Archive for June, 2012

Future of Football Notes: Steve James-Nowinski Film Confusion; Terry Bradshaw’s Serious Clowning

Published June 19th, 2012, Uncategorized

With resources directed to my trip to Omaha next week for a story from the Olympic Trials about sex abuse in swimming, observations from here on the concussion issue have been sparse. That’s OK: the debate over youth football, especially, is moving right along. As readers know, I have my own ideas on the end […]

Road to Omaha: Thanks, Dave Zirin. Also, California Country Club Backs Down and Allows Abuse Survivor to Conduct Swimming Clinic

Published June 15th, 2012, Uncategorized

Thank you to Dave Zirin for having me on his Edge of Sports satellite radio show earlier today. The program will be rebroadcast throughout the weekend on Sirius Channel 125 and XM Channel 241; then it will be available on Dave’s website, http://edgeofsports.com. I must have spiked my coffee this morning, because I forget to […]

Road to Omaha: Muchnick Discusses Swimming Sex Abuse on Friday’s ‘Edge of Sports’ with Dave Zirin

Published June 14th, 2012, Uncategorized

In the midst of the Jerry Sandusky trial in Pennsylvania, and ten days before the start of the Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Irvin Muchnick will discuss sexual abuse in USA Swimming in an interview on Dave Zirin’s Edge of Sports radio show Friday on Sirius XM Satellite Radio – Sirius Channel 125 and XM […]

Military Suicides => Traumatic Brain Injuries in Sports Entertainment => Linda McMahon Campaign

Published June 14th, 2012, Uncategorized

Linda McMahon, the WWE co-founder who is the frontrunner for her second straight Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut, had a lively debate today with her primary opponent Chris Shays, the former congressman. Shays took the kinds of shots at McMahon that you would expect. I thought he was decently effective, but […]

With Olympic Swimming Trials Upcoming, Follow Concussion Inc.’s Coverage of USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse

Published June 13th, 2012, Uncategorized

The Jerry Sandusky trial is a reminder that the Olympic Swimming Trials start on June 25 – and that this blog remains the only source for serious investigation of the aftermath of the 2010 report on ABC’s 20/20 of an even larger-scale child rape cover-up at USA Swimming, the Olympic Committee’s national governing body. On […]