Koch designed this article in this particular way to gain sympathy for the struggle football players go through to play the game so many rave about. 2) Washington relies heavily on Logos (facts, evidence) to help make his argument. What facts does he use to support his argument? Washington uses the fact that there has been 39 rule changes to the NFL over the past few years in order to protect players. Not only that
Football, although fun and exciting, plays an immense role in many long term health issues especially for people who start at a young age. The sport’s injuries include long term health issues such as chronic encephalopathy, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia; it also can be a reason for domestic violence, and on some occasions, unnecessary death. There are many factors that can persuade parents to believe that football is a safer sport than it was before, but the long term effects of a simple injury from the sport outweighs it all. In Ed Riley’s article, High School football’s benefits outweigh risks, Riley talks about the concerns that any parent would have when it comes to their child playing football.
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)
America is obsessed with sports and competition, and one sport that signifies America is football. Today many professional football players across the country suffer from a common injury which is a concussion. This injury can threaten an athletics career and most of all permanently injure the brain. Former retired NFL players now deal with short term memory loss, and depression because of this brain injury. The increased amount of concussions in athletics today calls for more education on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of traumatic brain injury.
It 's the day after the super bowl, and kids across the nation will be waking up to a newfound interest in football. For many parents, that may be a scary thought. Football can often be a dangerous sport, and has caused many concussions in the NFL. "Certaintly, is a sport where we do see kids with concussions but there are many sports in which kids suffer concussions. Soccer is a sport, in which, kids on average suffer just as many concussions if not more concussions than football," said Dr. James Coleman.
There have been breakthroughs on how to keep track on how bad the athlete’s concussion is. Some people have designed a football helmet that has a built-in sensor that detects how hard an athlete got hit in the head and whether that athlete is close to having a concussion or not. There have been ways to see how coaches deal with concussions which is why, “The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) asked 22,702 coaches to take a survey about concussion management. They thought that understanding the coach’s communication on concussion factored based on knowledge, beliefs on playing during injury, and the gender of the coach” (Kroshus et al. 534). The article states that some coaches were asked about how they dealt with a player getting a concussion, one coach said, “I think the athletic medicine staff is too conservative in the return to play process after a concussion” (Kroshus et al. 534).
Concussions are a big fear in any sport from ice hockey to cheerleading. That is why sports players should get a regular check-up for concussions. One of the main problems are that deaths are occurring from unaware parents or trainers. A young man that played in maryland died at the prime of his life because of head trauma. The investigation states that the man had a four hour practice that included multiple helmet to helmet collisions.
The history of the concussion and how it may be changing the game has become of great concern. Hockey has always been a dangerous, high contact game. In 1979, the National Hockey League took their first action on concussions by requiring the players to wear helmets. In
However in "Trends in Concussion Incidence in High School Sports: A Prospective 11-Year Study", The American Journal of Sports Medicine found that from 1997 to 2008 the concussion rates in football had increased by an alarming 8% annually. In fact high school football accounts for over 50% of all high school concussions. And around 1 in 5 high school athletes will suffer a concussion. The big worry in football isn’t so much one or two concussions, even though these events can be very severe and have a negative impact on kid’s lives. What is the most damaging is a few concussions and many sub-concussive hits.
Football is a very popular sport not only in American high schools and colleges, but also in the entire country of the United States. Is playing high school football worth the risk and harm inflicted to high school football players? This is the main question raised by the author, Raymond Schroth, in the article “Abolish High School Football.” In this article, Schroth talked about the disadvantages and harms of playing high school football to the players. Schroth argued that high school football should be abolished because it had contributed more harmful effects than benefits to football players.
But this concussion problem is not exclusive to the NFL. Middle school, high school, and college football players have shown head injuries that have affected them later in life. The
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.
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.
I elected to choose this article on concussions because of my interest in football and more importantly sports. Over the last five years, the sport of football has been tarnished to an extent because of the amount of concussions and the side effects shown in former professional players. I grew up playing football and learned many life lessons from it, and to see the media destroy the reputation of the sport hurts. I personally wanted to see in-depth details on the subject, so this article helps me better understand the topic. I am hoping to one day work in sports, and working in football is my dream.
The essays The NFL’s Head Cases and Do Sports Helmets help or hurt have different point of views of how helmets in sports help head injuries. In Nate Jackson’s essay he had so many questions about why the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was suspending players for hits with the head. He played in the NFL for six years; and was for reducing