Archive for February, 2016

On Super Bowl Eve, Only Two Things Are Clear

Published February 6th, 2016, Uncategorized

1. In today’s NFL in-your-face rankings, Chris Nowinski is the clear leader over Bennet Omalu. See “Harsh critic of NFL shows up at NFL event, destroys league’s work on concussions,” http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/02/chris-nowinski-concussions-nfl-cte. 2. El Niño is taking pity on the poor saps in Santa Clara. The weather should be beautiful. Those of us who are keen […]

Cal Football Strength Coach Named in Ted Agu Family’s Wrongful Death Suit — Yet Damon Harrington (Unlike the Head Athletic Trainer) Remains on the Job

Published February 4th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Damon Harrington, the head football strength and conditioning coach at the University of California – Berkeley, is one of two responsible staffers of head coach Sonny Dykes who is named — along with former head athletic trainer Robert Jackson — in the Ted Agu family’s lawsuit against the university for their […]

Muchnick Quoted in Connecticut Newspapers’ Story on Linda McMahon-Donald Trump Relationship

Published February 3rd, 2016, Uncategorized

“‘They’re close by all accounts,’ said Irvin Muchnick, who has written several books on the culture of wrestling. So close, he said, that in 2007, [Linda] McMahon’s flamboyant husband, Vince McMahon, made a bet with [Donald] Trump on a pay-per-view wrestling matching known as the ‘Battle of the Billionaires.’ The loser, who turned out to […]