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Seau's Fall

Brandon Bowlin | Posted 07.03.2012 | Sports
Brandon Bowlin

Playing for USC put me in contact with a few men who went on to play in the NFL and had to give up the game in their 20s and 30s. And they all, to a man, shared some kind of dip in their spirits.

Receiver Riches

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.16.2012 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

A talented group of wide receivers made their presence felt throughout the league with a trade and some marquee signings designed to upgrade sluggish offenses. Let's look at some of the new wide receiver riches.

Is the NFL Bad for Women's Health?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.03.2011 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Emotional cues caused by the outcomes of NFL games have a significant effect on domestic violence, specifically the emotional shock and frustration that male fans experience when their team loses.

Fans' Intimate Familiarity With Athletes Is Overrated

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Derrick K. Baker

I've been an ardent sports fan since realizing how my favorite teams excited and affected me. And while I never suffered from idolatry -- I'd never hy...

Ecclesiastes: There's Even a Time to Punch Cortland Finnegan in the Face

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Adam Chandler

When helmets come off and punches are thrown, it's natural to assume suspensions will follow. However, this was not a normal fight between two brawlers: it was a battle between good and evil.

Jack Tatum, "The Assassin," Is Dead. What Is the Future of Football?

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Simon Maxwell Apter

Tatum's death comes just as the NFL is beginning to begrudgingly address its issues with player safety and his legacy provides an interesting platform from which to look at the future of football.

Happy Birthday Buffalo Bills, And Thanks For Fifty Years Of Heartache

Jeffrey Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jeffrey Hoffman

In light of the team's decline since the departure of Kelly, Smith and Thomas, my 50-year Buffalo Bills loyalty is just about spent. Buffalo has become almost irrelevant as an NFL member.

Comic Relief and Sports Clash Courtesy of Rush Limbaugh

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derrick K. Baker

I have to hand it to Rush Limbaugh. It's just that I don't know if I should backhand him or extend a handshake of congratulations in recognition of him pulling off another publicity ploy in the name of shameless self promotion.

Once Homeless Cincinnati Football Player Looks Toward Pro

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It's a story we all know -- Small town boy makes good on football scholarship dream, becomes local legend. You could say that's Mardy Gilyard's story,...

When Smart People Get It Sooo Wrong: Malcolm Gladwell's Solutions for American Education

Martin Carnoy | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

The assertion that we don't know what makes good teachers before trying them out for a few years while measuring their students' test gains is simply not true.