The numbers don't lie. Sports concussions are a lot more common than one may have thought because according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.6 to 2.3 million sports concussions occur each year. But a concussion doesn't just take someone out of the game; it can also affect an athlete off the field of play as well.
From the gridiron to the television production truck, football has been the predominant passion of Bob Goodrich's life. The 15-time Emmy Award-winning producer is best known for his landmark work with ABC's Monday Night Football, Wide World of Sports and the network's first Super Bowl telecast in 1985, though folks in Dallas, Texas, may beg to differ. Goodrich first became a local and national name as a sure-handed, play-making split end at Dallas' Woodrow Wilson High School - the alma mater of Heisman Trophy winners Davey O'Brien and Tim Brown.
Hot, humid and sweltering are all words that come to mind in the beginning days of the football season - the first weeks of practice at the end of the summer.
This time of year is exciting for the players and coaches alike. The dog days of summer in late July and early August are the beginning of the season and are the days teams build the foundation of a successful season.