The price tag for NFL is a couple hundred million dollars(Zimmerman). Over 40% of NFL that is not playing anymore have characteristics of having a severe injury to the brain. The NFL found that it was 271 concussions in 2015 (Burdick). Eighteen people have died while playing football in 1905 but there was a gathering that made changes to guaranteed players safety. This is why people need to have the proper gear.
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
Football, Americas most watched sport, is also the most played sport in the America. However, it is a contact sport that a lot of people get concussions from. This makes it a hard choice for parents who have kids who want to play football. Some parents in past would love them to, but since research has been done many people have realized that it is a dangerous sport because of the damage it does to your brain. Even with this the chance of them getting brain damage is small.
Throughout America’s history, football has been well known and a popular sport. Throughout the years, however, the safety of helmets have always been in question. As time went on, the amount of injuries significantly went down the helmets did not solve the problem completely. On November 6, 1869 the first "football" game took place. In my research I found that helmets were not mandatory until the 30’s which left a lot of players open to injury especially when half the players were wearing helmets and the other half were not while playing on the field.
The Centers for Disease Control and prevention estimates more than 300,000 sports-related concussions occur each year in the United States. Of those, around half are kids 18 years and younger ref. In 2015 alone, there was 13 deaths attributed to football and 9 of those had something to do with a head injury ref. The amount of concussions in high school athletes would be lowered if high schools would implement stricter athletic regulations, purchase high quality equipment, and require coaches to become certified not only in recognizing, but preventing head injuries. Need of Regulations If high schools would create more head injury regulations, then it would decrease the amount of head injuries sustained by athletes.
My favorite part about being in middle school was being allowed to play sports for the school. Going from youth sports to school sports was an enormous change. The players were bigger, faster, and stronger. Also, practice was much more difficult with stricter coaches and tougher drills. My first year of junior varsity football was terrifying.
There have been many NFL players that have had serious issues due to concussions. Postmortem X-rays Hernandez suffered the worst case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) ever in a 27 year old, this likely affected his memory and control over his actions (“Aaron Hernandez’s”). While in prison Hernandez committed suicide using his bedsheets. Once a person dies, they can have an autopsy scan. Autopsy scans can take from sixty minutes to five hours (concussion [page 12]).
Do you like football? Football is one of the most popular sports in the United States. Football can have many positive impacts on people. It can give football players more confidence and bring families together for a game on television. However, football is also known for inevitable injuries that can change a player’s life forever.
((((According to Brainline, concussions in football make up 60 percent of injuries among all high school competitive sports (“Concussions and”)))). Ultimately, football is the most dangerous sport among all mainstream sports in both highschool and professional
Our biggest concern though concussion is through students athletes in high school. There’s many high school in the United States, and with all those schools around, are after school sports. High School football has the number one concussion rate occurring in athletes. We, the parents of the athletes in Centennial High School, are writing a recommendation report for the school board of the Centennial School District. The reason we are writing to you is because we are concerned for the athletes who could get a concussion.
Analyst think the reason for having more fatalities in high school than in professional is because of how many people are in the sport. There are approximately 1.1 million high school football players compared to only 10,000 in the NFL, and college football. High school players endure three times as many injuries and catastrophes, like deaths, permanent damage, and neck fractures and head injuries, as college players. The skill level of younger athletes sometimes makes them prone to
In fact, players wear equipment such as helmets, to help prevent head injuries. Although the National Football League provides players with equipment to lower the possibility of current or future health issues, the chances are still high. As a result, of these circumstances players are faced with many fans and onlookers feel as if the National Football League has acted irresponsible to the issue of caring of players. But, should the National Football League be held at fault for the brain complications helmets don’t prevent? As Donald Lange explains to readers in his article, “How do we come to the conclusion that an organization has acted socially irresponsibly?
Recruiting is an important factor in any college sport but most definitely in football. With HBCU football programs possessing a negative image this unfortunately veers young athletes to take another route. People don’t want to watch 1 star athletes play football, harsh statement but true in its validity. HBCU football programs are starting to appear on TV more than it has in the past and this is a great thing to see as an HBCU football player. We understand we aren’t the most popular but we’re doing the same thing they’re doing just not in the spot