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Obama Talks Football, Gender Issues, Taxes Before Super Bowl

Obama Talks Football, Gender Issues, Taxes Before Super Bowl

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the nation geared up for the Super Bowl XLVII matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, President Obama said he stood by his recent comments that as a parent he’d hesitate allowing his …

No Device Eliminates Concussion Risk, Experts Say

No Device Eliminates Concussion Risk, Experts Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the long-term consequences of concussions become more clear, a cottage industry has popped up to sell athletes and worried parents products designed to mitigate risks of concussions that even helmets cannot preven…

Watching the Super Bowl Is a Bad Idea for a First Date, Survey Says

Watching the Super Bowl Is a Bad Idea for a First Date, Survey Says

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Millions of people gather at Super Bowl parties to watch “The Big Game,” but a new survey shows a majority of singles say they would never bring a “first date” to a Super Bowl bash.A survey …

Super Bowl Superstitions or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Super Bowl Superstitions or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Wendy Hope/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As football fans don their unwashed jerseys, sit in their favorite couch seats or line up their remote controls like Robert De Niro’s character in Silver Linings Playbook, many might wonder whether their Sup…

President Barack Obama Concerned about Football Safety

President Barack Obama Concerned about Football Safety

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In an interview that will appear in the Feb. 11 issue of The New Republic, President Barack Obama stressed his concern about player safety in football.
Obama told The New Republic that if he had a son, he’d th…

Will Notre Dame Use Painkiller in Championship Game on Monday?

Will Notre Dame Use Painkiller in Championship Game on Monday?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Unlike championship rival Alabama, the team doctor for Notre Dame football, Dr. James Moriarity, told ABC News he does not rule out the “occasional use” of the controversial painkiller Toradol on game days to treat F…

Oklahoma Sooners Player Says Tackling Cancer Was ‘a Team Effort’

Oklahoma Sooners Player Says Tackling Cancer Was ‘a Team Effort’

ABC News(NORMAN, Okla.) — Austin Woods, an offensive lineman for the Oklahoma Sooners, plays hard, whether it’s on the football field, in the classroom or tackling cancer.”A lot of it is up here, between your ears,” Woods said, “you know, your attitud…

Despite Risks, College Football Still Using Powerful Painkiller

Despite Risks, College Football Still Using Powerful Painkiller

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Despite stated label risks of possible fatal heart attack, stroke or organ failure, college football players across the country are still being given injections of a powerful painkiller on game days so they can play …

High School Football Player Victim of ‘Second Impact Syndrome’

High School Football Player Victim of ‘Second Impact Syndrome’

Courtesy Becky Lehe(NEW YORK) — Cody Lehe’s headache following a helmet-to-helmet hit in a 2006 high school football game was so bad that he asked his mother to take him to the doctor.  His CT scan a few days later came back normal, but the decis…

Florida Youth Football Coaches Allegedly Bet on Own Games

Florida Youth Football Coaches Allegedly Bet on Own Games

Pictured left to right: Brandon Bivins, Darron Bostic and Dave Small (Broward County Sheriff’s Office)(MIAMI) — Nine men have been arrested in Broward County, Fla., and charged with felony bookmaking for illegally gambling on youth football games, as …

Florida Youth Football Coaches Allegedly Bet on Own Games

Florida Youth Football Coaches Allegedly Bet on Own Games

Pictured left to right: Brandon Bivins, Darron Bostic and Dave Small (Broward County Sheriff’s Office)(MIAMI) — Nine men have been arrested in Broward County, Fla., and charged with felony bookmaking for illegally gambling on youth football games, as …

High School Football Ban Proposal Under Attack in New Hampshire

High School Football Ban Proposal Under Attack in New Hampshire

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A retired New Hampshire doctor and school board member has caused an uproar with his proposed ban on high school football, saying the game is too dangerous for underage students.High school football is an American in…

High School Football Ban Proposal Under Attack in New Hampshire

High School Football Ban Proposal Under Attack in New Hampshire

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A retired New Hampshire doctor and school board member has caused an uproar with his proposed ban on high school football, saying the game is too dangerous for underage students.High school football is an American in…

Judge Rules in Favor of Biblical Verses on Texas High School Football Banners

Judge Rules in Favor of Biblical Verses on Texas High School Football Banners

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KOUNTZE, Texas) — When the Kountze Lions take to their home field Friday night in Kountze, Texas, to play football against the Newton Eagles, the Kountze cheerleaders will already have a win under their belt in the battle for re…

Football Coach Charged After Allegedly Flooring Opposing Player

Football Coach Charged After Allegedly Flooring Opposing Player

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) — A youth football halfback in Utah was headed for a touchdown this past Saturday that would have broken a tie in one of the last games of the season.At that moment, the opposing team’s volunteer coach allegedly …

Pop Warner Coach Suspended For Bounty Program

Pop Warner Coach Suspended For Bounty Program

Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The president of the Tustin, Calif., Pop Warner football league and the coach of an elite team there have been suspended while the national organization investigates allegations that 10 and 11-year-old  players were offer…

Anger Grows over NFL Replacement Refs After Seahawks-Packers Game

Anger Grows over NFL Replacement Refs After Seahawks-Packers Game

Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — Football fans have had enough and are demanding that the NFL bring back its regular referees, who were locked out before the season started because of a contract dispute.
The last straw may have come Monday night…

Anger Grows over NFL Replacement Refs After Seahawks-Packers Game

Anger Grows over NFL Replacement Refs After Seahawks-Packers Game

Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — Football fans have had enough and are demanding that the NFL bring back its regular referees, who were locked out before the season started because of a contract dispute.
The last straw may have come Monday night…

NJ Boy Quits Football Team over Pink Gloves

NJ Boy Quits Football Team over Pink Gloves

Thomas Northcut/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People across the country are rallying around a 12-year-old New Jersey boy who quit his football team after the coach refused to let him wear pink football gloves to support his mother, who is battling breast can…

Purple Heart-Winning Army Vet Playing Football for Clemson This Fall

Purple Heart-Winning Army Vet Playing Football for Clemson This Fall

Clemson SID Office(NEW YORK) — Sports fans may refer to the football field as a place of battle, but Army Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez knows better.”When I go to school I think of it as such a blessing to be alive.  I thought I was going to die,” said R…

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