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February 22, 2011

WWE Hall of Fame Notes: Bob Armstrong Is Going In – That’s Why Referee Scott Armstrong, Chris Benoit’s Text-Message Friend, Is Back

Sources tell me that “Bullet Bob” Armstrong is going into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame this year. (Others named so far are Shawn Michaels […]
February 22, 2011

WWE Hall of Fame Flashback: What Shawn Michaels Did to Lance Cade

“Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels Should Speak Up on What Happened to Lance Cade,” February 14, http://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/wwe-hall-of-famer-shawn-michaels-should-speak-up-on-what-happened-to-lance-cade/ “Did WWE’s Lance Cade Have Brain Damage? It May […]
February 23, 2011

For Dave Duerson, ‘88 Plan’ Wasn’t Enough

The Dave Duerson suicide is a chilling event through and through. One of the coldest things is its recursive irony: Duerson served on the National Football […]
February 24, 2011

‘Dave Duerson Knew Nothing About Concussions and Players’ Best Interests’ – My Exclusive Interview With Ex-Minnesota Viking Brent Boyd

by Irvin Muchnick The suicide of former National Football League star and fallen business titan Dave Duerson has ricocheted through the media as a wake-up call […]
February 25, 2011

Dave Duerson’s Posthumous ‘Deadspin’ Interview Is More Revealing Than Candid

Writer Rob Trucks interviewed Dave Duerson, three months before he committed suicide, as part of an oral-history project on life challenges at age 50. Deadspin.com, the […]
February 25, 2011

Out of Respect for Dave Duerson, NFL Must Reopen Rejected Disability Claims

In covering Dave Duerson’s suicide pointedly, I mean no disrespect for the memory of someone who, according to many people who knew him, was a good […]
February 26, 2011

Duerson Suicide Shows NFL Body Count Rising Like WWE’s – But With New Intrigue (full text)

[originally published on February 22 at Beyond Chron, http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Duerson_Suicide_Shows_NFL_Body_Count_Rising_Like_WWE_s_But_With_New_Intrigue_8920.html] by Irvin Muchnick The gruesome decades-long underground American saga that is the football concussion crisis has never […]
February 26, 2011

Dave Duerson NFL Suicide Story You’ll Read Nowhere Else — In Five Parts

Duerson Suicide Shows NFL Body Count Rising Like WWE’s – But With New Intrigue (full text) ***** For Dave Duerson, ‘88 Plan’ Wasn’t Enough ***** ‘Dave Duerson Knew […]
February 27, 2011

We Interrupt the NFL Combine News to Announce Another Death

Ricky Bell, 36, a former National Football League and Canadian Football League defensive back, like Dave Duerson, died ten days ago at age 36. His family […]