Football Concussions And Equipment. A Discussion Between Clint Stoerner and B.J. Maack

Football Concussions

Once Evin Demirel’s piece asking if it was possible for concussion’s to kill the the sport of football was published, an interesting conversation on the topic sprang up on Twitter.

Featuring Clint Stoerner, former Razorback quarterback; B.J. Maack, the owner of Arkansas Sports Performance Center in Little Rock, an athletic trainer and an organizer of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes High School Football Combine; and Sporting Life Arkansas’ Jon Davis, an avid sports fan and the father of two children.

In addition to the conversation on Twitter, there was another conversation about this story going on over at the Arkansas Times’ Arkansas Blog worth checking in on, too.

We thought the discussion on Football Concussions on Twitter was worth sharing with you.

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4 Responses to “Football Concussions And Equipment. A Discussion Between Clint Stoerner and B.J. Maack”

  1. Shelly
    May 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    What’s up, just wanted to mention, I enjoyed this article. It was practical. Keep on posting!

  2. Drew F.
    May 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    In this case, the emphasis on safety is exacerbating these type of injuries.

    Like the doc said, there’s no way to stop your brain from moving in your skull during these collisions. The “safer” helmets just address the pain, but do very little to stop the intra-cranial motion. The pain is supposed to be the deterrent.

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