Concussion: A Preview

December 8, 2015

  As the NFL season nears its end and Entertainment’s Awards Season around the corner, Columbia Pictures’ new film Concussion, set to be released this Christmas, is garnering a lot of attention. The film, based on the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu and his discovery of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), focuses on Omalu’s persistence of dispersing this information despite the power of the NFL. The inciting incident in the…

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Baseball Pants: The Butt Ugly Truth

November 13, 2015

As the NFL and NBA dominate the American sports media market, baseball has been steadily decreasing in viewership and popularity. Even though baseball is still considered to be our national pastime, its decline is puzzling. Truth be told, baseball just doesn’t stand up to other more aggressive, spectacle driven games like football. The sport used to be revered for its beauty and leisurely quality. Who didn’t look forward to spending…

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Profiles

October 31, 2015

As contributors to a sports-centered website, the writers of Skyboxjocks.net know that media coverage plays a large role in crafting the identities of teams and players alike. This week we’ve decided to step away from our focus on football coverage and tackle athletic profiles that deal with how various teams, players, and sports are viewed in the public eye.

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Mental Health Concerns More Than Just Concussions

October 14, 2015

Recently, the NFL has focused a lot of its attention on safety measures and injury prevention in light of new studies emerging about heightened rates of brain damage and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in NFL players. Although mental health encapsulates the physical state of the brain, the term has become entrenched in the realm of concussions, and all of the head trauma drama has neglected the mental illness aspect of players’…

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Giants on the Rise

September 29, 2015

Whether it was the fact that the Giants finally got their act together or the Pope’s visit to NY, fans could let out a sigh of relief upon leaving MetLife Stadium Thursday night with the first win of the season under their belt.

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