Clark: Nervous or excited?
Ruby Sue: Sh*ttin’ bricks.
Clark: You shouldn’t use that word.
Ruby Sue: Sorry. Sh*ttin’ rocks.
–“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989)
This December, that’s exactly what NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be doing, if he isn’t already. By that time, the already-controversial upcoming sports drama “Concussion” will be in theaters. Starring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the film focuses on his discovery of frequent and repeated head traumas/injuries in NFL athletes, their correlation to those athletes’ suicides (like those of Junior Seau and Mike Webster), and of the National Football League’s complicity in covering up those facts. The NFL, particularly and especially Goodell, is already in a bad situation with the pending outcome of “DeflateGate”. The release of this dramatized exposé will further tarnish Goodell’s public image in addition to shedding light on a serious issue that nearly everyone who’s involved with or watches professional football knows about. See the trailer below:
Sy L. Shackleford is a jack-of-all-trades columnist for Action A Go Go. A University of Connecticut graduate with a degree in both psychology and communication sciences, he is a walking encyclopedic repository for all things Marvel Comics, movies, hip-hop, et. al. You can follow him on Twitter @shack_house83.
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