In the offseason, we've been reviewing all the NBA transactions. This week, Utah signed Jeff Withey, because they need another big. The Hawks signed a bunch of personnel, and I butcher all of their names. What an action packed week!
On the one hand, this is good. NBA Digital rights and services have been behind the times for a while. However, Steve Ballmer is the person trying to do this. I'm not optimistic.
A new biopic on Bennet Omalu is coming out starring Will Smith. Naturally, this adds even more to the NFL concussion controversy. We have a lot to say on this.
One reality is that it's really hard to get "pure" science on this subject. Even the experts make a lot of money consulting for the organizations that don't want to change things.
A lot of what Brian and I say is from "League of Denial", the excellent Frontline documentary that was dropped by ESPN.
We compare this to smoking. It's worth noting that a lot of the smoking controversy came about in the 50s. There were still ads marketed at children into the 80s. And even after that, the big tobacco companies just moved on to other addictive substances. The notion that the NFL is going anywhere soon doesn't seem likely.