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|3 days 6 hours ago||Funny||
What's funny is that my kid applied (and got in) to Mines this year. When we were visiting over the summer, the student tour guide was telling us how Mines was a bit of a football powerhouse and that their coach was considered an offensive genius. Fast forward a couple of months and Brian is suddenly talking about Bob Stitt on the podcast and on the blog.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I have been found out!|
|3 days 19 hours ago||When I was at school,||
When I was at school, Harbaugh was QB and the place was called Dooley's. He was there every night.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Ace's fighter pilot name is... Slim||
|1 week 5 days ago||Denard or J Stewart.||
Denard or J Stewart.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Double!||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Shhhh! We're not supposed to||
Shhhh! We're not supposed to tell anyone that!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Oh no, competition!||
Oregon State Athletic Director Bob DeCarolis is a Michigan guy and friends with the Harbaugh family. Jimmy to Oregon State?
(It feels ridiculous to put this s here but someon will think I was serious if I don't do it. DeCarolis is a Michigan guy)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You're turning violet, Violet!||
You're turning violet, Violet!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Got to disagree strongly.||
Got to disagree strongly. There were a ton of empty seats everywhere throughout the stadium for the whole game.
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||Schissell said he accepted||
Schissell said he accepted the resignation today but the agreement was was signed yesterday. B
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Noticed the date by the signatures?||
It was all dated yesterday
|7 weeks 3 days ago||FWIW. I once wrote an email||
FWIW. I once wrote an email to Hollis over a nasty incident involving hockey. (We all know the one). He expressed concern over the incident, politely defended his school and then invited me to lunch.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Prefer Goat Rodeo||
Prefer Goat Rodeo
|9 weeks 5 days ago||BOB STITT! Mines is 6-0, Baby!||
BOB STITT! Mines is 6-0, Baby!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||And don't forget - Windu has the rare purple light saber.||
And don't forget - Windu has the rare purple light saber.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Remember that Schwartz tried||
Remember that Schwartz tried to challenge a play that was supposed to be auto review. Because he challenged it, they called a penalty and nullified the review.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||At what point did you add the||
At what point did you add the chili sauce? For the last five minutes? Or at the beginning?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Strong work||
Great work! As a practicing emergency physician, I agree with your overall message and strongly support your effort to inform.
I will, however, disagree on you continued use of a concussion grading scale. Both the American Academy of Neurology and the Concussion in Sports Group have dropped grading of concussion from their recommendations. When I talk to patients and their families, I do not use the grading scale for a number of reasons:
1) The scale had no prognostic value. A person who graded as "mild" could have cognitive effects that are more significant and longer in duration than someone graded as "severe." As you point out, recurrence of concussion, especially soon after a previous concussion is the most important factor.
2) When a concussion is termed "mild," it just serves to downplay the severity. Families always want me to tell them its "mild" and their future scholarship athlete can go to practice tomorrow. They get bummed when I tell them "no."
3) Its not an accepted diagnosis anymore.
I have a huge problem with Brandon using the term "mild" in his press release because no medical staff person, especially a neurologist who is a world expert in concussion, would use that term. I agree with you on the "probable" piece. You either have on or you don't.
Overall, great work! Just had to nitpick on a nursing colleague a little. ;-)
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I believe we tried to play||
I believe we tried to play our towel boy in that movie - and he was killed
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I just don't think it is an||
I just don't think it is an issue in a competent coaching staff. I think that Hoke has created a setting where people are afraid to communicate with him. I think a better managed team doesn't let this happen.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Don't think so. An earlier||
Don't think so. An earlier thread pointed out that their next scheduled meeting is Oct 16 and that they very rarely meet at other times.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||M-dog, Brian implied that all||
M-dog, Brian implied that all day yesterday was a struggle between management and the medical staff. There is no struggle if everyone is in the same page. Plus, Brandon minimizes the incident by calling it a "mild" concussion. Concussions aren't categorized any more. A concussion is a concussion is a concussion. The medical staff, especially a neurologist who specializes in concussion, wouldn't call it anything else.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry to further debate (from below)||
We agree about the overall problems - but to be super-clear - "Mild concussion" is absolutely NOT a current medical term
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks, Brian.||
Thanks, Brian. As an MD, I am pleased to hear that the medical staff wouldn't bend. Not that any more fuel is needed, but if Brandon asked a medical person to change their story - that is also grounds for immediate dismissal.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Concussions do not show up on||
Concussions do not show up on CT scans. They are diagnosed by symptoms. The most objective way is to use one of the standardized screening tools. If something shows up on CT - then it is a more serious type of TBI.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Pleasant academic debate||
I would disagree with your interpretation of the websites you linked.
Just a few years ago, we used to grade concussions (1,2, etc) and call them mild, severe, etc. We no longer do that. The most recent American Academy of Neurology guidelines specifically do away with "grading" them. It was mostly abandoned because there was no predictive value categorizing them. The ultiumate outcome (length of symptoms an cognitive impairment) cannot be predicted from the initial insult.
A concussion is sometimes called a "mild TBI" because a "major TBI" is something has positive findings on a head ct and often requires surgical intervention.
Calling something a "mild concussion" is just trying to downplay the seriousness of the situation.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||This is crap||
1) Mild concussion is not used as a term anymore. The truth is that no one knows how long symtpoms last. (am an ER doc). We tell people that a concussion is a concussion and should be treated as a serious brain injury. There are no mild brain injuries.
2) How does one do a comprehensive review of the incident but not speak to the head coach? Hoke said that he didn't speak to Brandon.
3) Did Shane participate in anything yesterday? Hoke said he saw him yesterday at practice. He didn't participate fully because of his "ankle sprain."
I feel horrible for these players - most particularly Shane (and Devin)
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Daily has the statement|
|11 weeks 3 days ago||HE ADMITS TO A FUCKING CONCUSSION!!!!!!!!!!||
HE ADMITS TO A FUCKING CONCUSSION!!!!!!!!!!
BRADY FUCKING LIED IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE!!!!!