This is arguably the best weekend of the NFL season - The Divisional Playoffs! Whether your team is still in it, it is hard to deny that the 8 best teams will be on the field this weekend playing for a chance at conference championship, and ultimately a place in the big game in Santa Clara.
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.
Why do we get so worked up about sports? I think the answer can be found in the human tendency toward building identities around and finding security within group membership, as well as the zeal with which we often engage in othering associated with the identities we construct for ourselves and ascribe to the members of different groups.
The NFL Divisional Round Playoffs are about to get underway. Starting on Saturday, we'll get to see four teams from each conference duke it out to ...
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?
The NFL released their list of finalists for the Hall of Fame just a few days ago. Expected names such as Brett Favre and Kurt Warner are on it, along with running back Terrell Davis. Once again, Roger Craig did not make the cut.
Black Monday has come and gone, and a total of seven NFL head coaches have lost their jobs. Now the Eagles, Buccaneers, Giants, Browns, Dolphins, Titans and 49ers all have begun the search for the person that will bring them to their goal of a SuperBowl championship.
Professional athletes represent the epitome of health and fitness. But many pro-athletes have shared their stories battling IBD, along with more than 1.6 million Americans.
One Friday afternoon in Princeton, I ran into a young man working to recruit high schoolers to Princeton Football. Brad Baker is the Assistant Director of Football Operations for the Tigers. After talking for a while, it was easy to see the connections between football and entrepreneurship.
The NFL playoffs kick off this weekend, and this could end up being one of the most competitive in league history. The Packers will be playing the Redskins in what could be a surprising game.
It may seem like your average Sunday morning, but to Keith Bull, 24, a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan, it's game day.
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.
The NFL season has just started, officially. What's that you are thinking... but we've just played 16 games! The truth is that the only games of th...
Several months ago there was a minor flap over the fact that the National Football League was given the right to delete parts of the film "Concussion" before its general release to the public. At the time many, including myself, feared that the NFL would defang the bite of the film. It did not.
On New Year's Eve, Donald Trump will be making an appearance on Fox News' All American New Year, for all of those that would like to celebrate a new beginning, while continuing to live out the morals of the mid-20th century.
By the time last year's Super Bowl rolled around, it was clear enough that I wasn't the only one predicting an end to the glory days of what is increasingly (and rightly) coming to be seen as a barbaric, violent and dangerous sport.