August 31, 2011

‘Only Let Your Kids Play Football If You Also Let Them Box’

The headline of this post is also the rally cry of sports-talk radio host Dan Bernstein of WSCR in Chicago. Bernstein has drawn the line perfectly […]
August 30, 2011

Jerome Bettis Bus Makes a Stop at Concussion Inc.

Celebrity, commerce, and a false sense of awareness all intersect at the corner of former National Football League star Jerome Bettis and Dick’s Sporting Goods – […]
August 29, 2011

NFL Retirees’ ‘Legacy Fund’ Boost an Obvious Throwaway Line of Lockout-Ending CBA

Dissident National Football League retiree Dave Pear’s blog has more primary-source email exchanges among principals about the confused status of increased pensions for pre-1993 players as […]
August 29, 2011

How Did Ric Flair Fall Through the Cracks of WWE’s ‘Wellness Policy’ Cardio Screening?

Sad-sack pro wrestling legend Ric Flair – still slicing up his own forehead and taking “bumps” for other promotions in his 60s, three years after “retiring” from […]
August 26, 2011

Ralph Nader’s ‘League of Fans’ Calls for Youth Concussion Testing

A new Ralph Nader group called League of Fans – saying the sports world “must open eyes to compelling concussion research” – has called for mandatory […]
August 25, 2011

Introducing the Concussion Research of Clinical Psychologist Don Brady

I am working my way through A Preliminary Investigation of Active and Retired NFL Players’ Knowledge of Concussions – the extremely valuable 2004 doctoral dissertation of […]
August 24, 2011

Muchnick to Sports Columnist: Is Football Sustainable? Sports Columnist to Muchnick: Yes! … Wait, Let Me Think About It

Below is an edited exchange I had the other day with a sports columnist for a major newspaper. I am not identifying the columnist except to […]
August 23, 2011

‘Football Media, Courts Still Not Tackling Lesson of Dave Duerson Suicide’ (full text)

[originally published 8/19/11 at]   by Irvin Muchnick Six months after Dave Duerson put a bullet through his own chest, the annual national brain trauma […]
August 22, 2011

WWE Corporate Website Is Back Up!

Same as it ever was. Never mind.