Saturday, November 16, 2013

I Love Football

The Liter is going to flag both Anthony J. Gaughan and the Ragister for a personal foul regarding Gaughan's OpEd.

Iowa View: Football's future is in doubt

Gaughan claims to love football and then questions the sport’s long-term viability because of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

Gaughan states --

Earlier this month, at UCLA were diagnosed even more players with the disease, including former stars such as Tony Dorsett and Mark Duper. Boston University scientists have diagnosed CTE in 52 of the 54 professional, college and high school football players they have studied.

That's troublesome, not for reasons Gaughan shares, but because diagnosis of CTE remains autopsy based,' there is a 'lack of specific diagnostic criteria required for pre-mortem clinical diagnosis,' and 'currently, no accepted method of diagnosing CTE until post-mortem pathological analysis has been conducted

That admission comes from several of the same scientists involved in the project.

Maybe that's why Gaughan is an ASSociate professor at Drake and the scientific community is united in that fact.

That plus he's from Minnesota, as well as a fan of the Vikings and Golden Gophers.


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