Lately, the NFL has been under intense public scrutiny for the way it disciplines the actions of players, and rightly so. Famous NFL players, such as Tom Brady and Greg Hardy, have been subject to the debatable methods the NFL uses when disciplining its top athletes. Undoubtedly, the National Football League as a whole, as well as its commissioner, Roger Goodell, have drastically declined in popularity in the past year due to these numerous controversial decisions. One of the main problems with the NFL’s disciplinary process is that it determines players guilty without almost any evidence. One of the most recent examples of this is the case of Tom Brady and the deflated footballs in the AFC Championship game of 2015.
Concussions are a serious head injury that can lead to long term health effects and are very common in high contact sports such as football. A concussion occurs when the brain hits against the interior of the skull. In high contact sports such as football, head to head hitting occurs frequently, potentially resulting in a concussion. Diagnosing concussions can be difficult, which means players can experience multiple minor concussions in a single game. A recent study showed that, “In a study of collegiate athletes, 1/3 reported that they failed to report their concussion for ‘fear’ that being diagnosed with a concussion would result in negative repercussions from the coach or coaching staff” (Abdullah, Grady, Levine.)
It seems that every week players are getting injured and carted off the field and statistics show that concussions had risen 32 percent between the 2014-2015 seasons, that is 271 concussions in the 2015 season compared to 206 in 2014. There was also an increase of ACL and MCL injuries between the 2014-2015 seasons, although the change was not as drastic. These statistics from ESPN show that there might be a better way to play the game but the leagues and programs insist that the players know the risks of what they are doing. As hundreds of thousands of sports concussions continue to happen every year, the issue has gathered people who say that the leagues/programs should do more and others who say that concussions and getting injured are just
Coaches number one thing they should do to protect their players is practicing “heads up” football. Heads up football is a practice of not lowering a player's head before they make impact. Players should never lower their head before a hit because if two players are going full speed at each other and they collide hitting heads they will most likely get a concussion from the impact. Another way players can be protected from getting concussions and head injuries is to have a good fitting helmet, good fitting pads, and a mouth guard formed to fit their mouths. Players equipment is the most important thing to keep them from getting injured.
Dementia is when a person think a lot which interferes with their daily functions. Huntington’s an inherited condition when nerve cells starts to lose the ability over a period of time. Athletes who come in contact with sports are more like like to get it because in a game there is usually hitting each other or even getting injured dramatically. Like no other sport there is always a person who gets injured in the head or in the body but the outcome of both are really serious because it can lead to diseases like
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.
The referees wouldn’t throw a flag if the offence was complaining, so why should they for the defense. Roger Cordell the commissioner of the NFL needs to repel this rule because it is not right to give the defense an advantage. It wouldn`t be much fun to play ageist a defense that always wins. Even if so the game would be very boring because the defense wouldn’t let the offense go ant where. The NFL has many more unnecessary rules and hopefully most of thin will be reaped and never talked about again.
Football: The Injury Hysteria As the years have gone by the National Football League has become more and more aware of the devastating side effects due to injuries, especially those of which occur to the head. Due to the rising interest in football related injuries and head trauma the game of football has undergone many changes to minimalize these effects. Whether it has been advancements in rehabilitation techniques, equipment, or simple rule changes the game is becoming safer for everyone involved. Although the necessary precautions have been implemented the players are still fearful about the long term effects football could potentially have on their future. With the new information coming to light after the Junior Seau suicide players
Robeson and King believe that the “inquiry into the growing controversy over concussions and football clearly shows that many decisions have been made in the absence of critically important information” (334). If concussions are a natural consequence of football, then the National Football League would have been willing to better inform their athletes by “[revealing] data from its own sponsored research” after they settled disputes in 2013 with about 4,500 disgruntled players and families; a settlement that cost the league about $765 million” (Robeson and King 335). Any decision made when a person has not experienced full disclosure is not informed (Robeson and King 334). Concussions should not be considered a common conclusion of contact sports should athletes be inadequately
Since scientist have begun studying the effects of concussions on the brain with professional football players it has become apparent that concussions can lead to permanent brain damage and memory loss. Also, studies show that because of the speed and hits they receive every day, retired football players have developed brain diseases and short term memory which has made their lives a blight. Since the link of concussions to brain damage has been made, the NFL has made changes in the league to prevent these traumatic diseases. The league has changed the way they practice on the field and even the equipment they use. Even though there is no definite answer to solving the serious amounts of concussive cases in football, the game of football still goes on and precautions are being taken to prevent dramatic
Football is a very intense sport with a lot of physical contact. Tackling, a crucial part of football, is detrimental to children who are still growing, and can result in cognitive damage, developmental decline, and many other problems that may arise later in life. While some claim that tackle football is a long standing American tradition, and a good sport for young children, it is my firm belief that the physical and cognitive damage done is far more damaging than playing football is beneficial. Tackling and collisions in football can damage a child’s cognitive ability quite drastically. This is made evident in the article by Deborah Netburn titled “Study of former NFL players highlights risk of tackling too young,” which says “Researchers
In all three sports stories, the outcome was basically the same; because of the referees poor calls, the team that deserved to win the game lost, and that made the players and fans feel terrible. They were like funerals, sad and painful. Therefore, in today 's era many teams are losing when they rightfully won the game, and this should not be happening. The NCAA and NFL should only send officials that they know are going to make consistent and competent calls. If the referees make big mistakes, they should be suspended for more than just one game.
Another reason for my argument kids shouldn 't start competitive sports at a young age is because of the dangers of some sports that young kids are involved in. Several NFL players have stated that the game is so risky they wouldn 't let their own kids play. (Scope Magazine, By Jennifer Shotz.) As a matter of fact Michael Keck, a college football player, never played professional football but was diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. The Alzheimer 's like disease.
Cheating don 't get you no where anyways either all you doing is showing yourself and others how lazy and dumb you are to even try. The thing is you can have that mouth brag about your team just scoring or mouth off at the referee for calling a bad pass but you got to cheat to go by life easy. Also, coaches without coaches there is no way to learn football or how to get better, but most coaches are the problem to though, there teaching