- Paperback: 195 pages
- Publisher: Drummond Publishing Group (October 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1597630136
- ISBN-13: 978-1597630139
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,097,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Head Games: Football's Concussion Crisis from the NFL to Youth Leagues Paperback – October 1, 2006
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I would suggest all parents "force " there sons to read this before playing to really emphasize the difference between "hurt and injured."
and understanding that I had not known in 40 years. I think every parent should have knowledge about head injuries no matter what sport their children play. "Head Games - Football's Concussion Crisis" is a great way to start.
Chris has stepped forward to do us a great service. When faced with facts, we can choose to ignore, and to be content with ignorance, or we can do something. The fact is while Chris appeals to us to save lives, Dr. Tom Cordwainer "English Professor" chooses to belittle Chris' message.
Who's the audience? Coaches, parents, and athletes of all ages who can save lives by learning about why we should protect the brain. Even a cold disinterested person like Dr. Tom Cordwainer "English Professor" is invited to care enough to do something about it, rather than arm chair denigrate Chris by pointing out the movement to change football is not fast enough to earn his approval. It's now 2012. Chris continues to raise awareness, while statistics and deaths related to concussions continue too.
Who am I? I am the mother of a dead former NCAA college athlete, who fell and died on the field (after Chris' book was published). He a fractured his skull smashing his head open, no such luck even as a concussion. As a mother, female, non-athlete - I was told to keep a distance, of course, because the sports culture lets the coach have full authority. If only my son's coach and trainer and college felt an obligation for safety awareness and risk management as strongly as the drive to promote themselves.
Another reviewer compared lax safety attitudes to that of spectators watching gladiators get killed for fun. I too am reminded of gladiators when people respond about my dead son saying, "well that's the way it is." Is it really?Read more ›
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This is really great info and makes me realize my son's head is too important I will not let him play football. Everyone is putting their kid at significant risk for what? Read morePublished 23 months ago by Wheaton il
Pretty interesting, and well written, although it seems to me that the author may overextend his own case in terms of where it fits in the universe of athletic head trauma. Read morePublished on November 2, 2013 by Kundera
I read this book before Amazon had ratings.( I guess I bought it here).
This is in many sports.Competitive water skiing is one that most don't think about. Read more
Thanks, Chris. Thanks for letting us know that it's possible to get a concussion after receiving a blow to the head. Did you figure that one out all by yourself? Read morePublished on August 26, 2009 by Dr.Tom Cordwainer
Excellent well researched book that de-mystifies the I got my "bell rung" attitudes. Gives practical strategies to manage head injury risks. Read morePublished on September 19, 2008 by D. Kaiser