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Old 08-27-2013   #16
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Default Re: NFL pressured ESPN to abandon PBS concussion documentary project

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Originally Posted by BullBlitz View Post
Makes sense. Why would the NFL want to offer its product to an entity that is going to bash it?
Bash? Or investigate an issue that the NFL talks the talk but does not seem to walk the walk.

The league probably sees any negative press as "bashing", but in reality, they are typical of massive corporations protecting an extremely successful brand.

The NFL does not care about players. They care about money and everything that perpetuates the profit. Right now concussions are a news story, so the NFL marketing department is working overtime to present the league in a way that makes it seem like they are ahead of the curve. But in reality, it is all smoke and mirrors because they have been sitting on studies for years that point to the dangers of concussions and head trauma.

They had those studies in hand while they were pimping "Jacked Up" hits with NFL Films and ESPN.

Check this crap out:

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In 2003, the NFL -- with Pellman still in charge of the committee -- published the first of 16 studies, many of which suggested concussions were not a significant problem in the NFL. Tagliabue had previously expressed skepticism about the seriousness of the league's concussion problem.

New questions about NFL doctor
Does this story at all reflect a league ahead of the curve on this issue?

The NFL is in CYA mode right now. I hope they get burned for it.
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