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Contemplating Names and Other Words

What’s in a name? Skill Unlimited or Limited Skill? Let me just say that it is sort of cool when your last name is actually a word that means something. It’s not so impressive with first names, because your parents may have anointed you with a moniker that is a noun, verb or adjective like, say, Spring, Messiah, Chastity, Bear, Crash, Harmony, Heaven or (and this is no joke) Earwacker. Some of those names might be setting [...]

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Is Brain Injury Football’s Most Formidable Foe?

I saw the movie “Concussion” about a month ago, and I left the theater wondering what it will mean for the future of my favorite sport. In the movie Will Smith portrayed Dr. Bennet Omalu, who made the scientific connection between concussions in the National Football League and a brain disease he named chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The disturbing disintegration and tragic death of Mike Webster, former All-Pro center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, belatedly brought the issue into public [...]

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By |2016-06-08T15:02:22+00:00June 8, 2016|Brain, Concussions, Football|
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