Sports fans still believes that NFL is still hiding many facts about concussion amongst players. With fans’ urges to find the truth, many media sources interview ex-football players, doctors, and concussion victims to spread the truth about the NFL and actual effects. With testimonies from the concussion victims, awareness of concussion through the media helps facilitate the change in the NFL with regards to concussion protocols. According to John Shockey from DePaul University, he writes, “The increase in media framing of the NFL concussion crisis has made the issue important to the public and made them sympathize with the athletes and their families” (“Media Framing of the NFL Concussion Crisis Is Changing the Culture of the NFL”). Shockey
Football is the most American of all of the sports we play. We have good memories of playing catch and watching games with our friends, however, there is a darker side to this all-American sport, the damage done to the brains of the players. While the NFL has attempted to make great strides in preventing further damage to players on the field suffering from concussions, the rates of concussions continue to rise. In 2014, 206 concussions were diagnosed, while in 2015, that number rose to 271 concussions. If these new regulations truly had an effect upon the safety of the players, we would instead see little growth, if not a decline, of diagnosed concussions.
It is not new news learning that concussions are a common occurrence throughout the sport of football. It just so happens that throughout the last two decades, former NFL players have or have threatened the NFL with lawsuits regarding their personal health, specifically brain injuries. Many experts and players also question if the latest technology used to prevent concussions from occurring are effective. Modern day CT scans can rule out bleeding in the brain, they however do not diagnose concussions. This causes many concussions to go unseen due to the lack of advancements in the use of CT equipment.
This will allow trainers to quickly assess and diagnose a player. This early recognition of concussions is key because they can start therapy early and allow the player to be back on the field with a lower chance of reinjury than a player who had a concussion that was not detected. This technology will also prevent many players playing through the pain because no athlete wants to have to sit out a game over a headache and many coaches will also force players to play with nagging injuries. This invention is significant because many former NFL and collegiate players are feeling the effects of untreated concussions. Boston College University did a study on former NFL players and 33 out of the 34 players tested showed symptoms for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
People like Muggsy Bogues not only had skill(s) but luck. They will never be another Muggsy Bogues in a long time with his skill, and set of playing. Some people, myself include should realize that, I never be a basketball star or even be an inventive genius whose expertise in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science like Tony Stark, just as Tony Stark realize he is out smarted
If the NFL is prompted to explore new technology in order to make the game safer, that could have a huge effect of the number of people with brain disorder following their career. Many players have experienced these life threatening disorders that cause tragic results. Frank Wycheck was a tight-end who played for the Redskins for the majority of his career. Wycheck was interviewed following an NFL concussion case settlement. He called it a “joke”(Red), and explained how he, himself, suffered from CTE.
The ‘neutral’ register adopted by wristers for ‘People’ provides a much larger consumer base, with the absence of definitive opinions or facts allowing for readers of all mindsets to project any and all previously held beliefs. The first method ‘People’ employs to ensure broad readability is to eschew the responsibility of providing any background information about bipolar disorder to it’s readers. Three years of articles discussing the updates of Bynes’ condition contained no mention of what bipolar disorder entails, no discussion of what psychiatric holds entail despite frequent mention of them, and not a single interview with a mental health professional. Instead, the tragic picture of a young starlet’s vague descent into eccentricity was
Technology to the capitol was what made their lives functional. Districts are forced to enter games, while the capitol being so advanced has the ability to control what they will encounter. The districts are then introduced and the training schedule is presented, Katniss struggles to master the gadgets because she was not familiar with such advanced things, but she referred to her natural instinct and mastered the practices. The capitol was able to control weather, disasters, and obstacles in the game. Although the capital could not control what nature had to offer and how the players were able to benefit from it.
Some minor rules have been changed by the NFL to make the game more safe, however concussions are still happening. The heads are these professional players need to be protected more so the brain does not get damaged. The brain does not only get injured during concussions. Minnesota says that any given professional player can receive up to 1500 blows to the head each season. Multiple seasons of football can lead to serious damage, and diseases like alzheimer 's.
When writing was brought to the world many years ago, there was no texting. Texting was a way of talking to someone but by a digital device. In today 's society, everyday teenagers text at least 100 times a day. How is texting killing writing? Well, texting is not really a way of writing because in writing, you need to think and use precise language.
Adam Walsh was the first born of the host of America’s Most Wanted, John Walsh. He disappeared from a Sears store in Hollywood, Florida in 1981 when his mother left him at a videogame display to find and purchase an item. John emphasizes in his book Tears of Rage, that this kind of thing did not happen in the ‘80s and that the police simply did not know how to handle it. At this time, our criminal justice system was just starting to develop. There was no DNA testing, many agencies were full of corruption, and the FBI’s uniform crime reporting service (UCR) did not even contain kidnapping.
Omalu’s CTE findings and the resistance that he received from the NFL when trying to bring his results public. His results showcased that numerous former NFL player’s brains had CTE. Nonetheless, the NFL still tried to deny the correlation between head injuries and football. A majority of people have either watched football, played it, or knows someone who has. With this notion of football’s popularity, the idea of safety needs to be in his or her thought process nearly at the same level with how fun or exciting the game is.
Since scientist have begun studying the effects of concussions on the brain with professional football players it has become apparent that concussions can lead to permanent brain damage and memory loss. Also, studies show that because of the speed and hits they receive every day, retired football players have developed brain diseases and short term memory which has made their lives a blight. Since the link of concussions to brain damage has been made, the NFL has made changes in the league to prevent these traumatic diseases. The league has changed the way they practice on the field and even the equipment they use. Even though there is no definite answer to solving the serious amounts of concussive cases in football, the game of football still goes on and precautions are being taken to prevent dramatic
Military technology was roughly unchanged since America began, leaving the country open to attack from other nations. And industry was totally undeveloped, forcing households to act as miniature factories, producing almost everything they would need. In the 1800’s though, the lives of nearly all Americans was changed. Transportation has revolutionized trade and the connections between different places. In early America, roads were in such bad shape traveling any significant distance was dangerous.
The National Football League should be held responsible for the head injuries caused to players, because the improvement of equipment, such as helmets is possible through the use of technology. As a consequence of the physical contact that is required in the National Football League, there are a great number of players that have come to face brain injuries during or after their careers. Many players have productive careers in the National Football League, which help lead to them developing horrific health issues. The players of the National Football League play with great effort and passion until they are physically incapable. In the book, “Slow Getting Up”, author Nate Jackson gives insight to how, “In the NFL, you are alive until you are dead” (Jackson 7).