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May 8, 2012

Director Steve James: Concussion Documentary’s Funders Are Anonymous (Part 3, ‘Game Within Head Games’)

In an email, Steve James, director-producer of the film Head Games, told me: “As is increasingly the case in documentaries these days, funding has come from […]
May 9, 2012

‘Let Elite Athletes Destroy Their Own Brains – But Stop Turning High School Players into Tackling Dummies’ … today at Beyond Chron

During the 1981 major league baseball players’ strike, I traveled to Norfolk, Virginia, to watch the New York Mets’ top farm club at the time, the […]
May 9, 2012

Frank Deford’s Strong NPR Commentary on Youth Football

(reprinted with permission)   FRANK DEFORD   Sweetness And Light by Frank Deford Mind Games: Football And Head Injuries Download  May 9, 2012 Even as the […]
May 9, 2012

‘A Concerned Mom’: ‘Great Article by Muchnick’

From the comments log at Dustin Fink’s Concussion Blog, in reference to my Beyond Chron column today. I hereby nominate “A Concerned Mom” for the presidency […]
May 9, 2012

Dustin Fink’s Concussion Blog: ‘Are Our Kids Guinea Pigs?… Irv Is Logistically Correct Here’

“Are Our Kids Guinea Pigs for Concussions?” Dustin Fink, The Concussion Blog http://theconcussionblog.com/2012/05/09/are-our-kids-guinea-pigs-for-concussions/#comments
May 10, 2012

Are You Ready for Some … Flag Football? Stay Tuned. Plus: The Great Debates

This has been an important week in the devolution of the football phenomenon.  Junior Seau killed himself – who knows why at this point, but the […]
May 11, 2012

‘Let Elite Athletes Destroy Their Own Brains – But Stop Turning High School Players Into Tackling Dummies’ (full text)

[originally published 5/9/12 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Let_Elite_Athletes_Destroy_Their_Own_Brains_But_Stop_Turning_High_School_Players_into_Tackling_Dummies_10136.html]   During the 1981 major league baseball players’ strike, I traveled to Norfolk, Virginia, to watch the New York Mets’ top […]
May 11, 2012

Cantu-Omalu Fight Over Seau’s Brain Highlights Gaps in New York Times Coverage and Questions About ‘Associate Producer’ Alan Schwarz’s Film (Part 4, ‘Game Within Head Games’)

An important story by San Diego’s 10News has the scoop on the behind-the-scenes battle by two research groups to secure the brain of Junior Seau. This […]
May 12, 2012

In Praise of Brandon Inge and John Axford

Don’t worry, readers – I promise not to inflict on you my reviews of Beth Orton, Norah Jones, and Of Monsters And Men. But it’s time […]