Are Football Helmets as Protective as They Look?

By: Wednesday October 8, 2014 6:08 pm

During one week at the beginning of the 2014 football season, three high school players, Tom Cutinella, age 16 (NY), Demario Harris, age 17 (AL), and Isaiah Langston, age 17 (NC), died of head injuries sustained while playing football. In an article titled, The Underpublicized High School Football Deaths, Forbes writes, “The game is bigger in our collective conscience than the death of 3 kids in a week playing that very game. Why is that?”


They’ll Send Lawyers, Spinners and Money. The NFL Shit Won’t Hit the Fan.

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 5:02 pm

Today the AP put out a story that the NFL in April received a DVD containing the surveillance video of Ray Rice slugging his fiancée. As you read the story and the follow up from the NFL you will see the personality of the organization shine through. You will also see the linguistic mark of hot shot lawyers and crisis professionals.

Let’s not go to the videotape

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 1:30 am

Remember ladies and gentlemen,

If you are a prominent person, admitted domestic abuse only goes so far…without the videotape.

Coming Out and Playing Ball: Jason Collins Heads to Brooklyn Nets

By: Sunday February 23, 2014 4:00 pm

The Brooklyn Nets in their current iteration, having only moved to the borough they call home in 2012, are a fairly new enterprise. Even so, the team will make history this evening.

They’ll sign Jason Collins today to a ten day contract (after he clears waivers at 5:00pm ET), with hopes of having him suit up to go up against the LA Lakers tonight. Signing and frequently trading players isn’t a particularly new phenomenon, but what makes this deal noteworthy is that Jason Collins came out as gay while working as a free agent (meaning he wasn’t associated with a team) last year.

And Now a Few Words From TX Sportscaster Dale Hansen on the Coming Out of Michael Sam

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 12:20 pm

More like this, please.

Super Bowl Sunday!

By: Sunday February 2, 2014 3:15 pm

Welp. Here we are on the day of the largest annual secular holiday in the United States – Super Bowl Sunday. At 6:30PM Eastern time, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will kick-off at “MetLife” Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ for Super Bowl XLVIII. This is the first Super Bowl played outdoors in the north. Super Bowls XVI and XL were both played in Detroit albeit indoors at the Pontiac Silverdome and Ford Field respectively.

NFL’s Record Settlement for Traumatic Brain Injuries

By: Wednesday January 8, 2014 5:15 pm

Former National Football League players have reached a 914 million dollar settlement with the NFL for traumatic brain injuries. The settlement proposal is subject to court approval.

Drone-Shaped Ad: What Next?

By: Friday January 3, 2014 3:46 pm

Amidst all the talk about Amazon’s plan to use drones to deliver books and packages, and all the furor over NSA spying on your emails, and peeking at online video games to discover hidden communications between players, there now appears on network television, a VISA ad designed to catch the attention of football fans that features a chase scene. This time around it is not your ordinary car chase, however, but a drone zeroing in on an individual in street clothes dashing across a semi-arid landscape.

Miami Dolphins: Team Controversy Brings Bullying and Intolerance in the NFL to Light

By: Friday November 22, 2013 6:00 pm

You might have caught wind of the recent Miami Dolphins’ controversy.  While it’s easy to dismiss the dispute as a war between the two players most directly involved -Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito- in truth the story and the resulting back and forth provide a telling look into the bullying, bravado and intolerance permitted and encouraged by NFL culture.

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