Matt Chaney: History of American Football con’d

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our friend, Matt Chaney, continues to weave his incredibly fascinating history of American football. ================================================== Civil War camps were major conduits for football’s cultural reach. Military units from everywhere, North and South, indulged the game as a fun … 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

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

Matt Chaney: NFL Deaths Reflect Inept Care and Record-Keeping

EDITOR’S NOTE: Another detailed post for your weekend, covering more of the forgotten or hidden history of football deaths over the years from Matt Chaney. Once again, more support for What-did-they-know-and-when-did-they-know-it? We can only hope Judge Brody reads this… Since 1960, at least 16 NFL … 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

Matt Chaney – ‘Experts: Football Death Reports Aren’t Valid Epidemiology’

Matt Chaney has been dogging the NFL for years about football-related deaths and claims of a “safer game.” Here’s his latest piece on some of the so-called studies over the years. And oh – just like the NFL’s original MTBI doctors, … Continue reading

Matt Chaney: Football’s So-Called ‘Concussion Testing’

Posted with the express consent of Matt Chaney: Critics, Evidence Debunk ‘Concussion Testing’ in Football By Matt Chaney . April 25, 2011 . . This post is an excerpt preview for a pending analysis on Chaney’s Blog, ‘Brain Trauma Stalks … Continue reading