The panel of the Professor, the Judge, Coutta and Paul Dalligan spoke with Wayne Holdsworth about the death of his son Mac and his mission for change on suicide to spare other families the same heartbreak. He has a three point plan and talks about suicide prevention with the panel. Paul Dalligan provides his preview of the 2024 NRL season and the panel also discussed the Australian Institute of Sport’s new guidelines for concussion.
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The panel of the Professor, the Judge, the Gelding and Paul Dalligan talk with Associate Professor Michael Buckland, Head of the Department of Neuropathology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Australian Sports Brain Bank about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), concussion, the cumulative effect of hits to the head and body and the relevance of the number of years a person plays contact sports to the development of CTE.
For further details about CTE go to brainbank.org.au
The Professor and the panel of the Judge, the Gelding, Coutta, Dan Butterly and Paul Dalligan talk with special guest, Neurophysiologist Dr Alan Pearce about the recent release of the Senate committee’s report into Concussion and Repeated Head Trauma in Contact Sports. They also looked at the results of the recent Boston University study that discovered 41% of young athlete’s (under 30) brains on autopsy had signs of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
Paul Dalligan reviewed NRL finals week 1 and put his prediction of how the NRL ladder would look like at the end of the season under the microscope.
Dan Butterly previewed both the NFL and College football seasons and gave his long range predictions on who would playoff in the Super Bowl and College Championship game.
The Gelding had some race tips for this afternoon’s Sale and Casterton meetings.
Paul Dalligan gives his NRL 2023 season preview, his thoughts on who will win the Dally M and top try scorer for the season. The panel discuss innovation in racing and whether jockeys and trainers should be able to communicate with each other during the race and whether, North Melbourne coach, Alistair Clarkson should have been fined for his comments to a reporter.
The Professor and the panel of the Judge, Coutta, the Gelding and Paul Dalligan discuss James Hird’s interview for the head coaching role at Essendon FC, Paul Dalligan reviews the NRL semi-finals and NRLW round 5, the panel talk about whether the Davis Cup has any relevance after the change in format and the Gelding gives his best bets for Flemington races.
Dr Eric Windholz, a Senior Lecturer in the Law faculty at Monash University, talks with the panel about the very important subject of transgender and intersex issues in sport. He discusses FINA, Caster Semenya and Lia Thomas.
Susie Q Ramadan didn’t start boxing until she was 26. In her fourth fight she won the Australian super-bantamweight title. Over the next fourteen years she has collected five world boxing titles including the WBF super-bantamweight title, WBF bantamweight title, IBF bantamweight title, the WBC bantamweight title and in her last fight before Covid struck in February 2020, the IBA super-flyweight title. She boasts a current record of 31 fights for 28 wins (12 by KO) and 3 losses. Her next fight is later this year.
The Professor and the panel of the Judge and Paul Dalligan discuss the news of a new collective bargaining agreement for the AFLW and Paul Dalligan reviews round 11 of NRL action. They also looked at the145th running of the Preakness Stakes won by Early Voting, the decision of the ATP and WTA to scrap Wimbledon’s ranking points in 2022 and the Australian hopefuls in the French Open that starts later tonight. The Gelding phoned in from Hawaii with his tips for today’s Wangaratta races.
The Professor and the panel of the Judge and the Gelding talk with special guest Brad Johnson about his AFL career with the Western Bulldogs, being in the media and Zena Sport, the company he started with his wife that makes protective vests for women playing sport. The panel also discusses the slow reaction of the AFL to the University of Sydney’s study into female Australian Rules umpires, the ‘Greg Norman golf tour’, the long shot winner of the 148th Kentucky Derby and the number and calibre of the players that have left the Gold Coast Suns.