Just throwing my two cents in here: I would strongly, strongly prefer to never ever ever know for sure anything about the ending. As far as I'm concerned, they walk into a creepy old house and never walk out again and no one will ever know exactly why. » 10/20/14 2:07pm Yesterday 2:07pm

Damn Those "Fickle Beasts": Your Guide to Ignoring the NFL Today

Rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin of the Carolina Panthers suffered a concussion on his team's final offensive play of Sunday's 37-37 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals. But at the time of the hit, Benjamin was cleared by the NFL's sideline concussion protocol. No concussion had occurred, it said. » 10/19/14 12:55pm Sunday 12:55pm

Counterprogramming Football: What To Watch Today Instead Of The NFL

In evaluating the NFL's concussion protocol, it's important to look at why concussions are dangerous in the first place. For helpful perspective on this, let's step away from football and look at a much more direct activity centered around doing awful damage to an opponent's brain: boxing. » 10/05/14 11:45am 10/05/14 11:45am

...contrary to various media reports, my son had a brain hemorrhage, not an aneurysm, that was caused by a hit he took during Friday's game. He may have had a pre-existing condition, but there is no way to tell now.

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Brady Hoke is Trying to Get a First Down

So, I was listening to Mike & Mike this morning, and, yeah, that was my first mistake. If there's a cooling core of dedicated journalism or critical thought hiding under a desk somewhere in a poorly lit broom closet in the basement's basement of ESPN, surely the farthest thing from it in the whole operation is First… » 10/01/14 12:02pm 10/01/14 12:02pm

Counterprogramming Football: What To Watch Today Instead Of The NFL

So, here we are at Week 4, roughly the quarter mark of the NFL season and the first round of bye weeks. Bye weeks were introduced to the NFL schedule in 1990 as a way of extending the regular season, and teams use the time to make roster changes, occasionally fire a coach or two, and, most importantly, heal up. The… » 9/28/14 10:55am 9/28/14 10:55am

The reason to drink an Americano and not, say, a regular cup o' joe, is that the Americano is brewed literally moments before you begin drinking it. Unlike, say, a pot of coffee at a coffee shop, which has been sitting there since the stoner dipshit barista brewed it at, like, sunup. So, it's like getting a… » 9/26/14 4:20pm 9/26/14 4:20pm