Carson Simpson Mrs. Gallos English 3 Honors 24 April 2017 Concussions in Football Although football is a very popular sport, changes need to be made. There is a lot of research and data showing head injuries in football and how they hurt the players. The NFL tries to just sweep these cases away because they know it would hurt the popularity and economical support of the sport. Head injuries and concussions are the most popular injuries in football because of the fact that they are one of the most dangerous injuries a player could have. A concussion usually comes from a blow to the head that rattles the brain and causes it to swell.
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) This shows over a period of time the number of hits will add up and causes problems in the head, and that it’s possibly more dangerous being an NFL player than being a
Imagine yourself running with a football amidst a game, trying to make your way to the endzone and then suddenly, Pow! You are hit by a defender and knocked back down to the ground. The world around you turns blurry as you approach the bench in your dizzy state, as you realize you have suffered a concussion. Football is one of the many popular sports which is officially played in high schools. Many of the young adults that play the game suffer from injuries such as concussions, making the sport a highly debated topic on whether it is safe for young athletes to play the game.
In his essay, “A Pedagogical Response to The Aurora Shootings” (235) Henry Jenkins analyzes shocking events involving public shootings in society. His main objective is to discuss why violence is a prominent factor in our popular culture and how the media inflames the issue. Jenkins does pose his belief that violence should be critically debated in order to research the main cause of violence within people. He also states that people must step out of the “media effects” assumption of violence and expands the scale to the meaning of what violence represents in movies and books. Jenkin states, “To be extra clear, I do not think media is where this debate should be focused” (236).
WW1 was a terrible war between the central powers; Germany, Austria-Hungary and Ottoman Empire against the allied powers; Great Britain, France, Russia and later joined by the U.S. and Italy. The main reason why all the countries got irate at each other was because of the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand the heir to Austria’s throne. But overall the main causes of WW1 were either Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism or Nationalism. I strongly believe that the cause that had the biggest impact on WW1 was Imperialism. My first reason on why Imperialism was the main cause of WW1 was because of geographic purposes.
In Steven Salzberg, “Get Football out our Universities”, he makes the argument that football in universities are holding the United States back in the race of science. He believes if the United States eliminates football all together in universities we would focus more on what universities were originally made for, which is science and math. Throughout the argument Salzberg uses different types of rhetorical strategies to compel his audience to sway in his direction. Although, he used strong rhetorical appeals, it was hard to agree with Salzberg due to multiple logical fallacies Salzberg committed. To begin with, Salzberg makes a seemly unresearched claim, he claims that “Our universities are providing a free training ground for the super-wealthy owners of professional football teams, while getting little in return”(Salzberg 1).
Stand Your Ground Law The Trayvon Martin case. This automatically should ring a bell in the mind of millions. This case sparked a deep debate about the systematic racism that is embedded within our government, and how legislation that are passed can continue to allow this to happen. Legislation such as the Stand Your Ground law, which is the defense that George Zimmerman used in his prosecution of the murder of young teen Trayvon Martin In the 2013 case of Florida v. Zimmerman ( Kessler) The Stand Your Ground Law is a highly controversial topic. The Stand Your Ground Law is a “self defense” law that allows someone to use specific or “deadly” force when they believe their life is in immediate danger.
By forcibly launching themselves into their target, they are putting both players at high risk of serious I hurt. This unprofessional and dangerous form of bringing down someone is highly likely to create a helmet to helmet to collision, resulting in concussions. Programs such as “Heads Up Football” were created with the idealistic purpose to show the players how to properly tackle. The NFL commissioner is behind this program due to the fact that he believes, by affecting the learning process in the football, little leagues, this will impact the future of the NFL. Strictly because the foundation of football is now being taught on how accurately and precisely perform a tackle.
In addition to this, some of Juventus fans died because the wall collapsed with the result in panic and a chaotic atmosphere. So these examples show that English Hooligans, who acted very cruelly at the Heysel Stadium make a bad impression for football. So, violence in football is common in this period. However; Nick Hornby doesn’t support this idea. Even if he is obsessed with football, the violence of football has always been criticized by
One author argued that football was a manifestation of humanity’s primal bloodlust; another stressed that brutish play preserved the Machismo ideal. All the books, however, seemed to draw a common conclusion: football’s tolerance for ferocity was systemic. I had a hunch that this culture of violence was far-reaching, but I needed specific evidence to prove it. To explore society’s role, I returned to JumboSearch and tracked down sources beyond the Tisch Stacks. I read into the bounty scandal that rocked the NFL, and tracked down initial reports and policy statements issued in response by League officials.
The immediate and alarmist tone of Don Banks’s, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated that covers the National Football League, argues in his article that football is an American sport that needs to be changed due to dreadful brain injuries. In Banks’s article he exemplifies an ineffective strategy that conveys his rational and unbiased argument to come across to readers who are fans of football and the NFL. The headline itself - What Price Football - is evident that the concern of America’s beloved sport is being used as a gaining of wealth and entertainment generated by the incongruous with the alarmist tone of Banks’s reasoning.
Uniquely, they ask questions, and then provide strong evidence to support their opinions on the matter or the claim. The tone of this book is mainly critical, the author introduces possible arguments to answer the questions at hand, and continues by refuting them and explaining why they are incorrect. In chapter 3, “How Is the Ku Klux Klan like a Giant Group Of Real-Estate Agents?” Levitt and Dubner mainly use the rhetorical strategy, pathos, when talking about the Ku Klux Klan because what person can disagree with someone proving how terrible a multi-state terrorist organization who’s purpose was to frighten and kill black people in the United States was? The answer is simple, no one, because most people have morals and are disgusted by what the Ku Klux Klan did. The authors use pathos to grab us by our emotions and make us want to keep reading about such a historically powerful but terrible group.
This has caused new rules/ precautions to be made. “Blame the NFL for perpetuating some of our concussion misperceptions. Highly publicized lawsuits between the NFL and former football players have raised public awareness about concussions, but they’ve also confused us.” (outsideonline.com ) This occurred when “the disabling neurodegenerative disorder” was to blame for former football players: Mike Webster and Junior Seau deaths. (outsideonline.com ) There are specific rules in the USA hockey “Officials Rules and Casebook of Ice Hockey,” to prevent concussions and any other head injuries. Specifically rules 619 (head butting) and 620 (head contact).
This issue is important to me because of the recent (and growing) numbers of people unnecessarily killed by the police. This is becoming a hot and debated political topic amongst Americans, but I believe that police wearing body cameras would benefit everyone. This amendment could however be violated if police officers turn off or abandon their body cameras . If this happens, I believe the officers should undergo thorough investigation and should possibly be fired. A way to amending the Constitution, other than the most common path explained earlier, is for two-thirds of state legislatures to ask Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments.