Recent rule changes and research grants aside, the NFL hasn’t acknowledged its blatant ignorance - purposeful or not - toward concussions over the past five decades. Now comes word that the League leaned on sporting giant ESPN to bow out of a documentary partnership with PBS “Frontline” exposing the NFL’s checkered past.
Playing football will never be risk-free. But unless the sport’s dangers are recognized and addressed at the highest levels, the next generation of Pop Warner players may very well be choosing a different sport.
The extended arm of a stolen New York City crane truck struck several power lines as a joyriding transit employee drove it through his Elmont neighborhood Tuesday morning. Unfortunately for suspect Joel Grasman, however, lightning didn’t strike at the right moment, he wasn’t traveling 88 mph and the vehicle lacked a flux capacitor.
Social media erupted today with an outpouring of condolences and memories honoring the first man to walk on the moon. Problem is, Neil Armstrong died a year ago. In my latest for Newsday, I ask why - despite incredible information social media provides - we can’t or won’t or don’t absorb it.