(Kenney 2012) Although the players’ representation admits that the earliest studies were on boxers, they believe that there had been more than enough evidence gathered to prove the link between MTBIs sustained during football and dementia symptoms later in life by the 1950’s. The players accuse the NFL of actively suppressing knowledge of the extent of damage caused by MTBIs and promoting the physicality of the sport for profit. (Kenney 2012) The players’ group has been largely contending with the NFL, driven by the idea that these players have been morally wronged by the organization.
League of Denial The “League of Denial” video made me feel upset and worried. It made the game of football to me mean a lot more than just a game. The game is a very physical sport and people can get seriously hurt. This video really showed me how serious injuries can be from this sport, it 's life threatening.
However, Colin Kaepernick is no longer employed in the National Football League, primarily because of the magnitude and effects of his protest. He ultimately surrendered his career and livelihood but left behind, despite the protest occurring over twelve months ago, a lasting imprint on the culture of football and views of race in
Walter Iooss Jr. is a Sports Illustrated Photographer who captured the famous catch by Dick Clark in 1981 NFC Championship game. Iooss had followed the Dallas Cowboys for the whole 1981 season. He was bonding with people from the organization as if he was truly a part of it. Because of this, once he took the picture, he was so devastated for the team he forgot he had just taken an unbelievable picture. Iooss stated, “It was the worst thing that could’ve happened for the Cowboys, but I had to let go of personal issues and relationships and be a professional, whether you’re rooting for someone or not.
The internal stakeholders at Penn State were the students and the football players the football staff and the board members of Penn State. The way the internal stakeholders were affected is that some people lost their jobs. The football players by having wins taken away and losing bowl games. Some players looked up to the coach as a hero and he was telling them he did not know about it. The football player found out that Joe Paterno had known the whole time that the sexual abuse was happening.
In Rick Reilly’s article “the sins of the father” beginning with “What a fool I was”, Reilly shows his regret of making Joe Paterno, a well-know, honorable, winning football coach of Penn State Nittany Lions a saint without knowing what Paterno had done. The exigence is that Paterno, who brought 409 victories to his team, covers the Penn State child sex abuse scandal for his own benefit and reputation. Reilly takes a stance and tries to convince his audience, people who cares about football sports and cares about this particular scandal of Paterno, that what Paterno contributes to his team could not free him from his fault. Paterno should still be blamed for his indulgence towards Sandusky’s crime.
A former pro ball quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons outraged the world with his animal cruelty crimes, that had taken place over a five year period. Micheal Vick pleaded guilty in 2007 for the felony charges of running an illegal interstate dog fighting ring and killing the dogs who didn 't perform to his exception by hanging or drowning them. Vick served 21 months in jail for numerous of charges in the case, being released in 2009. The Atlanta Falcons franchisee fired him immediately, so he began to get signed by other teams, soon becoming a free agent. After being released he continues to tirelessly make amends with his past and rebuild his reputation.
Robert Griffin3 or Johnny Manziel is one the biggest debates that have come into the history of the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys are looking for a quarterback that can backup Tony Romo when he is injured. These to past Heisman trophy winners have come into the NFL with high expectation but neither one have lived up to their goals. Johnny Manziel went to the Cleveland Browns to with the team on his shoulders but he has steady been letting the team down. With getting in trouble about missing practices and costly sneaking off to go to practices.
In today 's news, two Texas high school football athletes made headlines following the ambush of an official during a pivotal moment of the game. Allegedly, the official provoked the two by using racial slurs and attempted to give the opponents the advantage due to his dislike for the opposing team. The two high school players who were involved, were reportedly ordered by their assistant coach to take action after the coach had he felt he and the team were being discriminated against. According to CNN, the coach recently resigned (McLaughlin, Elliot).
Concussions are a scary reality of playing NFL football. Every year there are more and more players that are having season ending, and career ending injuries due to hits to the head. There have been many NFL players that have had serious issues due to concussions. Former NFL superstar tight end Aaron Hernandez was convicted of executing a man with a half-dozen bullets inside an industrial park. He was sentenced to life without parole (“Aaron Hernandez’s”).
Similarly, the documentary uses a logos appeal when it stuns the audience with results of a survey that say 42% of the surveyed athletes say that their biggest challenge in life is dealing with injuries from playing, and a whopping 57% of players experienced a concussion while participating in professional sports. The evidence provided in each article is clearly concerning opposing sides, but the authors of each chose to use the method of a logos appeal to draw the audience in and convince them further with a logical appeal. A final characteristic that all three sources share is the mention of injuries associated with being a professional athlete. “Life After Football” shows
Badger fans raged in anger at the officials by chucking chunks of ice and snowballs in the direction of them after the 13-7 loss to Northwestern. They erupted with anger after a very controversial call on Joel Stave’s game winning touchdown pass on the last play of the game. The referees made the completely wrong call saying that the receiver did not complete the process of the catch. In college football, one step in bounds is needed in order to complete the catch, and the badger receiver had three, and that is what the fans saw on the jumbotron.
Adam Zyglis' cartoon is one of the most interesting cartoon that I can retrieve from the search engine. The cartoon by Adam Zyglis is about violence against women. There are a lot of problems about violence against women that has been occurring for a long time now. Women who are already married tends to be the victims. Likewise, there are also single women who are beaten up by men.
Not entire public’s reaction was negative. In the following weeks since his protest Kaepernick’s jersey #7 became the most selling jersey on the NFL website. When this was revealed Kaepernick declared that he will donate the proceeds to help further his message. During his games, enthusiasts in the stands held up a sign stating “Thank you Kaepernick”. Kaepernick also received support from people in and out the same sport.
"The first casualty of war is innocence.” Said by screenwriter Oliver Stone. A Separate Peace by John Knowles is about a set of boys at a boarding school in New England. The reader can clearly see the theme war is unforgiving though war affects friendships, changes lives, and war kills a lot of people. To begin with war affects friendships.