Wamn! A player just kicked the ball into the goal, Some think competitive sports are bad while others think it’s good. It’s clear that overall competitive sports is a hot topic. It’s clear that the negative overlooks the positive because of 3 main reasons concussions, injuries, and mental reasons. First off sports can cause concussions, nearly 300,000 concussions occur a year.
Football causes about ten times the amount of significant brain injuries compared to other popular sports (What). A sport with as much violence as football needs to be taken seriously. Children who are not aware of the consequences and the magnitude of the injuries they can sustain need to be protected. Youth football should be put to an end. If a young adult knows the potential consequences of the game and still chooses to play, then they at least made the decision on their own terms as opposed to an eight or nine year old child whose father signed them up for youth
The most common causes of concussions in sports is football, rugby, hockey, and basketball. Loss of consciousness is thought to occur in less than 10% of head injuries. Brain trauma affects one out of three people in the national football league.In 2012 the stats of diagnosed concussions were 261, in 2013 they went down to 229, in 2014 concussions decreased to 206, in 2015 there were 275 diagnosed concussions and 2016 is decreased to 244. More concussions occur later on in the year. Half of the concussions are caused by contact with another helmet.
Firearms have become a global issue. There are certain people who believe that firearm regulations should be enforced, however the increase in firearm control can cause many negative outcomes. Efforts to maintain firearms away from people affect society negatively, by limiting the peoples
It is also more common for athletes who play football or basketball to go pro than in any other college sport. Athletes who play football or basketball are at a higher risk of career ending injuries. These two sports are the hardest on an athletes body. Only one out of twenty-five college athletes go pro, so why put your body at risk when you don’t receive anything for doing that and your chances of going pro are slim? A lot of these student athletes are stressed out because of schoolwork participating in a college sport.
And it does seem risky, however there are less injuries in a rugby season than a football season. According to www.sites.psu.edu in 2009 hospitals recorded 48,948 football related head injuries; rugby only recorded 5,919. Honestly I'd rather play rugby over football. There are a lot of incidents in football that can be life altering. Brain damage is a very big issue in football lately.
We suffer more injuries and more concussions than any other sport. People or some may look at us like we’re nothing. It’s hard to throw a touchdown pass but try throwing and catching a body before it crashes. What makes it even more dangerous is that we don’t have face masks. Put yourself in our position and see how long you can last.
As stated in “High School Football Players Face Bigger Concussion Risk,” it shows that “High school football players suffered 11.2 concussions for every 10,000 games and practices. Among college players, the rate stood at 6.3. The authors cautioned, however, that their estimates are likely conservative because many concussions go unreported and because data on such injuries is limited. Even a helmet that passed industry safety standards for protection against skull fractures and other severe head injuries could still leave a player with a 95 percent likelihood of receiving a concussion(Breslow).” This shows that there is truly no way to protect yourself from things like this and when trying, you are only just wasting money through trying to buy the top of the line equipment when there can still be almost a 100% likelihood of an injury that can still occur which is another reason why we shouldn’t profit a football team in here at McKeel because it would basically be like paying for the students here to get a possible lifelong
The majority of the football players will have at least one concussion during their four years of college. The most common knee injuries and torn ligaments are in football. Some of these injuries could end your college season of football, and you would not even get paid once you have to stop because of an
Sports programs should be cut students are failing to focus on academics, the expensive are too much, and the schools budgets should be focused on academics and ways to keep the students happy DURING school. To begin with, students are failing to focus on academics. "America should learn from South Korea and Finland and every other country in the top tier of international test scores, all of whom emphasize athletics far less in school. “Even in eighth grade, American kids spend more than twice the time Korean kids spend playing sports," Amanda Ripley writes, citing a 2010 study published in the Journal of Advanced Academics. Students are playing sports more than studying academics, compared to the higher placed countries of academic scoring.
Many think that a concussion is a slight injury that keeps us out of physical activity for a couple weeks, but it is truly so much more than. Concussions are one of the most serious injuries a person can encounter. It is classified as a mild traumatic brain injury, and it is also one of the most common injuries. Even a mild blow to the head can result in many consequences. Most of these concussions are caused from playing sports, and football is the number one cause.
Conidi has found out that the more years a player plays in the NFL, the more likely he was to show symptoms of the disease TBI. Although, the number of concussions a player can get is not linked to the extent of brain injury found on the MRI. That shows that it’s not the huge hits that show so much controversy that is the only culprit for brain injury, but also the accumulative effects of many, the little hits are not the hits that actually cause concussions on their own but altogether they are probably just as
Football: A Popular sport among all americans played, from toddlers to adults. Although it might be fun and games, football is the leading cause of deaths of thousands of players from brain injuries such as concussions. Due to large amount of brain development issues, highschool football should not be played. Many cases of brain damage due to concussions at such a young age can cause young children to lose focus in school. Steven T. Dekosky, author of The New England Journal of Medicine states that,“the skull provides the brain with a protective thick, bony encasement, yet its irregular interior presents opportunities for damage to the fragile tissues it has evolved to protect..” (nejm.org) Dekosky proves that the brain is fragile and should
It is difficult to compete with basketball and football, as basketball is a shorter season and shorter game time. Football is almost “too big to fail” as it is America’s sport now and everyone wants a piece of that pie, especially Patriot football. Question twelve is a testament to how success and demand and skyrocket the price of a ticket. I am not speaking of the Nor’easter success, but the Red Sox, in which during their World Series winning 2007 season the difference between the cheapest ticket and the most expensive, dugout ticket was a difference of three thousand percent! The people don’t know the Nor’easters, so at best, 48% of the responders would pay 10% more between bleacher seats and club/dugout seats (Cespedes, 2009).
Concussions are also not limited to contact sports, they can occur in any sports. The actual injury of a concussion is not the issue of this crisis that is ongoing; the real issue at hand is the failure to manage them correctly. That is something that is very important to note because thousands of concussions go unaddressed every year, which can cause severe brain damage, especially on the professional level. The focus of this issue is in the NFL because of recent studies that have come out about the true dangers of concussions. The NFL is currently on the hot seat dealing with this issue due to the amount of retired players who