Suing the NFL over head injuries?

Perhaps you really DO have brain damage. How far do you think this is going to go? Players are paid, very well, for their participation in a sport they love to play. It involves physical contact. If you didn’t like it, you should stick to something easier.

you won’t agree with me, and that’s okay. But what is the NFL going to do, ask players to make softer hits? Re-warn to protect yourself? Go to steel & titanium helmets instead of plastic? Change to flag football?

A unified lawsuit on behalf of more than 2,000 National Football League players has been filed against the league in federal court alleging that the NFL failed to acknowledge and address neurological risks associated with the sport and then deliberately failed to tell players about the risks they faced, according to attorneys representing former players.  Continue reading “Suing the NFL over head injuries?” Suing the NFL over head i…

Gregg Williams and the Saints’ bounty get serious

Do you recall my post when the Saints beat the 49ers in the preseason? Well, it didn’t happen so easily in the playoffs. In an audio recording revealed earlier Thursday, Gregg Williams was heard talking to  Saints defenders about several 49ers on the eve of their NFL playoff game last season.

Whatever defense that Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt went to New York with yesterday for their appeal of NFL discipline flowing from the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal might have been blown to shreds. Now the world can hear Gregg Williams’ sinister plans.

With the audio released by documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, there is no disputing the intent that Williams conveyed during a fiery pre-game speech to his defense on the eve of the Saints’ playoff game in San Francisco nearly three months ago. Listen to the video…  Continue reading “Gregg Williams and the Saints’ bounty get serious” Gregg Williams and the Sa…

Milk, the ultimate sports beverage

Winning the Super Bowl and meeting the president isn’t enough. Now you need a milk moustache! Hey, it’s my favorite drink (with orange juice a close runner-up) so I fully support these ads.

“How many of you have seen the ‘Got milk?’ ads with Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings?” Angie Edge of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board asked a roomful of elementary school students, invoking the names of two Green Bay Packers stars. Hands shot up.

In Wisconsin, the nation’s top cheese producer, with more dairy cows per square mile than any other state, it’s hard to miss the message that milk does a body good. Especially if you’re a child. That’s because the nonprofit milk board, funded by dairy farmers, spends about $950,000 a year on talks, concerts, posters and a website promoting dairy’s health benefits to school children.

The milk board touts chocolate milk as a natural sports drink for children and teenagers. “Muscles fueled with chocolate milk are muscles fueled with nutritious energy,” states a brochure for parents.

According to the board’s most recent annual report, during the 2009-10 school year, it sent 90 percent of Wisconsin schools promotional materials such as a stand-up poster of Jennings, the Green Bay Packers wide receiver, holding a glass of chocolate milk, and planned to give six high schools chocolate milk for the 2010 football season.

The group reinforces the messages during school visits. “Have you heard the research that chocolate milk is the ultimate sports beverage?” Edge asked students.