In a time when I truly feel strongly that we should collaborate rather than look down noses’ at other peoples work and words within the concussion realm there seems to be none of that with a recent report from TSN, Canada. Although I did get a chance to read, I really didn’t have the perspective that, say, a Canadian would. Insert Terry Ott, who has penned some very interesting articles here, in regards to concussion coverage and information — particularly in Canadian Football — from north of the border.
I believe Mr. Ott presented a very fair summation of the information provided — mainly the Tator quote — via TSN. It has been very interesting to see how different places handle the concussion issue, from North America to Europe to Australia. For the most part it mainly has to do with the “biggest #&^!” in the room. Which is not always the best way to accomplish the same overall goal: tackling the concussion issue — head on! (see what I did there?)
Remember, “None of us is as smart as all of us.” -Japanese Proverb
Now for Terry
TSN CANADA REPORT DEMONSTRATES DIFFERENT NORTH/SOUTH CONCUSSION PERSPECTIVES
Dec. 6. 2014
In Canada, The Concussion Blog has come an awfully long way in the past 18 months.
Prior to its ongoing addressing of the concussion crisis in the Canadian Football League the site was definitely for seekers of specificity of brain injury and prevention, but certainly not pertaining to the CFL. Canuck readers were limited.
And now, Canadian-based The Sports Network (TSN) which previously had cast a rather jaded TV and radio eye on the Arland Bruce concussion lawsuit now seems to be seriously pursuing the story with a Dec. 3 piece by Continue reading