Archive for September, 2010

Why Are the Hardest-Hitting Linda McMahon Stories Not Getting Play in Connecticut?

Published September 30th, 2010, Uncategorized

This one isn’t quite “The ‘Oh Yeah’ Girls Make the Gawker List,” but it’s loaded with important information: “Linda McMahon, wrestllers’ deaths and head injuries” by Evan Weiner http://www.examiner.com/business-of-sports-in-national/linda-mcmahon-wrestlers-deaths-and-head-injuries?sms_ss=mixx&at_xt=4ca404ee05161a71%2C0

P.S. on Mick Foley’s Position on Wrestlers as Independent Contractors

Published September 29th, 2010, Uncategorized

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter expressed surprise at the previous item on this blog, in which I cited wrestler Mick Foley as having defended World Wrestling Entertainment’s position on its performers as independent contractors rather than employees (“Linda McMahon’s Unstoppable Political Machine Extends All the Way to Mankind and Doink,” http://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/linda-mcmahon%E2%80%99s-unstoppable-political-machine-extends-all-the-way-to-mankind-and-doink-the-clown/). Meltzer said […]

Linda McMahon’s Unstoppable Political Machine Extends All the Way to Mankind and Doink the Clown

Published September 29th, 2010, Uncategorized

Two incidents inside the wrestling industry in recent weeks show both how close is the coordination of the Linda McMahon Senate campaign with her company, World Wrestling Entertainment, and how thorough is the attention to detail by both. As is often the case these days with inside-inside news, I am indebted to wrestling fan and […]

Highly Recommended Reading on Concussions in Mixed Martial Arts

Published September 29th, 2010, Uncategorized

“Why I have chosen to stop watching Mixed Martial Arts, my favorite sport – the mounting evidence of CTE from head trauma” by Ivan Trembow MMA Torch http://www.mmatorch.com/artman2/publish/Guest_Editorials_20/article_6960.shtml

NY Times: ‘Wrestling Becomes a Campaign Issue’; CT Capitol Report on NY Times: ‘Voters Not Responding to Wrestling Attacks’

Published September 29th, 2010, Uncategorized

We have cognitive dissonance here. Or, as the gang warden in Cool Hand Luke put it, “a failure to communicate.” Today the worthy Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent has a “Letter from Connecticut” in The New York Times headlined “As a Senate Race Tightens, Wrestling Becomes a Campaign Issue.” See http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/nyregion/29conn.html?_r=1. Bass says […]