Monthly Archive: January 2017

Jan 19

The Blitz 1/19/17

Concussion Discussion: Bob Probert’s widow says of NHL’s denial of link between concussions & CTE: “It feels like a slap in the face…” — Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) January 19, 2017 Ted Walsh: Jockeys try to hide concussion after fall from horse — Concussions Info (@ConcussionsRR) January 17, 2017 Tennis start, Dellacqua on …

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Jan 18

The Blitz 1/18/17

The NFL’s Deadly Cocktail of Painkillers & Concussions: Part I of a series I’m writing about painkiller abuse in the NFL. It’s a huge problem that demands attention — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 17, 2017 Bo Jackson: Cam’s hits scare ‘the hell out of me’ via @DNewtonespn — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 18, 2017 …

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Jan 17

The Blitz 1/17/17

The Relocation Equation: .@BenVolin: Dean Spanos could’ve been a hero for San Diego. He chose to be a villain instead. — Boston Globe Sports (@BGlobeSports) January 16, 2017 Highly informative deep-dive from @craigjedwards on why relocation is less common in MLB than in other leagues — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 16, 2017 NFL Sidelines: …

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Jan 16

The Blitz 1/16/17

Concussion Discussion: Tuesday: the 1st @RealSportsHBO of 2017, with the story of former NFL fullback Kevin Turner (via Jon Frankel) @HBO — Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) January 15, 2017 “It’s a sacred cow here in Canada. You can’t say anything derogatory or negative about hockey.” via @RoyMacG — Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) January 14, …

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Jan 14

The Blitz – Weekend – 1/14/17

Painkiller Purgatory in the Sports Leagues The damage to the brains of players from concussion risk is now becoming well-known. What is less known but also alarming is the abuse of prescription painkillers in the NFL and NHL. 23 of 50 NFL players surveyed this season re their use of Toradol say they’ve been using …

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Jan 13

The Blitz 1/13/17

Concussion Discussion NFL players to high schoolers: Playing through a concussion doesn’t make you more of a man — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 12, 2017 Jackson: I would have never played football But w/baseball only + hip necrosis would he have had same hip injury? — ExerciseYourBrain (@NOTaCTEdenier) January 12, 2017 Student athletes …

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Jan 13

The Blitz – Chargers Relocation Special 1/13/17

Best of the Articles: .@mikefreemanNFL really nails this!#Chargers Move to LA Just the Latest Example of How Greed Wins in the NFL — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 12, 2017 Emotional San Diego fans dump now-unwanted Chargers gear in front of team facility — For The Win (@ForTheWin) January 12, 2017 Compelling & …

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Jan 12

The Blitz 1/12/17

This is not getting much attention…one of the NFL’s “dirty little secrets.”  NFL Admits Denial of Veteran Player’s Disability Benefits Without Review of Medical Records via @SheillaDingus — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 11, 2017 I normally don’t ask for shares and RT’s but on this one I’ll make exception. The only way change will …

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Jan 11

The Blitz 1/11/17

NFL Sidelines: My latest article examines #Eagles Lane Johnson’s lawsuit against #NFL, & NFLPA via @SheillaDingus — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 11, 2017 Report: Suspended linebacker Daryl Washington to seek reinstatement in March — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 10, 2017 ICYMI Strikes For Kids Charity Files Emergency Motion to Compel Deposition of Roger Goodell …

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Jan 10

The Blitz 1/10/17

Concussion Discussion: 100 #NFL HOFers in ’14. Do nothing & 51 will die of #dementia incl. 24 w/ #CTE; 10 will die of #stroke. #NFLPA @espn — NFLCSFacts (@NFLObjectors) February 7, 2016 Study indicates that adults who experience a concussion are 3X more likely to become suicidal than the general population. Brain injuries increase …

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