Hits to the head concussing NHL’s image

Hits to the head

The NHL is not doing enough in regards to hits to the head. The shift in rules to enhance offensive production has led to bigger hits at faster speeds. [Read more…]

‘League of Denial’: Nothing we did not know

League of Denial

PBS and its show Frontline aired the highly anticipated documentary ‘League of Denial,’ a look into the National Football League’s handling of concussions Tuesday night. Reactions have ranged from astonished to let down. For those like me who have followed the NFL long enough, the information provided was nothing new. [Read more…]

Kevin Love suffers mild concussion

Kevin Love

Minnesota sports suffer, yet another, serious injury to a superstar. According to sources, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love needed help leaving the floor Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets after suffering a blow to the head by JaVale McGee and a mild concussion. I wouldn’t be surprised if Love is out for the rest of the season. [Read more…]

Will the NFLPA Boycott the Draft? and Other Lockout Stumbling Points

lockout

The NFLPA may have decertified thus giving up its status, but as a trade association, it can still pack a punch in the ongoing dispute with the league.

The latest rumor has it that the NFLPA is preparing to boycott the April 28-30 draft, by preventing the top prospects from entering the draft. Although nothing official has been heard from the NFLPA regarding the matter, what is certain is that the union met and held conferences with several of the top prospects and that it enjoys full support on that front. With all that in mind, a full boycott of the draft would also be possible – provided there’s consensus amongst the prospects on the matter.

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Player Safety to be Emphashized at NFL Owners Meeting

It might seem somewhat pointless, what with the player lockout, but the NFL has to continue functioning – and that means looking at rule changes and disciplinary procedures when the owners’ meeting is held in New Orleans from Sunday to Tuesday.

The lockout might be threatening to, at the very least, delay the 2011 season, but the competition committee must still do its job.

For the latest on the labor talks and lockout situation go here
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