Hard Risks: Concussions in Sports, From the Boxing Ring to the Gridiron | Retro Report on PBS

♪♪ -Every autumn Sunday, football’s bone-shattering hits unhinge NFL players across the country. -Over the past several years, the National Football League has been shaken by the controversy over the long-term impact of concussions. -In a surprise announcement, star 49ers linebacker Chris Borland says he’s retiring from the NFL, after just one season. -Around training…

Pro Wrestlers Who Tried MMA

A lot of professional wrestlers have tried MMA, but not all have been successful. This is a list of the most popular pro wrestlers to try MMA, from winning the UFC championship to getting kicked in the head by Mirko Cro Cop. These are pro wrestlers who tried MMA. Dave Batista started wrestling in the…

Football, Dementia, and the Future of Sports

[♪ INTRO] From Little League to college football to the World Cup, sports is a huge industry. We play on neighborhood teams as kids, root for our favorite professional athletes, and buy millions of dollars’ worth of branded merchandise each year. But even if you don’t personally care what the next big sportsball thing is,…

Ramzan Kadyrov: brutal tyrant, Instagram star

If you picture a warlord’s Instagram, does it look like this? That’s Ramzan Kadyrov: ruthless leader of Chechnya and proxy of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Here he is nuzzling a deer. These posts entertain millions of followers, but what they mask is a dark reality. Kadyrov recently attracted international criticism when reports revealed that gay…

How Much Force to Rupture a Spleen: Sport Science

CIÊNCIA DO ESPORTE A força do soco de Bas foi mensurada em mais de 550 quilos. Praticamente, a mesma força de ser atropelado pelo zagueiro Joey Porter. Um soco de Bas será equivalente a qualquer um dos fortes impactos que Chris Simms sofreu naquele dia. Para mostrar o quão vulnerável o baço de Chris Simms…