Super Bowl 53 Preview

By Jack Zinman, Sports Editor It’s that time of year again, the longest two weeks of the year for football fans across the country. The Super Bowl is here. The two teams facing off in the championship game are the 15-3 Los Angeles Rams and the 13-5 New England Patriots. How did these two teams get here? Let’s start with the young and hungry Rams. The Rams had a remarkable 13-3 regular season with marquee wins against the Chiefs and the Chargers. They are led by young QB and MVP candidate Jared Goff. The head coach is Sean McVay who will be the youngest head coach to coach a Super Bowl at 32 years old. The Rams have built one of the best defenses in the NFL as they their front seven have dominated opponents all year with all-pro Aaron Donald leading the way. In the playoffs the Rams eased

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The Concussion Problem and Why We Still Play

By Jeremy Ruskin (Sports Correspondent) The game of football is under serious scrutiny. This is mainly because of the serious problems caused by head injuries such as concussions. Many football players from the NFL down the the high school and pee wee levels have sustained concussions and now with the discovery of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) the dangers of football have become even more apparent. In a study by the Concussion Legacy Foundation, as of Oct. 18, 2016, 91 percent of football players (138 out of 152) studied at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank who played in college have been diagnosed with CTE. Almost two-thirds of that group went on to play professional football. College football participation was compiled from public records and interviews with family members. Concussions being so difficult to diagnose as well as athletes not wanting to come off the field can lead to athletes staying in the

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