So, you may have heard, the NFL fined Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for wearing the wrong headphones to a post-game presser last Sunday.
In evaluating the NFL's concussion protocol, it's important to look at why concussions are dangerous in the first place. For helpful perspective on this, let's step away from football and look at a much more direct activity centered around doing awful damage to an opponent's brain: boxing.
So, here we are at Week 4, roughly the quarter mark of the NFL season and the first round of bye weeks. Bye weeks were introduced to the NFL schedule in 1990 as a way of extending the regular season, and teams use the time to make roster changes, occasionally fire a coach or two, and, most importantly, heal up. The…
Lost, perhaps, in all the discussion of the NFL's handling of domestic-violence cases is the question of just why in the hell the NFL is punishing its labor force under something called a "personal conduct policy" in the first place. Just what the hell's going on there?
So, here's the question, and it's a good one:
The NFL sucks. Watch this instead.