Is football dangerous? Football has been around for many years, but is it too dangerous to play. I have overlooked 3 articles that discussed both the benefits and the difficulties of the sport. A range of things could happen from head injuries to broken bones.But it’s not all bad, it has its perks high school football can lead to college scholarship and also lead to professional playing which gives students time to practice and get to know their strengths and weaknesses. Overall, playing football is in fact dangerous it causes serious injuries and fatal traumas.
Many people tend to overlook the size of players at major universities until they reach the professional level; however former athletes will admit that they have had teammates who used performance enhancing drugs. Kicked off the Ole Miss football team in 2008, Jared Foster believes that the NCAA may have a serious issue to deal with. The former quarterback pleaded guilty to supplying a man with anabolic steroids and was quoted as saying, “Everybody around me was doing it.” Playing in the Southeastern Conference, Ole Miss always finds themselves at or near the top of many college football rankings each season (Apuzzo). Of course, if this former juice junky claims that everyone on his team used anabolic steroids, how many other collegiate teams have multiple drug abusers? Some say the size of players has become somewhat concerning.
The league simply can’t deny the brutality of the sport and how it’s impacting football players. Moreover, the people who watch sports shouldn’t celebrate when a player get tackled. For example, According to the SBNation Website, Chicago Bears Jay Cutler got rocked by Houston Texan Tim Dobbins, knocking Jay out of the game and into a hospital bed. This truly suggest that aggression plays a big role in sports. I am personally involved in multiple sports such as basketball, soccer, and baseball.
With Orlando Scandrick done for season, there is only one attitude to have…NEXT MAN UP! Yes losing our most reliable guy in our secondary was not something any of us anticipated nor happy about. But as always with the National Football league we have to expect the unexpected. Unfortunately injuries play a huge part in this game, especially if you are the Dallas Cowboys. Or so it seems anyways.
Many children around the world love to play football as a competitive sport or just as a fun way to entertain themselves. While football can be a great way to exercise, many troublesome injuries can occur. 30 million kids in the United States play sports, and more 3.5 million of them have an injury each year. In 2009, 215,000 kids ages 5-14 went to the hospital with serious injuries from sports. (Stanford, n.d.) Concussions are a big issue when it comes to football.
Many people believe the footballs were slightly deflated during the first quarter of the game. This idea hit the media like wildfire and quickly became known as “deflategate.” Deflategate opened the eyes to many people watching, showed how the NFL goes through investigation over an issue, and showed that every action will have a consequence. After the night of the big game, the idea of deflategate had many people confused and puzzled. The NFL association and Tom Brady were humored at first of the idea of adjusting the amount of air in a football (Boston Globe News). Brady said that he went about his normal pregame warm-up and
Dwight Lowery was mentally prepared to get the ball. Instead of just doing what the coach said he stood watching thinking of what he was going to do. In fact, Sanneh explains how in football it isn’t always correct to score a touchdown. “There are a few situations in football where scoring an easy touchdown is the wrong thing to do. Might this have been one of them?” (Sanneh 57).
Within the article, “Would you let your son play football” on ESPN.com states, “The issue of player safety and concussions would have a very real, very fresh face.” This is significant because once a football player dies they are examined, which the majority of football players have serious injuries in their brains. Although many brain injuries are found due to football, there is not much awareness that is spreaded to warn people about these risks. After the life of playing football, many things become f=difficult as you adjust to the life without football. Within the autopsy of Mike Webster after he died from a heart attack, he found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In this article, “Mike Webster autopsy 'one of the most significant moments in the history of sports, '” it was found that Mike Webster’s brain was way older than his actual age.
Most of the participants who play fantasy football said they do it for bragging rights among friends, for money, and to have a reason to be invested in a game that didn 't feature their favorite team. When it came to my participants ' favorite aspect of the sort the majority of them said they liked the physicality of the sport and the fact that football brings people, and family together When participants were asked if they were aware of the public backlash surrounding the NFL in regards to their domestic violence policy and players safety, 84 percent of my participants were aware and all of them indicated that they continue to watch football regardless of all the public backlash .When participants were asked if anything could influence them to stop watching football, 86 percent said nothing could change their viewership of football because they view it as a part of their family culture and have been watching football for a long time. What was most revealing is that while my participants continue and will keep on watching football, 78 percent of them said they would not let their kids play the sport because of the dangers and the risk that comes
As the stands continue to fill and the fans continue to hollar, many players feel the pressure to perform at their best, even if that means pushing through a serious injury. On the day following Kuechly’s concussion hit, NFL fans mostly discussed how the Panthers won the game, while some gossiped about the Kuechly’s tears. Does getting carted off the field while crying make Kuechly any less of a man or athlete? Does it make him weak? The answer is no.