• Will PBS Deliver the Death Blow to the NFL?

    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.

  • Notes from a Hitter: How Football Battered My Brain

    It wasn’t until months after I played my last football game that the ramifications of the multiple concussions I suffered began to surface. The day after a long night of senior-year boozing, I came to in the back of an ambulance, flailing about as a...

  • Is It OK to Watch Young Men Get Paralyzed on Live TV?

    I’m not going to stop watching football, but how do you excuse watching something as obviously evil as the NFL? Is it like eating processed meat or buying shoes made with slave labor—do you just not think about it? I guess that’s what you do. Shit.

  • Thank You NFL for Saving Our Sundays

    Football has started, and football football football. Also, Chipper Jones gets a gift, some Duke basketball guy is in court for having too much awesome jewelry, and there might not be hockey this season.