Archive for January, 2012

Concussion Inc. Flashback: My Weird 1988 Conversation With Then WWE Lobbyist and Now Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum

Published January 4th, 2012, Uncategorized

Look for our upcoming ebook UPMC: Concussion Scandal Ground Zero. Complete info on the Concussion Inc. ebook shorts series is here.   My Weird 1988 Conversation With Then WWE Lobbyist and Now Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum Published June 6th, 2011 In 1988 I wrote an article for The Washington Monthly titled “The (Thwak!) Deregulation of […]

Once More With Feeling: My 2003 LA Times Magazine Article ‘Welcome to Plantation Football’

Published January 3rd, 2012, Uncategorized

Joe Nocera has a good piece in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about paying college athletes — another ripple from Taylor Branch’s Atlantic attack on the National Collegiate Athletic Association cartel. I’m again reprinting below my article “Welcome to Plantation Football,” from the Los Angeles Times Magazine of August 31, 2003. Irv Muchnick   Welcome […]

New York Times’ Alan Schwarz Continues His Victory Lap Tour

Published January 2nd, 2012, Uncategorized

Alan Schwarz, who created the concussion beat at The New York Times but stopped writing about the subject last year, last week did a video interview with the British magazine The Economist about his experience. See http://www.economist.com/blogs/gametheory/2011/12/alan-schwarz-concussions-american-football. (Last summer I reviewed Schwarz’s appearance on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. See “New York Times’ Alan Schwarz […]