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Professional football is the most popular spectator sport in America, which is one reason the Super Bowl is expected to draw 110 million viewers. With its famous athletes, storied franchises and lucrative TV contracts, it's an industry whose future...
Channel Guide MagazineA Super Bowl edition of Costas Tonight will examine the state of the NFL with a special airing Thursday, Jan. 31, at 9pm ET on NBC Sports Network. Topics discussed include player health and safety, the Rooney Rule and a preview of Super Bowl XLVII. Guests...
President Barack Obama and Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed have something in common. Both love the game of football but would be hesitant to expose a son to its physical dangers. "I am a big football fan, but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I'd...
President Barack Obama believes the NCAA should do more to make college football safer for the student-athletes involved. In a sit-down interview with the New Republic, the President talked about being a big football fan, but has doubts about the...
Raise your hand if you believe the Harbaugh family storyline has been exhausted. I believe we’ve heard from Mom and Pop Harbaugh, the brothers and the sister. Unless Manti Te’o proclaims he is now going steady with an imaginary Harbaugh...
Doctors have discovered a way for professional football players to see how much damage their brains have suffered through a bruising career before it’s too late, according to a new study. UCLA researchers led a team of scientists that used a...
LOS ANGELES -- The family of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who killed himself last year, sued the NFL on Wednesday, saying that brain damage he suffered during his 20 years in the league led to his suicide. Seau's children and ex-wife,...
Tags: Litigation, Trials, Atlanta Falcons, Sports, Dave Duerson
The Baltimore SunReading the eyes of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Ravens cornerback Corey Graham broke on the football and undercut wide receiver Brandon Stokley to intercept the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player in overtime. The pivotal turnover set up...
Bernie Kosar has no back teeth, and each gap has a name attached. Jets defensive tackle Joe Klecko once hit Kosar so hard it knocked out a molar. Lawrence Taylor knocked out another molar. Derrick Brooks, yet another. Either Mark Gastineau's hit or...
Tags: Miami Dolphins, Sports, Acupuncture, Dave Duerson, Joe Klecko
L.A. NOWThe family of football star Junior Seau is suing the National Football League, asserting that he committed suicide because of the brain injuries suffered during his career....
Growing up in Sacramento, Bears linebacker Lance Briggs found inspiration from a fellow Californian who threw his No. 55 jersey around with reckless abandon the way Briggs eventually would. Imagine Briggs' thrill when he finally got the chance to have...
On Friday, a mother and her four children will drive to South Bend, Ind., to place flowers by a mausoleum. They will say a prayer. They will drive away, break bread, and then they will turn the page. That is how Alicia Duerson and her children —...
Tags: Apple iPod, Walter Payton, Sports, Dave Duerson, George W. Bush
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