A former NFL lineman from Pennsylvania who killed himself at 25 had a brain disease that has been linked to repeated blows to the ...

Richard Sherman Debunks Major NFL Talking Point On Player Safety

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.09.2015 | Sports

A popular NFL talking point these days revolves around tackling techniques and targeted changes to its rulebook. The two together make...

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.