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August 20, 2011

Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Third Concussion That Wasn’t

Yahoo Sports’ Jason Cole this week had a feel-good story about how Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the most valuable player of the Super Bowl, […]
August 21, 2011

Uh, Governor Malloy — About That Labor Department Audit of Senate Candidate Linda McMahon’s WWE …

The agonizing serial of layoff-averting concessions by Connecticut’s public employee unions is over. It seems hard to argue with the conclusion of Chris Powell of the […]
August 22, 2011

WWE Deep-Sixes Its Corporate Website!

In a  move whose significance cannot be minimized — and I suspect is not the last word — World Wrestling Entertainment has eliminated its corporate website. […]
August 22, 2011

WWE Corporate Website Is Back Up!

Same as it ever was. Never mind.
August 23, 2011

‘Football Media, Courts Still Not Tackling Lesson of Dave Duerson Suicide’ (full text)

[originally published 8/19/11 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Football_Media_Courts_Still_Not_Tackling_Lesson_of_Dave_Duerson_Suicide_9447.html]   by Irvin Muchnick Six months after Dave Duerson put a bullet through his own chest, the annual national brain trauma […]
August 24, 2011

Muchnick to Sports Columnist: Is Football Sustainable? Sports Columnist to Muchnick: Yes! … Wait, Let Me Think About It

Below is an edited exchange I had the other day with a sports columnist for a major newspaper. I am not identifying the columnist except to […]
August 25, 2011

Introducing the Concussion Research of Clinical Psychologist Don Brady

I am working my way through A Preliminary Investigation of Active and Retired NFL Players’ Knowledge of Concussions – the extremely valuable 2004 doctoral dissertation of […]
August 26, 2011

Ralph Nader’s ‘League of Fans’ Calls for Youth Concussion Testing

A new Ralph Nader group called League of Fans – saying the sports world “must open eyes to compelling concussion research” – has called for mandatory […]
August 29, 2011

How Did Ric Flair Fall Through the Cracks of WWE’s ‘Wellness Policy’ Cardio Screening?

Sad-sack pro wrestling legend Ric Flair – still slicing up his own forehead and taking “bumps” for other promotions in his 60s, three years after “retiring” from […]