Archive for February, 2011

WWE Hall of Fame Notes: Bob Armstrong Is Going In – That’s Why Referee Scott Armstrong, Chris Benoit’s Text-Message Friend, Is Back

Published February 22nd, 2011, Uncategorized

Sources tell me that “Bullet Bob” Armstrong is going into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame this year. (Others named so far are Shawn Michaels and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.) I don’t believe Armstrong, now 71, ever wrestled for WWE or its predecessor WWF; I know fans will quickly correct me if I’m wrong about […]

WWE Hall of Fame Notes: ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan, Grandfather of the ‘Wellness Policy’

Published February 22nd, 2011, Uncategorized

World Wrestling Entertainment has announced that “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, a mostly late eighties-early nineties guy, will join Shawn Michaels in the Hall of Fame class of 2011. Bully for Duggan. I think pro wrestling experts would agree that Duggan’s best performances were for other promotions. From an historical standpoint, his main WWE legacy was something […]

‘Duerson Suicide Shows NFL Body Count Rising Like WWE’s — But With New Intrigue’ … today at Beyond Chron

Published February 22nd, 2011, Uncategorized

The gruesome decades-long underground American saga that is the football concussion crisis has never gotten in our faces quite like the story of the suicide last week, at age 50, of one-time National Football League defensive player of the year Dave Duerson. How many levels are there to the news that Duerson put a gun […]

‘Duerson Suicide Shows NFL Body Count Rising Like WWE’s — But With New Intrigue’

Published February 21st, 2011, Uncategorized

… My Tuesday column at Beyond Chron.

There’s No Overstating Where the Dave Duerson Suicide Story Could Lead

Published February 20th, 2011, Uncategorized

Good work as usual from Alan Schwarz of The New York Times: “Before Shooting Himself, Duerson Said He Wanted Brain Study” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/sports/football/20duerson.html?_r=1&ref=sports