NFL Settles Concussion Suit

The NFL still won't admit that playing football had anything to do with the head trauma suffered by thousands of former players. But it's willing to cough up $765 million dollars to make the issue go away. Today a judge accepted a settlement between the NFL and 4,500 former players who sued the league over concussions. Here's a statement released by the court mediator in the case: “This is a historic agreement, one that will make sure that former NFL players who need and deserve compensation will receive it, and that will promote safety for players at all levels of football. Rather than litigate literally thousands of complex individual claims over many years, the parties have reached … [Read more...]

ESPN Turns Athletes Into Music Superstars

Seahawks QB Josh Freeman, I'll never look at you again without wanting to do the Moonwalk. And you can thank ESPN for that. Just when we thought nothing could top ESPN the Magazine's "Body" issue, then came the "Music" issue, where they've taken some of our favorite athletes and used them to recreate iconic album covers. Don't you dare tell me this isn't genius! Here's another goodie: Trent Richardson. LaMarr Woodley and Marshawn Lynch as Run DMC. (How many of you instantly started rapping all the lyrics to "Tricky" when you saw those pics??!!) For more of ESPN's "Cover Acts" and to vote for your favorite, check out the link the ESPN the Magazine's Music … [Read more...]