The End of the NFL?

I have written (kind of extensively, really) about the issue of head injuries related to football and the impact on youth sports.  The August 29 issue of Sports Illustrated ran an article by Austin Murphy called Endgame that theorizes about life without a National Football League (re-read that using your best Chris Berman NFL Sunday Countdown … Continue reading The End of the NFL?

Football Head Injury Risk Enters Public Lexicon

Late last year, the movie Concussion dramatized the discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE [if you haven't seen the movie yet; I recommend it].  The movie attempts to move the discussion from a football fan or football parent-driven one to a more general public discussion.  As a youth recreational sports advocate, this issue hits home as … Continue reading Football Head Injury Risk Enters Public Lexicon

Bleacher Report gets advance screening of Concussion

Good piece today by Mike Freeman on his reaction following an advanced screening of the movie 'Concussion' due out in December. http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2588458-for-nfl-fans-concussion-movie-will-be-heartbreaking-enlightening-disturbing?tsm=1 via http://ble.ac/teamstream

The APA on Youth Tackle Football & “Hit Counts”

When I started this blog, I didn't think the majority of my posts would be about youth tackle football, but this is a vital topic of conversation in youth recreational sports.  My last post mentioned the National Association of Youth Sports.  Another organization I follow on Twitter is The Aspen Sports Institute (@AspenInstSports) because they … Continue reading The APA on Youth Tackle Football & “Hit Counts”

PTI and Youth Sports

Most of my posts (that is to say the other three) are researched and put together over several days, but I am reacting to yesterday evening's edition of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption (PTI).  I really enjoy watching Mike Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser's witty banter and reasoned discussion of the issues of the day in sports. … Continue reading PTI and Youth Sports

Should My Son Play Youth Tackle Football?

I love football. I know love is a strong word.  My wife tells my kids and I to think about that when for instance, one of my boys says he loves pizza; "we love each other", she says...we just really like other things like pizza and football. But, you know, I think I really do love … Continue reading Should My Son Play Youth Tackle Football?