Unfortunately, sports’ worst in 2013 included terrorism, rape, and murder. Liam Day runs down the ugly list.
The year in sports was an eventful one. From the bombings at the Boston Marathon to wrestling’s removal from and then reinstatement to the Olympics to the growing issue of concussions in the NFL, here is some of The Good Men Project’s best sports coverage from 2013.
Former Major League Baseball player Ryan Freel committed suicide in 2012. It’s now been confirmed he suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the national pastime’s first documented case. Neil Cohen discusses how MLB is getting proactive.
Liam Day discusses Tony Dorsett’s diagnosis and how it’s related to the other story dominating the NFL this week.
As PBS gets set to air a Frontline documentary on concussions in the NFL, Neil Cohen examines ESPN’s curious decision to pull out of the production.
The 6 Nations Championship kicked off this month. Liam Day says it’s the perfect opportunity to look at the issue of sports-related brain injuries from a different perspective.
Recent studies show, “Each season the average college football player receives more than 1,000 blows to the head.”
Liam Day wonders how long we can continue ignoring the mounting evidence that football damages players’ brains.
It’s actually more like one big troublesome thing with five subsections.
40 year-old Kevin Robinson has had 43 surgeries, 25 broken bones and at least 50 concussions from his career as a professional BMX rider. Despite warnings from doctors about future brain damage, Robinson won’t stop riding.
Joanna Schroeder wonders what the recent deaths of NFL players say about the disposability of men in our culture.
Kaleb wonders to what degree we, as Americans, are willing to sacrifice our young men’s lives for the National Football League.