Rodney K. Smith (Thomas Jefferson): Solving the Concussion Problem and Saving Professional Football. Mackenzie Ryan (BGSU): An Analysis of National Football League Fandom and Its Promotion of Conservative Cultural Ideals About Race, Religion, and Gender (2012). Scott Strednak Singer (Temple): Tim Tebow: Advertising A Sexually Active Virginity. Austin Powell on the legacy of Tim Tebow in 1 priceless photo. Marc Tracy on how the Miami Dolphins new 2013 helmet is replacing the radical art of the old logo. Denver Bronco John Moffit quits because, you know, Noam Chomsky (and more and more). Tim Murphy on how a secret government sweetheart deal for Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder wrecked a great park ranger’s career (and more and more on the Redskins). Why are we subsidizing such a hugely profitable sport? Nick Gillespie on how football is a waste of taxpayers’ money. Will women bring down the NFL? While a Super Bowl winner will soon be crowned, a shadow of a controversial settlement will hang over this match-up — this is a story about science, sports, corporations and power. For the first time in the history of college sports, athletes are asking to be represented by a labor union, taking formal steps to begin the process of being recognized as employees (and more). Joel Anderson on how Grambling State University got the world’s attention by boycotting its own football game. John V. Lombardi on fixing big-time college football. Merging heavy and healthy: Julianne Wyrick on the football player diet. Allen St. John and Ainissa G. Ramirez on how the football got its shape and why its shape determines outcomes of the game. Allen Barra reviews Newton's Football: The Science Behind America's Game by Allen St. John and Ainissa G. Ramirez. Electric football champion Adrian Baxter hopes to keep game alive.

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