Archive for June 20th, 2011

Must Read: FoxSports’ Alex Marvez on Strength Coach Legend Kim Wood’s Neck Symposium

“NFL must help prevent head trauma”

Alex Marvez, foxsports.com

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/NFL-must-become-more-proactive-to-prevent-head-trauma-061911

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Comedy Central: NFL’s PR Video of Dr. Joseph Maroon Conducting the Perfect Neurological Exam

The National Football League’s new PR website, nflhealthandsafety.com, has a video demonstrating how Dr. Joseph Maroon, team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers, might examine a player who has been concussed. The clip, which Maroon describes as a kind of “two-minute drill” showing how a trained professional can check out a player “efficiently and expeditiously,” is unintentionally comical.

See http://nflhealthandsafety.com/2011/01/20/performing-a-neurological-exam/.

The obvious flaw here is that the person Maroon is examining passes all his markers perfectly. Is the NFL representing this as a typical outcome?

A companion piece might be a skit with the cast of Saturday Night Live reenacting the anecdote about the player who, the coach is told, doesn’t know his name. “Well, tell him his name and get him back out there!” the coach says.

 

Irv Muchnick


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