Rudy Ruettiger, a Youngin that has one thing sitting on his mind FOOTBALL! In the movie Rudy , It starts off with the noise of a loud crowd. A noise that every Footballer would know when it touches their eardrums. The loud chanting of thousands of fans screaming out their Team name while holding colorful Posters and paint all over their faces. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is its sport related…Which it is!
In a case involving a 17-year-old who played football too soon after suffering a concussion and is now confined to a wheelchair. This was so serious because this teen suffered from second impact syndrome. It is often fatal and happens when a second head injury without recovering fully from the first. This boy got his injury when there was a helmet-to-helmet collision during a punt return. He had symptoms right away, but stayed in the game.
The flag belongs to Stanford, and the crowd goes insane. Starkey flatters the game, bringing together the analysis of the beginning and seeing events through to the end of the greatly idolized 1982 football game. He portrays, and praises, the players very vividly. In a realistic and literate way, he draws you in and makes you feel like you 're sitting in the outbox watching the game play out
When the desegregation began the sports teams had to merge into one and this presented a big obstacle for the towns’ most loved sport which is football. Despite the adversity the football team came together but had some major issues but to get to a successful story they had to overcome a lot of adversity such as the segregation of their school, the matter of who’s gonna be head coach, and getting the players to play as a team. This is one of favorite movies because it shows how through all the odds that were stacked against them they overcame the odds such as racism and relationship building to form a high caliber team. The major theme of this movie was racism and that was followed up with various sub themes but three that stuck out to me were racial ideology, overcoming adversity, and the building of friendships. When I first began to analyze this film, you had to think about the period in which it actually took place which was 1971 in rural southern Virginia before title IX was even passed.
Also, he is standing behind a barrel, presumably filled with rum. The drunk “Indian” is another example of how Dartmouth exploited the Indian logo as a humorous means to support their sports teams. For the football programs, the Dartmouth “Indian” was a central cartoon character used on the cover of game programs, shown in some dehumanizing way to strike fear into the opponents. The picture on the left is the cover of a football program in 1927 (Posts). Depicted is an Indian
All I hear is the crowd roaring. And all the sudden i’m hit out of bounds for a gain of 48 yards. Half time hits as the score is Dallas 28 and Patriots 34. Coach starts talking about the game and how we need to make a comeback, but all I can think about is the expression on the defender's face. The anger and tense on his face was unbelievable.
I quickly change the channel with my remote. He changes it back to the Packers game. I put the Bears game on. He puts the Packers game on. In the middle of this I realized that when the Bears game is on, the Packers game is in commercials and when the Packers game is on, the Bears game is in commercials.
A beautiful game manifested by the array of sportsmanship, leadership, brotherhood, honor and code, Football as it stands, is a game which unites and seldom divides. The bright side of football is always cherished and focused upon, even rightly so, because the dark side of it, has scars which could haunt ardent fans for a lifetime. Apart from all the last minutes or penalty shootout heartbreaks, which take a mental toll on players and fans alike, football can be utterly and purely 'dirty'. Stuck to teams which rue football's beauty by their cynicism and their antics, 'Dirt' was already there in football, waiting to be exploited and capitalized to pure genius. Life is all about one's way of seeing things, and 'Dirty' could be seen as opportunistic, pragmatic and even subtle for some rare fans - which value results more than the techniques used.
The film Miracle portrays one of the most significant moments in U.S Olympics history. The thought of a group of college hockey players beating the “lab-made” Russians was almost inconceivable at the time. Although this sporting achievement was immense, the political significance of the Americans beating the Russians was far more significant. Following World War II, Eastern and Western nations faced geopolitical tensions, and eventually, entered into the Cold War. While the U.S and Russia never fired a shot during the Cold War, the tension between the two nations was ever-present.
Johnny died at the young age of seventeen after a constant struggle to fight his brain tumor. When Johnny was first diagnosed with a brain tumor and Dr. Penfield confirmed it, John narrates that, “with everybody listening Penfield cut through all the euphemisms and said directly, 'Your child has a malignant glioma, and it will kill him.” (Gunther, 55). At this moment is when it is known that the cancer is real and he has a limited time to live. John Gunther said that “Cancer is a rebellion- a gangster outbreak of misplaced cells”(Gunther, 78). Even after all the surgeries Johnny underwent and as much he suffered, “Johnny did not lose function.
In the 2015 NFL playoffs this was shown of how big the penalty could cost you when Bengal’s linebacker on purposely tried to injure star wide receiver for their rivals, Antonio Brown. The game was its final seconds and the Steelers were a good distance away. Vontaze Burfict the linebacker for the Bengals had a huge call for the same thing earlier in the game. He was mad at the refs so he decided to “get back” at the Steelers and tried to take out their best player. It back fired and gave the Steelers field goal range to kick the winning kick and later costed the linebacker the first 4 games of the next season.
Research Project: NFL Concussions The project that I decided to research was concussions in sports, focusing on the National Football League. Though the NFL is famously known for being hammered with controversy surrounding concussions, they are trying to improve the health and safety measures to prevent them from happening, and to protect players. These measures are usually tagged with a term called “Concussion protocol”. This term has been thrown around for years by announcers, coaches, players, and probably the most by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The question I had was, was the concussion protocol actually being effective and reducing the amount of concussions in the NFL?
In 2003, after Webster passed away, Dr. Bennet Omalu did an examination of his brain. In this examination, Dr. Omalu found a chronic disease that he believed to be caused by playing in the NFL (Kirk). As stated in the film by Steve Fainaru, “And that decision would change the NFL, because if Webster’s brain had not been examined, I don’t honestly think that we would be where we are at today” (Kirk). Without this examination the investigation would not have occurred, and therefore, the muckraking would not have occurred.
Many people question why concussions happen so often within the NFL? After all, these players know how to tackle properly and have they best equipment however the size of these men along with the violent nature of the game is what causes these concussions. Concussions happen at around 140 per season with several players receiving multiple concussions within the same year (Halchin). Team doctors have been extremely cautious in letting these athletes return to the filed of play after being diagnosed with a concussion. Halchin believed that the NFL does a wonderful job in protecting it’s players and said that until hitting is eliminated from the game completely, concussions will be a reoccurring injury and a risk that players have to deal with
Since American football star Michael Webster’s death, Nigerian-American physician, Bennet Omalu performed an autopsy that surprisingly showed his cause of death was from sever damage of the frontal lobe of Webster’s brain. What happened to Webster’s brain is now called chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, which is a degenerative disease. This “sickness” is due to the repeated impact of football related concussions. Since the discovery the NFL and all the players have taken serious repercussions in the attempt of lowering the amount of potential concussions. The sport of football might appear dangerous but now the safety measures have been and are still improving.