ABOUT LAST NIGHT…
Let’s talk about brain injuries…
PBS aired their Frontline documentary “League of Denial” which followed the timeline of what the NFL knew about brain injuries in the NFL and when they knew it. The answers were highly disturbing as the NFL clearly had knowledge of the potential of what the game of football to a player’s brain. Greed and fear lead the charge of poor decision-making made by the NFL over the last twenty years.
Deadspin has a timeline of the events for you.
You can watch the documentary online here.
I wanted to let my friends and coworkers in on what was going on, but since I lacked the language to explain my constant fog and my sudden memory loss and my ridiculous sleep schedule, I mostly kept quiet. I understand why they couldn’t (and still can’t) get it: How could they imagine a brain that doesn’t work, when theirs are just fine? It was pretty lonely.
This is an excerpt from Minda Haas’ personal story of an issues she had after suffering too many concussions. It is a tremendous piece, and everyone should try wedge out five to ten minutes of your day to give it a thorough read.
Here’s your roundup of Tony Gonzalez links:
– Tony Gonzalez is not coming to Kansas City. (KC Kingdom)
– Jay Glazer: Gonzalez Wants to Stay in Atlanta (KC Kingdom)
– Could Chiefs swing a deal for Gonzalez? (KC Star)
– Falcons should trade Gonzalez (The Falcoholic)
– Gonzalez Trade Just Makes Sense for Kansas City (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
IN OTHER NEWS…
– Wide receiver may be a place the Chiefs look hard at in the draft. (Arrowhead Addict)
– A look at three of Kansas City’s top minor league prospects. (Kings of Kauffman)
– Mizzou has a huge game coming up this weekend at Georgia. (Bleacher Report)
– No, really, this game is freaking huge. (Red & Black)
– Ready for a bold prediction? K-State will hold Baylor to under 35 points, says Dave Thoman. (Jug of Snyder)
– Sporting Kansas City has a key matchup against Houston tonight. (KC Kingdom)
ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…
– Here’s a brand of condoms with Ted Williams on it. Only costs $99. She better be worth it.
– Chappelle Show has been off the air for a decade now. Here’s a good long-read about Chappelle.
– A report suggest Apple will hold a special event October 22. iPads are on the agenda.
– The Big Lead’s ultimate college football playoff selection committee includes Kate Upton. Because, hey, why not?
– Baseball. Beards. An understanding.
ONE MORE THING…
This is a blind person scoring on a penalty kick. (The Big Lead)