Archive for December, 2015

‘Concussion’ Movie Hero Bennet Omalu’s Old Colleague, Julian Bailes, Has Become the New Leading ‘Dr. No.’ of Youth Football Shilling

Published December 10th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     The fog of hype for the new movie Concussion is thicker than the cobwebs around the head of a wide receiver who just got blasted by a strong safety on a slant route. The film — starring Will Smith doing a bad West African accent as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the […]

Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka Murder Trial Set For March 2016

Published December 8th, 2015, Uncategorized   Links to our 23 years of coverage:

Flashback: ‘Concussion’ Hero Omalu Must Speak Out Against Movie’s Disastrous Deal With MomsTeam

Published December 8th, 2015, Uncategorized

‘Concussion’ Movie’s Subject — NFL Whistleblower Bennet Omalu — Needs to Speak Out Against Disastrous Partnership with Football Industry-Friendly MomsTeam Published November 23rd, 2015 by Irvin Muchnick     Others seem to have higher expectations than mine for the upcoming movie Concussion. There are only a handful of viable Hollywood plots. In this one, Will […]

Bravo For Bennet Omalu Times Essay, ‘Don’t Let Kids Play Football.’ But Why Are ‘Concussion’ Producers Playing Ball With MomsTeam?

Published December 7th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   I’m happy to see Bennet Omalu, the well-deserved hero of the upcoming movie Concussion, telling it like it is in the New York Times. See “Don’t Let Kids Play Football,” Unfortunately, as we reported on November 23, the producers of the film (perhaps, or even likely, without consulting Omalu) are in a […]

Matt Chaney on Football’s New Rules and Better Helmets … in 1903

Published December 6th, 2015, Uncategorized

With the imminent release of the movie Concussion, we are pleased to present a bonus guest article by Matt Chaney, the leading historian of football’s history of harm and cyclical responses to concerns about it. Chaney is the author of Spiral of Denial: Muscle Doping in American Football. This article is part of an ongoing […]