Archive for February, 2012

No Answers to My Questions – Unasked by CNN – On ‘Concussion Awareness’

Published February 9th, 2012, Uncategorized

A few days before the Super Bowl, CNN’s medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, did a special on football concussions at the high school level. If you missed it, the YouTube video is embedded at Dustin Fink’s Concussion Blog: From the perspective of my friend Dustin, the CNN piece is great because it boosts the […]

How the Cult of Experts and Professionalization Is Killing Our Kids (Part 2, The Boston Football Hit-Count Proposal)

Published February 8th, 2012, Uncategorized

[PREVIOUSLY: “Cantu and Nowinski Play It Safe – In the Wrong Ways (Part 1, the Boston Football Hit-Count Proposal),”] Yesterday’s post had a mental typo: I meant to say “Little League World Series,” not “College World Series.” I’ve made the correction, which was probably apparent to readers in context. It’s also a good starting […]

Cantu and Nowinski Play It Safe – In the Wrong Ways (Part 1, The Boston Football Hit-Count Proposal)

Published February 7th, 2012, Uncategorized

For complete info on our ebooks – DUERSON (November 2011), UPMC: Concussion Scandal Ground Zero (January 2012), and George Visger’s OUT OF MY HEAD: My Life In and Out of Football (February 2012) – see   I really wish Dr. Robert Cantu and Chris Nowinski – the media’s go-to guys on football concussions – […]

There’s No Offseason in Football – Or In Educating the Public on Child Brain Injuries

Published February 6th, 2012, Uncategorized

Congratulations to the New York Giants. I’m going to give the Super Bowl news a day to breathe. Tomorrow we’ll have the first of a two-part series on what’s right and what’s inadequate about the youth football hit-count standards proposed last Friday by two National Football League-subsidized advocates: researcher Dr. Robert Cantu of Boston University’s […]

‘Super Bowl Special: NFL PR Tests Whether Best Defense Is a Good Offense’ (full text)

Published February 5th, 2012, Uncategorized

[originally published 2/3/12 at]   by Irvin Muchnick In our new ebook OUT OF MY HEAD: My Life In and Out of Football, George Visger, a member of the San Francisco 49ers’ first Super Bowl champions from 30 years ago, writes, “In America we already have an organization called Mothers Against Drunk Driving. I […]