Archive for June, 2011

FLASHBACK: How The New York Times Is Fumbling the National Sports Concussion Scandal

Published June 15th, 2011, Uncategorized

New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz, May 27: “As far as I know your concern with the coverage stems only from your Maroon-connection-to-Riddell-study issue. [I know that is not an issue] for reasons of which you are totally unaware …” New York Times columnist George Vecsey, June 14: “the NYT has led that story for […]

Columnist George Vecsey Defends New York Times Concussion Scandal Coverage: ‘What Are You Talking About?’

Published June 15th, 2011, Uncategorized

From: George Vecsey Subject: RE: New York Times fumbles national sports concussion scandal To: Irvin Muchnick Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 5:09 PM the NYT has led that story for three years. what are you talking about? GV ********** From: Irvin Muchnick Subject: RE: New York Times fumbles national sports concussion scandal To: George Vecsey […]

Dave Meggyesy Challenges Sam Huff’s NFL Players Union Bona Fides

Published June 14th, 2011, Uncategorized

In the story here about the late Dave Duerson’s loud altercation with Sam Huff and Bernie Parrish in a Congressional committee hearing room in 2007, I have characterized both Huff and Parrish as historic builders of the National Football League Players Association who became disenchanted with the NFLPA’s advocacy on behalf of disabled retired players. […]

‘NFL Too Big to Fail — That’s Our Real National Concussion Problem’ (full text from Beyond Chron)

Published June 14th, 2011, Uncategorized

[originally published 6/10 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/NFL_Too_Big_to_Fail_That_s_Our_Real_National_Concussion_Problem_9249.html] NFL Too Big to Fail – That’s Our Real National Concussion Problem by Irvin Muchnick In sports, as in everything, we love our scandals served on a tabloid plate: the jock DUI’s, the strippers taunted with $100 bills, the sexting, the dog-fighting rings, and most recently, the “amateur” football players […]

Retired Wrestler Jeff Farmer: ‘Is This What Is Wrong With Me?’

Published June 12th, 2011, Uncategorized

Blog reader Jeff Farmer, a former pro wrestler, emailed, “Is this what is wrong with me?” He elaborated: “I have had several concussions over the years, and wonder if I will suffer some adverse effects. To date I think I am OK, but who knows, I do forget things, so would I not forget as […]