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,…
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.
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.