The Science of Explaining Heads or Tails
January 27, 2014
New research explains why 4 out of 5 people call heads
The NFL Settlement Is Delayed, For The Wrong Reason
January 15, 2014
The NFL's concussions settlement was delayed. But the bad structure remains in place.
NFL Commissoner Roger Goodell is in denial about threats to football's future.
Gun Nuts Find a New Target: The NFL
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
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.