“League of Denial” (Part 2)

Coming to a bookstore and TV near you today is “League of Denial” a book and documentary about one of the dirty little secrets the NFL has been avoiding for some time.  Fortunately, I have been provided with advance copies…

“League of Denial” (Part 1)

Coming to a bookstore and TV near you tomorrow is “League of Denial” a book and documentary about one of the dirty little secrets the NFL has been avoiding for some time.  Fortunately, I have been provided with advance copies…

Terry Ott: Canadian Concussion Law Suit Begins Its Slow Crawl To Resolution

In July this blog broke the news that Canada was facing its first law suit based on concussions in their professional football league.  Since that time there has been plenty of information, misinformation and general commentary about this issue in…

#tbt: Eye Opener from 2012: Was it overlooked?

Originally titled “Bombshell Found in Sports Illustrated Vault” this post appeared on July 4, 2012…  To this day, it may be one of the most poignant articles I have written about the road we have been down.  I believe that…

The OTL Investigation on ‘Heads Up’ Football

It may have slipped some of your reading or viewing, but ESPN’s Outside the Lines did a piece on the USA Football Heads Up Program.  The article and video were presented last Sunday morning – I cannot find a YouTube…

10/17 Quick Hits

HockeyNow question and answer with Charles Tator (one of the best); HN: What have we learned about concussions that maybe we didn’t know a decade or two or three ago? CT: There are about 30 things that we didn’t know just 10…

Terry Ott: Concussion Coverage from Canadian Media is Woefully Lacking

The original purpose of The Concussion Blog was – and still is – to inform those that choose to look about concussions.  Part of this goal has been looking deeper into issues and “lip service” given to the brain injury…

Matt Chaney – Tireless Worker

If you have been around enough you have seen the stylings of Matt Chaney on this blog, he is someone I call a friend.  In some circles that discounts me as a professional, which is both stupid and dumb.  I…

Quick Hits 6/26/12

NFL Tells Rooks Not to Hide Concussions: Cleveland Browns’ team physician spoke at the rookie symposium to warn the incoming players not to hide symptoms of concussions; At the rookie symposium, Shickendantz said the league cares about the players’ well-being.…