Archive for February, 2012

Lipsyte’s Super Bowl Message: ‘Go Organize in Your Community Against Tackle Football’

Published February 3rd, 2012, Uncategorized

In college we used to joke, “If I were smart, I’d get good grades.” And if I could write as well as Robert Lipsyte — author, commentator, former New York Times sports columnist — I’d be Robert Lipsyte. Since I can’t, I’m not, but I’m a Lipsyte reader and admirer, which is good enough today. […]

‘Super Bowl Special: NFL PR Tests Whether Best Defense Is a Good Offense’ … today at Beyond Chron

Published February 3rd, 2012, Uncategorized

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 think we need a new one: […]

Cantu and Nowinski Promise NFL-Blessed ‘Bold Initiative to Prevent Repetitive Brain Trauma.’ Hmmm …

Published February 2nd, 2012, Uncategorized

Tomorrow in my Beyond Chron pre-Super Bowl column, I’ll analyze the National Football League’s super-slick public relations offensive on the concussion issue. My piece will be filed before Boston’s Sports Legacy Institute and Boston University’s Center for the Study of Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy release a white paper at the Super Bowl XLVI Media Center in […]

Concussion Inc. Flashback: Watch Dr. Joe (“”) Maroon Perform the Perfect Neurological Exam!

Published February 1st, 2012, Uncategorized

(The second title of the Concussion Inc. ebook shorts series, UPMC: Concussion Scandal Ground Zero, is now available for $1.49 on Amazon Kindle,, or as a simple PDF file by remitting $1.49 to   Comedy Central: NFL’s PR Video of Dr. Joseph Maroon Conducting the Perfect Neurological Exam Published June 20th, 2011 The […]

From the People Who Brought You The Super Bowl Player Safety Ad!

Published February 1st, 2012, Uncategorized

Stefan Fatsis, with whom I haven’t always agreed, has a hell of a strong post in his latest contribution to the Slate-Deadspin NFL Roundtable – a smart fan’s gasfest that I sometimes poke fun at, but not this time. See “Why Are Ray Lewis And ‘Friday Night Lights’’s Peter Berg Shilling For The NFL On […]