NFL

Gun Nuts Find a New Target: The NFL
Pro football isn't pro-gun enough for Guns & Ammo
December 05, 2013

Thanks to a recent football policy decision, two of America's favorite pastimes are mad at each other. 

Hollywood's Animal-Cruelty Problem Must Look Familiar to the NFL and U.S. Military
November 25, 2013

Four horses euthanized during filming of the HBO drama Luck after producers ran elderly, underfed animals as if they were racehorses in their prime.

These Fringe Doctors Say They Can Cure NFL Concussion Victims
November 17, 2013

A grim report on concussed athletes falling for pricey alternative medicine. Has football's brain injury crisis entered its snake-oil phase? 

Watch and Listen: Bernie Kosar, Before and After Brain-Injury Treatment
November 17, 2013

A story in the current issue of The New Republic focuses on the controversial doctors who have embraced an alternative-medicine approach to the treatment of football brain injuries.

We Live in the United States of Bullies
The NFL is not the exception, but the rule
November 12, 2013

The NFL is not the exception, but the rule.

We Are All to Blame for the NFL's Concussion Crisis
October 08, 2013

There are a lot of conflicts of interest in the “Frontline” documentary League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussions Crisis, which premieres tonight on PBS at 9.

The Most Radical Art in American Sports Has Been Cut
September 30, 2013

The technical term for a work of art that contains itself, or something like itself, is mise en abyme.

The NFL Pays Up Over Head Trauma, and Wins Again
August 30, 2013

In your high school or college experience, did the Student Council ever institute any truly ground-breaking, long-lasting reforms that extracted real concessions from the administration and made life substantially better for students? Probably not.

The Biggest Bully: Even ESPN Cowers Before the NFL
August 23, 2013

If a new New York Times report is true, ESPN is worse than I imagined.

ESPN Quit Its Concussions Investigation With ‘Frontline’ Under Curious Circumstances
August 22, 2013

“Frontline,” the prestigious, multiple-Emmy-winning investigative news show produced by Boston’s PBS member station, announced late Thursday afternoon that a 15-month-old partnership with ESPN in which they published a series of pieces exploring how

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