Within class, we have been discussing the topic of allowing your son to play the physical sport football. Would you allow your son to play football with having the insight of all the risks they would be taking? I would not allow my son to play football because of how physical it is. High school football has the highest rate of concussions at 47.1% over all the other sports played by high schoolers.
Thorpe and Freeda had four sons. In 1926 Thorpe played his final season of football with the Canton Bulldogs and after retired sports in general. Since Thorpe retired from sports he had to find other jobs since he had to feed seven children. He was worked in small Hollywood films but never got a play big enough for a stable job. He started to have a drinking problem and didn't have much after his sports career.
Iowa State Cyclones Big 12 Conference (2014 record: 2-10) Head Coach: Paul Rhoads Offense: In recent years, the Iowa Cyclones have turned into a bit of a punching bad for the Big 12 Conference. After two seasons with a total of one with within the conference, one has to believe Coach Rhoads is coaching on a short leash. In 2014, the offense was lethargic. They gained a total of 372.5 YPG of total offense while only scoring 23.2 PPG.
Inky got raised in a two-room house with fourteen people in total poverty; Mr. Johnson knew that he had to avoid this fate. How? The dream was to get into the NFL. Every night, he and his cousin trained hard until a coach signed them up for competitive football. Inky kept playing until college, where he was projected to top 30 draft pick if he played the following games.
After his retirement from football he had suffered from amnesia, dementia, depression and a host of physical ailments. He becomes the first former NFL player to be diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) ("Concussions in Sports"). A
On Any Given Sunday injuries happen just as they do in any other sport that either has unintentional or intent contact. The NFL concussion issue has been a lingering topic of conversation since the late 80’s early 90’s when retired players began making complaints on their mental state and issues with life after the Game. The most popular case was the body found of Mike Webster, a 17 year pro for the Pittsburg Steelers. Football is a sport of toughness and durability with only a few regulations and rules that have been and will continue to be enhanced as the league progresses. The NFL is the only and biggest brand of football besides college where the professional athletes get confiscated for performance.
Taliaferro was given a 3% chance of a full recovery.(Jet) Many believed that Taliaferro would never walk again, fortunately he has regained the use of his legs, however his promising football career is over and he’ll never play again. It is not reasonable for these players to play such a dangerous game with almost no compensation, while the schools that they play for make a profit off of
Walter Payton could of played for the the NBA or NFL but he chose football. That is how talented Walter Payton was. Even though people say he took steroids to be good but, you can look at high school and college, he never took that and he was still a great player. Walter Payton retired from the NFL in 1987. On Nov 1st, 1999, Walter Payton died of a liver tumor.
When the hit occurred everyone watching the game knew Cam Newton had suffered a concussion. We all watched in awe as he continued to play, wobbly from the dramatic trauma that had occurred from the previous hit to his head. Collisions like these are the reason that many think the National Football League is nearing an end in the immediate future, as people become more aware of the trauma caused by concussions. This is why the National Football League needs to more strictly enforce their concussion protocol to preserve player’s future health. Not until recently has the National Football League really started cracking down on how players and teams should deal with players who are assumed to have suffered a concussion.
It’s rare to see the NFL under fire, but when it come to concussions, that’s a different story. The NFL claims progress is being made. On the first day of the start of the NFL season, linebacker Stewart Bradley of the Philadelphia Eagles tackled a player head first; his legs began to buckle and he collapsed. Minutes later, he was subbed back into the game. The NFL calls that progress?
Concussions In Football Concussions - what are they? How do they happen? Why is it so important to try and prevent them? Concussions are becoming a huge issue in today’s world of football due to the problems that come along with them. When a player suffers a concussion, their brain is brutally shaken and bounced off of the walls of the athlete’s skull.
Ken Stabler and Earl Morrall, were latest of dozens of players to have found to have had a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head hits. Should sports leagues do more to prevent concussions and other sports injuries, yes they should. Less practices means less chances of injury. Head-to-head contact carries a greater risk of concussion in football than head-to-ground contact. There is risk in life.
In the true story based movie and the documentary, the dangers of head injuries in football are laid out for the viewer. Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered the brain injury chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE; however, the NFL was in denial about the effects football had on the brain and had on causing CTE. I believe that the NFL’s denial to the accusations were detrimental to many football players and that serious consideration should be taken into the way football is played overall. When Dr. Omalu originally diagnosed CTE on Mike Webster and the NFL denied that football was the cause for his death and disease.