Archive for May, 2019

As George Gibney Action Looms, USA Swimming Is Under the Microscope For Its Uniquely Irregular Insurance Practices

Published May 22nd, 2019, Uncategorized

THE GEORGE GIBNEY CHRONICLES: What the Hunt For the Most Notorious At-Large Sex Criminal in the History of Global Sports Has Told Us About the Sports Establishments and Governments on Two Continents is available for $3.49 US at amzn.to/2SmU16c. If you don’t have a Kindle-compatible device, you can get a PDF copy emailed to you […]

Just For Fun: The Story of the Late Laura Branigan’s Song ‘Gloria’ and the St. Louis Blues Hockey Team

Published May 22nd, 2019, Uncategorized

The St. Louis Blues are in hockey’s Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since I was a 15-year-old fan. How this intersects with one of my all-time favorite songs, “Gloria,” a 1982 hit by the late Laura Branigan, is one of those silly but fun mashups of pop culture. Branigan was a minor-major talent […]

Gerald Procanyn — Pennsylvania Detective Who Lied to Me in 1992 About the 1983 Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka Murder Investigation — Retires From His Double-Dipping Job As a Lehigh County District Attorney Investigator

Published May 20th, 2019, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The Allentown Morning Call reports the retirement of Gerald Procanyn, and appropriately notes his two-times involvement in the investigation of the death of Nancy Argentino, girlfriend of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, then the World Wrestling Federation’s most popular performer, in a motel room in the Allentown suburb of Whitehall. See https://www.mcall.com/news/police/mc-nws-lehigh-county-detective-retires-20190520-27blcno3cfgy5acw6rrykwf2yq-story.html. The […]

Flashback: Let’s Make the Investigations of Braeden Bradforth’s Death at Garden City Community College Criminal, As Well As Civil

Published May 17th, 2019, Uncategorized

The essay below, published here at the beginning of the week, is newly pertinent with the news that Garden City Community College says it will be undertaking an “independent” investigation. We introduced this theme on March 7 with “Thinking Inside the Box: How a Professional Prosecutor Would Weigh Criminal Charges …,” March 7, http://concussioninc.net/?p=13679.     […]

Coverage in The Nation of Garden City Community College’s Announcement of an ‘Independent’ Investigation of Braeden Bradforth’s Death

Published May 17th, 2019, Uncategorized

Complete chronological headline links to Concussion Inc.’s coverage of the Braeden Bradforth story are at http://concussioninc.net/?p=13441. Here’s my quote at the conclusion of the linked story below by Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation: “Braeden Bradforth’s is the latest of 36 deaths in college football conditioning this century, and many of the others have […]