As the Los Angeles Rams prepare to take on the Cincinnati Bengals, The Conversation takes a critical look at some of the biggest news stories from the past NFL season.
Being a fan can be good for you – even in defeat.
Brady taking a knee is counter to both the man and the league. Nonetheless, had he done so, he would have been received much more favourably.
Jon Gruden’s resignation signals a much needed shift that hopefully forces franchises to be introspective when shaping their team’s social climate.
It might be time to reschedule football season. With rising temperatures, poorer air quality and a worsening hurricane season, climate change threatens the future of the American sport.
Two days after 12 of Europe’s leading clubs broke away to launch a new competition, they appear to be back in the fold.
In the NFL, anti-Black racism shows up in the disparities between concussion settlements to injured athletes. The amounts of the payouts are determined using assessments that rely on racist science.
Football plays an important role in American culture. Experts point out some ethical questions you might consider asking this season.
Nike has provoked a conservative backlash by using NFL player Colin Kaepernick in its latest campaign. But the move should be applauded.
The warm summer months encourage more of us to get outside and exercise, whether by shooting hoops or riding a bike. But there’s a downside: higher risk of injury.
What happened after Brandin Cooks took a massive blow during Super Bowl LII helps explain why NFL’s concussion crisis isn’t killing the sport’s popularity.
Bots, brand jackers, big shots, as well as traditional businesses all bossed the Super Bowl social media space.
Trump-style views on freedom of expression and patriotism have been found wanting many times before.
Methods used to get athletes to their peak would be unacceptable outside of the stadium, but success papers over a lot of cracks.
Like George Washington, Colin Kaepernick is willing to sacrifice for America.
Virtual reality technology is a radical departure from traditional video presentation, with myriad applications in both consumer media and in athletic practice.
Companies can help both society and the bottom line by spending the price of a 30-second Super Bowl spot on something that benefits society.
Once the stuff of tweeting birds and rolling cartoon eyes, bumps on the head are now linked to dementia. Will Smith’s latest movie tells how sports authorities tried to cover it up.
For coaches like Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, it’s not just about X’s and O’s.
In what’s looking more and more like a power grab, the NFL and Goodell may have overplayed their hand.