May 15, 2012

Bob Costas on the Background of His Interview in the Documentary ‘Head Games’

In response to my query, Bob Costas said: “I was aware, of course, of  Alan Schwarz’s writing on the subject for The New York Times.  Alan […]
May 15, 2012

‘Coming to a Theater Near You: The Football Concussion Crisis Documentaries’ … today at Beyond Chron

Ed. Note. Since submitting this article, Beyond Chron contributor Muchnick has exposed on his own blog that the Head Games film was underwritten by Chicago billionaire […]
May 14, 2012

Dr. Cantu, Nowinski’s Partner, Ripped King-Devick Test Last Fall (‘Game Within Head Games,’ Part 6)

The casual observer might be struck by how messy the sausage factory is behind the scenes, and how this series of posts provides non-stakeholders with a […]
May 14, 2012

Nowinski-Cantu-Schwarz Film Backer Is ID’d – Billionaire Pushing Sideline Concussion Test (‘Game Within Head Games,’ Part 5)

The principal funder of the new documentary film Head Games is Steve Devick, a billionaire music and technology entrepreneur, who co-invented and is marketing a sports […]
May 12, 2012

In Praise of Brandon Inge and John Axford

Don’t worry, readers – I promise not to inflict on you my reviews of Beth Orton, Norah Jones, and Of Monsters And Men. But it’s time […]
May 11, 2012

Cantu-Omalu Fight Over Seau’s Brain Highlights Gaps in New York Times Coverage and Questions About ‘Associate Producer’ Alan Schwarz’s Film (Part 4, ‘Game Within Head Games’)

An important story by San Diego’s 10News has the scoop on the behind-the-scenes battle by two research groups to secure the brain of Junior Seau. This […]
May 11, 2012

‘Let Elite Athletes Destroy Their Own Brains – But Stop Turning High School Players Into Tackling Dummies’ (full text)

[originally published 5/9/12 at]   During the 1981 major league baseball players’ strike, I traveled to Norfolk, Virginia, to watch the New York Mets’ top […]
May 10, 2012

Are You Ready for Some … Flag Football? Stay Tuned. Plus: The Great Debates

This has been an important week in the devolution of the football phenomenon.  Junior Seau killed himself – who knows why at this point, but the […]
May 9, 2012

Dustin Fink’s Concussion Blog: ‘Are Our Kids Guinea Pigs?… Irv Is Logistically Correct Here’

“Are Our Kids Guinea Pigs for Concussions?” Dustin Fink, The Concussion Blog