The Bottom of the Super Bowl

On the eve of the big game, debates about the sport and its future rage.

Do Kids Still Care About Professional Sports?

By David Rettew M.D.

Signs that the classic allure of pro athletes and teams is fading

From Sacks to Suicidality

By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D.

A startling number of suicides from pro athletes as we begin to unravel CTE.

Five Tips for Living with an Avid Sports Fan

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

Dating and relationship advice for the sports fan widow (or widower)

Hero Worship: Football’s Double-edged Sword

By Susan Newman Ph.D.

On and off the field, murder, suicide, rape, concussion: Should your child play?

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