Tom Goldman http://wfpl.org en NFL Fans Weigh Impact Of Players' Head Injuries http://wfpl.org/post/nfl-fans-weigh-impact-players-head-injuries The NFL season is in high gear — a fact that pleases the roughly 64 percent of Americans who watch football. The season rolls on despite the now constant news about concussions in the sport.<p>The recent <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/">TV documentary League of Denial</a> and the book by the same name claim that for years the NFL had denied and covered up evidence linking football and brain damage. Is the concussion conversation challenging this country's deep love for the game?<p>Apparently, not very much. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:49:09 +0000 Tom Goldman 7252 at http://wfpl.org NFL Fans Weigh Impact Of Players' Head Injuries U.S. Men's Soccer Is On A Roll — All The Way To Rio? http://wfpl.org/post/us-mens-soccer-roll-all-way-rio At the beginning of 2013 — with only a year before soccer's crown jewel event, the World Cup in Brazil — all was not rosy with the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team. There was that 0-0 tie with Canada, and then a 2-1 loss to Honduras in a World Cup qualifier.<p>But now, the cry is, "Break up the Americans!"<p>OK, that's a bit of an overreaction to Sunday's <a href="http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/07/130728-mnt-vs-pan-match-report.aspx">CONCACAF Gold Cup victory</a>. Sun, 04 Aug 2013 11:43:42 +0000 Tom Goldman 6347 at http://wfpl.org U.S. Men's Soccer Is On A Roll — All The Way To Rio? Pete Rose: A Living Legend, Off The Record http://wfpl.org/post/pete-rose-living-legend-record As baseball emerges from its winter hibernation, one of the game's greatest and most controversial figures, Pete Rose, is back in the news.<p>The all-time hits leader has been banned from baseball since 1989 for gambling on the game.<p>It appears fallout continues: A new batch of Topps baseball cards lists some of his many records, but not his name. It's a reminder of Rose's singular status as a Major League Baseball pariah. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:06:18 +0000 Tom Goldman 4270 at http://wfpl.org Pete Rose: A Living Legend, Off The Record