Archive for July, 2011

Sports Fans Coalition’s ‘Agenda’ Doesn’t Say One Word About Public Health

Published July 27th, 2011, Uncategorized

Brian Frederick, executive director of the Sports Fans Coalition, is mad at me for calling out the group on its failure to raise a peep about football concussions. He says they’ll get to that as soon as they clear the decks on more central concerns, the most notable of which is pressuring the National Football […]

Paging Senator Blumenthal – Who Accepts NFL Campaign Contributions – On His Work With the Sports Fans Coalition

Published July 27th, 2011, Uncategorized

The office of Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, did not respond to my query yesterday seeking details of the collaboration that the Sports Fans Coalition claims it has with him both on ending local blackouts of National Football League telecasts and on combating the problem of concussions in football. Yesterday the executive director of […]

Paging Dr. Richard Ellenbogen of NFLhealthandsafety.com

Published July 26th, 2011, Uncategorized

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, co-chair of the National Football League’s Head, Neck, and Spine Committee, has a promising but ultimately confused and confusing video about concussions up at the league’s recently launched health and safety website. There’s a fundamental problem, in that Ellenbogen talks about tailoring concussion management to the level of play but is silent […]

‘Sports Fans Coalition Working With Sen. Blumenthal on NFL TV Blackouts AND Concussions.’ Discuss.

Published July 26th, 2011, Uncategorized

Brian Frederick, executive director of the Sports Fans Coalition, says – though rather cryptically – that he is working with Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on both National Football League television blackouts and the concussion issue. For the last 24 hours Frederick has been rat-a-tatting me with Twitter @ replies to complain about my criticism […]

‘NFL Fans Should Worry About More Than One Kind of “Blackout”‘ … today at Beyond Chron

Published July 26th, 2011, Uncategorized

When the National Football League and its players announced that the lockout was over, the head of a fledgling organization called the Sports Fans Coalition couldn’t wait to get its message out. “NFL Lockouts End, Blackouts Won’t,” blogged its executive director, Brian Frederick. Frederick made the same narrow point last September in a piece for […]