Tagged: Concussions


On the subject of my musings on sports and journalism, here’s a telling excerpt about the media’s treatment of football-related concussions from The New Yorker:

Taking the helmet out of football?

The Journal says that getting rid of helmets and the traditional three point stance may reduce the risk of head injuries on the football field. Pretty interesting stuff, although these solutions were first mentioned...

More on the NFL and concussions

The Week has a good article on the reaction of many pro athletes to new concussion-related concerns. They’ve also put together a helpful summary of other news and opinion pieces on the subject.


Contra Bill Simmons, Malcolm Gladwell’s latest article isn’t 2009’s best piece of sports journalism. In fact, it’s not even the best article about football-related concussions. For that, you’ll have to go to GQ’s “Game...