The first week of the 2014 NFL season is in the books and already things are looking rather insane. With just this tip of the iceberg in mind, here are some predictions I've brought back from the astral realm for football fans this fall.
Sean John invited me to attend its NFL draft party. While I was there, I asked NFL draftees like Calvin Pryor, C. J. Mosley, and Taylor Lewan what they think about gays, concussions, and Donald Sterling.
The football-themed street fair in the middle of Times Square is a bewildering series of screens set up in the freezing cold. It's something out of Batman Forever. It's a near-future dystopia come to life.
LA, site of the first Super Bowl and a city that is built upon the idea of distraction, doesn't have a professional football team. Enter Gene Simmons of KISS, who wants to fill the void with a cheeseball Arena Football team.
Super Bowl food is an event in itself, the most gluttonous day on the American finger food calendar. On this day, the greasy, fried concoctions, dips, and booze we all love scores a real touchdown (that's a football reference).
This season I realized that what I used to think of as a bunch of meat slabs running around on a field is actually a highly nuanced competition, featuring insane nerds with an arsenal of some of the most athletically ridiculous people on Earth at their di…
The Super Bowl has come to New York and New Jersey, and it's brought with it a lot of extra surveillance, lawsuits, disgustingly lavish parties, grumblings from elected officials, and even sex trafficking.
How political commentators used the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King to yet again chastise President Obama and others for "race baiting," while across the world, a photo of a wealthy white woman sitting on a chair made of a black female model went viral f…
Justin Bieber posted a photo of him putting the finishing touches on some graffiti of a monkey wearing a crown and hip-hop paraphernalia that is bordering on racially insensitive. Let's all give a round of applause for Justin Bieber yet again bumming out
A 12-year-old shot up his school, the Obamacare site continued to malfunction, and a jerk posted a video of a beheading on Facebook. Once again, it is a bad week in America. Here's all this week's bad news.
League of Denial, the new documentary produced by PBS's Frontline, doesn't reveal much that is totally new about how football damages brains, but it's still shocking to see how much the NFL has concealed about its concussion crisis.
Something called the "Super Bowl" is happening this weekend. What a crazy name, right? Sounds like what Super Man smokes when he wants to get stoned! Nah, just joshin' with you—the Super Bowl is a football game! But what's football?
As you may or may not know, tripping balls while in the middle of a gaggle of reporters shouting questions two inches away from your ears is the ninth circle of hell. On the other hand, I did get to talk to Artie Lange.
A recent lawsuit has resulted in free speech being restored in the giant "Clean Zone" around the Superdome, but the Super Bowl is still causing hardship for many, including food truck owners and cabbies.