The game is being changed because of the research that has been conducted and the shocking results of life after football. The major demographic of the fans who do not appreciate the new rulings are males who are middle aged and played the sport when they
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.
Many different investigations were started in order to connect CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) to football. These investigations succeeded, even though some took longer to be recognized due to the fact of how important American football is to the U.S.A., but nonetheless it was known that NFL players were at a high risk for CTE and the only way to fix it is to stop playing football. During studies like the NFL case in 2002, there was a big riot about NFL and how it impacts the football fans, but they never focused on how the injuries start to stack up into CTE. The scientists that focus towards the beginning of a football athletes rate of concussions start to see the a distortion in the brain. Scientists like Dr. Christopher Whitlow, who did an experiment on 25 boys around mid teens and used helmets to record brain activity while playing football.
The NFL is about to go into one of the most unwanted territories it has ever been into, but this is definitely an issue that it needs to grasp before they are to deep into it and this is the issue of head injuries sustained by players. This issue is overwhelmingly forcing the hands of player’s future careers. This is something that our society has never seen before with things such as players retiring one to two years into their career due to the scare that head injuries have on these players. Along with after players retire they are receiving statements from these players saying that the NFL doesn’t do enough in the protection of head injuries. The NFL has had considerable problems with concussions dating all the way back to the 1900’s (Powell,
Current players are more at risk because the game of football is becoming more violent and players are getting injured more often(Vrentas). But the public 's problem is not just with the NFL but also with middle school, high school, and college football because it is at that age when the players are most at risk(Barra). Parents are preventing kids from playing football because of the high risk for injury and fear that their children will suffer from a concussion and be permanently harmed. One of the main reasons the general public is beginning to shy away from football is all of the risks and past injuries.
Although, the number of concussions a player can get is not linked to the extent of brain injury found on the MRI. That shows that it’s not the huge hits that show so much controversy that is the only culprit for brain injury, but also the accumulative effects of many, the little hits are not the hits that actually cause concussions on their own but altogether they are probably just as
For instance, in a football game when a player takes a hard blow to the head, then says “coach I am fine put me back in the game” the side of his helmet will say he has a concussion and the severity of it. In conclusion, a concussion affects a teenagers learning process very difficult. The solution can be very effective but will cost millions of dollars to manufacture. The solution can be used in almost all sports.
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.
As concussions occur more and more in the NFL and among teens, more research has been conducted. There has been research on teens that concussions had occurred in teen’s brains, to find out what type of hit teens gotten by football may of suffer from it. There are many concussions in the NFL and especially teens who play football that have suffered death and never to play the sport they love. Teens and athletes who love the sport football, have been suffered by concussions that had ruin their playing for the most of this moments but research has been conducted of ways to help out teens and NFL. To prevent concussions, coaches and parents have the right to support their athletes to mental support from doctors.
Football: A Popular sport among all americans played, from toddlers to adults. Although it might be fun and games, football is the leading cause of deaths of thousands of players from brain injuries such as concussions. Due to large amount of brain development issues, highschool football should not be played. Many cases of brain damage due to concussions at such a young age can cause young children to lose focus in school.
Also, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was formed. The association worked to create uniform measures for safety and to address other football issues, too. These were good steps. But players still got hurt and parents were still left worrying about their kids.
Though the game of football continues to be played in the United States, it also seems that these types of life-changing injuries are still being overlooked even to this day. While there are some better precautions being taken to prevent injuries like concussions and other similar trauma, the NFL purposely hides the real truth in order to ensure the ongoing popularity of the sport. Overall, football continues to grow as one of America’s most popular sports, yet its reputation as being a traumatic and life altering activity is still overlooked by many. Despite the overwhelming evidence that points to an increased risk for post traumatic brain diseases like dementia or Alzheimer 's, many young athletes still aspire to succeed and continue playing the sport. Though mainstream media may be to blame for popularizing the sport of football in the first place, the organizations such as the NFL share just as much responsibility for not thoroughly educating players about the risks they take each time they play the game or simply just participate in
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
When I see football on the television it makes me think how does the helmets protect much impact, on their heads from being tackled. Is football worth losing brain cells? Well no it can protect the skull from being pulverized, but not help much with brain cells. My personal feelings about football is that it is not worth injuring yourself for devotees.
Many people understandably think that football is just too violent to have around. Most players however, will not suffer major health effects or degenerative brain diseases later in life. Football isn’t too dangerous or immoral to watch or play. There are several other sports that are more dangerous than football. Rugby for example is basically football without pads.