The End of Football For Men and Boys? Readers and Experts Discuss Where We Go From Here.

Football Youth Concussions

We want to know what you think.

The NFL and Domestic Violence


21 NFL teams carried at least one player with domestic violence or assault charges on their rosters during the 2012 season. Chelsea Cristene offers suggestions for what to do to change that.

Blind Spot

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Camille Hayes believes that before we can solve the problem of domestic violence, we have to better understand it.

The Grief Performance: Football’s Concussions and Controversies


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

Why Did Freddy E Do It? Black Men and Suicide


Why Black men are killing themselves, warning signs, and what to do if you’re worried about someone.

It Turns Out Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins Weren’t Fighting Over Paternity


Reports of a fight over little Zoey’s paternity have been denied. Liam Day deconstructs them for the journalistic problems they expose.

What if Jovan Belcher’s Friends Spoke Up?


Jovan Belcher and Kassandra Perkins were in an abusive relationship. Almost no one said anything.

On Swords and Guns

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In the face of the nation’s worst school shooting, JP Rennquist finds comfort in his faith and urges us to find comprehensive ways of ending gun violence.

Shut Up and Sing: Let’s Talk Bob Costas and Make Some College Bowl Predictions


Bob Costas’ recent stance in favor of gun control has drawn the ire of many. Jim Jividen examines why his remarks about performance-enhancing drugs didn’t provoke a similar response.

A Father’s Pledge to Help End Domestic Violence

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Jason Greene commits to being a role model for his children about how to end domestic violence.

Is Football Heroic? Jovan Belcher, Violence, and Masculinity


Is the masculine power the makes football exhilarating, the same destructive force that killed Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins?

We Don’t Talk: Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins


Liam Day wonders if the tragedy in Kansas City was a part of society’s expectations that men be strong and silent.

Was Bob Costas’ Gun Rant Out of Line?

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Bob Costas quoted Jason Whitlock in saying that were it not for a gun, Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend would still be alive. Do you agree? Was Costas out of line for editorializing?

Kansas City Chiefs Player Kills Girlfriend and Commits Suicide


A linebacker for the Chiefs shot his girlfriend and then himself at 8 a.m. this morning.