Archive for February, 2011

‘Honoring Dave Duerson: Three Things the NFL, Fans, And Sponsors Must Do’ … today at Beyond Chron

Published February 28th, 2011, Uncategorized

The suicide of Dave Duerson, a long-time National Football League Players Association stalwart, came during a collective bargaining impasse between the union and the owners. The sad truth revealed by the maudlin first round of reaction to the news that Duerson probably had severe brain damage from football concussions – something postmortem study will have […]

‘Three Things the NFL, Sponsors, and Fans Could Do to Honor Dave Duerson’s Legacy’

Published February 27th, 2011, Uncategorized

That’s the headline of my column tomorrow at Beyond Chron.   Irv Muchnick

We Interrupt the NFL Combine News to Announce Another Death

Published February 27th, 2011, Uncategorized

Ricky Bell, 36, a former National Football League and Canadian Football League defensive back, like Dave Duerson, died ten days ago at age 36. His family refused to divulge the cause. See http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/football/former-cfler-ricky-bell-dead/article1922423/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=1922423. Now back to the bulletins on Cam Newton’s time in the 40-yard dash.   Irv Muchnick

Dave Duerson NFL Suicide Story You’ll Read Nowhere Else — In Five Parts

Published February 26th, 2011, Uncategorized

Duerson Suicide Shows NFL Body Count Rising Like WWE’s – But With New Intrigue (full text) ***** For Dave Duerson, ‘88 Plan’ Wasn’t Enough ***** ‘Dave Duerson Knew Nothing About Concussions and Players’ Best Interests’ – My Exclusive Interview With Ex-Minnesota Viking Brent Boyd **** Dave Duerson’s Posthumous ‘Deadspin’ Interview Is More Revealing Than Candid ***** Out of Respect […]

Duerson Suicide Shows NFL Body Count Rising Like WWE’s – But With New Intrigue (full text)

Published February 26th, 2011, Uncategorized

[originally published on February 22 at Beyond Chron, http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Duerson_Suicide_Shows_NFL_Body_Count_Rising_Like_WWE_s_But_With_New_Intrigue_8920.html] by Irvin Muchnick The gruesome decades-long underground American saga that is the football concussion crisis has never gotten in our faces quite like the story of the suicide last week, at age 50, of one-time National Football League defensive player of the year Dave Duerson. How […]