concussions

Football
Football

Larry Fedora: America's Future Depends on Dudes Bashing Skulls Together

"Our game is under attack," claimed the University of North Carolina head football coach.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.18.18
NHL
NHL

The NHL Wouldn't Lose Fans By Banning Hits to the Head

The NHL has treated fans like shit for decades and they always come back. Changing a rule to protect players and make the game more skill-based isn't pushing anyone away.
Dave Lozo
5.3.18
NFL
NFL

The NFL's Impossible Mission: Making Us Feel Less Guilty About Watching

What we really want is for it to be palatable to watch 300-pound men give each other brain damage each week.
John Hugar
1.5.18
concussions
concussions

The NFL Creates a Red Zone-Style Operation for Concussions

The league announced new protocols, which are a welcome change. But how weren't they doing all this stuff already?
Dave Lozo
12.25.17
NFL
NFL

NFL Needs Harsh Punishments for Teams Blowing Off Concussion Protocol

Tom Savage clearly suffered a brain injury against the 49ers Sunday. He theoretically went through the concussion protocol and was cleared to return the next series. It's an all too common occurrence.
Dave Lozo
12.11.17
grab bag
grab bag

DGB Grab Bag: The Birth of Replay Review, Concussions, and Death to Panic Moves

Plus, no one on the Kings wants to guard Erik Karlsson.
Sean McIndoe
10.27.17
Football
Football

Football's Brain Injury Crisis Isn't Just for Star Players

Former NFL linebacker Ka'Lial Glaud's struggle with post-concussion syndrome illustrates how the sport's fringe performers have greater incentive to put their health at risk—and fewer resources to cope with lasting damage.
Patrick Hruby
7.12.17
Football
Football

Girls' High School Football Title IX Suit Misses The Point

A group of Utah female youth players want their local school districts to offer the sport. But maybe nobody should be playing it.
Patrick Hruby
6.27.17
NHL Hall of Fame
NHL Hall of Fame

With or Without Caveats, Paul Kariya Is a Deserved Hall of Famer

Kariya's career has been measured before and after taking a vicious hit from Scott Stevens in the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals, but his place is in the Hall of Fame regardless.
Dave Lozo
6.27.17
NFL
NFL

Gisele Bundchen Says Tom Brady Had Concussion Last Year

In his career, Brady has never been officially diagnosed with a concussion.
Aaron Gordon
5.17.17
down goes brown
down goes brown

Down Goes Brown Grab Bag: Concussions, Hockey Tonk, and Neon

The NHL did something right in how they enforced the concussion protocol, and yet they still managed to screw it up. Sean explains.
Sean McIndoe
5.11.17
concussions
concussions

Crosby Hit Shows Limits to NHL's Concussion Protocol

The spotters didn't have the authority to pull Crosby from the game because his head hit the boards, not the ice.
Aaron Gordon
5.9.17