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October 6, 2011

Deadspin Gets It Right on Chris Nowinski’s Tired Hype

Deadspin, which publishes plenty of sophomoric dreck, has a good one today by Barry Petchesky on the curiously unhelpful drumbeat of chronic traumatic encephelopathy press releases […]
October 7, 2011

Why Public High School Football Is Doomed … Even If NFL’s Safety Double-Talk Threads the PR Needle

With a long holiday weekend looming, I’m going to give the various investigative seeds planted on this blog some time to breathe and grow. Today I’d […]
October 7, 2011

Once Again — Deafening Silence on Concussions From the ‘Sports Fan Lobby’

Yesterday I sent this query to the “Sports Fans Coalition” (executive director Brian Frederick) and “League of Fans” (a Ralph Nader group): I have been reporting […]
October 9, 2011

‘Congress of Neurological Surgeons KO’s Own Credibility With Standing Ovation for NFL Commissioner Goodell’ (full text)

[originally published October 5 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Congress_of_Neurological_Surgeons_KO_s_Own_Credibility_With_Standing_Ovation_for_NFL_Commissioner_Goodell_9576.html]   by Irvin Muchnick As I reported on my blog, the National Football League bragged that commissioner Roger Goodell got […]
October 9, 2011

Senate Candidate Linda McMahon Archive: Linda and Vince McMahon Take Prideful Pens in Hand

The new entry in our series is prompted by Friday’s Manchester Journal Inquirer story “WWE downplaying McMahon’s ownership?” (Most Journal Inquirer content is behind a pay […]
October 10, 2011

Canadian Concussion Doc Blasts Cantu for ‘Thin Science’ in Rick Martin Hype

For most of 2011, I’ve been pointing out that the celebrity dead athlete press release mode of the Boston University concussion group headed by Chris Nowinski […]
October 12, 2011

Paging Congress of Neurological Surgeons Officers and Executive Committee

I have received zero responses to my message of a week ago, which was sent out individually to the people listed below. Would you let someone […]
October 12, 2011

Minus Alan Schwarz, New York Times Football Concussion Coverage Has Evolved From ‘Flawed’ to ‘Missing in Action’

On August 2, I reported that Alan Schwarz, the Pulitzer-nominated concussion reporter for The New York Times, had been moved, without announcement, to the new title […]
October 13, 2011

Bulletin: NFL’s Dr. Maroon’s ImPACT Works for a High School Player … to Prevent a THIRD Concussion!

I keep hammering that the ImPACT “concussion management software” – developed by National Football League neurosurgeon-apologist Joseph Maroon and his conflicted, money-above-health team at the University […]