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Inside the control room, dozens of monitors allow the production team to keep an eye on the live games and the available replays and graphics. Becky Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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7 Chaotic Hours Behind The Scenes At NFL RedZone

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Making and taking a hit chest to chest, instead of skull to skull, is easier to remember if you're not wearing a helmet, say University of New Hampshire Wildcat football players. Jack Rodolico/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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Football Players Drill Without Helmets To Curb Concussions

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FIFA President Joseph Blatter is flanked by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov (right) and Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani on Dec. 2, 2010, in Zurich, Switzerland, after the announcement that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar in 2022. Michael Probst/AP hide caption

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Go Big Green! Dartmouth is testing the VGo robot to help diagnose concussions when neurologists aren't at the game. Mark Washburn/Courtesy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock hide caption

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Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Karlos Dansby celebrates during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday in Cleveland. The Browns won 22-17. David Richard/AP hide caption

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Americana: Hot Dogs, Apple Pie And Football?

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The NFL has had a lot of bad press lately. But it doesn't seem to have any impact on sponsors or fans. AJ Mast/AP hide caption

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Is The NFL Too Big To Fail?

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Commentator Frank Deford says part of why we can't do away with college sports is history. Football and basketball have always been tied to college. AP hide caption

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Are NBA And NFL Rules Bush League?

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Punter Ray Guy, No. 8 of the Los Angeles Raiders, kicks the ball past the Denver Broncos' rush during a 1985 game. Guy has officially been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo takes a water break during the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. in Manaus, Brazil, on June 22. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Ryan Giggs, who is filling in as manager of Manchester United, one of the world's most valuable and most popular soccer clubs. He's vowing to make fans proud of the team again. Alex Livesey/Getty Images hide caption

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