Archive for June, 2012

 

The end of American Football?

June 6th, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

A researcher at Virginia Tech named Stefan Duma put electronic monitors in the helmets of 7- and 8-year-olds playing Pop Warner football. He found that those kids were routinely getting hits to the head in the 40 to 60 g range, with some even upwards of 80 gs. To put that in perspective, imagine that [...]

7 MLS teams lose to Amateurs teams – time for promotion and relegation?

June 1st, 2012Posted by BJ Pheasant

Granted, in soccer, the best teams don’t always win, but this would sure suggest that those that complain that expanding the number of teams in the MLS would “dilute” the talent, might not be arguing on as firm a footing as they imagine. Good on the NASL for the “street cred” and giving young players [...]

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