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.
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.
As the smoke rose, the crowd cheered, and the stadium music got louder, the Giants players emerged to enter "the gauntlet." In the beginning of each game, the gauntlet is formed by two lines of people who enthusiastically high-five the players as they burst out onto the field.
As I await tonight's advance screening in Boston of Sony Pictures' movie, Concussion, which opens nationwide on Christmas Day, the polarized debate over football has once again reached a fever pitch.
Whether you're preparing for your fantasy football draft, or managing your roster during the season, the way you're valuing players is very similar to the way you'd value companies.
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.
Fruitcakes singing near an open fire?
Photo by Kris Connor This week I attended a screening of Concussion, a new Will Smith movie about the impact of repeated head ...
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.
It's official, the Arizona Cardinals are in the playoffs after earning a narrow victory at home against the Minnesota Vikings with a final score of ...
This Christmas, Columbia pictures will release the story of Dr. Bennett Omalu, the forensic pathologist responsible for the discovery of chronic traum...
When New Jersey's very own Grammy Award-winning, rock superstar Bruce Springsteen bid adieu to Giants Stadium on the conclusion of his "Wrecking Ball"...
My father was a wildly enthusiastic football fan, and during the season, Sunday afternoons in our house revolved around the NY Giants. My dad had great disdain for the people who lived across the street because they liked that "new" team -- the Jets.
NFL referees are getting 96 percent of the calls right, the same average it has been over the last five years. The officiating is not getting worse.
The Will Smith movie will connect those presently playing of the game with their post-playing repercussions. Adoring fans will have to come to terms with the costs of the sport in terms of the lasting damage to those who play for our enjoyment.
The United State of America has the greatest conservatories in the world. Our student orchestras are simply astounding by any standards. Maybe it's time to consider amateur sports as another way for us to approach our young performing musical artists.