Safety in the NFL

October 15, 2015

This week, the contributors of Skyboxjocks.net have written a series of articles about the safety of football, specifically the huge risk of concussions and brain damage that players are likely to receive playing the game.

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Head to Head: Safety v. Spectacle

October 15, 2015

A big topic of discussion in professional football recently has been whether or not the game is worth the risk of injury that players put themselves in. As more research surfaces about the danger of concussions in the NFL, should we protect players with more rules and fines at the cost of the spectacle of the game? If the essence of the game is the sheer physicality of the sport,…

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NFL Injury Recap: Week 5 and Beyond

October 15, 2015

by Sarah Brennan-Athas and Steven Cameron The injury report gets longer by the day with football season in full-swing. Here is a list of major injuries for each team in the NFL as well as a brief analysis of what these injuries could mean for their future. We have compiled the list in order of record-per-division, starting with the NFC then moving to the AFC.

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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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