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Donald Trump, James Comey. Vince McMahon — And the Meaning of ‘I Am Not Under Investigation’

Published June 7th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     A little-noticed aspect of retrospectives on the legendary sportswriter Frank Deford is the full background of the early 1990s federal investigation — culminating in the 1994 acquittal at trial — of WWE musclehead-in-chief Vince McMahon. Of course, Linda McMahon, Vince’s wife, now runs the Small Business Administration under our staggering, […]

Frank Deford, Mozart of Sportswriters

Published May 30th, 2017, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The headline is inspired by apocrypha that Mozart was so gifted that he could write an entire movement of a symphony on a single bumpy carriage ride, without once lifting quill pen from paper or resorting to a single palimpsest. Frank Deford was kind of like that. He could write anything […]

Murray Stephens Flashback 5: Where Is the International Swimming Hall of Fame on the Induction of Alleged Sex-Abuser Coaches?

Published May 28th, 2017, Uncategorized

Concussion Inc. has reported that Hall of Fame swimming coach Murray Stephens is back as the operator of the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, home of Michael Phelps’ original base, the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, after having disappeared as the face of the center in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct.     Notes on Sex […]

Murray Stephens Flashback 4: Writer Tim Joyce Reviews the Story He Broke in Baltimore Swimming — And the Failure of Anyone Else to Report It

Published May 23rd, 2017, Uncategorized

Concussion Inc. has reported that Hall of Fame swimming coach Murray Stephens is back as the operator of the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, home of Michael Phelps’ original base, the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, after having disappeared as the face of the center in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct.     EARLIER: Murray Stephens […]

Murray Stephens Flashback 3: ‘Public Documents on North Baltimore Aquatic Club Sex Abuse Allegations Dangle in the Unhelpful Ozone’

Published May 19th, 2017, Uncategorized

Concussion Inc. has reported that Hall of Fame swimming coach Murray Stephens is back as the operator of the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, home of Michael Phelps’ original base, the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, after having disappeared as the face of the center in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct.   EARLIER:   Murray Stephens […]