Archive for November, 2015

‘Why the Jimmy Snuka Prosecutor Gag Order Worked’ … today at

Published November 17th, 2015, Uncategorized

WHY THE JIMMY SNUKA PROSECUTOR GAG ORDER WORKED By Irvin Muchnick Two weeks ago, a Pennsylvania judge, at the request of the district attorney, issued a gag order in the murder trial of retired wrestling superstar Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka for the 1983 death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino. The gag order had its immediate intended effect: Nancy’s […]

Interview on the Chauncey DeVega Podcast

Published November 13th, 2015, Uncategorized   A Conversation With Sports Journalist Irvin Muchnick About Donald Trump, Professional Wrestling, the Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka Murder Case, and the USA Swimming Sex Scandal This week’s episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show features sports journalist Irvin Muchnick. In addition to many articles, he is the author of Justice Denied; Wrestling Babylon; and Concussion […]

In the George Gibney FOIA Case, We Argue in Federal Court For the Public Interest in Releasing More Material From His 102-Page Immigration File

Published November 12th, 2015, Uncategorized

“This FOIA case presents the Court with the need to balance the classic countervailing policies concerning how much privacy should be accorded to an individual whose information is in the possession of a government agency as well as any needs for that agency to preserve its own legitimate non-public information and practices. As will be […]

‘We Are All Mizzou’ — But Football’s Revolution Will Not Be Televised, There or Anywhere

Published November 10th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     Yesterday, I posted a quick hit on the University of Missouri story. Today, I amplify. I watch with pride as the African-American football players at the flagship public university of the state where I grew up stand up against racism. But as a long-time observer of the football phenomenon, I […]

Crying ‘Wolfe’: Football Hijacks a Social Victory

Published November 9th, 2015, Uncategorized

Irvin Muchnick ‏@irvmuch 1/3 Someone needs to throw two contrarian Q’s into the story of how “power of football” brought down University of Mizzouri prez. Here goes. 2/3 Would “the power of football” have been brought to bear if Mizzou Tigers were 9 wins, 0 losses instead of, conveniently, 4-5? 3/3 Would Mizzou coach Gary […]