February 1, 2013 Football may be dangerous. But the Super Bowl is a spectacle of beauty. It is an opportunity for us to adore the magnificent achievement of courageous men. That's why philosopher Alva Noë will be watching.
February 1, 2013 In the early days of the NFL, the average lineman weighed 190 pounds. Now they average 300 pounds. A look at the physics behind a tackle shows that bigger and faster players means harder slams to the turf and more severe injuries.
January 31, 2013 You're watching the Super Bowl, and on the screen flashes a number to text a $10 donation for brain research. This hasn't happened yet, but as the big event nears, commentator Barbara J. King asks how should we react to the Super Bowl in light of the link between repetitive brain injuries and degenerative brain disease.
January 23, 2013 The NFL linebacker committed suicide last year and a study of his brain found he suffered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease associated with receptive injuries to the head.
January 10, 2013 Junior Seau, the former NFL linebacker whose suicide last May at age 43 shocked fans and former teammates, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with repetitive head injuries, according to research by the National Institutes of Health.
December 31, 2012 It's "Black Monday," as NFL.com says — the morning after the end of the regular season and the time for some of the National Football League that didn't make the playoffs to part ways with their coaches.
December 1, 2012 After shooting his girlfriend multiple times early Saturday morning, linebacker Jovan Belcher drove to Arrowhead Stadium and killed himself in front of coaches and police.
September 28, 2012 It was clear Thursday night that the return of the league's officials after their labor dispute restored order.
September 27, 2012 NFL fans' nightmare is over. The league and its referees have reached a tentative agreement on a new, eight-year contract. So replacement refs — who have been blamed for botching calls and giving at least one team a victory it didn't deserve — have been sent to the showers.
September 26, 2012 Frustration over the NFL's not-ready-for-primetime replacement referees has inspired web designer Erik Johnson to present Google's search page as if it were run by replacement engineers and coders. The result looks a lot like the standard Google page, but it doesn't do exactly what you'd expect.
September 25, 2012 Replacement refs blew it big time last night, most observers agree, when they gave Seattle a touchdown that sent Green Bay to defeat. That's only added to the outrage over what's been going on with the regular refs on the sidelines because of a contract dispute.
September 24, 2012 The league issued $55,000 in fines as part of rule that prohibits abuse of game officials, the NFL said.
September 21, 2012 Despite complaints from NFL coaches and players, the league and its locked-out officials are no closer to reaching a deal than they were last week, according to reports. News of the lack of progress comes a day after NFL representatives insisted that coaches and players respect the referees.
September 6, 2012 To Cleveland fans, his decision to move to the team to Baltimore in 1996 was one of the darkest days in the city's sports history. But to Baltimore fans, he was the man who brought the city a Super Bowl.