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  • Cuba Says Cicadas Are Behind the 'Sonic Attacks' That Injured U.S. Diplomats in Havana

    10/27/2017 12:24:19 PM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Government Executive ^ | October 27, 2017 | Tim Fernholz
    The US pulled the bulk of its diplomats from Cuba in September, blaming attacks on its staff that caused hearing loss and concussions. Cuba has denied any involvement, and now it is offering a counter-explanation: The alleged “sonic attacks” are coming from cicadas and crickets.
  • Concussions occur in soccer and other sports, too -- but yeah, let's go after all-American football

    08/31/2017 5:23:01 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 31, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Did you know who Ed Cunningham is? Probably not. Cunningham, a college football analyst for ESPN, was unknown to all but hardcore football fans. But by tying himself closely to a politically correct cause – in this case, resigning his position Wednesday, in a protest over concussions in football – he is guaranteed fawning media coverage. The New York Times is leading the Cunningham canonization. With the new college football season for most teams starting this weekend, the resignation seems timed for maximum attention. But the politically correct movement seems much more focused on opposing what is uniquely American than...
  • Kaepernick Skips Fourth Of July Celebrations, Travels To Ghana To Gain ‘True Independence’

    07/05/2017 10:35:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies ^ | 7/5/17 | Amber Randall
    released a video Tuesday showing his travels to the African nation. He visited his “home,” Ghana, because he couldn’t celebrate a day that oppressed the rights of his ancestors in America. “How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home,” Kaepernick tweeted.
  • Webb: "If concussions are such a big issue for the NFL why isn't it for Hillary Clinton?"

    09/03/2016 5:43:16 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 36 replies
    Fox News contributor and radio host David Webb joined the "Fox and Friends Weekend" co-hosts today to react to the FBI's report on the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private server.
  • Hillary Clinton Tells Jimmy Kimmel Health Rumors Are ‘Wacky Strategy’ Against Her

    08/23/2016 7:07:07 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies
    Variety ^ | August 23, 2016 | Senior Editor Ted Johnson
    Hillary Clinton, appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday, said that rumors that she is in ill health are part of a “wacky strategy” against her. “Back in October, the National Enquirer said I would be dead in six months. So with every breath I take I feel like I have a new lease on life,” Clinton quipped to Kimmel, according to CNN and other reports. “I don’t know why they are saying this. I think on the one hand it is part of the wacky strategy — just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some...
  • Report: NFL sought to influence government head-trauma study

    05/24/2016 9:19:08 PM PDT · by scrabblehack · 10 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/23/2016 | Jay Busbee
    A new congressional report has found that the NFL sought to improperly influence a major government study on connections between football and brain disease, according to documents obtained by ESPN's "Outside The Lines." (Update: the NFL has rejected the conclusions of the report.) The congressional research report indicates the NFL had given the National Institutes of Health a $30 million unrestricted gift in 2012, but later sought to pull $16 million in funding from that gift away from one researcher and reroute it to researchers working on the league's own brain injury committee. When the NIH declined to redirect the...
  • UK: Muslims gang-raped teen girl in bathroom of hotel where they were celebrating Eid

    01/31/2016 7:03:56 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 75 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | Pamela Geller
    This is the new Britain, the Britain that David Cameron and Theresa May have made, and all the others who internalized the idea that anyone who has any problem with this kind of behavior is a racist, islamophobic, anti-muslim bigot. Britain has banned me and other freedom fighters from the country while inviting in people like these men, who think non-Muslim girls are there to be used. There will be much, much more of this in Britain. "Three Somali men who gang-raped white 16-year-old girl in bathroom of hotel where they had stayed to celebrate Eid are jailed for 30...
  • NJ high school star quarterback dies after suffering injury during game

    09/27/2015 4:57:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2015
    The star quarterback on a New Jersey high school football team died after suffering an injury on the field. Evan Murray, 17, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior, played for Warren Hills Regional High School. During a game Friday night at home against Summit he was hit by an opposing player late in the second quarter, the Daily News reported.
  • What Would the End of Football Look Like?

    08/23/2015 12:39:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 81 replies
    Grantland ^ | FEBRUARY 13, 2012 | KEVIN GRIER AND TYLER COWEN
    he NFL is done for the year, but it is not pure fantasy to suggest that it may be done for good in the not-too-distant future. How might such a doomsday scenario play out and what would be the economic and social consequences? By now we’re all familiar with the growing phenomenon of head injuries and cognitive problems among football players, even at the high school level. In 2009, Malcolm Gladwell asked whether football might someday come to an end, a concern seconded recently by Jonah Lehrer. Before you say that football is far too big to ever disappear, consider...
  • Concussions in the NFL: How Worried are You?

    08/23/2015 9:37:23 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    Frontline ^ | 1/29/2015 | Jason M. Breslow
    For football fans everywhere, the NFL’s concussion crisis has raised some uncomfortable questions about what it means to love a sport that’s been shown to cause lasting harm to its players. The league’s ratings continue to enjoy near-record highs, yet at the same time, scientific research increasingly suggests that football can lead to a wide range of long-term brain conditions. In one recent poll, a majority of Americans said they expect football to be just as popular in 20 years, but 50 percent said they would not want their son to play the game. Joining the chorus of those worried...
  • In This Day And Age, Football Fans Face Difficult Societal Dilemma

    08/22/2015 8:34:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | August 20, 2015 | Jared Max
    Despite all the knowledge we have about the dangers of playing tackle football, I do not expect the sport to disappear from American culture any more than I count on the extinction of cigarettes. Football is deeply ingrained in America’s fabric. Eliminating its presence would be a more arduous task than turning the Titanic away from an iceberg. The game is deeply embedded with advertisers and the American economy, as well as millions of Americans who spend significant amounts of money to support their favorite teams.
  • Joe Namath Says He Wouldn't Play Football Again

    04/30/2015 7:04:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2015-04-30 | DEAN SCHABNER
    Joe Namath, one of the most charismatic players in NFL history and one of the game's greatest quarterbacks, said today that if he'd known then what he knows now about concussions, he would never have played football. Namath, who has recently undergone treatment for brain injuries, was asked in an interview with Tiffany Kenney of ABC's West Palm Beach, Florida, affiliate WPBF-TV whether would still play the game, given all he has learned about the effects of concussions. "No," he said. "I hate to say that because if I had a child who wanted to play I'd let them play...
  • San Francisco 49ers Chris Borland Says He’s Retiring Over Head Trauma Concerns (Only 1 year)

    03/17/2015 6:14:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    AP ^ | March 16, 2015 | Staff
    Another star member of San Francisco’s vaunted defense is calling it a career. The 49ers announced late Monday that linebacker Chris Borland is retiring after one season, without offering specifics. Borland told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” earlier Monday that he is retiring following his standout rookie season because of concerns about head trauma.
  • NFL: 3 in 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer's, Dementia

    09/12/2014 11:45:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 99 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 12, 2014 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE
    The NFL believes that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population. The disclosure Friday comes in data the league prepared for its proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion lawsuits. Both the league and players' lawyers estimate that 28 percent of the retirees will develop Alzheimer's disease, moderate dementia or more serious neurological problems. That would represent nearly 6,000 of the 19,000 living former players. Dozens of them could develop Lou Gehrig's or Parkinson's disease.
  • LA Students Undergo ‘Baseline’ Tests To Measure Concussion Effects

    07/22/2014 11:22:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies ^ | July 22, 2014 5:15 PM
    PICO UNION DISTRICT ( — As concerns grow over brain injuries in teenagers and their relation to team sports, a landmark program aims to increase sport safety. About 1,200 students at Loyola High School, including non-athlete students, are being given a series of tests, known as baseline concussion tests, designed to measure brain function. The tests involve number tracking, memory and balance. “We just decided that it would be better off to have all of our students have a baseline, so that if they should ever have a concussion, we’ll have something to work with,” head athletic trainer Tim Moscicki...
  • Hillary Clinton Absent From White House Summit On Concussions

    05/30/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Valid Questions: After Bill Clinton contradicted State Department claims about Hillary's health with news of a six-month rehab, her fitness should be as much of an issue as Sarah Palin's baby and John McCain's age. Karl Rove has taken a lot of heat for raising the issue of age and mental condition of a secretary of state who disappeared from public view as the Benghazi controversy arose. The questions are similar to those asked about President Reagan after his first debate with Vice President Walter Mondale, and those asked about Sen. John McCain and his prisoner of war experiences. So...
  • Obama to hold summit on sports concussions

    05/18/2014 11:14:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will bring athletes, coaches, academics and parents to the White House later this month for a summit on youth sports safety and the dangers of concussions, an administration official said Thursday. "As both a parent and an avid sports fan, the president loves and appreciates the role that sports play in the lives of young people, and his administration is committed to helping ensure that children continue to be active and play sports safely," the official said in a statement. At the forum, the president will argue for a "team approach" to preventing and treating concussions, the White...
  • Headbanger Ball: Is "Rams" an acceptable team name?

    10/18/2013 6:55:58 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 51 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | October 18, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    Headbanger Ball: Is “Rams” an acceptable team name? by Daniel Clark Two issues have been roiling the National Football League over the past year. One of those is the Washington Redskins, whose name some observers, including President Obama, have deemed racially insensitive. The other is the suspected long-term effects of concussions sustained while playing football. How is it, then, that nobody is raising any objection to the one NFL team that glorifies the kind of targeted head shots that the league claims it wants to eliminate from the game? It’s hypocritical for the NFL to wring its hands over brain...
  • 'League of Denial' Strikes at the Heart of the NFL (And Football) as We Know It

    10/12/2013 12:32:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | October 9, 2013 | Michael Schottey
    It was billed as the documentary that Roger Goodell and the NFL didn't want you to see. PBS' Frontline aired its long-awaited special—League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis—on Tuesday night to a bevy of support (and buzz) from the football community. In terms of media attention, only ESPN's 30 for 30 draws this kind of anticipation and reaction as a documentary series. For those that were not able to watch it live or forgot to set the DVR, the near two-hour special is available on Frontline's website. As you may remember, this is the documentary that ESPN first assisted...
  • Report: NCAA players show united front with 'APU' protest

    09/21/2013 7:14:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 89 replies
    FOX SPORTS SOUTH ^ | September 21, 2013
    According to an report, a number of players from Georgia, Georgia Tech and Northwestern staged a peaceful, but visible protest of the NCAA's alleged treatment of student-athletes — donning equipment marked with the initials "APU," as in All Players United. The National College Players Association, which is seemingly co-opting this movement with a number of players from various schools throughout the country, has the following message posted on its Web site.