A Bias in Field Goals and Penalty Kicks?

This article was originally posted on RealClearScience.

Seattle Seahawks fans are just now mentally recovering from the heartbreaking Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots. (Honestly, even Captain Picard knew to give the ball to Beast Mode.) However, the fact that Seattle recently won a Super Bowl in 2014 relieves a bit of the sting. Continue reading

Are Repeated Concussions Killing Football Players?

This article was originally posted on RealClearScience.

Several high-profile suicides among former NFL players have stirred a debate over whether or not repetitive concussions in violent sports such as football can cause cognitive decline later in life. This neurodegenerative condition has been called CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Continue reading