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Despite Controversial Year, NFL Remains As Popular As Ever

It was a controversial year for the NFL, but nothing is stopping the popularity of America’s most watched game.

02/03/2013

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Tiki Barber Fears For His Health After Years Of Rough Football

With more attention being paid these days to the cumulative effects of concussions, WCBS 880 afternoon drive anchor Steve Scott spoke with former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who talked about his concerns for his own future health.

01/10/2013

Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants tackles Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Keidel: Are We Witnessing Football’s Freefall?

For NFL players with careers longer than five years, their life expectancy is less than 60. Maybe an incredible 40 beats an indifferent 80. That’s an important choice for us to make. But it is our choice, and it always will be.

08/07/2012

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Palladino: Stunning Numbers In Concussion Suit Vs. NFL

A story that should have been just as big as the Yankees sweeping the first three Subway Series games or Union Rags’ race for the ages after I’ll Have Another dropped out of a Triple Crown bid was all but overlooked last week.

06/11/2012

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Mega-Lawsuit Says NFL Hid Brain Injury Links

Plaintiffs hope to hold the NFL responsible for the care of players suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions.

06/07/2012

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Silverman: Kurt Warner’s Honest Approach Takes Guts

When Warner said he was scared to let his sons play the game, quite a few members of the pro football fraternity turned on him. I say good for you, Kurt.

05/09/2012

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Palladino: Seau’s Death A Sobering Precursor To Eli’s Comedy

Watch SNL and enjoy. See how Eli does. Just pray that he and his current colleagues have the support they’ll need once the cheering and, for a guy like Manning, the laughter, stops.

05/04/2012

Kick returner Dave Duerson #26 of the New York Giants carries the ball against the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on January 27, 1991 in Tampa, Florida. The Giants defeated the Bills 20-19. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Death Of Ex-Giant Dave Duerson Ruled Suicide

Mike Ditka remembers seeing Dave Duerson just a few months ago, and everything seemed fine. Yes, Duerson’s business had failed, he’d divorced and lost his home to foreclosure, but he seemed to have put it behind him.

WFAN–02/21/2011

Kick returner Dave Duerson #26 of the New York Giants carries the ball against the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on January 27, 1991 in Tampa, Florida. The Giants defeated the Bills 20-19. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Former Giant Duerson Dies

Dave Duerson, a four-time Pro Bowl safety who played on Super Bowl winners with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, has died. He was 50.

WFAN–02/18/2011