Archive for November, 2016

Campaign Against Youth and High School Football Gains Momentum — But Its Spiritual Godfather, Bennet Omalu, Is Missing in Action

Published November 30th, 2016, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: “Whatever Happened to the Bennet Omalu Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh?”, November 14, http://concussioninc.net/?p=11572 “‘Concussion’ Movie Director, Along With Doc Portrayed by Alec Baldwin, Are Out at University of Pittsburgh’s Inactive Bennet Omalu Foundation,” November 20, http://concussioninc.net/?p=11579 “Bennet Omalu Foundation’s Twitter Account Appears To Be Scrubbed,” November 21, http://concussioninc.net/?p=11584 “University of Pittsburgh: We’re […]

VICE Sports With a One-Two Punch on the Lunacy of High School Football

Published November 30th, 2016, Uncategorized

Matt Chaney, “‘Slaughter of the Innocents’: When D.C. Considered Banning High School Football,” https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/slaughter-of-the-innocents-when-washington-dc-considered-banning-high-school-football Patrick Hruby, “Friday Night Lights Out: The Case For Abolishing High School Football,” https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/friday-night-lights-out-the-case-for-abolishing-high-school-football  

HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ Breaks Major Story of Massachusetts Mayor’s Proposal to Ban Youth Football — Buried Inside More About the Successes and Failures of ‘Safe’ Tackling

Published November 27th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Amidst the usual journalistic and rhetorical curlicues of a mainstream media outlet when it comes to confronting King Football, the latest edition of HBO’s Real Sports includes a real breakthrough in the debate over the sport’s future: Joe Curtatone, the mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts, is proposing a ban on youth football […]

Flashback: CTE Detection Venture Capital Quest Helps Explain What Went Haywire at Bennet Omalu Foundation

Published November 26th, 2016, Uncategorized

See also http://concussioninc.net/?p=11606 and related reports on the demise of the Bennet Omalu Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh.   Venture Capital For CTE Detection Key to ‘Concussion’ Movie’s Bennet Omalu’s Ethics-Challenged University of Pittsburgh Foundation Published January 5th, 2016 by Irvin Muchnick   Bennet Omalu, protagonist of Will Smith’s fictional (and at times fanciful) movie vehicle, […]

Bennet Omalu Foundation Is Officially Killed Following Concussion Inc.’s Reports on Its Inactivity

Published November 26th, 2016, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: “Whatever Happened to the Bennet Omalu Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh?”, November 14, http://concussioninc.net/?p=11572 “‘Concussion’ Movie Director, Along With Doc Portrayed by Alec Baldwin, Are Out at University of Pittsburgh’s Inactive Bennet Omalu Foundation,” November 20, http://concussioninc.net/?p=11579 “Bennet Omalu Foundation’s Twitter Account Appears To Be Scrubbed,” November 21, http://concussioninc.net/?p=11584 “University of Pittsburgh: We’re Trying to Find […]