Category Archives: Sports and Medicine

‘A Man Is Still a Man’

We’ve expanded this post from 2014, when we were only on ‘Facebook’. The man who is the subject of this post has since ‘retired’ from martial arts:

“I was 40 my last fight, and won it impressively. So much so, that other women were terrified to fight me — thus helping end my career.”

“I’ve never felt so overpowered, ever, in my life.”

“Nothing can take away from the fact that you are physically a man. Mentally and emotionally, who knows — but physically, he’s a man.” Continue reading ‘A Man Is Still a Man’

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‘Undermining Fair Competition’

“If the fervor over…transgender wrestler Mack Beggs…could be swelled into one match, it was the junior’s final one at the state wrestling championships on Saturday.

“Beggs, who is ‘transitioning’ from female to male — but competing as a girl because of a University Interscholastic League rule — won gold….

“It caps a perfect season for Beggs (56-0), who easily won his four matches this weekend…

“The controversy surrounding Beggs deals with the testosterone treatments part of his transition, with some believing it is an unfair advantage… {!!!} Continue reading ‘Undermining Fair Competition’

‘More Than A Headache (Soccer)’

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“Former Liverpool striker Ian St. John has called on football’s leaders to look after former professionals who have dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The 78-year-old ex-Scotland international says several of his old team-mates are affected.

“He believes it is as the result of heading heavy footballs in the 1950s and ’60s. Continue reading ‘More Than A Headache (Soccer)’

‘Marijuana and the NBA’

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“Former NBA player Stephen Jackson says he occasionally smoked marijuana before playing in games.

“Jackson’s admission came on the “I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast” hosted by actor Michael Rapaport.

“I just gotta be real, you know, it’s been a couple games where I smoked before games and had great games,” Jackson said on the podcast, which was posted Friday. “It’s been some games where I smoked before the game and was on the bench after three minutes sitting on the sideline, ‘Please calm down. This high has to calm down’ — I done shot three shots that went over the backboard, like, I’m going to be honest, like, ‘Ahh, I gotta calm down.'” Continue reading ‘Marijuana and the NBA’

‘More Than A Headache’

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“As much as he’s accomplished, as hard as he’s worked, as much as he’s built his character, in record-breaking time it’s going downhill because of what’s going on… He doesn’t even know. He’s not conscious enough.”

“The mother of NFL player Tre Mason told Palm Beach County, Fla. sheriff’s deputies last month that her 22-year-old son has a “10-year-old’s mindset” as the result of head injuries sustained playing football. Continue reading ‘More Than A Headache’