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July 8, 2011

No Lockout or Offseason for the NFL’s Pitt Med Center Docs Who Also Work for WWE

National Football League training camps are shuttered this month, pending resolution of the owners’ lockout of players. But for clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical […]
July 10, 2011

Columnist: NFL Retired Players’ Negotiations the ‘800-Pound Gorilla’ of Lockout

San Francisco Chronicle sports columnist Gwen Knapp today has a good analysis of the pro football labor talks headlined “For NFL, retiree care is the tougher […]
July 11, 2011

Timeline of Eller Lawsuit and NFL Lockout Developments

Retired players’ activist Dave Pear’s blog has an informative timeline of the Carl Eller lawsuit and efforts to get a seat at the table in the […]
July 15, 2011

Introducing ‘Concussion Inc. … Author Irvin Muchnick’

Welcome to the new look of my blog, which has been renamed “Concussion Inc.” and transformed into the hub of my web presence. You can get […]
July 15, 2011

What They’re Saying About Irvin Muchnick

On WRESTLING BABYLON: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death., and Scandal (2007):   “Irv Muchnick knows wrestling likes Anna Wintour knows fashion.” Frank Deford author, Sports […]
July 18, 2011

‘NFL’s “Legacy Fund” For Disabled Retirees Just a Down Payment on National Concussion Costs’ … today at Beyond Chron

by Irvin Muchnick According to reliable reports, National Football League owners and players are very close to a deal that will save the 2011 season. One […]
July 18, 2011

WWE Drug Testing Again Reveals Its Transparent Opacity

World Wrestling Entertainment’s Luis Ignascio Urive Alvride, the masked Mexican who performs as “Sin Cara” and was known in his native country as “Mistico,” has been […]
July 19, 2011

Eller Intervenors Ready to Sign Off on End to NFL Lockout With $1 Billion ‘Legacy Fund’

Earlier today on Twitter I speculated that the Carl Eller group of class-action plaintiffs – who are working to coordinate the interests of retired players with […]
July 20, 2011

San Francisco 49er Forrest Blue, Dead at 65, Had Dementia Last 15 Years

Forrest Blue, a center with the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Colts in the 1970s, has died at 65 in a California assisted-living facility. According […]