Football

Phys Ed

The Length of Your Ring Finger Can Help Predict Your Athleticism

There's more than two decades of evidence to draw from.
Grant Tomkinson
Makailah Dyer
7.30.18
anxiety

A Pro Bowl Offensive Lineman Deals With Anxiety Before Every Game

"One time I got so sick I was laid up in the hospital for 24 hours."
Eric Spitznagel
4.27.18
Fighting Words

We Should Move the Super Bowl to Saturday

Good riddance, Monday morning hangover.
Kevin Donahue
1.31.18
We Asked

We Asked NCAA Football Players Why They’re Not Scared of Brain Damage

Even though every piece of research linking concussion to their potential next step—the NFL—is terrifying.
Austin Williams
10.4.17
The High Life

The NFL Has Offered to Do a Study About Using Weed to Manage Pain

Is this too little too late?
Daniel Oberhaus
8.3.17
mental health

What It's Like to Have Bipolar Disorder in the NFL

"At one point I went five nights without sleeping."
Mike Zimmerman
8.1.17
mind

The NFL Initiative to Fund Brain Research May Be Ending

The league's partnership with the National Institutes of Health has been, in a word, messy.
Ed Cara
7.31.17
mental health

Degenerative Disease Found in 99 Percent of NFL Players' Donated Brains

A new study only strengthens the link between football and brain trauma.
Amber Brenza
7.25.17
head games

There's Still No Surefire Way to Diagnose a Concussion

Doctors can't even agree on what it is.
Markham Heid
6.5.17
longevity

Tom Brady Is Having Concussions Nobody Knows About, Gisele Says

"I mean, we don't talk about them, but he does have concussions."
Dan Roe
5.17.17
LGBTQ health

What It's Like to Come Out as a Gay Football Player

What is this, the 1980s?
Ryan Brown
5.2.17
Tonic Talks

We Talked to the Ex-NFL Player Going to Harvard For Neurosurgery

Myron Rolle is a black athlete who will soon be a black surgeon—two realities that come with contrasting expectations.
Austin Williams
3.21.17