Poll: The One Thing All Americans Can Agree On Is That Football Causes Brain Damage

Eighty-one percent of American adults believe that it is either certainly or probably true that “there is a settled science that playing football causes brain injuries,” according to a new poll on perceptions of sports and concussions from the Center for Public Opinion. A slim simple majority of American adults, 44…

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NFL Official Admits For First Time There Is "Certainly" A Link Between Football And CTE

A top NFL official acknowledged for the first time a link between playing football and suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), responding, “the answer to that question is certainly yes” when asked if there is a link. It’s akin to tobacco companies finally admitting that nicotine is addictive and smoking…

Why Is The NFL's Most Infamous Quack Still Involved In Its Concussion Program? 

The many ways in which Dr. Elliot Pellman—a Guadalajara-educated rheumatologist with questionable qualifications—helped the NFL downplay the depth and gravity of its concussion crisis are well-documented. He chaired the influential Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee despite not having any education, experience, or…

The Idiotic Day G.I. Joe and Cobra Took Their Fight From the Battlefield to the Football Field

We all agree that, no matter where you stand politically, it’s a good thing to “support the troops.” But what if, instead of defending our freedom, the troops were playing football games with terrorists? That’s the question posed by one particular episode of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, titled “Pigskin Commandos.”…

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