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June 28, 2011

And the NFL Band Played On: Concussion Crisis Destined To Become Sports World Counterpart of AIDS Saga (full text)

[originally published 6/24 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/And_the_NFL_Band_Played_On_Concussion_Crisis_Destined_To_Become_Sports_World_Counterpart_of_AIDS_Saga_9292.html]   by Irvin Muchnick The absolute power of the National Football League has corrupted our sports culture absolutely. In his recent […]
June 29, 2011

Dustin Fink’s ‘Concussion Blog’ Comments on Our Recent Posts

Irv Muchnick: Two Articles http://theconcussionblog.com/2011/06/29/irv-muchnick-two-articles/
June 30, 2011

While WWE Star Randy Orton Overdosed on Drugs, Wrestling Media and Fans Underdosed on Reality

Breaking his years-long silence on the subject, Randy Orton has acknowledged in an Arizona radio interview that in 2006 he indeed overdosed on an unspecified drug, […]
June 30, 2011

Randy Orton Interview About 2006 Drug Overdose Taken Down From Official Website

Randy Orton, with or without WWE’s input, has concluded that he took the hype of his upcoming DVD documentary too far by discussing his 2006 drug […]
July 1, 2011

San Francisco 49er Eric Heitmann Cracks His Nuts … And Leg … And Neck … And Head?

You don’t have to be an ambulance chaser in order to know which way the sports-head-injury litigation winds are blowing. The San Francisco Chronicle’s football writer, […]
July 5, 2011

Slouching Toward Anti-Maroonism: Some More Gentle Criticism of ImPACT Testing

From Dustin Fink’s Concussion Blog: http://theconcussionblog.com/2011/07/05/more-research-for-multi-faceted-approach/
July 5, 2011

Honor Roll: Current NFL Players Brendon Ayanbadejo and Will Witherspoon Support the Carl Eller Retirees’ Lawsuit

In my June 26 post, “View the Dissident NFL Retirees’ Washington Press Conference at Dave Pear’s Blog,” http://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/view-the-dissident-nfl-retirees%E2%80%99-washington-press-conference-at-dave-pear%E2%80%99s-blog/, I promised a shout-out to the active players […]
July 5, 2011

Connecticut Governmental and Political Dysfunction a Recipe for Linda McMahonism – And Vice Versa

Look, gentle readers, I don’t believe the Connecticut Labor Department’s audit of World Wrestling Entertainment independent contractor misclassification practices is more urgent than public employee union […]
July 7, 2011

NFL Legend John Mackey, Inspiration for Mental Disability ’88 Plan,’ Dies at 69

John Mackey, the Hall of Fame tight end for the old Baltimore Colts and later a National Football League Players Association pioneer, has died at age […]