Bulletproof Coffee: Debunking the Hot Buttered Hype

People are putting butter in their coffee. And hey, if you're just craving a new flavor experience, more power to you. The problem is that Bulletproof Coffee, the company behind the trend, is claiming that drinking a mug of fatty joe every morning instead of eating breakfast is a secret shortcut to weight loss and… »1/23/15 10:20am1/23/15 10:20am

Study: NFL Teams Have No Idea What They're Doing In The Draft

Today the Philadelphia Inquirer profiles Cade Massey, a professor at Penn's Wharton School of business. Already with a study under his belt arguing that the conventional wisdom of the Draft Value Chart is all wrong, Massey was contracted by an unnamed NFL team to study the history of the draft for market… »9/24/13 4:00pm9/24/13 4:00pm

New Study Reveals That CTE May Be Detectable In Living Patients

A new study, published by researchers at UCLA in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, shows evidence that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) can be detected in living patients via positron emission tomography (PET) scans. CTE is a particular type of brain damage that causes depression, memory loss, and… »1/22/13 3:20pm1/22/13 3:20pm

Why We Expect Black Football Players To Return From Injury Faster Than White Players

There's an intriguing study published today in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, called "Racial Bias in Perceptions of Others' Pain." Researchers from the University of Virginia and Northwestern University examined NFL injury reports over two seasons, and noticed something unexpected: black players were expected to… »11/15/12 11:20am11/15/12 11:20am

Millionaire Or Pauper: What Are College Athletes Worth?

There's a report out today that says college athletes are underpaid, and you should probably ignore it. Reading a study from the National College Players Association saying that college athletes should get more money is like reading a study from the NCAA saying student-athletes should never be paid and should thank… »9/13/11 4:00pm9/13/11 4:00pm