Browsing All posts tagged under »concussions«

How big of an issue are head injuries in soccer?

July 30, 2018


Some background to start Let’s use American football players as our starting point, since this topic more often revolves around them. I’ve previously written, –Wait, former NFL players are healthier than most people? One blurb to catch us up, “The standardized mortality ratio, SMR, is the rate compared to the general U.S. population. At 1.80, […]

Wait, former NFL players are healthier than most people?

December 30, 2015


A good amount of discussion about NFL players health has been going on again due to Will Smith’s most recent movie Concussion. This provides an opportunity to revisit a sporadically reoccurring theme of this site: When it comes to the body, pretty much whenever you gain something, you lose something, and vice versa. In college I had […]

Emptying out the mailbag and clearing the history #3

November 2, 2014


Before the mailbag, I put out a new manual a few days ago, but I put it out late Thursday evening, and Friday was Halloween. In case you missed it, it’s called A Guide To Footwear, and you can check it out here. Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations and […]