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March 9, 2011

Concussion Research Pioneer Bennet Omalu Returns to ‘Neurosurgery’ Journal

As first reported on this blog last month, Dr. Bennet Omalu has an important and comprehensive article in an upcoming issue of the journal Neurosurgery. A […]
March 11, 2011

Memo to Waxman, Udall, Blumenthal: An Agenda for Hearings on the National Concussion Crisis

This week brings welcome news that Congressmen Henry Waxman (California) and G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina) have asked the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade to […]
March 12, 2011

TIMEOUT! Flashback to My September 2010 Column, ‘Why an NFL Lockout Would Be the Best Thing for America’

[originally published on September 20, 2010, at Beyond Chron, http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=8513]   by Irvin Muchnick I am rooting for a players’ strike or owners’ lockout to shut […]
March 14, 2011

WWE Faces Home-State Regulation Heat

Lawmakers wonder why wrestling isn’t regulated like mixed martial arts Brian Lockhart / Hearst newspapers One is considered a sport, the other scripted entertainment. But an effort […]
March 14, 2011

Linda McMahon’s Scarecrow 2012 Senate Campaign

In the previous post I pointed everyone to Brian Lockhart’s excellent story today for Hearst about the prospects of pro wrestling regulation in the Connecticut legislature. […]
March 14, 2011

Connecticut Newspaper Reports Muchnick’s Call to Senator Blumenthal on Concussions

[NOTE: The follow-up item on this blog about Dr. Robert Cantu and the Xenith helmet company, scheduled for today, has been postponed. It should be posted […]
March 15, 2011

‘WWE critic: Blumenthal should repay supporters with involvement in sports concussion controversy’

(Reprinted with permission from the Manchester Journal Inquirer.) WWE critic: Blumenthal should repay supporters with involvement in sports concussion controversy By Don Michak Journal Inquirer Published: […]
March 15, 2011

Introducing ALREADY LOCKED OUT: The NFL and NFLPA’s Rejected Disability Claims

Ever since Dave Duerson’s suicide last month, I have been talking – I believe so far all by myself – about his role on the six-person […]
March 17, 2011

Blumenthal Joins National Concussion Debate ‘Under Pressure From Muchnick’

The Hartford Courant‘s Daniela Altimari, at the Capitol Watch blog, notes that Senator Richard Blumenthal has announced he is co-sponsoring Senator Tom Udall’s bill to strengthen […]