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August 19, 2013

An Open Letter to Victor Vieth, Executive Director of National Child Protection Training Center, on His ‘Independent Review’ of USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program

Dear Mr. Vieth: Here are some questions suggested by the news that your National Child Protection Training Center has been hired by USA Swimming to conduct […]
August 20, 2013

Muchnick at MomsTeam.com: Congressman Miller’s Meeting With USA Swimming Must Not Be ‘One and Done’ — Public Hearings Are Needed

This week’s announcement that USA Swimming has commissioned an “independent review” of its safe sport program is just the latest in a series of chess moves […]
August 21, 2013

Cure For the Common Yes-to-Football Backlash Syndrome: A Dose of Matt Chaney

The hegemony of football-think is evident everywhere: in the passive solutions of parents who should know enough to “just say no,” and now in the intellectual […]
August 21, 2013

The Definitive Essay on Homosexuality in Pro Wrestling — Keith Harris of Cageside Seats

http://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2013/8/19/4634370/grappling-with-homosexuality-will-wwe-finally-get-it-right-with
August 23, 2013

ESPN Dissolves Partnership With PBS on Fainaru Brothers’ NFL Concussion Documentary, Blah Blah Blah

Surely you’ve heard the news. Here’s how The New York Times covered it: “N.F.L. Pressure Said to Lead ESPN to Quit Film Project,” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/sports/football/nfl-pressure-said-to-prompt-espn-to-quit-film-project.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&adxnnl=1&smid=tw-share&adxnnlx=1377261768-HK7duazRG6eGNK3C7asF%20Q Here’s what […]
August 24, 2013

Review of News12 Phoenix 11-Minute Package on Whitney Lopus Lawsuit in Greg Winslow Case, Plus the National Swim Coach Sex Abuse Scandal

by Irvin Muchnick   Let’s hope the two-part report last night by Will Pitts and Wendy Halloran of KPNX, Channel 12 in Phoenix, is heard all […]
August 25, 2013

Politico Puts the Max Boot to Wall Street Journal’s ‘In Defense of Football’

We’ve finally found the writer who puts the “foot” in football stupidity. It is Max Boot. We recently brushed off his ill-researched Wall Street Journal essay, […]
August 25, 2013

A Twitter Dialogue With Dave (@EdgeOfSports) Zirin on the Crisis of Confidence at ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’

@irvmuch ESPN ombudsman Robert Lipsyte’s piece on the Frontline partnership crash-and-burn is disappointing. http://es.pn/17d5mMh  (cont.)     @irvmuch (cont.) The estimable Lipsyte too equivocal and “fact-based” […]
August 26, 2013

Congress Becomes the Third and Most Important Branch of Government With a Hand in Holding USA Swimming Accountable For Widespread Youth Coach Sex Abuse

by Irvin Muchnick   On Wednesday, the staff of Congressman George Miller of California will be meeting with top USA Swimming and U.S. Olympic Committee officials […]