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  • Review: 'Why Football Matters' by Mark Edmundson

    Review: 'Why Football Matters' by Mark Edmundson
    Mark Edmundson's new memoir about his days playing high school football, "Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game," arrives at a time when the sport's role in American society has become one of serious contradictions.
  • Review: 'Football' edited by John Schulian

    Review: 'Football' edited by John Schulian
    There was never a question, for those who read the sports pages of the bygone Chicago Daily News or the Chicago Sun-Times, that John Schulian was a writer of immense, eloquent talent. Here he is in 1981, opening a column about Skip Dillard and Bernard...

    Former NFL player Dwight Hollier makes impact as counselor

    Former NFL player Dwight Hollier makes impact as counselor
    Dwight Hollier's first career was a passion. His current career is more akin to a crusade. The Peninsula native and former NFL linebacker counsels players — past, present and future — on life beyond the field. He takes his own experiences...

    Jim McMahon on his dementia, suicidal thoughts: 'It got that bad'

    Jim McMahon on his dementia, suicidal thoughts: 'It got that bad'
    Jim McMahon recalls hanging out with former Super Bowl XX Bears teammate Dave Duerson about a month before Duerson committed suicide, shooting himself in the chest Feb. 17, 2011. “He was a lot more quiet than I originally had known him to be,&...

    Editorial: What players' brain damage will cost the NFL

    Editorial: What players' brain damage will cost the NFL
    Chicago football fans need no reminding of the danger the game poses to the brains of players. Former Bears All-Pro safety Dave Duerson dramatized it when he committed suicide in 2011, shooting himself in the chest. He wanted his brain to be intact so...