Archive for May, 2011

Why Is New York Times Reporter Alan Schwarz So Defensive About NFL / WWE Concussion Profiteer Dr. Joseph Maroon?

Published May 30th, 2011, Uncategorized

In the course of his whiny, egotistical, and largely fact-free email complaint to me last Friday, Alan Schwarz of The New York Times said the following: “As far as I know your concern with the coverage stems only from your Maroon-connection-to-Riddell-study issue. Even if that were an issue, which I know it is not for […]

Is There Now a Feeding Frenzy of Concussion-Related Sports Suicides? (full text from Beyond Chron)

Published May 29th, 2011, Uncategorized

[originally published May 23 at Beyond Chron, http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Is_There_Now_a_Feeding_Frenzy_of_Concussion_Related_Sports_Suicides__9204.html] Is There Now a Feeding Frenzy of Concussion-Related Sports Suicides? by Irvin Muchnick We now know that hockey player Derek Boogaard’s recent mysterious death at 28 was caused by a fatal mix of alcohol and the painkiller oxycodone. As soon as Boogaard died, his family donated his […]

Connecticut Department of Labor Attorney on WWE Audit

Published May 27th, 2011, Uncategorized

Me: “I am interested in determining whether the Associated Press report of a settlement between the Labor Department and World Wrestling Entertainment is dispositive. While it is understood that you do not disclose names of employers being audited, does a closed file permit you to confirm that one is not being audited?” Heidi Lane, Connecticut […]

Muchnick Response to Alan Schwarz of The New York Times

Published May 27th, 2011, Uncategorized

Earlier today I posted an angry email from Alan Schwarz of The New York Times. He was responding to the item here yesterday in which I expressed discomfort with the amount of space he and Chris Nowinski were taking up in the national concussion conversation (while also pointing out, as I do repeatedly, their deserved […]

Guide to This Blog’s References to Alan Schwarz of The New York Times

Published May 27th, 2011, Uncategorized

In the previous post I published in full a note I received this morning from Alan Schwarz of The New York Times. I’ll respond in the next post. Below are pointers to all the things I’ve said about Schwarz – some complimentary, some not. Irv Muchnick ========== 3/18/10 Where Does WWE ‘Medical Director’ Fit in […]