NFL players should be role models not someone people feel ashamed of looking at on the T.V. screen. NFL players should be role models. When I watch football most of the time I see a lot of showboating. Sometimes it 's cool, but other times it just gets annoying. Some people do think that showboating isn 't really that bad unless you get a penalty. Also, parents are getting more concerned about their children getting to sucked in with the taunts and showboating. It is a problem that will never go away.
Have you ever thought that if an Athlete broke the law and/or did jail time that he should be kicked off and banned from the team he played for but instead because he’s a big star athlete he gets away with some of the most horrific things just because he has money and your wondering if thats the the right thing to do for professional organizations?Professional Athletes should be banned from their sport they play if they commit a crime and/or do jail time because they could be setting a bad example, If they only get suspended they can still get paid and professional athletes feel like they are above the law and because they have money can get away with anything they want.
In the true story based movie and the documentary, the dangers of head injuries in football are laid out for the viewer. Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered the brain injury chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE; however, the NFL was in denial about the effects football had on the brain and had on causing CTE. I believe that the NFL’s denial to the accusations were detrimental to many football players and that serious consideration should be taken into the way football is played overall.
On September 26th 2014, Derek Jeter took his final swing at the most prestigious Yankees Stadium in front of thousands and millions of baseball fans and ended up winning his final home game. The crowd went ballistic over the RBI and chanted “Derek Jeter” while raising signs that read “Salute to the Captain”. At that very moment, people viewed Derek Jeter not for what race he fell under or for what kind of person he was or for the ladies he slept with, but the athlete who electrified the diamond every time he stepped on it. Roberta Newman wrote an article on (Branding Derek Jeter, Redefining Race) companies such as Movado and Avon on how they showcase Derek Jeter “as neither black nor white and so can relate to everyone” (Newman) as a turning
Jackie Robinson went to Hawaii in 1941 to join the semiprofessional football team, the Honolulu Bears. After the season had ended, Jackie then intended to be a running back for the Los Angeles Bulldogs. But the Japanese attacked Pearl harbor at this time and that interrupted and unfortunately ended Jackie's football career. Jackie wasn't a good football player. He was a great football player. During his football career he wasn't allowed into hotels and other racists things happened just because he's black. But that didn't change how he played football. His teammates also didn't prefer to use his color as an "identity" for
The freedom of speech and expression is every American citizen's right. Every American citizen has the right to speak freely about one’s opinions and ideas without being penalized. However, professional athletes are often treated differently
Researching this topic, I found a few qualified authors that discussed this topic. These authors provide information and statistics on how the NFL handles these issues poorly and why Tom Brady shouldn't have been suspended. These articles also explain how the suspension process went through with in depth facts of the events that happened over the year and a half long scandal. The authors of the articles have qualified opinions about the law and how the league should have handled it due to their policies.
12 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception (Greg Hardy Stats,1). These may seem like random words and numbers to some people, but in actuality they are the stats for Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy through week 12 of the NFL season. It might seem odd to consider his stat line unless you know the whole story; Hardy is convicted for a major crime. He should not be allowed to be playing, yet he is on the field making a significant impact for the Cowboys. Professional athletes tend to be lightly punished for crimes both major and minor as compared to the general public. What makes a difference if an operations manager at Citi Financial hits his wife versus a professional football player hitting his wife? Both are people
In the article, “It’s looking like Colin Kaepernick won’t play in the NFL again; what happens next?”, author Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post exposes the NFL for not living up to their word as a league by putting the best players on the field. Instead, the commissioner Roger Goodell and team owners, have sidelined a once star player due to his use of personal beliefs on a professional platform. Thus failing to give the fans the most competitive and exciting matchups week in and out. Based on the authors writing it is clear to see he still believes Kaepernick should be in the NFL. He does this by using examples of Kaepernick’s protest, evaluating Kaepernick skill sets verses those still in the NFL at the quarterback position and speaking
“Tim Tebow left the University of Florida as one of the most decorated college football players ever with two national titles and a Heisman Trophy” (Filice). Winning the Heisman Trophy, Tim Tebow had the potential to fulfill a great quarterback position in the NFL and to carry his team to championships.
Colleges across the country continue to relax their admission standards to enroll highly sought after African-American male athlete-students despite their education shortcomings. The primary reason you ask, money. From 2012 to the present, NCAA annual revenue exceeds $800 million dollars (NCAA n.p.). The African-American male athlete-student generates millions of dollars in revenue for colleges every year (Bateman 796). According to Billy Hawkins, author of the “New Plantation: Black Athletes, College Sports, and Predominately White NCAA Institutions”, big-time college athletic programs not only profit from the African-American athlete-students athletic prowess, but profit of the use of their name and image (Bateman 796). Angela Davis’ quote about black bodies will be forever
Fame is a tricky thing. The famous are expected to keep a good image and be role models for their fans while being under the limelight, but individuals aren’t perfect. Eventually even the famous show their true colors. Great athletes are admired because they are so visible to the public, but often they do such unforgivable things that to this day they are best remembered by their accomplishments off the field. Many lost thousands of fans, millions of dollars in endorsements, and ruined their legacy forever. Whether it’s on TV, at a game, or in their homes athletes are constantly watched every single day by millions of people. They might be famous and rich, but it’s definitely not easy being an athlete and a great role model at the same time.
Locklear (2012) in the previous research, by applying the framing and stereotype theories that she found in the literature, concludes that the media do have influence on promoting racism through Native American mascots used by sports teams. In her research, she questions the use of Native American imagery in media and media’s responbility viewpoints. They, the media, often mention Native American imagery in mascots offensively. For those people who do not agree with the use of Native American imagery, they argue that the media are not objective anymore though there some of them applied a policy about discontinuing the use of Native American Imagery in printing media or news. However, the supporters of the use of Native American Imagery argue that the media cannot be totally objective. Therefore, Locklear mentions that there is no ‘perfect’ answer to question: “Do the media promote racism through Native American athletic imagery or support who are offended?” because, like has been mentioned before, there are some media that discontinue the use of Native American imagery. Locklear mentions “Some argue that the media do not promote racism, society does”. It means that the society agree with the use of Native American imagery. What is the evidence? The evidence is the amount of mascots showing Native American imagery that are so many. The society themselves have shown that the racist one are actually them. According to Locklear, the role media in this case is as a
Racism is a part of American history that can never be forgotten; a dark past that shows the constant mistreatment of African-Americans. Although African-Americans were freed from slavery in the 1860’s, discrimination continues to be seen today. Racism is defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one 's own race is superior. The white supremacy woven into mainstream American culture led to the continued widespread exclusion of African-Americans. In the sporting world, race is a widely discussed topic that frequently comes up. In today’s society creating an equal playing field and environment for athletes of all races is essential for the success of a sport. Based
The story starts with this statement:‘’ I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it.’’ (Fever Pitch page 7) So, the book is about Nick Hornby’s life as it revolves around supporting the Arsenal soccer team. Nick Hornby is a child whose parents divorced and have living separately in the beginning of the story. And he feels lonely because of it. His father tries to spend time with him. But when they do something together, neither father nor son can enjoy it. Thus, one day Nick’s father decides to take Nick to a football match although Nick isn't interested in football. He doesn’t want to go at