Donald Trump ranted at length today during a Reno campaign stop about how “soft” he believes the game of football has become, pointing to last night’s Steelers-Bengals game as an illustration of how player-safety rules are ruining America.
Vontaze Burfict’s head shot to Antonio Brown and a subsequent penalty on Adam “Pacman” Jones earned the Steelers and a hobbled Ben Roethlisberger enough yardage to set up a game-winning field goal—one that erased what had been a stunning fourth-quarter Bengals comeback.
Tonight’s already tense Steelers-Bengals Wild Card game turned very ugly after Ryan Shazier knocked out Giovani Bernard and forced a fumble with a devastating hit delivered to Bernard’s skull. Brain damage apologists at CBS defended the play as legal and simply called the play “unfortunate,” because Bernard’s status…
On Christmas Day, Sony Pictures Entertainment will release Concussion, a film that will almost certainly be very bad. As we’ve already noted, the film—starring Will Smith as CTE researcher Dr. Bennet Omalu—suffers from significant issues, both in theory and practice. (When the film studio’s lawyers call for the film…
Luke Falk has been a folk hero to Cougars fans in leading Washington State to its best record in years, but the quarterback left today’s game against Colorado in the third quarter after a big hit left the back of his head ricocheting off the turf in Pullman.
It’s a widely accepted fact that the current lineup of candidates for president of the United States consists mainly of self-obsessed clowns and/or displaced SNL parodies of historical tyrants. But—what if it wasn’t entirely their fault?
Tonight’s Sunday Night Football game on NBC came to a terrible halt tonight as Arizona’s three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Mike Iupati left the field in an ambulance after taking a hit to the head during a routine blocking play.
Here’s one way to end up on the injury list: Georgia defensive back Rico McGraw left today’s game against Auburn after being decked in the head by an overly enthusiastic coach. Note to coaches: your players are already at enough risk of brain injury, thanks.
Deion Sanders, concussion truther. Though the commissioner of of the NFL went on Face the Nation today to deny that his league ever covered up the dangers of football and its potential to induce brain damage—because at this point, denying the dangers themselves is impossible—Deion Sanders isn't convinced that some…