What will it take before we protect children from a game designed by adults, a game that makes many adults a lot of money, a game that is seen as traditional and unchangeable, but becomes more and more dangerous to children due to technological innovation?
Is it wrong to so ardently enjoy a game that is known to cause severe injuries? What does it take to be a responsible football fan?
In the dark, alone.
A recent study that showed that 110 of 111 brains of deceased NFL players had a serious brain disease raised concerns once again about concussions.
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.
By elevating short term glory over long term dreams, our men and boys are chasing the wrong type of heroism
GMP Premium Member Bob Rannigan responds to a father’s concern over denying his son youth football.
“Who pays for the damaged brains?”
A league where players pay to play simply for the love of the game.
The National Football League’s latest ruling, this time against Tom Brady, is another black eye to a once dominant professional league. Believe it or not, it’s not players and coaches seeking competitive advantages that is to blame, but masculinity. — Arguably the greatest quarterback to every play professional football now sits in career limbo. The…
Informed consent: NCAA info for Parents and college-bound players.
How do you respond to your youth who wants to play football?
We must stop crippling our children with a “win at any cost” emotional burden that can have devastating effects on them as men.
How can we encourage a non-toxic masculinity that doesn’t injure our boys as they grow into men?
— Mired in “man-tears” (you wipe them away quickly, so no one will notice), I paint this canvas revealing truths of those gladiators friends I revere, respect, embrace, and mourn. I label these friends, “gladiators” because, as athletes, we were expected to adopt this “archaic” analogy and we were to psychologically adapt to the concept…
Whether it is from an accident, suicide, violence, drugs, heart failure or other ‘gone too soon’ reason—find out if they played contact sports.