Famed Film Director Steve James Talks Concussion Crisis With Our Pigskin Peeps

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Sep 28, 2012



We offer a great series of podcasts with football media movers and shakers each week at Football Nation.

It's called the Sports-Casters, and this week they tackle one of the biggest issues in football.

They discuss the concussion crisis in football and in other sports with famed film director Steve James, the man behind the the new documentary "Head Games."

James is best known for his 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams" and has had five films premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Listen to the entire podcast right here.

"Head Games" focuses on current and former NFL players that have had their lives changed by the effects of concussions they received while playing football. 

James talks about what inspired him to make Head Games, how what he has learned about the dangers of football has changed his fan experience, and reveals if he would allow his own children to play the game

Check out the Sports-Casters archives right here.

You'll find great interviews with leading voices in the football media, including Peter King of SI.com, Greg Cosell of NFL Films, Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports and the directors of HBO series "Hard Knocks."

 








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