Topic: Concussions

December 12, 2013

The usual predictions, Josh McCown on pornography, and 16 rule changes to help improve the game, some of which would also guarantee fans delicious pancakes.

October 10, 2013

Some good games, some bad games, the amazing Jaguars against the actualy amazing Broncos, all played comfortably in the shadow cast by the many problems of an increasingly, incredibly complicated entertainment.

September 6, 2013

With the start of another NFL season, fans have another opportunity to remember and forget what we need to remember and forget to enjoy Roger Goodell's game. We'll do it while we watch, of course.

September 5, 2013

As of Thursday night, the NFL is back, for better and worse and the Jaguars-ianly meh. So we might as well take a stab at predicting the week's outcomes, then?

June 21, 2013

When a longstanding and culturally integral part of your sport allows for players to punch each other in the head, can you really claim to be concerned about player safety? Hockey is still figuring that out.

January 16, 2013

Amid the calls for more studies and commercials reassuring us that the NFL is on it, there is a stark and simple fact: football killed Junior Seau, as it has killed a good number of NFL players before. Now that we know this, what are we, and what is the NFL, going to do about it?

September 19, 2012

The poor performance of replacement officials represents a major credibility issue for the NFL, as well as an example of the league's worst tendencies. But for an organization with major safety issues, focusing on the officiating crisis could create a lasting and catastrophic shift in priorities.

June 18, 2012

Football's concussion epidemic is a matter of public record. But recent reports about a surge of concussions in girls' youth soccer suggest another problem brewing. All sports have their element of danger, but how much are parents supposed to accept? And how safe can sports ever really get?

May 16, 2012

A modest proposal for videogame developers, NFL fans, and the NFL itself, starring a cast of thousands (of retired NFL players).

February 23, 2012

At the game that marked the turning point in the Philadelphia Eagles' disappointing season, a novelist and longtime football fan found karaoke and Yuengling in the parking lot, and all kinds of uncomfortable inklings in the stands.