Archive for September, 2011

Meltzer Won’t Comment on Absence of Head Gear for 8-Year-Old Cage Grapplers in UK

Published September 27th, 2011, Uncategorized

Last week I touched on the controversy in Britain over an exhibition of 8-year-olds grappling inside a cage at a professional mixed martial arts event. See “Wrestling Observer’s Meltzer Defends Against a Straw Man But Remains Silent on the Indefensible,” https://concussioninc.net/?p=4693. Since then, Dave Meltzer, who writes thoroughly and well about combat sports for his own […]

More From Philadelphia on the Vick Concussion Bait-and-Switch

Published September 27th, 2011, Uncategorized

“Vick’s disappearing injuries raising eyebrows” Frank Ward http://dailyphiladelphian.com/2011/09/26/vicks-disappearing-injuries-raising-eyebrows/  

Most Popular Clips at Muchnick’s YouTube Channel

Published September 26th, 2011, Uncategorized

Confronting pro wrestling legend Bret Hart on CNN’s “Nancy Grace,” 2007 (30,000+ views): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXmw7Fmhwgg&feature=channel_video_title Discussing NFL retirees’ concussion cover-up lawsuit on Toronto’s NewsTalk 1010: http://www.youtube.com/WrestlingBabylon#p/a/u/0/hrXZLpKvAAQ On Linda McMahon’s Senate candidacy and death in wrestling, WTNH-TV, New Haven, Connecticut: http://www.youtube.com/WrestlingBabylon#p/u/3/GHWU1eBJgyk With Gary Radnich, KRON4 News, San Francisco: http://www.youtube.com/WrestlingBabylon#p/u/4/hGuVVszpep4 Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor,” 2007: http://www.youtube.com/WrestlingBabylon#p/u/28/asTdiVWf4gM French TV’s […]

Here’s Your Michael Vick Medical Report, Version 2.2

Published September 26th, 2011, Uncategorized

Today Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid said Michael Vick “has a hand contusion — not a break.” What Vick has for sure is bruised feelings. What he might also have is another concussion, days after being cleared by an “independent neurologist” whom neither the Eagles nor the NFL will name.   Irv Muchnick

Sal Marinello on Michael Vick — And Beyond

Published September 26th, 2011, Uncategorized

One of the wisest observers of the Michael Vick scenario is a coach and trainer named Sal Marinello. Though not well known to readers of this blog, he is a fine example of what I call the fatalistic wing of the concussion debate — honorable sports industry professionals who don’t deny the magnitude of traumatic […]