An NFL Owner Wants to Know What YOU Think!

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My wife suspects I’m more proud of this piece of paper
than I am of my M.D. diploma…….

I had an enjoyable weekend, and I hope you all did as well.  Friday night I was on the sidelines covering an American football game which extended into the late hours because of an extended lightning delay, but after that I had my first relatively free weekend in a while.

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The author, circa 1968,
in vintage Packers gear.
There’s a reason he went
into sports medicine rather
than football.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t think I’ve ever shared my bona fides with the readership, but besides being a licensed physician I am, ahem, an owner of a professional sport team*:  the Green Bay Packers,   It was with pride that I attended their game on Sunday…..but it was with sadness that I drove away from the stadium, ‘my’ team having snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

Humor aside, it was with real sadness that I wrapped up my weekend, as I caught up with the Sunday newspaper late last night on my return from the game.  I came across this headline:  ‘Auto Accident Claims Life of Football Student-Athlete, Three Others Injured.’

I had just blogged about the new study published ahead of print in CJSM on the subject of motor vehicle accidents in collegiate athletes:  they are the number one cause of death in this population.

I haven’t posted a poll in the blog or on the CJSM main website in a while, and so I thought it was time to do so using this blog post and the study, ‘Motor Vehicle Accidents, the Leading Cause of Death in Collegiate Athletes.’

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Here’s what a REAL Packer looks like:
the Hall of Famer, Bart Starr

Without further adieu, then, take a moment now and test your knowledge (hint:  answer is both in the blog post and the study itself; but I’ll also post the answer with in my next blog piece).

*one of 364, 122 shareholders of the Packers as of this writing! Roman Abramovich I am not!

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About sportingjim
I work at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio USA, where I am a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. My academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is through Ohio State University. I am a public health advocate for kids' health and safety. I am also the Emerging Media Editor for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

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