Troy Aikman Worried New Concussion Policies May Hurt Football’s Future. In this interview, Aikman says he didn’t retire because of the concussions he’d sustained; a degenerative back condition knocked him out. But he thinks concussions and the developing data regarding their long-term effects — and the way football teams at all levels are handling that information (finally) — will keep parents from ever letting their sons play football. I would not say Aikman is going out on a limb there.
Weatherford Parents Say They Warned School About Photographer. Dax Morgan, a sports photographer, was arrested for indecency with a 16-year-old girl. More charges may be coming. He had been in contact with several girls via Facebook, which some parents didn’t discover until after he was arrested. I wonder why they weren’t monitoring their kids’ FB accounts, since apparently it didn’t really come out of nowhere. Morgan had made remarks that led some parents to report him to school authorities. You know, things like talking about the tan lines on cheerleaders’ boobs and how seeing 9th-grade cheerleaders in boots was a turn-on. Nothing creepy about a husky 39-year-old with unfortunate and sort of stereotypical eyewear doing that. No.
I Am Dangerously Close to Talking Myself Into This Mavericks’ Season. You know I will. I’m basically Mark Cuban, minus the fortune and the tendency to conduct interviews on a Stairmaster.
Train Hits Stalled 18-Wheeler. Since only one passenger on the train suffered minor injuries, feel free to replay this video several times. And remember: if you stumble on something newsworthy, I know you probably will be nervous and rushed and fumbling and so on, but shoot your video in LANDSCAPE. It’s so easy. Turn your phone 90 degrees. Right or left — it really doesn’t matter.