Chris Borland PSA on CTE

Chris Borland shares a public service announcement with the Union of Concerned Scientists on CTE. … Continue reading

John Hogan: Some Thoughts and Concerns About the NFL Concussion Settlement

…from a Disability Attorney’s Perspective EDITOR’S NOTE: Our friend and long-time advocate for retired players, John Hogan, has been a successful practicing attorney specializing in Social Security and Disability cases from his office in Atlanta. John has represented many retired … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Don’t Settle

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of the more insightful pieces on the proposed settlement offer from NFL to the retired players’ concussion lawsuits. Re-posted from Sports on Earth with permission from Patrick Hruby. . . Don’t Settle . . Eleanor … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: NFL Job Audition Includes Making “Suicide Squad” Rather than Special Teams Squad

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: . . THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . BY EVAN WEINER COMMENTARY . The NFL job audition includes making the “suicide squad” rather than the special teams squad . May 11, … Continue reading

Irv Muchnick: Harvard Hits NFLPA $100 Million Jackpot

Posted with the express consent of Irv Muchnick from his blog Concussion Inc.: .. Harvard Hits the Concussion Inc. Jackpot: 10 Years, $100 Million From NFL Players for a Tiny and Misrepresented Study Glossing Over Brain Trauma Published January 30th, … Continue reading

And Even MORE Benefits!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Well, you know it’s definitely Super Bowl time when the NFL keeps trying to roll out as many new PR programs as they can leading up to the big game. And by now, most of you retired players … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Head Games

EDITOR’S NOTE: A long piece well worth the read from Patrick Hruby detailing the long history of denials and worse on the part of the NCAA when it comes to concussions. Many of the retired players may still remember (or … Continue reading

Brandi Winans: Remembering Jeff

EDITOR’S NOTE: Brandi Winans informed us earlier today that Jeff Winans (Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1973 – 1978) had just passed away late last week. For those of you who might not know about Jeff and … Continue reading

Bob Lurtsema: Lipstick on a Pig

EDITOR’S NOTE: We received this first-hand report from retired player, Bob Lurtsema, who was one of the “uninvited players” who showed up last week along with Bob Stein and many of the Plaintiffs in the NFL Films lawsuit Status Conference. … Continue reading

Bruce Laird: Mixed Messages

EDITOR’S NOTE: Fourth & Goal’s Bruce Laird sent in his comments and observations after reading the recent ESPN article from last Friday, Mixed Messages on Brain Injuries. (Click HERE to read the post that includes a link to the article.) … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: Game Over

Posted with the express permission of Patrick Hruby and with acknowledgement to SportsEarth.com. . . by Patrick Hruby August 29, 2012 . The hotel restaurant was closed. So we ate at the bar. It was early August, and I was … Continue reading

Bob Kuechenberg: A 21st Century American Travesty

Herb Adderley, John Mackey, Mike Webster, Andre Waters. And the carnage goes on and on and on. . Unless and until the 21st Century NFL undergoes a sea change – a total paradigm shift toward actually caring for their beloved … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: Is high school football an endangered species?

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . Wednesday, 9 May 2011 . BY EVAN WEINER NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM COMMENTARY . It is that time of the year when school boards have to get budgets … Continue reading

Dr. Amen on Junior Seau

DANIEL G. AMEN, MD RESPONDS TO JUNIOR SEAU SUICIDE . “These players need to know there IS help for them!” . NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (May 3, 2012) — While Junior Seau’s apparent suicide breaks the hearts of football fans nationwide, … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: Junior Seau’s death? Another football statistic?

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . Wednesday, 2 May 2011 . BY EVAN WEINER NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM COMMENTARY . I didn’t know Junior Seau although I met him on the day he was … Continue reading