Ex-NFL Player Talks Brain Trauma, Greed and Blame: Part 2

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In Part 2 of this interview, former 49’ers defensive tackle, George Visger, says he lost everything due to NFL-induced head trauma and offers common sense rule changes to protect NFL players going forward.

Ex-NFL Player Talks Brain Trauma, Greed and Blame: Part 1


Former 49’ers defensive tackle, George Visger, talks about his hundreds of concussions, 9 emergency brain surgeries and “NFL bullsh*t”

NFL Diary: Week 7

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Maybe it’s the fact that Halloween is just around the corner, but Ryan Bradley can’t help notice that this season just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Week 7 of his NFL Diary.

NFL Diary: Week 4


Vince Wilfork is done for the season, the Saints expose the Dolphins, and Kiko Alonso performing just as Ryan Bradley predicted. Week 4 of the NFL Diary.

NFL Diary: Week 3


Jay Cutler playing well in a contract year, Colin Kaepernick struggling behind a struggling O-line, and Eli Manning doing his best Mark Sanchez impersonation. Week 3 of Ryan Bradley’s NFL diary.

Praising Sportsmanship, Raising Sportsmen


An inspirational story and a reminder that “Sporting” has two definitions.

2013 NFL Preview: NFC East and North


Ryan Bradley continues his 2013 NFL preview. Today he turns his attention to the NFC.

The Grief Performance: Football’s Concussions and Controversies


Ronald Metellus on concussions, Manti Te’o, and the complicity of fandom.

Five Troublesome Things About The NFL


It’s actually more like one big troublesome thing with five subsections.

Why I Don’t Like Tim Tebow


There are two types of sports fans in 2012 America. Jim Jividen is in the group that dislikes Tim Tebow.

Would You Let Your Son Play Football?

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Joanna Schroeder wonders what the recent deaths of NFL players say about the disposability of men in our culture.

Playing a Bad Hand


Before Rashied Davis got a shot at the NFL, he was trying not to get shot in his home town.

Why a Wussed-Out NFL Won’t Suck

James Harrison

With all eyes focused on the current NFL lockout, it’s easy to ignore the looming concussion crisis.

The 10 at 10: January 24

Jack LaLanne

R.I.P. Jack LaLanne, Jay Cutler called a Coward, and how Chinese students see the U.S.: the 10 at 10.

Good Men Picks: NFL Conference Championships

Aaron Rodgers

Last week one commenter described Good Men Picks as “what it would look like if ‘People’ had a sports section.” So we’re picking based on the celebrity lookalike for each team’s quarterback.

How’d that taste New England?

“Uh…they scored more points than we did.” Bill Belichick, Patriots I was 1-3 this weekend in picking playoff games.  That’s sad.  For those of you who don’t know, I did sports talk radio for a few years.*  That makes my performance this weekend totally pathetic and makes me kind of a jackwad.  That’s OK, though.  […]