Archive for January, 2011

Sports Legacy Institute to hold free Concussion Clinics at Super Bowl XLV

January 28, 2011

On Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Dallas, SLI along with the Centre for Neuro Skills will be hosting a Pro Football Concussion Clinic for active and retired professional football players and their families.  The clinic will provide the most up-to-date information on the long-term effects of concussions and brain trauma and introduce resources available for neurological care and support.  This clinic will be followed by an exclusive  Cigar Reception at Sambuca Restaurant Uptown.

This star studded event, with a who’s who of advocates and providers includes the NFLPA, Gay Culverhouse Player’s Outreach Program, former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher and Morehouse School of Medicine, The Kevin Turner Foundation, the Michigan Depression Center, Sylvia Mackey – wife of John Mackey, inspiration behind the 88 plan and a true leader in the field, and the Brain Injury Association of America.

NFL players and families who will be in attendance at these clinics include Randy White, Sean Morey, Mike Haynes. Kevin Turner, Jim McMahon, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Eric Hipple, Charlie Haas, Lisa McHale, The Grimsley Family, The Lens Family, The Phipps Family, and The Dronet Family.

On Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10:00 am, The University of Texas at Arlington, Center for Healthy Living and Longevity will be hosting a FREE 90 minute concussion clinic, which will be open to the public.  This cutting-edge multimedia educational presentation will provide vital information for everyone involved in sports including coaches, athletes and medical professionals.

Both clinics will be presented by Chris Nowinski, Co-Founder and CEO of the Sports Legacy Institute, along with former NFL players.  Saturday’s clinic is a free event; however, registration is suggested.  For additional information on either event, contact Erin at (617) 951-3799 x336 or


Spotlight on Blue Sky Client Danny O. Coulson

January 21, 2011

Danny O. Coulson is a Former Commander of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team.  Following his thirty-one years of experience and expertise in hostage rescue, major crime investigation and counter-terrorism in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Danny has become a successful security consultant, author and guest speaker at a number of universities, corporations, and television news programs.

Most recently, Danny has spoken to groups about two extremely popular and important topics:  bullying in our nation’s schools, and active shooter situations in public areas.

Born and raised in Texas,  Coulson earned his bachelors in Government at Texas Christian University and his Law Degree from Southern Methodist University.  He went on to a lengthy career with the FBI, outlined below.

  • Served in the New York Division as a special agent for nine years, working on Bank Robbery, Fugitive and Police Assassination matters.
  • Led SWAT teams and developed the FBI’s manual on dealing with Bank Robbery and Extortion matters.
  • Rose through the ranks of the FBI and in 1982 was assigned to create the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), the FBI’s elite counter-terrorism unit, which is the civilian equivalent of Delta Force or SEAL teams.
  • Developed tactical programs, gained extensive experience in surveillance, close quarter battle, sniper techniques, executive protection, and crisis management techniques.
  • Served as the Special Agent in Charge for a number of divisions throughout the country.
  • In 1991, was named Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI, Criminal Investigative Division, and oversaw all FBI investigations of international and domestic investigations, violent crimes, civil rights and special inquiries for the White House.
  • Was assigned to the Bureau’s Dallas Division in 1994, where he headed the investigation of the Murrah Building Bombing in Oklahoma City, coordinated the rescue and evidence recovery efforts, and the arrest of Timothy McVeigh and all subsequent investigative activities in Arizona, resulting in the capture of McVeigh’s accomplices.

Upon his retirement in 1997, Danny established his own private security firm, Coulson, Jackson and Associates.  Their clients include the Vice President of Guatemala and the PGA Tour, among many others.

With Super Bowl XLV being held in Dallas, Danny and his team have been busy teaching and lecturing on Crisis Management Issues for police departments in the Dallas area.  He co-authored “No Heroes”, an anthology of major criminal and terrorism investigations and the development of the Bureau’s HRT.  Danny also appears regularly on a number of television shows, including FOX and Friends, Today, Good Morning America, and 60 Minutes, where he answers questions and gives expert opinion on current events dealing with national security, hostage-taking, negotiating tactics, terrorism threats and counter-terrorism measures.

Danny Coulson is available to speak to your group about any of the topics mentioned above, and other general security topics.  Your group will leave with a wealth of knowledge on the subject, as well as tips on how to handle the situations that we may encounter in our everyday lives.  Please contact Blue Sky at 617.951.3799 for more information about Danny O. Coulson.

Mayo, Meriweather and Wilfork among six Patriots selected to Pro Bowl

January 3, 2011

Not surprising after a great season, the Patriots are the AFC team with the most players (6) selected to this year’s Pro Bowl.




Starters will include:

Tom Brady, Quarterback

Logan Mankins, Guard

Vince Wilfork, Defensive Tackle

Bench players will include:

Jerod Mayo, Inside Linebacker

Devin McCourty, Cornerback

Brandon Meriweather, Free Safety

Congratulations to all of this year’s selections for their tremendous accomplishment!  In the end, we hope none of them actually play in the Pro Bowl on January 30th.  We hope they will be busy getting ready for the Super Bowl in Dallas!


UPDATE, 1/6/11:  Two more Patriots have been selected to the AFC Pro Bowl Team to replace injured players:

Matt Light, Left Tackle

Wes Welker, Wide Receiver

The Patriots now have a league-high eight selections this year!