Ethos In John Buchman's Essay On Football

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1) Koch 's article relies heavily on pathos. How is his article designed to make the reader feel? Why did he design it this way?

Koch 's article is designed to make the reader feel guilty for underappreciating retired football players. 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 but he includes the fact that Ken Stabler and Earl Morrall, former NFL players, both suffered from C.T.E. These facts help prove Washington 's point that football is safer than ever.
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3) How does Buchman demonstrate his Ethos (personal credibility) to write about football, even though he is a television writer?

Buchman demonstrates his ethos when writing about football even though he is a television writer when he says, "My fandom crested in 2003 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl... My ticket stub is framed. I still have a souvenir cup" (Buchman, 2016). This shows Buchman 's credibility because it proves his dedication to the sport. Someone who does not truly care about the sport is not going to frame their ticket stub, even if it is the Super Bowl.

4) Graham 's argument is that she is ambivalent (can see both sides.) What Logos (facts) does she use to to show both positive and negative aspects of professional football?

Graham explains both the positive and negative aspects of professional football using logos by giving examples of NFL players. Graham uses Josh Norman 's nonprofit organization to captures the positives of professional football. On the contray Grahman shows the negatives of professional football by explaining Chris Borland 's retirement due to concerns of
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