Archive for March, 2015

What ‘The Matheny Manifesto’ Gets Wrong About the Power Struggle Between Coaches and Parents in Youth Sports

Published March 9th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Mike Matheny, manager of baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals, has expanded his well-publicized airplane noodlings – which he had posted online under the title The Matheny Manifesto – into a book. Matheny has some good thoughts on the primacy of values and process in youth athletics (his only coaching experience, prior to […]

Matt Chaney Interview With Muchnick on ‘Concussion Inc.: The End of Football As We Know It’ (full text)

Published March 8th, 2015, Uncategorized

As part of his February 28 article, “NFL Deaths Reflect Inept Care and Record-Keeping,”, journalist and author Matt Chaney interviewed Irvin Muchnick. The full Q&A text is below. CONCUSSION INC.: The End of Football As We Know It is available, in either book or Kindle ebook form, at For the $19.95 list price, you […]

Roundup of New Media Coverage of Irish National Team and USA Swimming Rapist Coach George Gibney

Published March 6th, 2015, Uncategorized

CONCUSSION INC. See complete links at the bottom of this post.   IRISH MEDIA Sunday Times of London:, TV3 documentary “Whistleblowers: Can We Handle the Truth?”: Irish Times:,, TV3’s “Tonight With Vincent Browne”:   AMERICAN MEDIA Crickets.   SWIMMING MEDIA  Crickets.’s Braden Keith did not respond to […]

Reprint of Sunday Times Article on Muchnick’s Freedom of Information Request For Rapist Irish and USA Swimming Coach George Gibney’s American Immigration Records

Published March 6th, 2015, Uncategorized

Below is the full text of the article in the Irish edition of London’s Sunday Times. It is reprinted with permission. © Times Newspapers Limited 2015   Alleged abuser Gibney ‘s green card queried By Justine McCarthy 1 March 2015 AN AMERICAN journalist investigating sexual abuse in swimming is seeking to obtain the Department of […]

Irish Times: Minister of Justice to Discuss Legislator’s Appeal For Extradition of George Gibney

Published March 5th, 2015, Uncategorized

Sportswriter Johnny Watterson of the Irish Times, one of the key journalists who broke and kept alive the story of the Irish swimming sexual abuse scandals of the 1990s, is reporting that Frances Fitzgerald, the minister of justice and equality, will contact Nóirín O’Sullivan, commissioner of the Garda (national police force), “with a view to […]