Football

1:44am

Wed September 25, 2013
Sweetness And Light

Head Games: NFL Should Share Records About Concussions

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 11:15 am

12:06pm

Tue September 24, 2013
Sports

NCAA Lifts Some Of The Sanctions Imposed On Penn State

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 3:18 pm

Penn State football players run onto the field earlier this month in State College, Pa.
Gene J. Puskar AP

Citing what it says has been "Penn State's continued progress toward ensuring athletics integrity," the NCAA said Tuesday that it is gradually restoring the football scholarships the school lost in the aftermath of the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

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9:20am

Sun September 22, 2013
The Sunday Conversation

NFL Veteran Recounts The Bruises And Breaks Of Life In The League.

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.

Being a professional football player can be a brutal life. Nate Jackson spent six years in the NFL, mostly as a receiver with the Denver Broncos, and while he wasn't a star — or even a starter — he did carve out life in the rarefied air of professional sports, and he got just as banged up as any big-name player. But he learned to play through the pain.

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1:31am

Fri September 20, 2013
Planet Money

Cashing In On The Fantasy-Sports Economy

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 2:04 pm

Lots of fantasy managers are taking out insurance on Adrian Peterson this year.
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

There's big money in fantasy sports. Last year, alone, people paid $1.7 billion to play in fantasy leagues. With all that money sloshing around, a fantasy economy has sprung up, giving rise to real businesses. Here are four of them.

The Insurance Company

Henry Olszewski founded Fantasy Sports Insurance in 2008 — the year the financial system nearly collapsed. And, more importantly, the year New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered a serious hit to the knee.

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1:22am

Fri September 20, 2013
The Salt

Diet Of Defeat: Why Football Fans Mourn With High-Fat Food

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 3:35 pm

Football fans ate fattier meals the day after their teams lost a game, a study found.
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Backing a losing NFL team isn't just bad for your pride.

It's bad for your waistline.

A study that links sports outcomes with the eating behavior of fans finds that backers of NFL teams eat more food and fattier food the day after a loss. Backers of winning teams, by contrast, eat lighter food, and in moderation.

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