As these trends rise and more data is examined it is no wonder the youth football turnout is decreasing in pockets on America. Many parents are beginning to prohibit their children from participating in this dangerous game. When speaking to David Remnich of the Washington Post, President Obama said if he had a son, “ I would not let my son play professional football.”, NBA superstar Lebron James told ESPN.com “ It’s a safety thing. As a parent, you protect your kids. I don’t think I am the only one not allowing his kids to play football.” It is not just outsiders to the sport refusing to allow their children to participate either, Hall of Fame Quarterback Terry Bradshaw told Jay Leno in 2012, “If I had a son today, I would not let him play football.” These sentiments are shared among many of the games past heroes including, Troy Aikman, Bart Scott, Antwaan Randle El, and Brett Favre to name a few.
In football it never says if you receive any players have disabilities that you cannot play because he is a good player. My sister’s friend Lizzie told me that her little brother relinquished football because he was too afraid to tackle people. When I had heard that story I thought that it was really eerie. For instance why would you join football if you are too afraid to tackle people. Just find a different sport that does not include tackling.
Article #1 Over the past few years there has been much debate on concussions in sports. However, the main focus has been on the NFL. Several former players have attempted to sue due to head injuries suffered during their playing career. These players say the NFL never made them aware of the dangers that occurred during their playing careers. There were never seminars or information released to the players stating concussion could cause long-term damage and possible even death.
(Stanford, n.d.) Concussions are a big issue when it comes to football. More than 56.8% of all concussions in high school are from football (Momsteam, 2013). Football is the main cause of concussions and head injuries. This shows that injuries, like concussions, are very likely when playing football. Knee injuries are pretty common and can take
Football has been a major American tradition for roughly 150 years. Football is played just about all over the world, just somewhat differently than the American techniques. Even Though it has been a tradition, it hasn 't always been played the same. Over time Americans have realized how dangerous football is, “ But football was already a deadly sport. Eighteen people died that year during games, three of them college players, and the rest high school athletes.” (source 1) The year 1905, football was “all the rage”, and attracted many people, as athletes began to play, more people began to get injured.
Head Bashing and the Crushing Effects Football is the most common sport for concussions in males. Anywhere from high school all the way up to the professional level concussions are a problem. It is estimated that football players receive anywhere from 900 to 1500 blows to the head during a single season. To make that matter worse, there is a 75% chance that a male playing football will get a concussion during their career as a player. Concussions are a huge problem in the world of sports today with numerous dangerous effects.
Brian Pickens Dr.Willams English 12 1 May 2016 Problem Statement The Research shows that concussions has required numerous players to retire early. The investigation indicates that countless NFL players that have died have had concussions or brain disease contribute to their death. “A total of 87 out of 91 former NFL players have tested positive for the brain disease at the center of the debate over concussions in football, according to new figures from the nation’s largest brain bank focused on the study of traumatic head injury. BRESLOW, JASON M. "FRONTLINE."
Hannah Hawker AP Language and Composition Mr.Leland 23 December 2015 What are the effects of a concussion? Contact sports have become one of the most popular entertainment facets in United States culture. One of the most popular is football, which may be more dangerous than perceived by fans. There are various physical health risks associated with playing football; however, many people fail to realize that football carries mental health risks as well. 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.
The crowd goes crazy, but for the wrong cause. Nationwide Children 's Hospital states the danger football players encounter when they hit the field. There are many dangers for high school football, many high schoolers receive major damage specifically head trauma from football players. Although high school football is popular, it causes more harm then good by, having the players grow up with a high rate of injury, growing up with a high rate in depression, and the possibility of never being the same after a injury. Many of the injuries high schoolers receive can weaken that area.
First, in football it is a very dangerous sport that leads to many injuries such as concussions. Concussions are a specific type of head injury people can suffer a strong force hits another person’s head. “Nearly 1,500 high school football players in Missouri suffered concussions in 2012…” (Kansas City Star). 1,500 is a enormous number of high schoolers, and they all had a concussion. Second, I would