Tag Archives: Super Bowl

If Football is Deadly, Why Do We Still Watch?

The evidence that football leads to brain injury is mounting, but there are two big reasons why it's not likely to change anytime soon.

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How Much Energy Does the Super Bowl Use?

The Super Bowl is huge and more expensive for America, and perhaps the environment, than most people realize. Still, the Super Bowl has quite a ways to go before it catches up in size and cost to the World Cup.

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Three Boos for NFL Cheerleader Abuse

Let’s turn now to the wide, wide and cruel world of sports.   The big story at this time of year, of course, is the Super Bowl — that multi-multi-million-dollar showcase of super-paid superstars, billionaire owners, taxpayer-financed sports palaces, extravagant corporate skyboxes serving deep-fried caviar, and TV ads running $4 million for a 30-second spot.   Behind the scenes of …

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