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Here’s Another Reason Why the NFL Is Struggling: Football Fans Are Watching Fewer Games at Bars

Football may be America's most-watched sport, but the National Football League's sinking ratings last year has observers questioning how the league will fare this year, especially since live sports has long been viewed as crucial in keeping consumers and high-paying advertisers glued to TV sets. Heading into the first games of the season next month,...

Take it from me as a former NFL player: For pain, pot is better than opioids

Pain is a constant in the game of football, and the National Football League has long relied on painkillers to keep its players on the field. This has made NFL locker rooms especially vulnerable to the opioid epidemic. Former NFL players abuse opioid pain medications at four times the rate of the...

NFL player sits out national anthem to protest Virginia violence

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett remained seated during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before a pre-season National Football League game to protest deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend, his team said. With his gesture on Sunday, the 31-year-old...

Silicon Valley Changed the Way Sports Fans Think

Twitter partnered with the National Football League in 2013, adding live in-game highlights to tweets. This was a seminal moment for sports fans, changing the way we all watch, cheer and engage with our favorite teams. As the partnership evolved, The NFL agreed to broadcast Thursday Night Football on Twitter (and a $50 million deal...

Colin Kaepernick Is A Figment of Social Justice Warriors’ Imagination, Jason Whitlock Says [Video]

Is Colin Kaepernick himself okay with the rally planned by his supporters outside the National Football League’s Park Avenue headquarters in New York City on August 23? That was the subject for discussion on the Speak for Yourself broadcast...Show More Summary

Comedian D.L. Hughley Says He’s Boycotting The NFL Until Kaepernick Gets A Fair Shot (VIDEO)

The much talked about boycott of the NFL because of the unfair treatment of a talented player is growing louder by the day. So far, a petition calling for a boycott of the National Football League for the upcoming season has reached well over 150,000 signatures, as more and more support for Colin Kaepernick continues to pour […]

Report: Patriots buy two Boeing 767s, become first NFL team with own planes

Acquisition would make the franchise the first in the National Football League team to buy its own jets, according to ESPN, which broke the news.        

Coming Soon: Spike Lee's New York Rally for Colin Kaepernick

Filmmaker Spike Lee is organizing a “United We Stand for Colin Kaepernick” rally outside the offices of the National Football League in New York City on August 23. Of course, it’s not the league that is preventing the former San Francisco...Show More Summary

This NFL Star Just Announced His Retirement With a Kingsford Ad on Twitter

Vince Wilfork played 13 seasons in the National Football League. For a decade, he was a burrowing menace at defensive tackle with the New England Patriots, winning two Super Bowls while being named to five Pro Bowls. Today, he announced his retirement on Twitter. While it's not terribly unusual nowadays for an athlete to use...

DraftKings, FanDuel Face First Test After Failed Merger

After a failed merger bid, daily fantasy-sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel are revamping services to retain new players. The coming National Football League season will put those efforts to the test.

Morten Andersen Enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Saturday night in Canton, Ohio, was a special night for seven men. Welcome the very-entertaining Morten Andersen to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He kicked in the National Football League for 25 seasons. He has played in more games than anyone in league history. Show More Summary

Is Canton, Ohio in the running to hold the NFL Draft?

The National Football League has taken the draft out of New York City the last three years. The league is giving its franchise cities an opportunity to host the annual event. While Canton, Ohio is not the home of one of the 32 NFL teams, it is the home of the Pro Football Hall of […] The post Is Canton, Ohio in the running to hold the NFL Draft? appeared first on EndZoneScore.

Yahoo Sports and Snapchat Huddled Up to Create a Fantasy Football Lens

Fantasy football players can now show off their draft preparations with a special Snapchat lens from Yahoo Sports. Snapchat users can snap or tap this code to unlock the lens. National Football League training camps are under way, and the season kicks off Thursday, Sept. 7.

From the Archives: Kenny Washington buys Rams ticket

Kenny Washington played in the Los Angeles Rams’ backfield before his retirement in 1948. The Aug. 26, 1949, National Football League preseason game against the Washington Redskins was sponsored by the Los Angeles Times. The Redskins won 34-28 with 64,000 in attendance at Memorial Coliseum. Baseball...

If You’ve Ever Played Football, You May Have Brain Damage

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

We’ve known that football is super bad for brains for a while. It’s gotten the National Football League in a lot of hot water recently, too. The organization has been slow to adapt […] The post If You’ve Ever Played Football, You May Have Brain Damage appeared first on Geek.com.

The Politicization of Sports

David French on a survey showing why fans tuned out the National Football League.

Cleveland Browns finish day one of training camp healthy

All 32 teams in the National Football League look to start training camp healthy. The Cleveland Browns are breathing a sigh of relief following day one of training camp in Berea on Thursday afternoon. No major injuries to report. Some...Show More Summary

“After N.F.L. Concussion Settlement, Feeding Frenzy of Lawyers and Lenders”

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Following the biggest settlement in sports history, on behalf of National Football League players who were not given enough warning of the dangers of concussions and brain injury, a small army of legal, financial, claims-filing, and medical advisers are working hard to pitch retired players on their services. Show More Summary

Signs of brain disease in 99 percent of former NFL players: study

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

BOSTON (Reuters) - The brains of 99 percent of former National Football League players showed signs of a disease linked to repeated hits to the head that can lead to aggression and dementia, according to research published in a leading medical journal on Tuesday.

High prevalence of evidence of CTE in brains of deceased football players

(The JAMA Network Journals) Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was diagnosed post-mortem in a high proportion of former football players whose brains were donated for research, including 110 of 111 National Football League players, according to a study published by JAMA.

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