concussions

NHL

NHL Reaches Settlement in Concussion Lawsuit Without Admitting Liability

The tentative agreement was announced on the same day of controversial commissioner Gary Bettman's Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Kyle Cantlon
11.12.18
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
Phys Ed

The Little-Known Advantages of Being an Older Athlete

The way athletes like Roger Federer and Tom Brady think can help explain why they remain dominant.
Jeff Bercovici
5.8.18
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

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

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
MARIJUANA

A Former NHL Fighter Is Now One of Hockey's Biggest Weed Advocates

“The players are already quietly doing it. They’re way ahead of the game.”
Troy Farah
12.13.17
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

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
mind

The NFL Initiative to Fund Brain Research May Be Ending

The league's partnership with the National Institutes of Health has been, in a word, messy.
Ed Cara
7.31.17
mental health

Degenerative Disease Found in 99 Percent of NFL Players' Donated Brains

A new study only strengthens the link between football and brain trauma.
Amber Brenza
7.25.17
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
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