Archive for January, 2012

George Visger’s ‘OUT OF MY HEAD: My Life In and Out of Football’ Is Third Title in Concussion Inc. Ebook Series

Published January 30th, 2012, Uncategorized

The Concussion Inc. ebook imprint is proud to announce the publication of OUT OF MY HEAD: My Life In and Out of Football by George Visger. Visger’s autobiography is one of the most amazing stories of the triumph of the human spirit in the annals of football, concussions, or any walk of life. A defensive […]

Sadly, ESPN Doesn’t Lay a Glove on Dr. Maroon, UPMC

Published January 29th, 2012, Uncategorized

ESPN’s Outside the Lines today aired its Peter Keating-reported investigation of Riddell helmets. You can view the segment at http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7502903. The piece disappointed me. Yes, it’s a decent historical overview and a good analysis of the current extent of the federal government’s energy on the issue. But it lacks enterprise. ESPN has served up Alan […]

Will ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’ Just Recycle the Boilerplate Riddell Helmet Story? Or Will They Nail UPMC and Dr. Maroon?

Published January 27th, 2012, Uncategorized

ESPN’s sporadically excellent investigative series, Outside the Lines, is advertising a piece on Sunday’s edition (9 a.m. Eastern time) about Senator Tom Udall and the Federal Trade Commission’s investigations of the allegedly deceptive promotional claims of the Riddell helmet company. The reporter is Peter Keating, who is top-notch. But when I watch, I’ll be looking […]

ImPACT / UPMC Flashback: Complete Coverage of the October Senate Commerce Committee Hearing

Published January 26th, 2012, Uncategorized

At Commerce Committee Hearing, Senator Udall Whiffs on Dr. Maroon’s Quackery and Distorts the Record on Dave Duerson   ImPACT Is a Sleazily Promoted ‘Anti-Concussion Product.’ So Why Won’t the Senate Commerce Committee Scrutinize It?   EXCLUSIVE: Did ImPACT Concussion Software Developer Mark Lovell Disclose Conflicts of Interest in Federal Grant Applications?   ‘How Federal […]

Slate: ‘ImPACT Is a Huge Scam’

Published January 26th, 2012, Uncategorized

The second title of the Concussion Inc. ebook shorts series, UPMC: Concussion Scandal Ground Zero, is now available for $1.49 on Amazon Kindle, http://amzn.to/A0HQ2g, or as a simple PDF file by remitting $1.49 to paypal@muchnick.net. Our third ebook title, ex-San Francisco 49er George Visger’s OUT OF MY HEAD: My Life In and Out of Football, […]