Chat wrap

May 9th, 2007 → 11:13 am @

Yesterday I had an hour-long, lunch-time chat on, the subject of which was my Sunday Globe Magazine article on sports injuries and the pressures athletes face to play when injured. I know some of you are cursing the fact that you forgot to check it out at the time. Don’t worry: the transcript is now available online.

Post Categories: Boston Globe & Online chats & Sports injuries

Sick of me yet? Because now I’m on your breakfast table…

May 6th, 2007 → 9:18 am @

Well, if you subscribe to the Globe, anyway: I wrote the cover story in this week’s Globe Magazine on the risks and long-term health consequences of pro-athletics and the shifting allegiances among athletes, agents, team doctors, owners, and players. It was a sobering story to write, and nowhere are the risks (and consequences) more frightening than in pro-football, where players ritually abuse their bodies (and their minds) without the safety of a guaranteed contract. Let me know what you think…

Post Categories: Boston Globe & Sports injuries & Sports Reporters