Sports Illustrated: Gayle Sayers Battling Dementia

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. The family of Hall-of-Famer Gayle Sayers acknowledged that he has been diagnosed with advancing dementia. … Continue reading

What a Concussion Feels Like to an NFL Player

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. BrainLine.org did a series of videos with retired NFL … Continue reading

Thomas Jones: What a Concussion Feels Like

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. From BrainLine.org: Retired player, Thomas Jones (Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, New York … 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

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

2011: What I’ve Learned So Far

UPDATED JAN. 1, 2011 WITH VIDEO CLIP BELOW: It’s been nearly 3 years since Dave and I first ventured into blogging about professional football and what actually happens behind the scenes in the lives of those men who have played … Continue reading

Brain Injury Law Passes in Washington

Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire just signed the nation’s most comprehensive return-to-play concussion law for high school sports. The law was named for Zackery Lystedt, a 16-year old high school football player who went back to play following a concussion … Continue reading

Dave Looks for His “Death Benefit Policy”

Over the summer, the NFLPA offered a 4-month window for retired disabled players to apply or re-apply for their benefits. As many of you know, I was eventually approved for Inactive T&P (Total & Permanent) Disability benefits (but not Football … Continue reading

Every Rock We Look Under…

After weeks of wrangling and pestering the Commissioner and everyone else who will listen, my attorney, John Hogan, finally got a letter from Paul Scott regarding the deductions taken from my monthly disability check. (Click on an image to enlarge … Continue reading