Archive for March, 2012

WrestleMania’s Burning Question: Will Triple H (a.k.a. Mr. Stephanie McMahon) Get ‘Fined’ Again for Dastardly Deeds Against the Undertaker?

Published March 31st, 2012, Uncategorized

World Wrestling Entertainment, which stages its 28th annual WrestleMania pay-per-view show tomorrow, has not allowed chair shots to the head ever since studies of Chris Benoit’s postmortem brain tissue in 2007 showed that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Once again: WWE does not do chair shots to the head. Except when it does. In […]

P.S. on ‘Whatever Happened to the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal?’

Published March 30th, 2012, Uncategorized

While I have been re-upping the question in the headline over this post (see Tuesday’s Beyond Chron column, which was reprinted in the previous post here), Scott M. Reid of the Orange County Register has been breaking the story of an allegation at the renowned Nadadores Swim Club in Mission Viejo. The Reid article, “Sex […]

‘Whatever Happened to the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal?’ (full text)

Published March 30th, 2012, Uncategorized

[originally published 3/27/12 at]   by Irvin Muchnick In the latest legal maneuvers, trial is now set for June for Jerry Sandusky on charges he raped many boys through his connections as a Penn State football assistant coach and head of the Second Mile charity for at-risk youth. The same month, USA Swimming, the […]

‘NFL’s “Bounty” Game Is Savage – We Get It. Now, About the High Schools …’ (full text)

Published March 29th, 2012, Uncategorized

[originally published 3/23/12 at]   by Irvin Muchnick Dissident sports voices might as well admit that the mainstream media have it about right in their analyses of the penalties handed down by Roger Goodell, the National Football League commissioner, in the New Orleans Saints “bounty” scandal. The smartest commentators focus on the internal NFL […]

Concussion Inc. Author George Visger Honored Today by California State Senate

Published March 29th, 2012, Uncategorized

Thursday is a big day for George Visger, author of our ebook OUT OF MY HEAD: My Life In and Out of Football. First, he and his old San Francisco 49ers teammate Dan Bunz will be honored on the floor of the California State Senate. After the Senate votes on a concurrent resolution proclaiming March […]