Mental Health Concerns More Than Just Concussions

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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What cost football?

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.

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Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith Go Head-To-Head at Lambeau Field

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,…

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