The book Concussion focuses on the dangers of concussions in football and exposes the NFL to its audience for neglecting what concussions were doing to their players. In the book Concussion the author Jeanne Marie Laskas uses Logos and Analogy to persuade NFL players, families, and fans that the NFL should be discredited for endangering NFL players and to spread awareness about the dangers of Football. In the Book Concussion Jeanne Laskas uses statistics in the book to spread awareness about the dangers of football. “ The G-Force for a football being knocked out is about 60-90 G’s to compare a fighter pilot will pass out at 5 or 6 G’s but that’s over a long period of time” (Laskas 164)
In Steven Salzberg, “Get Football out our Universities”, he makes the argument that football in universities are holding the United States back in the race of science. He believes if the United States eliminates football all together in universities we would focus more on what universities were originally made for, which is science and math. Throughout the argument Salzberg uses different types of rhetorical strategies to compel his audience to sway in his direction. Although, he used strong rhetorical appeals, it was hard to agree with Salzberg due to multiple logical fallacies Salzberg committed.
Chris Bachelder, the author of “Rewatching the Theismann Injury”, published on November 18, 2015 by the New York Times, did a good job of further informing football watchers of the events that occurred when Washington Redskin quarterback, Joe Theismann suffered a career ending injury. Bachelder explained how most people say they know of or have even seen the injury to Theismann, but people may not remember everything that happened when his career was ended. The way Bachelder explained what happened was he did a memory test on himself to see what he remembered about the play and testing it with what really happened, which informs the reader on what transpired back in 1985. For example, Bachelder recalled that he was young at this time and his
The situation in Selma provided King and the SCLC with a villain versus hero plot that seemed to come straight from Hollywood. In a letter addressed to the editor of the Washington Post, James P. Davis a concerned citizen who witnessed the events of bloody Sunday on television unintentionally juxtaposed an evil versus innocent mentality into what he witnessed. He mentions the police several times as “blood thirsty” and the protesters as innocent. The appeal of a ready-made storyline drew King to Selma.
First of all, agitating for what you believe in is important for by doing this you might inspire people to fight alongside you. For instance, our U.S president had made a remark after NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee to the national anthem that said, “If any NFL player takes a knee during the national anthem get them the @*#% out of the arena!” In response to the comments made by the president many other professional athletes started to take a knee during the anthem and others have stayed in their locker rooms. Kaepernick inspired these athletes to take a stand against the commander and chief of the country they live in as a way to tell him that the actions he has taken is hurting their country. In my personal opinion, people should take a stand and not stay silent and use their
By researching radicalization my opinion that radicalization is wrong, did not change, I learned why it happens, and was able to connect it to my life. Initially when I first started researching radicalization, I only thought that radicalization was for Islamic terrorists. Now after reading the news article, The Radicalization of White Americans, by German Lopez, I now understand radicalization applies to so much more. It applies to white supremacist groups, right wing extremist groups, and other groups that have ideas that are not mainstream.
Whether on T.V. or at the game, the tackles never look good and can be very dangerous. Even after all the medical conditions have been exposed, Americans still love the game. As Concussion effectively shows a David
I will try to prove that the NFL and CTE are directly related. This will be accomplish by using information from Dr. Bennet Omalu’s research to prove that high impact sports like football are the major cause of CTE. I will provide information about the life of a retired NFL player who suffered from CTE, Mike Webster. Mike played for the NFL for twenty years. He had everythingone could imagine inhis life, and then
His goal is warning people to not use lives in exchange for a perfect selfie. Newcome also uses other sources such as, “the article on Botox treatment called ours the ‘selfie culture’, “wsch6.com (8/30/15) reports on a car accident” and “Mac Slavo writes in sonsoflibertymedia.com (9/18/16) about a real “photo bomb” by a Syrian Jihadi” etc. (1) Using these sources helps to build Newcombe’s credibility by showing the facts that he collected from other experts and other expert ’s point is strongly support his claim.
Coach Boone used a pathos to appeal to his team’s emotion. “This green field right here was painted red, bubblin' with the blood of young boys, smoke and hot lead pourin' right through their bodies” (American Rhetoric). The blood of the young men was once all over that which they stood. Pathos would have stood out more, if Coach Boone would have used repetition when explaining how bloody the war was. Coach Herman Boone was presenting a patho speech to his football team after a huge fight between the boys.
In this informative article titled “Everything, you need to know before watching the people vs. O.J. Simpson.” Writer Ashley Ross from Time magazine does just that. She gives you a rundown of what some people call the trial of the century. With the brand new television series that just aired on FX it was nice to have a reminder of what all led up to this monumental trial. As we are watching this series unfold with all of its glory it may slip your mind that this actually happened in 1994, when a very famous football player was accused and found not guilty in the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson as well as her friend Ron Goldman, who was just dropping off a pair of glasses when he was brutally murdered.
Before the 1920’s, football was overshadowed by baseball and it’s rising superstars, which largely gained popularity through the use of media. When analyzing the rise of college football in America, it is no surprise that media had the same impact on it’s growth in popularity. Media was a key reason why Americans became interested in college football. Most people could not afford, nor could they find transportation to get to the Saturday college football games. With the introduction of the radio and the press, people now had a way to be informed with what was happening in the world of sports.
In 1920, the National Football League (NFL) was founded and found success throughout the years. As the NFL grew more popular, wealthy entrepreneurs sought to buy their own teams in new cities, expanding the league. NFL commissioner Bert Bell refused to expand the league as he was being accused of monopolizing the football industry. As a result, Lamar Hunt decided to create his own league, thus the American Football League (AFL) was founded in 1960, challenging the authority of the NFL.
I can not remember a year where I was as excited for the Vikings season and then this goes and happens. Twenty minutes into practice on Tuesday Teddy Bridgewater took a snap from under center and as he was dropping back to pass he screamed in agony and went down. He suffered some sort of non contact knee injury. Everybody in the building could tell how serious the injury was by the reaction of the players, some cursed, some threw helmets, and some even prayed.
The NFL has changed a lot since it first started in 1920. There were twenty-eight teams in the NFL then. Players were smaller physically. During games players were interchangeable and played every play. That caused teams to have more two-way players.