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June 1, 2011

NFL Living CTE Victim Brent Boyd: ‘Where’s the Counseling? Where’s the Support?’

On the subject of what is being done on behalf of the untold number of former athletes who are walking around with serious brain injuries (though […]
June 3, 2011

How The New York Times Is Fumbling the National Sports Concussion Scandal … today at Beyond Chron

In a January New Yorker article on the concussion crisis in pro football, writer Ben McGrath quoted Pittsburgh neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon speaking admiringly of Alan Schwarz, […]
June 5, 2011

NFL Hall of Famer John Henry Johnson Had Alzheimer’s at Age 59

John Henry Johnson, a running back from the 1950s and 60s who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has died at 81. The San […]
June 5, 2011

ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’ Seems to Have Its Limits in Covering Football Scandals

On Twitter, Alex Marvez, the sharp lead pro football columnist for FoxSports.com, points to an intriguing story by the blogger “SPORTSbyBROOKS” on a cover-up by ESPN’s […]
June 6, 2011

‘How The New York Times Is Fumbling the National Sports Concussion Scandal’ (full text from Beyond Chron)

[originally published 6/3/11 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/How_the_New_York_Times_Is_Fumbling_the_National_Sports_Concussion_Scandal_9229.html]   How The New York Times Is Fumbling the National Sports Concussion Scandal by Irvin Muchnick In a January New Yorker […]
June 6, 2011

My Weird 1988 Conversation With Then WWE Lobbyist and Now Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum

In 1988 I wrote an article for The Washington Monthly titled “The (Thwak!) Deregulation of (Thump!) Pro Wrestling.” It would become a chapter of my 2007 […]
June 6, 2011

More Words From a Defender of Alan Schwarz of The New York Times

On May 27, Jean Rickerson posted a comment rebutting my criticism of Alan Schwarz of The New York Times. Today she has a letter to the […]
June 7, 2011

New York Times: No Comment on Reporter Alan Schwarz’s ‘Reasons’ for Soft Coverage of Concussion Doc Joseph Maroon

It is possible to argue that Dr. Joseph Maroon is a low-value target in the national sports concussion story. I would disagree with such an argument, […]
June 7, 2011

Prevention, Anyone? Cincinnati Football Strength Clinic Approach to the Concussion Problem Connects the Head to the Neck

Inevitably, my quest to expose the phonies and the hyper-self-interested gives short shrift to a critical subplot of the concussion story: the science of the prevention […]