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August 2, 2011

‘Irv Muchnick Talks Fan Accountability for Health of performers’ … at Wrestling Observer Newsletter Website

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe/21575-irv-muchnick-talks-fan-accountability-for-health-of-performers
August 2, 2011

Alan Schwarz: Why I’m No Longer Writing About Concussions in The New York Times

Today I received the following email from Alan Schwarz:   Irv— My move out of Sports has been in the works since December. After four years […]
August 3, 2011

‘Five Keys to the Upcoming NFL (Concussion) Season’ (full text)

[originally published August 1 at Beyond Chron, http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Five_Keys_to_the_Upcoming_NFL_Concussion_Season_9388.html]   by Irvin Muchnick No offense to Nnamdi Asomugha, who they tell me is a shutdown cornerback, but […]
August 4, 2011

Your NFL And WWE Neurosurgeon, Joseph Maroon, in Action

World Wrestling Entertainment performer John Morrison returned to the tour little more than a month after undergoing neck surgery. The procedure – by WWE medical director […]
August 4, 2011

‘Fan Accountability for Health of Performers’ (full text from Wrestling Observer website)

[originally published August 2 at http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe/21575-irv-muchnick-talks-fan-accountability-for-health-of-performers]   Irv Muchnick talks fan accountability for health of performers Those of you who think I pick on wrestling fans […]
August 4, 2011

Annals of Youth Concussion Bureaucracy: Matt Chaney Covers the Waterfront

Author-blogger Matt Chaney (http://blog.4wallspublishing.com/), one of the smartest and least inhibited commentators on both concussions and steroids, passes along this early roundup of the new high-school-traumatic-brain-injury-liability-mitigation […]
August 5, 2011

Muchnick Flashback: 2003 Los Angeles Times Magazine Article ‘Welcome to Plantation Football’

Below is one of the early mainstream articles on the controversy over paying college athletes: “Welcome to Plantation Football,” Los Angeles Times Magazine, August 31, 2003. […]
August 5, 2011

Dave Duerson’s Replacement on NFL Disability Board: New Deal Isn’t Finalized, So Hold Your Fire

A war of words has erupted on the comments board under an item at the blog of Dave Pear, a leading dissident National Football League retired […]
August 8, 2011

‘Sports Concussion Crisis a Culture-Wide Problem – Maybe a Post-Ideological One, Too’ … today at Beyond Chron

Writing in The Nation’s special August 15-22 sports issue, currently on newsstands, recently retired Denver Broncos wide receiver turned social critic Nate Jackson reflects on the […]