I wouldn’t want to have that scary feeling of losing my son every time I saw him on the football field. Therefore, I would not give my son permission to play football because it causes concussions and bodily injuries, promotes violence and causes permanent brain damage and death. One of my reasons that my son would not be able to play football is because it leads to violence. It has proven that ¨Ray Rice a NFL player beat his wife-to-be.¨ This is very clear from a mom’s perspective that the things you enjoy can affect your love ones and cause them damage as well. At this point I feel like it would be hard to control yourself when you have suffered from hits on the head.
For example, “Concussions have been a concern for professional athletes, but they’ve become more common among youth players too. Between 2001 and 2009, the number of kids under 19 visiting emergency rooms for concussions each year increased by 62 percent.” (Source #1). If kids didn’t play football, then nobody would have to worry about kids damaging their brain. Another example, “In many sports, physical contact is part of the game. But when athletes hit their heads, the impact can shake up their brains and cause concussions.
Appearances can be deceiving as wells as looks. Eric the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher has made many bad choices in the book tangerine hurting his family and the people around him. Erik has made choices that have extraordinarily impacted people lives being a criminal. Erik, just coming out of his junior breakout season in Houston, now has to move to tangerine where he will play his last high school football season with the Lake Windsor Seagulls. Already having fame and glory on his back, he knows that Tangerine is the perfect place where he can rule over people, not even knowing the monster that he truly is.
For example my grandparents think that there is something wrong with me because I keep playing football and i always get hurt. They think I like to hurt myself and that's why I play. I broke my hand freshman year on the second to last game and finished the season with it broken because I didn't want to get taken out. And I have hurt my lower back halfway during last years season but kept playing until the season was over I can explain why but you just forget about everything when playing the game. But getting hurt is one of the many thing you sign up for when playing football.
Have you ever played tackle football? If so you should know that playing at a young age can cause damage to brain as you get older and older. Kids that started before the age of twelve have been proven to have a damaged brain as they get older. Kids of such young age should be able to play football but maybe flag football is better to start with. For parents to keep their children safe they should not let their kids play tackle football until they are twelve.
My brother got so much under pressure that he fainted before the game even started. As a result, the coach had to withdraw him from the game. I agree with the author that such pressures can affect the health of a child. Therefore, the sports should not be about exerting such pressures rather they should be about improving a child’s health. The author puts forth the idea that the through drills and the training schedules make sports a ‘job-like’ activity for the children.
Mr. Orsini understands that studies indicate how playing the sport can cause concussions and other significant brain damage in children while Mrs.Orsini believes that her son is old enough to understand the risks of playing football and if that is what he desires than she should not stop him. Similar cases to this one have been brought to court throughout the country, but many custody officers are hesitant to make a decision as they do not want to promote that sports are risky and be liable for any injuries that
What Erik does in this choice is hitting Tino across the face with a ring. The evidence for this choice is said by Tino, he says “Yeah. I really like that thing you do, Funny Guy, when you pretend to kick a football and then you go flyn’ up in the air and then land right on your butt.” (pg.196). This was a very immature choice by Erik for hitting a seventh grader in the face. All these choices made by everybody in Paul’s family and other people are all hurting him because he is losing friends by something happening or by them losing their
Youth Tackle Football Why the interest in youth football lately? Youth football has been getting a bad rep lately because of concerned parents. Parents of football players are concerned for their child’s safety while playing tackle football. Plenty of cities and towns are banning youth football, because of concussions. Research shows that having many concussions may lead to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, otherwise known as CTE.
The pressure put on kids to perform from coaches, parents, and peers is a lot, and can lead an athlete to put a sports team over their own health. According to Dr. Aaron Karlin, the Director of the Concussion Management Program at Ochsner, “A concussion won’t appear on a CAT scan or MRI, as it is a functional injury to the brain”(Ochsner). Due to the fact that these injuries do not show up on scans, it is completely up to the injured athlete and anyone surrounding them to report any symptoms after a big hit. Although this may sound simple, some athletes ignore symptoms to stay in the game or to return quicker after already being taken out. In a report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council it stated this,” There is still a culture among athletes that resists both the self- reporting of concussions and compliance with appropriate concussion management plans” (Hoffman).
The third base coach was furious he was in the umpire’s face saying that he just wanted the game to end so he call the kid out. The play itself wasn’t the really cool part, it was that our team had pulled together and beat the team that had knocked us out of the tournament before in extra innings on a lucky hit. None of us knew it yet, but this was going to be a great year. We were almost like
The NFL doesn’t take realistic solutions seriously, they simply continue to fine players and teams enormous amounts of money for “inappropriate” tackles and blocks. This turns into a vicious cycle, the NFL charging players for behavior their coaches are encouraging them to perform. How do we pull the sport out of this? What is the solution? Can we make this sport safe without ruining the thrill?
Concussions themselves are a controversial topic simply because of their destructive forces on the lives of everyone, ranging from people who tripped and fell a little too hard, to people who make a career of hitting other people as hard as they possibly can. There are many people opposed to the idea of football’s inherent violence, yet advocates of the sport claim that removing the factor of colliding would make a completely different sport that cannot even be called football, which itself has become so ingrained in American society that it practically owns a day of the week from Week One of preseason to the closing seconds of the Superbowl. The fact remains though that if football were to suddenly cease existing, many people would be jobless,
A brain injury is something you do not mess with. I understand playing the game is what every athlete wants to do but, a long term brain injury is not worth a game. Depending on how bad the injury is, can lead to the athlete sitting out a whole season. Which is a hard thing take. Like I said, a long term brain injury is not worth a season or game.
Its part of the game. According to an interview with Jordan Reed, When the interview took place Reed angrily told reporters “All I did was shoot a free throw,” He continues, “It was an outrageous call (or flag)”A lot of players were upset about the new rules with celebrations and how they get flagged 15 yards for a celebration.Some people believe that banning celebrations teaches the youth good sportsmanship and to be humble.According to the NFL the, after the league commissioner Roger Goodell banned celebrations he said, “Players have no respect for each other,” Roger then says, “maybe the players will show more sportsmanship.”The NFL and Roger Goodell thinks most players have giant egos, it doesn’t help to let them taunt other players. However, if players are working really hard to score a touchdown they should be able to celebrate 6 points. Based on an post game interview, because Victor Cruz (New York Giants WR) was mad after a penalty in the end zone he kept repeating, “ I did my usual salsa after scoring,” Cruz later said, “all I did was a dance for my Grandma. How is that taunting?” Victor Cruz and Antonio Brown both got flags that