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By On February 5th, 2016

Witnessing the end of football

In the Op Ed section of the New York Times of Friday, February 5, 2016 Dr. George D. Lundberg, MD, a pathologist raised the question about the end of football approaching much like the end of boxing. Dr. Lundberg wrote about his reaction to the 1982 boxing match between Larry Holmes and Randall “Tex” Cobb…

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By On February 1st, 2014

Will Football go the way of Gladiators?

The Super Bowl is tomorrow, and people who are excited about the big game probably don’t want to think about the uncertain future of the sport.  Ben Orlando, the creator of an interesting podcast called “History Repeating Itself,” is exploring the possibility that football will suffer a similar demise to the gladiator sport of ancient…

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By On January 30th, 2013

The Super Bowl: A Celebration Of Brain Injury

This weekend marks the biggest event in professional football, and maybe even all sports, for the entire year. The Super Bowl earns ratings Presidential Addresses envy, and ad space costs more than some people make in years. The entire week leading to the Super Bowl is a spectacle of football and commerce, where the line between the…

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