Just Say NO to Drugs, Roger!

So in recent weeks, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has used his soap box to condemn marijuana use by players as an alternative to the addictive opioids and other painkillers that the League’s team doctors continue to administer to their players. … Continue reading

Concussion Settlement Misinformation Continues…

It’s always a good thing when the media continues to cover the plight of the retired players. But is it just me or do the stories keep getting more and more inaccurate? I mean, where do they come up with … Continue reading

Sheilla Dingus: The Lawyers’ Feeding Frenzy

We’re watching the REAL fight now that Judge Brody has declared the concussion lawsuit as a done deal. And it’s not for the retired players. If these lawyers had put in half the energy they”re now putting into their battle … Continue reading

Why the Old Players Deserve More Respect

Sometimes one story leads to another. Over the weekend, I sent out a post from parody site The Onion about Roger Goodell’s annual homage to the NFL Cemetery as part of their annual respect for all that the older players … Continue reading

Matt Chaney: ‘Safe’ Football Failed in 1880s, Talking Points Lived On

Our friend, Matt Chaney, continues to document the long history of football (and concussions) with this detailed piece on how the coverup on injuries has been going on since the 1800’s! Some serious reading for the holidays! ‘Safe’ Football Failed … Continue reading

Don Brady: What Did They Know and When Did They Know it?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our friend, Dr. Don Brady, was puzzled by the last post from HuffPost Sports that showed the level of denial over concussions in the NFL as recently as the 80’s and 90’s. Here’s some of his research from over … Continue reading

Matt Chaney – The 1890s: Cerebral Risks Confirmed on Gridiron

Brain Injury in American Football: 130 Years of Knowledge and Denial Part One in a Series By Matt Chaney Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 As American football officials tell the story today, brain injury among players is a fledgling issue, … Continue reading

Hall of Fame Wives and Widows Letter to NFL

On March 9, 2015, 26 wives and widows of NFL Hall of Fame inductees from over the years sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as … Continue reading

Steelers Doctor No: CTE ‘rare,’ football safe

Are you f*ckin’ kidding me? I mean seriously? The team doctor for the Steelers had some interesting comments to add to a discussion on ESPN about concussions in general and CTE in particular. In a nutshell, he declared that CTE … Continue reading

Matt Chaney: Football Officials Alerted to Brain Damage & Concussion… 80 Years Ago

EDITOR’S NOTE: A long read with a lot of history and evidence from Matt Chaney. With all the posturing before finally making that low-ball “settlement offer” in the concussion lawsuit, it always comes back to What-did-they-know-and-when-did-they-know-it? And if Matt manages … Continue reading

The Invention of the American Football Helmet

A blast from the past – 1932: … Continue reading

The NFL was Right: Football Players Die Young

In an ironic twist, the NFL has now been shown to be right. But in a way that no one could have ever imagined. … Continue reading

Watch PBS Frontline: League of Denial

Last night, PBS aired their full two-hour documentary League of Denial on Frontline and the accompanying book from Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru. . Thanks to PBS, you can now watch the entire movie in Full Screen mode by clicking … 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