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The NFL, MLB and Viagra: So Much for Family-Friendly Focus

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The incessant airing of Viagra's nauseating British-blonde-on-a-bed commercial during both this October's football games and throughout the baseball playoffs illustrates how tone-deaf the National Football League and Major League Baseball remain when it comes to truly embracing family viewers.

6 Tips For Healthier Tailgating

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Unfortunately, a day of overeating is typically followed by setbacks such as fatigue, headaches, and lack of energy. This can be attributed to processed foods and beverages that contain high amounts of sugar and sodium.

Cory Booker: Revoke NFL's Nonprofit Status, Give The Funds To Domestic Abuse Prevention

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

The NFL continues to be the world's most valuable athletics league, raking in an estimated $9 billion in revenue last year. It also happens to be ...

There's Nothing Domestic About Domestic Assault

B. D. Colen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
B. D. Colen

We should not give this kind of assault a special name and put it in a special category that ultimately belittles it, fails to protect society, and robs victims of justice. By calling it "domestic assault," as we have for so long, we put a white picket fence around it and in some weird way prettify it. Which is utterly inexcusable.

Jackson Michael on Bart Starr, Frank Gifford, Bob Griese and the Men Who Made the NFL Great

David Henry Sterry | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

I first met Jackson Michael in Austin Texas. He pitched us a book about interviewing old-time NFL players. Men who played the game before there was money. Men who made the NFL a multibillion-dollar franchise.

NFL Sunday Night Football: Colin Kaepernick and Co. vs. Jay Cutler's Monsters of the Midway

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

It's going to be difficult for the Chicago Bears to vanquish the San Francisco 49ers on opening night at brand new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

Sunday Night Football: Broncos' Living Legend Peyton Manning Fosts Colts' Future Maestro Andrew Luck

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.09.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Until Peyton Manning hangs them up, he and Andrew Luck will play against each other at least once a season. That once is Sunday night.

Hidden Within the NFL's Kickoff Extravaganza, the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks Will Play an Actual Game

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The National Football League may be billing this game as the rematch of the "Fail Mary" replacement referee debacle, but true pigskin lovers know it's an eagerly anticipated battle of mercurial offense versus terrifying defense.

'The World Turns Around a Spinning Ball'

Eduardo Galeano | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Eduardo Galeano

Soccer, metaphor for war, at times turns into real war. Then "sudden death" is no longer just a name for a dramatic way of deciding a tied match. As often occurs with religion, patriotism, and politics, soccer can bring tensions to a boil, and many horrors are committed in its name.

NFL Post Game Wrapup: Sherman Is an All-Star Troll, Not a 'Professional' Athlete

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.24.2014 | Sports
Steven Kurlander

Sherman ruined Sunday's game for fans who yearn for the sportsmanship and decency that once marked the conduct of sports.

NFL Week 16 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 02.20.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Can the resurgent Miami Dolphins edge out the reigning Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens? Can the Cincinnati Bengals hang on to a season that should have seen them as undisputed divisional champions?

NFL Week 9 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

The Dolphins' D may be showing some grit, but sophomore QB Ryan Tannehill has had some rough sledding recently with 10 turnovers in his team's four-game losing streak.

NFL Week 8 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

While one wouldn't seriously suggest making one's Week 8 NFL picks using a dartboard, football predictions for the 2013 season have proven best made using the SAT method: make your choice and don't second-guess yourself by referring to facts.

NFL Week 5 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

High-flyers like Green Bay and Denver are both up against good defenses as they face Detroit and Dallas. Superstar Seattle is on the road against underrated Indy.

NFL Concussion Lawsuit's Ripple Effect: Should the Young People in Your Life Play Sports?

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.24.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

In the wake of the NFL's settlement of the first class action concussion lawsuit brought by former players over brain trauma, much has been declared and yet little has been clarified for those seeking to determine the concussion risks of playing sports.

NFL Week 1 Football Picks

Barbara Bruno | Posted 11.05.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Normally I go with home underdogs and I'm not that impressed with the Bucs' offense after preseason. However, rookie Geno Smith is starting at quarterback for the Jets and they still don't have a running game. I expect the Bucs' D to have at least one pick six.

Terrell Thomas, Bobby Wagner and Ronnie Hillman: NFL Players Are People Too

Barbara Bruno | Posted 10.04.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Thomas, Wagner and Hillman are distinctly individual guys. However, none of them exhibit the thoughtless, carefree immaturity usually associated with American males in their 20s.

NFL High-Tech Training: Suit Up for the Ravens

Barbara Bruno | Posted 08.30.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

NASA gave us Tang, the Navy gave us Velcro and professional sports is creating a steady stream of sophisticated training equipment and an enormous body of fitness knowledge that average Joe's and Jane's can tap into as we work on "minimizing the gap" between our potential and our actual.

What Do You Think the NFL Will Look Like in 10 Years?

Quora | Posted 05.25.2013 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by John DeMarchi, A one-word answer:Faster.A more detailed answer:1. Head shots will be taken ...

All I Really Need to Know About Parenting I Learned in NFL Draft Prep

Barbara Bruno | Posted 05.17.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

If all parents had their own personal NFL prep facility, the world would be a better place. Really.

Racing on the Bubble: Reggie Dunn and the NFL Draft

Barbara Bruno | Posted 05.14.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Reggie Dunn is one of those fortunate people who has an exceptional gift, understands it and has embraced the mission to ride that gift to a dream.

NFL Draft Preparation: Put Your Money Where Your Mindset Is

Barbara Bruno | Posted 05.03.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

In the 2013 NFL Draft, sheer athletic talent will seduce several professional football coaches, general managers and owners into making a terribly expensive errors. At the highest level of competition in any sport, athletic skill is not enough.

The NFL Combine and a Booming Performance Training Industry: Who Wins?

Barbara Bruno | Posted 04.21.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

College football players are amateurs, right? Amateurs are usually broke, right? So how can training former collegiate players for the world's most over-hyped job interview become a burgeoning industry?

Dreamcatcher: The National Football League Is an Iraq War Veteran's Next Mission

Barbara Bruno | Posted 04.19.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Brandon O'Brien isn't your average NFL Draft hopeful. The 6'1", 218 lb wide receiver served two tours of duty in Iraq before deciding to dedicate his post-Marine Corps life to getting a shot at playing professional football.

NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 17 Contest

Barbara Bruno | Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

2012 NFL Picks wrap up this week with a few nail-biters and several awkward, cringe-worthy matchups.