Michael Vick inspires… Malcom Gladwell

An offensive lineman can’t do his job without “using his head,” one veteran says, but neuropathologists examining the brains of ex-N.F.L. players have found trauma-related degeneration.

An offensive lineman can’t do his job without “using his head,” one veteran says, but neuropathologists examining the ex-N.F.L. brains have found trauma-related degeneration.

A dogfight, a defensive line. Writing about the similarities between the two sports, Malcom Gladwell points to a condition called CTE, which results in dementia from too many blows to the head. That is, the kind of dementia that makes you think having dogfights in your backyard is really, really tight. Peep Gladwell’s New Yorker audio slideshow, complete with postmortem brain photos here.

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