NFL and Dementia: Numbers

Forbes: Playing in the NFL brings fame, fortune …and a dramatically higher risk of suffering from serious brain diseases. Eye-catching NFL player data released for the first time on Friday suggests that nearly 30% of former NFL players will end up developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia across their lifetime, placing them at a significantly higher [Read More...]

Winter Olympics, 2022: A Problem

Source: The next Olympics to be awarded, a little more than a year from now, will be the 2022 Winter Games. Rather than going to the strongest bid, the games may end up going to the last city standing—a long list of potential hosts have given up on their Olympic dreams because the whole thing [Read More...]

Kentucky Athletes’ Student Profile

Brad Wolverton: Dallas — Every year around this time, a handful of elite freshmen declare their eligibility for the NBA draft. Kentucky, which is expected to start five freshmen in its national semifinal game on Saturday against Wisconsin, could have four or five players leave early. Over the past eight seasons, Kentucky has had 13 “one-and-done” players—more [Read More...]

Nate Silver on Baseball Popularity

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The Billion Dollar Bracket is Done

Source: Just 25 games into the NCAA tournament, the billion dollar bracket bubble has already burst. Going into the third wave of games on the second day of the NCAA tournament, only three perfect brackets remained in the Quicken Loans billion dollar bracket contest. And all three had George Washington beating Memphis. As Maurice Creek’s [Read More...]


Well, what do you think of the brackets? Who will the following Regionals? South Region: Florida, Kansas, UCLA, Syracuse? West Region: Arizona, San Diego State, Wisconsin, Creighton? Midwest Region: Wichita State, Lou-a-vul, Michigan, Duke East Region: Virginia, Michigan State, Villanova, Iowa State After the run last year with Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, who can ignore [Read More...]

Baseball and the Inside Stories

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What Athletes “Earn”

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Latino vs. Stoic

Major League Baseball, so Jorge Arangue says, is divided between the celebratory approach of Latinos and the stoicism of traditional Americans: Forget about the stats vs. scouts argument: The biggest dissonance in the game right now is between the showmanship of Latino players and the stoicism of the old guard. Some believe it is the [Read More...]

Dan Gable and Olympic Wrestling

That Dan Gable was the, and this article is one serious piece about one serious wrestling dude: On the morning the IOC announced it would drop wrestling from the Olympics, Dan Gable was a continent away, fast asleep. 
It was dark outside. His wife, Kathy, sat at the computer, waiting on the coffeemaker to [Read More...]