Sunday, February 5, 2017

This dud's for you...

see this article - it has a dàte stamp for postbowlsunday/tomorrow:
The NFL Still Won't Tackle Brain Trauma at the Super Bowl
Sean Gregory
Feb 06, 2016
time.com/4210564/nfl-super-bowl-brain-trauma-cte/
Includes:
"According to a report from ESPN, the NFL's donations for brain trauma research are often directed to league-affiliated doctors. And at a Feb. 4 event Dr. Mitchel Berger, a neurosurgeon at the University of California, San Francisco and a member of the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee, was asked by Toronto Star columnist Bruce Arthur if there's a link between football and degenerative brain disorders. "No," Berger said, in a response that harkened back to the NFL's pre-2009 League of Denial days, when a league medical advisor refused to acknowledge that multiple head injuries sustained in football were linked with depression, dementia, or other cognitive problems.
Berger's refusal to admit a link between football and brain disorders was especially surprising, since "

-Pretty remarkable the number of both liberal and conservative (whatever those terms mean these days)  news outlets and reporters- esp political reporters - who this week mentioned the bowl and their pick but to the exclusion of the policy topic above-- that fact also has a great deal to do with how the coverage went, was spun,  for the 2016  US election...

But the above article content also raises real questions around UC research
Remember important UC Davis research here:
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/ucdavismedicine/issues/winter2015/features/impact.html

-That Will Smith movie remember??..

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Also see:

"Note: The NLRB covers private universities and therefore not UC. However, its counterpart for public employees in California - PERB - could decide to follow NLRB practice. Indeed, it could decide to do what the NLRB does now, even if NLRB policy is later changed by Trump appointees.NLRB Chips Away at Athlete Amateurism"

http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2017/02/chipping-away.html
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Instead, the media, with their own $ interests in all of it, only wants to lament this:
Budweiser's Super Bowl Ad And The Great Debate Over What It Means To Be An American
NPR

- um, oh yeah, and there's the lib left's half time acts...

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