Professional sports leagues that challenged the establishment

We all know the big four in American professional sports: NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. They've run things for the better part of a century or longer. All four are so big and powerful that it is difficult for any upstart to challenge them for, well, pretty much anything.New leagues still form, however. Some straight up want to come after the established league while others find different...
May 16, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL official finally acknowledges link between football and CTE

The NFL has been careful when talking about concussions, brain injuries and long-term consequences. So, when the NFL’s vice president for health and safety Jeff Miller spoke before a U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy & Commerce roundtable, his words were going to carry plenty of meaning. What happened next was a bombshell moment in the NFL and world of...
Via The Comeback
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Soccer star Brandi Chastain promises to donate brain to science

Brandi Chastain may be retired from soccer, but she still cares about the game and its players. Chastain, a member of the 1999 World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national soccer team known for being aggresive on headers, has decided to donate her brain for scientific study upon her death. While she is completely healthy, she plans on donating her brain in the future so that it can...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

USWNT legend Brandi Chastain will donate brain to CTE research

Brandi Chastain is a pioneering name in women’s sports, with her 1999 World Cup-winning celebration one of the most iconic pictures in sports history. She’s apparently looking to help make history again, this time in the research effort for C.T.E. — the much talked about degenerative brain disease. According to a New York Times report, Chastain has pledged to donate her brain...
Via The Comeback
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandi Chastain, U.S. Soccer Hero, To Donate Brain For Concussion Research

Brandi Chastain will continue blazing trails long after her soccer-playing career, and natural life, have ended. Chastain, an icon of the United States’ 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning team, revealed Thursday she’ll donate her brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation with the expectation that Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy program will study it...
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandi Chastain, Kevin Nash to donate brains for CTE research

Scientists studying the effects of CTE in professional athletes scored two big victories for future research in the last two days. Retired women’s soccer star Brandi Chastain, best known for her 1999 World-Cup-clinching goal and subsequent celebration, and WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash have both revealed they will be donating their brains for study following their deaths. Chastain...
Via The Comeback
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandi Chastain pledges brain for concussion study

Brandi Chastain, who scored the game-winning penalty kick that gave the United States the 1999 Women's World Cup title, has pledged to donate her brain for concussion research when she dies.Chastain announced her pledge to the Massachusetts-based Concussion Legacy Foundation on Thursday morning. Her brain will go to the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, a joint project with the Department of...
Via Associated Press
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Former U.S. Soccer Star Brandi Chastain Pledges to Donate Her Brain For CTE Research

Brandi Chastain is forever immortalized in a single photo, sitting on her knees in the grass, her USA jersey in one hand, her other hand balled up into a celebratory fist. Taken seconds after she scored the winning goal for Team USA in a shootout to win the 1999 World Cup, the photo led to one of the most iconic Sports Illustrated covers in history. Now 47, Chastain is making...
Via Stack
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandi Chastain: U.S. Soccer Having 1999-Like Moment At World Cup

Whether you’re a fan of the game or not, it’s hard to argue against the growing impact of international soccer in the United States. Team USA was bounced from the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but the team’s four games drew record ratings among American television viewers. Brandi Chastain knows a thing or two about capturing the attention of an entire nation, and...
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Topless Australian Girl Celebrates Goal By Waving Shirt Around Like A Helicopter

Some folks out there in the Twitterverse are calling this topless Australian girl's celebration a "Brandi Chastain" moment.
Via Gamedayr
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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