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The concussion tsunami is building as more retired players continue to add to the wave of lawsuits even as more and more coverage is given to the issue in the mainstream media. All this as football season is in full swing. Over the last five years that we’ve been posting news on this blog, most of the media would drop everything and football would be front and center on all coverage. But it seems this year, there’s been so much negative press on the NFL that it’s hard to miss all the news coming out almost daily on concussions and brain injuries. And instead of putting any attention to the concussion issues of retired players, the League is more focused on Bountygate and $30 million donations to the NIH to keep studying the effects of brain injuries. So here are a few more recent articles including a very informative piece on some of the lingering myths about concussions that everyone should read.
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Is it just us or are we getting close to a tipping point?
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Uncovering Concussions

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We’re sorry but we just couldn’t help it. Comparing recent news involving two big-name coaches like John Madden and Joe Paterno Last week, John Madden came forward like the great leader he is and declared that they would now be taking players out of the game when they get concussed. In the Electronic Arts video game that bears his name. Nice. Is that much different than the Wall of Silence that we’ve seen from coach Joe Paterno surrounding the juggernaut of charges still mounting against his BFF Jerry Sandusky that include child sex abuse and rape? Even in the face of overwhelming evidence, both of them continue to believe in the sanctity of football to protect those at the top from any accountability. It’s this arrogant air that finds the rest of us scratching our heads wondering what planet these people are living on.
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Brain Image

Our heads are hurting from following the growing coverage on concussions in the mainstream media just as the NFL season kicks off.

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