Archive for February, 2012

Go Read Patrick Hruby of Yahoo Sports’ PostGame on the ‘End Game’ of Football Brain Trauma

Published February 14th, 2012, Uncategorized

Patrick Hruby, a columnist for Yahoo Sports’ new magazine ThePostGame, has written the first outstanding long-form article of 2012 bringing the scholarship and perspectives on the football concussion crisis fully up to speed: “End Game: Brain Trauma And The Future Of Youth Football In America” http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/hruby-tuesday/201201/end-game-brain-trauma-and-future-youth-football-america   Irv Muchnick For complete info on our ebooks […]

While Nation Debates Future of Football, ‘Fan Lobby’ Plays Games

Published February 13th, 2012, Uncategorized

A week ago today I received the first email I’ve ever gotten from Ken Reed, the sports policy director of the Ralph Nader group League of Fans. Reed wanted me to see an open letter the organization had just sent to Gary Bettman, the commissioner of the National Hockey League, calling for a ban on […]

Matt Chaney Tells It Like It Is on 2011 Football Casualties

Published February 12th, 2012, Uncategorized

This introductory section from http://blog.4wallspublishing.com/2012/02/12/220-football-casualties-severe-to-fatal-in-america-2011.aspx is reprinted with permission. Online Review Produces Unprecedented Collection of Gridiron Mishaps By Matt Chaney Last fall in Oklahoma, athletic trainer Dan Dodson saw the horrific side of tackle football become manifest. Grave injury struck down three teen players under Dodson’s watch, leaving one dead, from one team. In a span of […]

Footnotes on Daily Beast on Muchnick on Santorum and WWE Deregulation

Published February 10th, 2012, Uncategorized

My praise for today’s article by John Avlon of The Daily Beast, about presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s role in ending regulation in the 1980s of what is now World Wrestling Entertainment, goes beyond the fact that Avlon was once a Rudy Giuliani aide. (See previous post. The Daily Beast link is http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/09/rick-santorum-family-values-candidate-and-pro-wrestling-advocate.html.) Besides the Avlon-Giuliani […]

Muchnick Quoted in Daily Beast Article on Rick Santorum’s Career As a WWE Lobbyist

Published February 10th, 2012, Uncategorized

“Rick Santorum, Family Values Candidate and Pro Wrestling Advocate?” John Avlon, The Daily Beast, http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/09/rick-santorum-family-values-candidate-and-pro-wrestling-advocate.html Excellent piece by the Newsweek and Daily Beast senior columnist – even more impressive because Avlon was once a speechwriter for Vince and Linda McMahon’s pal, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. I’ll post additional comments and references later today. […]