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Green Bay Packers fans love that their team doesn’t have an...

Alan J. Kellner, Northwestern University In July, I was walking with my parents through the newly constructed Titletown District in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a new...

NFL tells players patriotism is more important than protest – here’s...

Chad Williams, Brandeis University The recent decision by the NFL regarding player protests and the national anthem has yet again exposed the fraught relationship between...

If football is so deadly, why did 103 million people watch...

John Affleck, Pennsylvania State University During the second quarter of Super Bowl LII, the party stopped, if just for a second. Tom Brady found Patriots wide...

Talent doesn’t explain the success of the Patriots and Eagles

Kyle Emich, University of Delaware The New England Patriots lost their best wide receiver to an ACL tear before the season started. Two months later,...

Does defense actually win championships?

Mark Otten, California State University, Northridge Legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant famously said, “Offense sells tickets. Defense wins championships.” Since Bryant’s retirement in 1982, his...

Anniversary of Konrad Reuland tragedy reminds us of the toll of...

Brian Hoh, M.D., University of Florida The late NFL tight end Konrad Reuland and baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew became forever linked when Carew,...

The difference between black football fans and white football fans

Tamir Sorek, University of Florida and Robert G. White, University of Florida A significant portion of the NFL’s fan base has reacted negatively to the...

The surprising connection between ‘take a knee’ protests and Citizens United

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruling that some fear is destroying American democracy, may also be showing us how...

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Is Fiona Woolf’s child abuse inquiry falling apart before it has...

By Bernard Gallagher, University of Huddersfield Fiona Woolf’s first appearance before the Home Affairs Committee as Chair of the independent inquiry into historical child sexual...