What will it take before we protect children from a game designed by adults, a game that makes many adults a lot of money, a game that is seen as traditional and unchangeable, but becomes more and more dangerous to children due to technological innovation?
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Former Major League Baseball player Ryan Freel committed suicide in 2012. It’s now been confirmed he suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the national pastime’s first documented case. Neil Cohen discusses how MLB is getting proactive.
How do you respond to your youth who wants to play football?
We must stop crippling our children with a “win at any cost” emotional burden that can have devastating effects on them as men.
How can we encourage a non-toxic masculinity that doesn’t injure our boys as they grow into men?
— Mired in “man-tears” (you wipe them away quickly, so no one will notice), I paint this canvas revealing truths of those gladiators friends I revere, respect, embrace, and mourn. I label these friends, “gladiators” because, as athletes, we were expected to adopt this “archaic” analogy and we were to psychologically adapt to the concept…
Whether it is from an accident, suicide, violence, drugs, heart failure or other ‘gone too soon’ reason—find out if they played contact sports.
— RSVP for CTE Football Calls Brain damage is a neurological disorder of the brain which has been given the name: (CTE) Chronic traumatic encephalopathy. It is a serious, debilitating, and family-destroying disease. There are no beautification processes or fragrance that will improve the putrid stench of (CTE). Some sports officials and marketing teams attempt…
Men, how do you define yourself? Is your career your life?
When will parents and coaches realize that repetitive hits in heavy, plastic, helmets not made for kids will cause brain damage? The answer is, when it’s too late.
American football is at a crossroads. Will we protect the players or silently ignore the evidence?
RSVP for Weekly Calls on The Disposability of Men — The sound of someone having a chronic traumatic brain injury is scary and sobering. Imagine being the person who could have been a significant contributor to this debilitating, life-threatening physical ailment. What if you were that guy your teammates and opponents were reluctant to physically…
A study last year of 111 former NFL players found that 110 had CTE. Isn’t it time we re-evaluated the cost of the game we love so much?
Embed from Getty Images — “My country tis of the sweet land of liberty of the I sing.” Kneeling to stand. What exactly do these words mean, are they simply someone’s idea of poetic lyrics, do they embrace and embody a nation or were they juxtaposed to make the writer feel good? The Statue of…
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You, Me, and CTE is a series exploring brain trauma: the ravages and therapies presented by the Good Men Project and The Dr Vibe Show.