By Felipe Trinidad 1:45 p.m. | Even though Peyton Manning won the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September, Jaboner Jackson still insists that Manning’s arm is falling off any second now. This week, the Denver Broncos head to the Lone Star state to battle the Dallas Cowboys. Per order of Jaboner Jackson, here are my odds of Manning’s arm falling off this week: 250,000:1. Make your bets again, Wonderful Readers. Jaboner is buying everyone Allagash Curiex (whatever that is…where is Rock Mayock’s brew guide?) when he loses again. All I know is every Intelligent Staff was drunk and dancing after the Guinneses from last week and the week before.
By Felipe Trinidad 3 p.m. | As required by order of Jaboner Jackson, here are tonight’s odds for Peyton Manning’s Arm Falling Off During Week 3 Against the Oakland Raiders: 180,000:1. Make your bets. JJ is buying Guinesses. Or is it Guinni?
By Jaboner Jackson 8 a.m. | Earlier this week, footballphds.com reviewed the First Factor in the NFL Five Factor Death Spiral. The Death Spiral refers to a series of interrelated factors that threaten the current economic and spectator success of professional football. Specifically, the Death Spiral demonstrates how league revenue, particularly as derived from future television contracts, will retract. The first concern related to sanitization of the game, otherwise known as the No Fun League. Much of the NFL's effort to make the game increasingly comfortable for corporations has eradicated player personality. However, more pressing issues related to player safety, particularly as related to concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy--both of which we have reviewed extensively with our medical expert, Hassan A. Riaz, MD, MBA--have taken precedence over corporate sanitization. Today, we examine Legitimate Safety Concerns as the Second Factor in the Five Factor NFL Death Spiral.
By Jaboner Jackson 4 p.m. | The return to Los Angeles from the streets of Rio de Janeiro means not only the return of the NFL in LA but also the return of my conversations with our medical expert, Hassan A. Riaz, MD, MBA, about pertinent football injuries. But since it is the NFL offseason, I thought I would connect with the good doctor to discuss the Achilles injury of Kobe Bryant instead. As always, Dr. Riaz is not treating the athlete in discussion and he is relying upon publically available information to form his medical opinions.
By Jessica C., Research Assistant, 9:30 p.m. | While Jaboner Jackson extends his vacation past the one week mark in the Brazilian jungles (or something like that), Rock Mayock has finally allowed me more free reign in the FOOTBALLPHDS offices. So instead of getting all excited about knee and hamstring injuries with Dr. Riaz, it’s time to look at something more important during this summer—tanning. So I tracked down Hassan A. Riaz, MD, MBA, to see what’s the best way to get your tan on during this season of hot fun and hot messes. Thankfully, there’s no disclaimer about Dr. Riaz not treating the athlete in discussion because he is definitely giving me some advice. BTW Jaboner promises to be back sometime next week to bring you all the stadium news and NFL in LA news and all that blah blah blah etc etc etc.
By Jaboner Jackson 8 a.m. | When news of Junior Seau's presumed suicide came across the wire yesterday, speculation immediately turned to the effects that playing professional football for over a dozen years may have had on his health. Specifically, questions surrounding the effects of head trauma on his final frame of mind surfaced. I discussed Seau's death with our team medical expert, Hassan A. Riaz, MD, MBA, to understand the role that head traumas may have played in not only Seau's death but that of Ray Easterling, another former NFL player who committed suicide by shooting himself last month, as well.
By Jaboner Jackson 8 a.m. | Over the past few years, the NFL has sought to make the game of professional football safer for its players. The NFL has instituted rules regarding concussions, hits on defenseless players, and has even tried to govern player intent. I caught up with our team medical expert, Hassan A. Riaz, MD, MBA, to discuss some of these changes and why the NFL is so intent on changing the game.
By Jaboner Jackson 12:15 p.m. | Baseball pitcher Zach Britton was the latest athlete to make headlines for use of Plasma-Rich Platelet Therapy (PRPT) for a left shoulder injury last month. NFL players such as Andre Johnson, Troy Polamalu, and Hines Ward, and golfer Tiger Woods have also sworn by the treatment. Since more professional athletes have been making news for undergoing PRPT for injuries, I caught up with our team medical expert, Hassan A. Riaz, MD, MBA, to discuss this treatment.