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By On January 20th, 2016

A champ speaks candidly about sports, violence and injury

MJ Clausen and I interviewed Ray Ciancaglini on November 20, 2015. Our interview with Ray focused on sports and concussions in both boxing and football. Specifically, we spoke about the future of sports like boxing and football in which violence is an inevitable part of the game.  Ray Ciancaglini is the Founder of The Second…

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By On February 17th, 2014

Will football have a similar demise to boxing?

Ben Orlando’s podcast, “History Repeating Itself,” compares football to the sport of boxing in Episode 1, Part 2: The Decline of Football and Boxing.  At one time, boxing rivaled baseball as America’s number one sport.  As the brutality of the sport became a concern, people called for an end to it in high schools and…

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By On February 1st, 2014

Will Football go the way of Gladiators?

The Super Bowl is tomorrow, and people who are excited about the big game probably don’t want to think about the uncertain future of the sport.  Ben Orlando, the creator of an interesting podcast called “History Repeating Itself,” is exploring the possibility that football will suffer a similar demise to the gladiator sport of ancient…

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By On February 19th, 2013

Boxing’s History With CTE

Boxing and brain injury go hand in hand. While chronic traumatic encephalopathy is just now becoming a serious part of the discussion of football and its safety, studies linking CTE and boxing were being published in 1928. Boxing culture has even given the condition cute nicknames, a kind of macabre way of dealing with knowing…

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By On January 14th, 2013

Boxers and Brain Injuries – A Scary Study

Here is a frightening statistic: nearly 90-percent of boxers suffer a brain injury of some extent during their career, according to the Association of Neurological Surgeons. The repeated hits to the head on a daily basis are terrible on boxers, and causes them to be prone to Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease later in their lives.…

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By On October 13th, 2011

Brain Injury Risk Makes Boxing Down and Out for Youth?

Individuals who play contact sports are at a higher risk for brain injuries. We’ve talked before about the attention football has received in recent months due to the brain injury risk it poses for its players, and now the spotlight has fallen on boxing due to the serious brain injury threat it presents for its…

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