Football is widely regarded as a dangerous sport full of hard hits and collisions. With recent groundbreaking discoveries related to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), parents, doctors, and fans are starting to wonder about how safe football is. CTE has now been proven to cause depression, memory loss, and even suicide in former NFL, college, and some high school players. Although there is no way around these facts, people should be encouraged by the progress football is making to keep players safe.The greatest safety question about football is the adequacy of the equipment players use. People have also begun to look at the governing body of a football league to see what they are doing to protect their players.
He was one of the best outside linebackers in the league, and the quarterbacks were always scared of him. He was the New York Giants first-round pick in 2009 and he has been playing for them since. Over the off season after his 2014 season, he was in South Florida celebrating the fourth of July. While he was celebrating he tried setting off fireworks, but they blew up and his hand was severely injured (Kratch, 2015). He suffered burns on his palm and 3 of his fingers, nerve damage in one finger, fractured many bones in his left hand, and had to amputate his index finger (Fitzgerald, 2015).
There were times in his coaching career where the local radio or newspaper would criticize him if his team was losing. He would hold his head high and show up every Sunday to perform his duty as coach. He never tore his players down with insults or used profanity to achieve his goals. Tony has always strived to be an example of someone who treats people fairly, respectfully and with kindness. Although he is known mainly for his involvement in football, Tony has said in several interviews that football was not his life.
The NFL doesn’t take realistic solutions seriously, they simply continue to fine players and teams enormous amounts of money for “inappropriate” tackles and blocks. This turns into a vicious cycle, the NFL charging players for behavior their coaches are encouraging them to perform. How do we pull the sport out of this? What is the solution? Can we make this sport safe without ruining the thrill?
I remember the game being very physical and exhausting mentally. We went back and forth scoring on each other, every mistake costing the other team a touchdown. It came down to the final two minutes in the game we were tied with them. Our coach had said that we need a stop, somebody needs to make a play. Little did I know at the time it would be me to make it.
According to the movie “Facing the Giant”, Transformational leadership theory can be clearly seen in the coach, Taylor. At the very beginning of the movie, the team, Shiloh, had lost their main player, Darren, this made the team become panic, frightened and their football level start dropping. After that, Taylor started to change his mindset, he start believing in his religion, speaking to his God and changing his attitude on facing problem. After all, he start to influence his followers, all the members of the football team, by changing their values, beliefs and attitudes. He set a new philosophy for the whole football team which is playing football is just only for win but also to give all out in the game and enjoy the game.
As word of his talent spread, author Michael Lewis came to Memphis to write about Michael’s journey from homeless teen to star athlete in the NFL. After years of extensive research his book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, became a New York Times best seller and eventually was adapted into a feature film, The Blind Side. This went on to become one of the best stories in American sports history. –Josh Cagat 8. Adulthood Michael Oher will always be remembered for his truly extraordinary story, from being homeless to an NFL star.
Lanre Sadiq Pamela Rollins ENGL 1302 February 25, 2018. Concussions in Football Football among other sports is a game that requires perseverance, hard work, risks and maximum determination. Millions of people all over the world are aware of football, and a number of them have taken part in it. However, the sport had no limitations and filled with on contacts. For a player to be recognized, he or she must be in a position to give-up on safety limits and certain boundaries.
My mind raced with the excitement of finally being able to play actual football and from that I began to feel nervous. Up until this point I haven’t been able to hit others and I worried on whether or not I would be tough enough to compete with others. My dad saw the nerves that were clouding me and he reassured me saying that “You’ll do great. You have a crap load of talent and I know you’ll be awesome. Just do your best and the rest will follow.” When my father said this all the nerves washed out of my mind and I went out to play
Football also represents and acts as a reliable distraction from the problems faced by millions of Americans in their daily lives. They are concentrating on the amicable competitiveness that team rivalries allow, creating fun contests for viewers. Not only is football good for the viewer, it is highly effective as a way to teach the youth, adolescents and young adults are taught valuable lessons that can be applied to any profession, regardless of physicality. These lessons are in subjects of legitimate necessity, such as persistence, teamwork, and conscientiousness, all of which should not be denied the ability to reach
From coming from a humble family and at a school that hated African American people to being a football star and being inducted into the senior bowl hall of fame with many other greats such as Curtis Martin and Michael Strahan. Tony probably never expected to be a football star from coming out of where he lived. But he beat the odds and he had a purpose when running. He proved everybody wrong that doubted
The NFL is about to go into one of the most unwanted territories it has ever been into, but this is definitely an issue that it needs to grasp before they are to deep into it and this is the issue of head injuries sustained by players. This issue is overwhelmingly forcing the hands of player’s future careers. This is something that our society has never seen before with things such as players retiring one to two years into their career due to the scare that head injuries have on these players. Along with after players retire they are receiving statements from these players saying that the NFL doesn’t do enough in the protection of head injuries. The NFL has had considerable problems with concussions dating all the way back to the 1900’s (Powell,
Introduction Practice Cade Cam Newton scored his first touchdown of the season. He headed to the back of the end zone for his signature celebration (Dabbing). The officials throw a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.Roger Goodell has changed so many things and most NFL players don’t agree with them. Roger Goodell needs to quit banning celebrations and changing the NFL. NFL players express their thoughts about the NFL’s new celebration ban and how celebrations are a fun way of showing excitement.To start off, Celebrating helps the team and fans to be more positive throughout the next drive and the entire game.