7-11-11: The Legacy of John Mackey

July 11, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Football legend John Mackey, known for being a revolutionary tight end for the Colts of Baltimore, died last week at the age of 69.  In addition to being a football great, his head injuries–which led to a decade-long battle with frontal temporal dementi–brought attention to the brutality of the sport.

Tom Hall speaks with the legacy that John Mackey has left in terms of players’ rights–and in terms of attention paid to brain injuries–with Mark Hyman, a sports journalist and the author of Until It Hurts: America’s Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids. He’s currently working on a book about the business of youth sports, and his next book will be about head injuries in sports.

Entry filed under: Health, On Air, sports. Tags: , , , , .

7-11-11: Living with Integrity 7-12-11: A Writer in Cairo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Podcast! Miss an episode of Maryland Morning? Podcast it here.

Keep up to date with our RSS feed.

What’s on Our Twitter

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

MM_logo

%d bloggers like this: