Larry Kaminski: Still Waiting…

This is the biggest scam ever perpetrated by the NFL and NFLPA against all former players, especially those guys from back in the day and who need help the most today. And where is Drew Brees, the great humanitarian, when … Continue reading

NFL Painkiller Lawsuit Dismissed

Well, that was a surprise. Today, Judge Alsup limited the scope and plaintiffs in closing the NFL Painkiller lawsuit. Only 9 players and 12 claims will stand as part of the dismissal and summary judgment in this suit. The judge … Continue reading

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

Jerry Jones Says No Link Between Football and CTE

Well, it didn’t take long for the NFL’s spin machine to jump in front of League Senior VP for health and safety Jeff Miller’s statements confirming the damage of CTE in front of a Congressional subcommittee. But of course, the … Continue reading

Best Five-Minute Laugh You’ll Have This Weekend

From SLATE, after Goodell’s blah-blah-blah Super Bowl “speech” last week. Last week, columnists Bruce Arthur in the Toronto Star and Sally Jenkins in the Washington Post beautifully decoded NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s obfuscating, dissembling, misdirecting, double-talking annual Super Bowl news … Continue reading

Does Anyone Even Remember This Study?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thurs. May 9, 2012 10:40 pm PST . Uploaded complete 896-page study to Scribd ; go to bottom of this post to read. . How many of you even remember that way back in 1991, the Dept. of … 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

Spencer Kopf: United We Win, Divided We Lose!

. . Over the past four and a half decades I have witnessed many, many, many, many acts of injustice, chicanery and dishonesty. Some of these acts occurred on the fields and arenas in sport (as a player, teammate and … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: Sports owners are entitled to lion’s share of stadium revenues

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . 24 March 2011 . BY EVAN WEINER NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM COMMENTARY . Washington Post sports columnist Sally Jenkins asked a question in a column written after the … Continue reading

The Effects of Too Many Concussions

Wow! You’d think that it was the NFL that’s suffering from one too many concussions with as many hits as they’ve been taking on the issue of concussions lately. This past week, another series of news stories have been hitting … Continue reading

Changes That Need to Be Made Now

Yesterday, I was reading a recent article on Bleacher Report titled Dear NFL: Eight Changes That Need to Be Made Now (click HERE to read their eight changes). It got me thinking again about the real changes that need to … Continue reading

Are Things Changing with Brain Injuries?

… … Over the past couple of weeks, there’s been a lot of media coverage on the effects of brain injuries and concussions in football. We’ve seen two articles from Alan Schwarz of The New York Times, as well as … Continue reading

Another DUH Moment

We still haven’t figured out if Gene Upshaw is just plain arrogant or just plain ignorant of the law. Maybe it’s a bit of both after all these years of running unchecked as head of the NFLPA and an officer … Continue reading

NPR Interview with The Washington Post’s Michael Leahy

NPR interviewed Michael Leahy right after his piece came out in the Sunday Washington Post, The Pain Game, previously posted on this blog. From NPR’s site: “Dozens of former pro football players say the NFL and the NFL players union … Continue reading

Latest e-Mail Requests to Gene Upshaw

10th Request; Gene Upshaw; (Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan) Feb 15, 2008 Dear Gene, Please open (attached) and scroll down to the last paragraph. I will quote the wording, ” If you would like to review the official … Continue reading