Archive for October, 2013

World Series Diversion

Published October 28th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   P.S. OCTOBER 31. That line of baseball predictions didn’t turn out so well. The very deserving Red Sox played better than the Cardinals in every one of six games, minus a couple of fluky plays. Congratulations, Boston. P.S. OCTOBER 29. Well, so much for the grand design below. Lester outpitched Wainwright […]

The Stultifying Banality of USA Swimming Chief Sex Abuse Cover-Up Artist Chuck Wielgus

Published October 18th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The public utterances of USA Swimming chief executive Chuck Wielgus warrant parsing not because they carry a scintilla of profundity, but precisely because they don’t. He is the quintessential soulless CEO of contemporary amateur sports, a fingernails-on-blackboard combo of Milo Minderbinder and Major Major Major Major — two characters from Joseph […]

Friday USA Swimming Sex Abuse Roundup

Published October 18th, 2013, Uncategorized

(To get on the list for direct email delivery of these Friday columns, send us an email ===============   by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   16 Months for California Swim Coach-Sex Criminal Todd Sousa,0,6976316.story ***** Seven Days: The Last Week’s Headlines   Brown Vetoes SB 131; Catholic Church, USA Swimming Money Win […]

Record Traffic Day for Concussion Inc.

Published October 18th, 2013, Uncategorized

Yesterday’s visitors and pageviews shattered, by a wide margin, the previous records for this site. Second place is now the day of our exchange with WWE lawyer Jerry McDevitt (December 2010). Third place is when we broke the story of soon-deposed University of Utah swim coach Greg Winslow’s sexual abuse charges in Arizona (February 2013). […]

Once Again, List of Attendees of USA Swimming Board Meetings at Country Club of Colorado When Secretly Banned Coach Uchiyama Was Aquatics Director There

Published October 17th, 2013, Uncategorized

* “Uchiyama Scandal, Part 1: In 2006, National Team Director Resigned in Return for USA Swimming’s Promise Not to ‘Move Forward With Any Further Investigation,’” October 7, * “Uchiyama Scandal, Part 2: In 2007, USA Swimming Executive Pat Hogan Recommended Dismissed National Team Director to Country Club of Colorado,” October 8, * “Uchiyama Scandal, Part […]