Irv’s Blog

November 20, 2023

George Gibney in the U.S. – Reprint of 2021 Article in the Colorado Springs Gazette

PREVIOUSLY: “Another accused sex offender in the sports world, sheltered in the U.S. may finally face justice,” Salon, November 19, https://www.salon.com/2023/11/19/another-accused-offender-in-the-sports-world-sheltered-by-us-may-finally-face-justice/   The story below was […]
November 19, 2023

‘Another accused sex offender in the sports world, sheltered by U.S., may finally face justice’ — today at Salon

https://www.salon.com/2023/11/19/another-accused-offender-in-the-sports-world-sheltered-by-us-may-finally-face-justice/
November 15, 2023

The Real Story Behind the New Movie ‘Iron Claw’ (Spoiler! Fritz Von Erich Was a Lunatic.)

by Irvin Muchnick   As with any movie, Iron Claw, the upcoming one starring Zac Efron, will rise or fall on its own, artistically and commercially. […]
November 6, 2023

George Gibney Bullet Points on Twitter / X

(1 of 5) As reports from Ireland indicate that a new indictment of George Gibney, most notorious at-large sex criminal in sports history, could be imminent […]
November 5, 2023

More Signs That a George Gibney 2.0 Prosecution in Ireland Could Be Happening

PREVIOUSLY: “BREAKING: George Gibney Criminal Investigation Opened in Ireland,” November 1, https://concussioninc.net/?p=15353   by Irvin Muchnick   Again from the Irish news media, there are signs […]
November 1, 2023

BREAKING: George Gibney Criminal Investigation Opened in Ireland

by Irvin Muchnick   News outlets in Ireland are reporting that Garda Síochána, the national police force, forwarded to the country’s director of public prosecutions information […]
October 8, 2023

4 Ways to Get ‘WITHOUT HELMETS OR SHOULDER PADS: The American Way of Death in Football Conditioning’

1. GO TO YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE   2. ORDER ONLINE Amazon US Amazon Canada Barnes & Noble Books-a-Million Indigo Books Inc., Berkeley, California   3. GET […]
October 3, 2023

Today Was ‘Without Helmets or Shoulder Pads’ Pub Day; Radio Tour Kicks off Wednesday with Two Live Interviews

WITHOUT HELMETS OR SHOULDER PADS: The American Way of Death in Football Conditioning was officially published today by ECW Press. On Wednesday, author Irvin Muchnick’s radio […]
October 1, 2023

“The moment football died for me — in an ordinary NFL game, 34 years ago” – today at Salon

This is an excerpt from Salon contributor Irvin Muchnick’s Without Helmets or Shoulder Pads: The American Way of Death in Football Conditioning, just published by ECW […]
September 30, 2023

‘Without Helmets or Shoulder Pads’ on Berkeleyside’s List of Important New Books by Local Authors

See “9 new books with Berkeley links to read this fall,” https://www.berkeleyside.org/2023/09/29/9-new-books-with-berkeley-links-to-read-this-fall. The launch event for WITHOUT HELMETS OR SHOULDER PADS: The American Way of Death in […]
September 29, 2023

‘WITHOUT HELMETS OR SHOULDER PADS: The American Way of Death in Football Conditioning’ Launches Thursday, October 5, at Books Inc. in Berkeley

The launch event is Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m., at Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California. In the meantime: * Read the excerpt from WITHOUT […]
September 18, 2023

An Open-Source Appeal to Readers: Does Anyone Have Video of the Gambling Disclaimer on the TV Screen During ESPN’s Damar Hamlin Near-Death Vigil in January?

Join us on Thursday, October 5, at Books Inc. in Berkeley, for the launch event for WITHOUT HELMETS OR SHOULDER PADS: The American Way of Death […]
September 12, 2023

“New book exposes dark side of football” — San Francisco’s Beyond Chron

My new book Without Helmets or Shoulder Pads: The American Way of Death in Football Conditioning is reviewed by Randy Shaw at the San Francisco news site […]
August 20, 2023

‘Without Helmets or Shoulder Pads: The American Way of Death in Football Conditioning’ Begins Shipping to Book Outlets; Author Muchnick Will Be Available For Media Interviews

WITHOUT HELMETS OR SHOULDER PADS: The American Way of Death in Football Conditioning has begun shipping from warehouses. At the bottom of this post is information […]
August 4, 2023

Muchnick Discusses New Football Death on NPR-Kansas City. And Read Full Chicago Tribune Op-Ed, ‘Popular or Not, Football Doesn’t Belong in Our Public Schools’

Irvin Muchnick’s Thursday interview on Up to Date, on Kansas City’s National Public Radio affiliate KCUR, can be streamed at the home page of the station […]
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