Tag: NFL

Rugby’s changing its attitudes towards concussions

Finally it seems common sense has prevailed, as players are no longer allowed play the “hero” when they have sustained head injuries on the field of play. The power is now firmly in the hands of team doctors and referees. This was on full display in Ireland’s final game of the autumn series against Australia,

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Painting October Pink for cancer awareness

‘Real men wear pink’. This is the slogan of one of the biggest cancer awareness events in America, organised by the National Football League. ‘A Crucial Catch’ is the NFL’s annual event aimed to raise awareness throughout the country – and the globe- based on their campaign to increase their international audience. The campaign involves players, coaches and

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DEBATE: Redskins should change their name

Racism is something that, as a society, we like to imagine has been eradicated, but the simple fact is that it has not. It is still rampant, and there is no clearer indication of this than the Washington Redskins. The most frequently used word to justify the use of the term “redskin” as the team’s

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Is sport inherently homophobic?

The recent crackdown on the LGBT community in Russia, along with the recent ban imposed on the planned gay rights parade in Serbia has brought angry finger-pointing from the vast majority of western society. But when one of the biggest social norms (sport) in western society is examined for homophobia, should the finger really be

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