On Saturday August 23, 2014 in Denver, Broncos’ wide receiver Wes Welker received his third concussion in 10 months during a preseason game against the Houston Texans.
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’…
Gridiron football has once again been linked with tragedy. The death of a high school quarterback in New Jersey raises some now familiar questions about the safety of the U.S.’s favorite sport. We’ve been thinking about the challenges facing football as we read Jeanne-Marie Laskas’ “The People v. Football,” which first ran in GQ in 2011.
The Philadelphia Eagles looked like they needed divine intervention in their first two performances of the 2015 season. The presence of Pope Francis in Philadelphia on Sunday may have helped the Eagles pick up their first win of the year over the New York Jets.
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.
Tom Brady’s career reached an all-time high during Sunday’s game against the Jaguars when he reached 400 touchdown passes throughout his professional career.
The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs will go head to head during Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field. The Packers are going into the game 2-0, and the Chiefs are currently 1-1. Aaron Rodgers will once again be center stage during primetime Monday Night Football. The quarterback has lead his team to 19 consecutive home games, and Rodgers is looking for more. Even though the Packer’s top receiver,…