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October 14, 2011

‘Political Football: Centers for Disease Control in NFL’s Pocket, Too, on Concussion Issue’ … today at Beyond Chron

by Irvin Muchnick What the sports-reform movement still lacks, but may soon acquire, is its equivalent of MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving. We can call […]
October 14, 2011

Senator Menendez and Congressman Pascrell No-Comment Report That NFL Funded Nearly Half of CDC’s Budget This Year for ‘Heads Up’

In my Beyond Chron column published earlier today, I reported that the National Football League gave the CDC Foundation $150,000 for the “Heads Up” program of […]
October 15, 2011

‘Flowery Al Davis Tributes Downplay Dark Side of His Oakland and Raiders Legacy’ (full text)

[originally published 10/11/11 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Flowery_Al_Davis_Tributes_Downplay_Dark_Side_of_His_Oakland_and_Raiders_Legacy_9590.html]   by Irvin Muchnick It’s not nice to speak ill of the dead, and to be sure, Al Davis – the […]
October 17, 2011

Catastrophic Football Injuries 2011: Matt Chaney Breaks It Down

As is the case every Monday, there’s a lot of concussion news, and most of it speaks for itself. At the National Football League level, we […]
October 17, 2011

Sports Illustrated Columnist: ‘Vick’s Latest Helmet Blow Raises Questions About Concussion Policy’

Will Carroll, @injuryexpert on Twitter, writes the “Fantasy Football Expert” column for the Sports Illustrated website. His new one, as he puts it, wonders whether the […]
October 18, 2011

‘Political Football: Centers for Disease Control in NFL’s Pocket, Too, on Concussion Issue’ (full text)

[originally published 10/14/11 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Political_Football_Centers_for_Disease_Control_in_NFL_s_Pocket_Too_on_Concussion_Issue_9600.html]   by Irvin Muchnick What the sports-reform movement still lacks, but may soon acquire, is its equivalent of MADD – Mothers […]
October 18, 2011

‘Sports Fan Lobby’ Missing in Action — Again — On Report of CDC Collusion With NFL

Last Friday I solicited comment from Brian Frederick’s “Sports Fans Coalition” and Ralph Nader’s “League of Fans” on my column asserting that the Centers for Disease […]
October 19, 2011

At Commerce Committee Hearing, Senator Udall Whiffs on Dr. Maroon’s Quackery and Distorts the Record on Dave Duerson

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a two-hour hearing on sports concussions on Wednesday. You can view the video at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Concuss. Despite an annoyingly […]
October 20, 2011

ImPACT Is a Sleazily Promoted ‘Anti-Concussion Product.’ So Why Won’t the Senate Commerce Committee Scrutinize It?

The approach of our government to the concussion crisis reminds me of the “fix” of the radio payola scandals in the 1950s. Back then we made […]