Archive for March, 2011

From the Wrestling Babylon Archives

Published March 30th, 2011, Uncategorized

World Wrestling Entertainment’s WrestleMania 27 takes place in Atlanta on Sunday. Here are some of the most popular WrestleMania-based articles at our archive on topics you won’t be reading much, if anything, about in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter or Pro Wrestling Torch, much less the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It is the 20th anniversary of the 1991 […]

Wrestling Note on Late Vice Presidential Candidate Geraldine Ferraro

Published March 26th, 2011, Uncategorized

Below I’ve corrected the original post, which said that the Felt Forum is now the Manhattan Center. Manhattan Center is a different nearby building. Thanks to David Bixenspan and Dave Meltzer. Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman nominated by a major party on a presidential ticket, has died. Ferraro was Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale’s vice […]

‘ImPACT’ of Dr. Maroon’s and Colleagues’ Writings

Published March 25th, 2011, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: “Introducing ‘What the Feds Must Investigate About WWE-NFL Doc Joseph Maroon’s ImPACT Concussion Product’” “Subpoena Cena: Does WWE Medical Director Joseph Maroon’s ImPACT System Manage Concussions – Or Merely ‘Manage’ ‘Concussions’?” “FLASHBACK: ESPN’s Peter Keating Was First to Expose NFL and WWE Concussion Doc Joseph Maroon’s Conflicts of Interest” In his 2007 article in […]

Ahoy, Congress! Google Books Objector Pam Samuelson’s Policy Agenda

Published March 25th, 2011, Uncategorized

Cross-posted from http://freelancerights.blogspot.com. Pamela Samuelson and I have two things in common. And no, neither one is a MacArthur fellowship or broad expertise in the interplay of copyright and public policy — those are all Samuelson’s. But Pam was the highest-profile objector to the Google Books settlement, which Judge Denny Chin torpedoed this week, and […]

‘It’s the Concussion Crisis, Stupid’ (full text from Beyond Chron)

Published March 25th, 2011, Uncategorized

[originally published March 21 at Beyond Chron, http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/It_s_the_Concussion_Crisis_Stupid_Fed_Probe_of_Football_Helmet_Safety_Must_Not_Scratch_the_Surface_9009.html]   by Irvin Muchnick Senator Tom Udall’s proposed bill on football helmet safety, announced last week, is a step on the road to national sports concussion reform. An analogy might be the scandal over the quality of the body armor secured for our troops in Asia. Policy […]