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) This shows over a period of time the number of hits will add up and causes problems in the head, and that it’s possibly more dangerous being an NFL player than being a
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if the United States eliminates football all together in universities we would focus more on what universities were originally made for, which is science and math.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. To begin with, Salzberg makes a seemly unresearched claim, he claims that “Our universities are providing a free training ground for the super-wealthy owners of professional football teams, while getting little in return”(Salzberg 1).
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. Unfortunately, even with the story line plot that Selma provided King’s faith in Selma ability to make nightly news wane.
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
Clappers lace their blood with explosives and then clap to detonate, killing as many people as possible. 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.
Dr. Bennet Omalu is the first to discover CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and has placed him at dangerous feud with the National Football League. Many individuals probably viewed an NFL game and seen a head-to-head tackle. 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.
During the recent interview conducted by the New York Times, NFL members have denied having any relationship between the NFL and CTE. However, there is evidence pointing against them. 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.
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.
“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. He used the civil war, along with Abraham Lincoln’s speeches to explain to the boys how much a team must be one not
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.