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- Football - National Football League News (NFL.com)
Provides news, activities and statistics related to NFL football. 6-05
- Football Hand Signals (Instructional Spectator Guidebooks)
Provides the meaning of each of the key hand signals. 10-99
- Football Terms and Phrases (Instructional Spectator Guidebooks)
Provides a glossary of terms and phrases to better understand the game. 10-99
- Football News (1stHeadlines.com)
Provides news on NFL football from over a dozen sources.
- Football News (1stHeadlines.com)
Provides news on college football from over a dozen sources.
- -11-09-05 Top Footballer Criticizes French Government (Guardian Unlimited)
"One of France's top football players has criticised the government's handling of the riots in major cities and urged authorities to address the problems fuelling the disaffection of youths in the suburbs."
"Defender Lilian Thuram, the most capped player in the French national squad, said the violence was the fruit of the economic and social deprivation in the banlieues - suburbs where the majority of the population are descended from Arab and African immigrants and unemployment rates often run as high as 40%." 11-05
- Football, Outside of the U.S.
"Soccer" is called "football" outside of the United States and throughout the world. 07-10
- -07-31-07 Bill Walsh's Genius Changed Football (USA Today)
"Young, Montana's successor as San Francisco quarterback, said Walsh 'knew me well before I knew myself and knew what I could accomplish well before I knew that I could accomplish it.' "
" 'That's a coach,' Young said. 'I said in my Hall of Fame speech that he was the most important person in football in the last 25 years, and I don't think there's any debate about that.' " 07-07
- Super Bowl SLIV (National Football League)
The Saints beat the Colts 31 to 17. Provides highlights. 02-10
- -07-27-10 Shocking New N.F.L. Poster on Concussions in Football (New York Times)
"The National Football League is producing a poster that bluntly alerts its players to the long-term effects of concussions, using words like 'depression' and 'early onset of dementia' that those close to the issue described as both staggering and overdue." 07-10
- Concussions in Football Players (CNN News)
"Scientists at the Boston University School of Medicine's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy tested Shane's brain tissue and confirmed that before he died he was suffering with a brain disease -- chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- that seems to afflict football players."
" 'There is evidence of CTE in his brain making him yet another former NFL player who had definite CTE,' said Chris Nowinski, co-director of the traumatic encephalopathy center. Nowinski said the center has found evidence of CTE in the brains of 13 of 14 former NFL players, including Dronett."
"Usually found in much older dementia patients, CTE is an accumulation of an abnormal protein in the brain called tau, which is associated with repeated head traumas -- concussions or subconcussive hits -- that are not allowed to heal. CTE can also diminish brain tissue and is associated with memory loss, depression, impulsive behavior and rage." 03-09
- -02-05-12 How President Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football (CNN News)
"A persuasive argument can be made that, were it not for what Roosevelt did during a meeting in the White House toward the end of 1905, football as we know it today would not be a part of American life. There never would have been a National Football League -- at least not the wildly popular NFL that has become such a sports, business and cultural institution -- and Americans would almost certainly be spending Super Bowl Sunday in a completely different way." 02-12
- -04-13-12 Suit Filed to Make Football Safer (CNN News)
"The players are seeking financial compensation, punitive damages and payment for medical monitoring and treatment, according to Locks Law Firm founding partner Gene Locks. Eventually, he hopes the suits will prompt the NFL to pay for monitoring and treatment for all former NFL players, regardless of whether they’re part of lawsuits."
"In May, scientists announced that an autopsy of the brain of former Chicago Bears safety David Duerson, 50, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, showed evidence of 'moderately advanced' chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE."
"CTE is a degenerative, dementia-like brain disease linked to repeated brain trauma. The disease has been found in the brains of 14 of 15 former NFL players, including Duerson, studied at the Boston University School of Medicine Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy as of last May. Their cases share a common thread – repeated concussions, sub-concussive blows to the head, or both." 04-12
- Football Star Is a Girl (Today.com)
"In a week that women voters were game changers in a presidential election where some women’s rights -- such as equal pay -- were at stake, it was neat to see a spunky 9-year-old girl get recognition on a very different playing field." 11-12
- Football Player Is a Girl (CNN News)
"Two games into Caroline's second season, head coach Chip Ross received an unexpected call from Jason Budd, deputy secretary for Catholic education for the archdiocese, who oversees the football program."
"The 5-foot-3, 110-pound sixth-grader, Budd explained to Ross, could no longer play for the Romans because, according to the CYO handbook, football is a full-contact sport -- no girls allowed." 02-13
- Football Concussions
- Sports Links (Justwright)
Provides sources of information for ball sports, including American football, Australian rules football , baseball, basketball, badminton, bowls, cricket, croquet, football (soccer), gaelic football, golf, handball, hurling, field hockey, ice hockey, korfball, lacrosse, polo, roller hockey, rugby, snooker, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, torball, and volleyball. Also provides links for water sports, including canoeing, canoe polo, fishing, sailing, scuba diving, surfing and wind surfing, rowing, swimming, water skiing, and water polo.
- People Animated (Bailey)
Provides a cave man, a little girl juggling a soccer ball (called football outside the U.S.), and a little man in an elf costume.
- Brown, Jim (InfoPlease.com)
Provides a biography of the great football player. "A durable player of exceptional power and quickness, Brown led the league in rushing eight times. Elected to both the Professional Football Hall of Fame and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, he later pursued a career as a film actor. He was also active in promoting black economic causes and working with youth gangs." 1-05
- Dempsey, Jack (Wikipedia.org)
"One more defense followed, versus Bill Brennan, before he had to face world Light Heavyweight champion Georges Carpentier of France, in what became boxing's first million dollar gate ever. Carpentier had served in the war and was a decorated veteran of the French Army. Ironically, Dempsey's promoter used this angle to promote the fight, since many Americans still regarded Dempsey as a slacker during the war. In a farm that had to be rented to accommodate all the public in New Jersey, Dempsey beat Carpentier by a knockout in four rounds in front of 80,183 fans."
"After this fight, Dempsey's fame reached unexpected heights, becoming one of the top five sports stars in the United States in 1920s, along with baseball's Babe Ruth, tennis' Bill Tilden, American football's Red Grange and golf's Bobby Jones. They were known in America as the big 5 of sports." 6-05
- Iroquois Constitution (Ratical.org)
"The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy, one of the world's oldest democracies, is at least three centuries older than most previous estimates, according to research by Barbara Mann and Jerry Fields of Toledo University, Ohio."
"Using a combination of documentary sources, solar eclipse data, and Iroquois oral history, Mann and Fields assert that the Iroquois Confederacy's body of law was adopted by the Senecas (the last of the five nations to ratify it) August 31, 1142. The ratification council convened at a site that is now a football field in Victor, New York. The site is called Gonandaga by the Seneca." 7-05
- Gowdy, Curt (Wikipedia.org)
"Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well-known as the longtime 'voice' of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally-televised sporting events." 02-06
- Gowdy, Curt (USA Today)
" 'He's certainly the greatest play-by-play person up to this point that NBC Sports has ever had,' NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol said Monday. 'He literally carried the sports division at NBC for so many years on his back. ... He was a remarkable talent, and he was an even more remarkable human being.' " 02-06
- -04-18-06 Giant U.S. Embassy Under Construction in Baghdad (USA Today)
"The 104-acre complex — the size of about 80 football fields — will include two office buildings, one of them designed for future use as a school, six apartment buildings, a gym, a pool, a food court and its own power generation and water-treatment plants. The average Baghdad home has electricity only four hours a day, according to Bowen's office." 04-06
"Football" is called "soccer" within the United States. 07-06
- Feeling "It" in Germany (WorldPress.org)
"I realized that it is not only a celebration of your individual country. It's a celebration of life, culture, and each other, that's what – it – is. The World Cup is a time when a lot of the tragedies of the world can be put aside, and the amazing accomplishments, cultures and characteristics of all people are shared with one another via sports. It is amazing and I look forward to seeing it once again in about four years in South Africa." 07-06
- -02-04-07 Colts Win Super Bowl XLI (CBS News)
"A team built for indoors found its footing on a rain-soaked track and its star quarterback, Peyton Manning, proved he can indeed win the big game — the NFL's biggest game."
"That's what it was for Tony Dungy, too. He became the first black coach to win the championship, beating good friend and protégé Lovie Smith in a game that featured two black coaches for the first time in Super Bowl history. " 02-07
- -10-03-07 The Worm that Roared (Time Magazine)
"Nobody knows who's behind the Storm Worm. F-Secure suspects a group based in Russia, but there's no way to be sure, and recent Storm Worm subject lines referring to Labor Day and the start of the football season suggest that those involved have an American connection. What is certain is that they are very smart--prodigious innovators engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with security firms that so far they're winning." 10-07
- Atlanta Faces Possible Empty Faucets (New York Times)
"For more than five months, the lake that provides drinking water to almost five million people here has been draining away in a withering drought. Sandy beaches have expanded into flats of orange mud. Tree stumps not seen in half a century have resurfaced. Scientists have warned of impending disaster."
"And life has, for the most part, gone on just as before."
"The response to the worst drought on record in the Southeast has unfolded in ultra-slow motion. All summer, more than a year after the drought began, fountains blithely sprayed, football fields were watered, prisoners got two showers a day and Coca-Cola’s bottling plants chugged along at full strength. In early October, on an 81-degree day, an outdoor theme park began to manufacture what was intended to be a 1.2-million gallon mountain of snow." 10-07
- -01-21-08 Giants to Compete in Super Bowll (MSNBC News)
"Lawrence Tynes of the New York Giants kicks a game winning 47-yard field goal to win the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers. The Giants defeated the Packers 23-20 in overtime to advance to the Super Bowl XLII." 01-08
- -02-04-08 "Greatest Ever" Super Bowl (MSNBC News)
"Greatest Super Bowl ever. That’s what you watched Sunday, and if you didn’t see it, find somebody who recorded it and see for yourself." 02-08
- -02-04-08 Super Bowl XLII the Second Most Watched Show in TV History (MSNBC News)
"The New York Giants’ thrilling win over New England was the most-watched Super Bowl ever with 97.5 million viewers, a total that is second only to the “M-A-S-H” finale audience, Nielsen Media Research said Monday." 02-08
- -02-03-08 Super Bowl XLII Catch of the Day: Manning - Tyree (YouTube.com)
Shows Eli Manning throwing to David Tyree in one of the most memorable plays in Super Bowl history. 02-08
- Another Cheerleader Dies (ABC News)
Les Stella, the vice president of programs for USASF says that " 'football has more deaths per year than you have had in cheerleading in 10 years' and that the sport is ultimately safe." 4-08
- Super Bowl XLIII Ads (MSNBC News)
- Super Bowl XLIII Winning Ads (USA Today)
"It wasn't just the Arizona Cardinals who met their match in the Super Bowl — so did Madison Avenue.And it could be a game-changer. For the first time, it wasn't an ad agency that created the best-liked Super Bowl commercial. It was two unemployed brothers from Batesville, Ind., whose ad for Doritos — created for an online contest for amateurs — won them $1 million from Doritos maker Frito-Lay, and leaves ad pros with a lot of 'splaining to do." 02-09
- Study: Kids Returning to Sports Too Soon After Concussion (Time.com)
"Too many kids are returning to the playing field too soon after a concussion. How many? According to an alarming new study, from 2005 to 2008, 41% of concussed athletes in 100 high schools across the U.S. returned to play too soon, under guidelines set out by the American Academy of Neurology. The 11-year-old guidelines say, for example, that if an athlete's concussion symptoms, such as dizziness or nausea, last longer than 15 minutes, he should be benched until he's been symptom-free for a week. The most startling data point--uncovered by the same researchers who in 2007 brought to light the fact that girls have a higher incidence of concussion than boys--is that 16% of high school football players who lost consciousness during a concussion returned to the field the same day." 03-09
- CDC Provides Free Toolkits for School Coaches (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
"Coaches, athletic directors and trainers play a key role in helping to prevent concussion and in managing it properly if it occurs." 03-09
- Dead Athletes' Brains Show Damage from Concussions (CNN News)
"Until recently, the best medical definition for concussion was a jarring blow to the head that temporarily stunned the senses, occasionally leading to unconsciousness. It has been considered an invisible injury, impossible to test -- no MRI, no CT scan can detect it."
"But today, using tissue from retired NFL athletes culled posthumously, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE), at the Boston University School of Medicine, is shedding light on what concussions look like in the brain. The findings are stunning. Far from innocuous, invisible injuries, concussions confer tremendous brain damage. That damage has a name: chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)." 03-09
- Sports Concussions a Growing Concern (HealthLink)
"Many other sports and recreational activities, including wrestling, hockey, soccer (from head collisions), snowboarding and in-line skating, can also result in concussions. Even whiplash can cause a concussion. Altogether, about 300,000 traumatic brain injuries occur each year in sports and recreation in the United States."
"Several National Football League players (notably, quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Steve Young) retired after suffering several concussions during their careers. Multiple concussions suffered over a period of months or years increases the risk of permanent brain damage and post-concussion syndrome, in which neurological or cognitive problems become chronic. Even mild concussions occurring within hours, days or weeks of each other can result in 'second impact syndrome,' which can be fatal. As a result, coaches and trainers are showing an increased sensitivity to the effects of concussions on their players." 03-09
- -05-03-09 Jack Kemp, former Congressman, Dies (New York Times)
"Jack Kemp, the former football star turned congressman who with an evangelist’s fervor moved the Republican Party to a commitment to tax cuts as the central focus of economic policy, died Saturday evening at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 73." 04-09
- -01-26-10 Devaney: Stimulus Funds Watchman (New York Times)
"In 38 years of government service, Mr. Devaney, a hulking former college football lineman and Secret Service man, has been unnerving would-be miscreants. But now the Big Man, as Mr. Devaney’s colleagues call him, is taking on an incomparably bigger job, tracking a sum 50 times the agency’s annual budget as chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board — or as the irresistible acronym has it, RAT Board." 04-09
- Spain Wins World Cup Title for 2010 (CNN News)
"Spain won the World Cup for the first time in their history as an extra-time goal from midfielder Andres Iniesta gave them a last-gasp 1-0 victory over the Netherlands in the final at Soccer City." 07-10
- NFL to Require Sidline Test After Head Blows (CNN News)
"Under increasing pressure from players, medical professionals and even fans, on Friday the National Football League took a step towards clearing up its policy on treating head injuries. Starting this fall, every team will be required to use the same neurologic test to determine – on the field – whether an injured player may return to the game."
" 'The NFL Sidelines Concussion Exam' is a battery of simple tests evaluating concentration, basic thinking skills and balance. It also includes a questionnaire that asks about concussion symptoms. It's designed to be given on the field, within a 6-to-8 minute window. 'The individual pieces have all been validated through research, but they’ve never been used together like this,' says Ellenbogen." 02-11
- 100 Greatest Players of the NFL (CBS News)
"Apparently, when it comes to the greatest NFL players of all time, the only thing people agree on is that Jerry Rice heads the list." 12-11
- Rice, Jerry (Wikipedia.org)
"He is generally regarded as the greatest wide receiver of all time and one of the greatest players in National Football League history. On November 4, 2010, Rice was chosen by NFL Network's NFL Films production The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players as the greatest player in NFL history." 12-11
- Editorial: Peyton Manning's Importance to the Colts (CNN News)
"Manning, the Hall of Fame-worthy 35-year-old quarterback, firmly established himself as the most irreplaceable player in the game this  season, and did it without taking a single snap. Some have even suggested he deserves Most Valuable Player consideration: With him, the Colts are a perennial Super Bowl contender, without him they're a laughingstock." 12-11
- Manning, Peyton (Wikipedia.org)
"Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Manning holds the record for most NFL MVP awards with four."
"Manning holds NFL records for consecutive seasons with 4,000 or more yards passing and the most total seasons with 4,000 or more yards passing in a career. Manning holds the sixth highest career passer rating (94.9) in NFL history and the highest single-season passer rating (121.1 in 2004). He is the all-time Colts franchise leader in career wins, career passing yards, pass attempts, pass completions, and passing touchdowns."
"In 2010, he was named the eighth best player in NFL history, according to the NFL's top 100 show, and is the only active player in the top 10 category." 12-11
- New York Celebrates Super Bowl Win by Giants (MSNBC News)
"Thousands of fans roared as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hoisted the team's Super Bowl trophy from a glittering blue-and-white float Tuesday during a victory parade through New York City, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg quipped should now be nicknamed the 'Big Blue Apple.' " 02-12
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