Are Our Kids Guinea Pigs for Concussions

This is not a “nuclear” question or statement, it is an observation – brought to the forefront by Irv Muchnick of BeyondChron.  Irv has the ability to write and raise questions that many do not want to address nor face, but he does make you think if you take the time to read.  As I heard a wise man once tell me; “read and listen to all sides even if you don’t agree”.  There are many reasons for this I have gathered over time, but the most important is that others seem to provoke more thoughts and further information.

Today Irv posted an editorial about how he thinks our children are now the subject of trial and error in the realm of concussions;

The toothpaste of “concussion awareness” is out of the tube, oozing like spinal fluid. When all the solutions have been implemented and (mostly not) paid for, more or less the same critical mass of bad outcomes will happen anyway. These include, silently, insidiously, the killing of brain tissue over time. And if I happen to be exaggerating a tad, who among us really want to volunteer their sons for the next generation of guinea pigs in the “control groups” of NFL-underwritten “peer-reviewed literature”?

Yes, football promotes some good values, such as teamwork and community. So does Continue reading