Archive for May, 2012

How Do You Like That — A Sports Columnist Who Writes About Youth Football in Plain English

Published May 25th, 2012, Uncategorized

“A zero-tolerance policy toward football” Gwen Knapp, San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/25/SP9P1ON415.DTL

Great Moments on Twitter

Published May 25th, 2012, Uncategorized

Daniela Altimari ‏@capitolwatch #WWE “is taking an..aggressive approach to ensure..accurate facts..about our..brand. This has absolutely nothing to do w/ politics” #CTSen Irvin Muchnick ‏@irvmuch @capitolwatch [Chris] Powell [of Manchester Journal Inquirer] asked WWE flack to hold “deposition before the primary because I wanted to meet Trish.” Referring to Trish Stratus? Daniela Altimari ‏@capitolwatch @irvmuch Yes. […]

‘Courts Must Toughen Sanctions Against USA Swimming’s Nose-Thumbing Tactics in Sex Abuse Litigation’ … today at Beyond Chron

Published May 25th, 2012, Uncategorized

Yet again, a California appellate court has summarily denied an effort by USA Swimming to circumvent a judge’s order to be more forthcoming with discovery documents in a case alleging sex abuse by a club coach. Former swimmer Jancy Thompson has sued both USA Swimming and its regional arm, Pacific Swimming, in Santa Clara Superior […]

Philly Columnist: New School Sex Abuse Law Needed

Published May 23rd, 2012, Uncategorized

The arrest of Pennsylvania high school swim coach Kenneth Fuller — who, as I’ve reported, was also a USA Swimming club coach — prompted this from Ronnie Polaneczky, a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News: “New law is needed to stop school sex abuse” http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/ronnie_polaneczky/20120522_New_law_rsquo_s_needed_to_stop_school_sex_abuse.html Meanwhile, I’m standing by for comment from USA Swimming executive […]

Timeline of Alan Schwarz of The New York Times – Associate Producer of ‘Head Games’ Documentary Funded by King-Devick Concussion Test Developer

Published May 21st, 2012, Uncategorized

At least until the next USA Swimming coach gets arrested, I can pick up on a theme we started hitting right after Junior Seau’s suicide: the rising popularity of flag football for little kids, as parents finally wake up to the long-term damage being wrought by the tackle game. But first, some historical perspective on […]