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June 21, 2011

‘America’s Game: NFL Poised to Win Labor Battle and Lose Public-Health Fight’ (full text)

[originally published 6/16 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/America_s_Game_NFL_Poised_to_Win_Labor_Battle_and_Lose_Public_Health_Fight_9269.html]   by Irvin Muchnick Those who think the bargaining and legal skirmishes surrounding the National Football League and its players are […]
June 22, 2011

Meet the New NFL Concussion Czars … Same As the Old NFL Concussion Czars

We all know what happened to Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York. Last year, before the Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives and he […]
June 23, 2011

‘And the NFL Band Played On: Concussion Crisis Destined to Become Sports World Counterpart of AIDS Saga’ …

… headline of new piece tomorrow at Beyond Chron.
June 23, 2011

More From Matt Chaney: ‘Research of NFL Brain Trauma Sputters Along’

Research of NFL Brain Sputters Along; Epidemiologic Study Nowhere in Sight for Afflicted Players http://blog.4wallspublishing.com/2011/06/23/research-for-nfl-brain-trauma-sputters-along.aspx Money quote: Critics of autopsy-based NFL research contend large-scale epidemiological study […]
June 24, 2011

‘And the NFL Band Played On’ … today at Beyond Chron

And the NFL Band Played On: Concussion Crisis Destined to Become Sports World Counterpart of AIDS Saga by Irvin Muchnick The absolute power of the National […]
June 24, 2011

Former San Francisco 49er George Visger Comments on Today’s Article at Beyond Chron

This was just posted as a comment to the previous item on the blog. But it warrants its own headline and posting. Irvin I agree with […]
June 25, 2011

Chicago Tribune: ‘Doubts Cast on Concussion Remedies’

Health reporter Julie Deardorff has an excellent piece today at http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-met-concussion-products-health-20110625,0,761365,full.story. Some highlights: “Though parents routinely ask for a ‘concussion-proof’ helmet, there is no way to […]
June 26, 2011

View the Dissident NFL Retirees’ Washington Press Conference at Dave Pear’s Blog

Two days ago I posted comments by one-time San Francisco 49er Super Bowler George Visger, who has lived for nearly three decades with a crippling head […]
June 26, 2011

WWE Releases Chris Benoit Story Figure Chavo Guerrero

As they did referee Scott Armstrong before bringing him back this year, WWE has parted company with wrestler Chavo Guerrero. Like Armstrong, Guerrero had received Chris […]