The Penn State football scandal rocked the sports world and dominated the headlines for months and months. The penalties placed upon Penn State are beyond anything that has ever been seen before in college athletics. I believe that all the penalties affecting the present and future football program and completely just. Although, I do not think that it is okay to punish the players of those who were not on the team from 1998-2011. The players after 2011 had nothing to repulsive acts by Jerry Sandusky or the cover-up that occurred with the Penn State Office.
Concussions themselves are a controversial topic simply because of their destructive forces on the lives of everyone, ranging from people who tripped and fell a little too hard, to people who make a career of hitting other people as hard as they possibly can. There are many people opposed to the idea of football’s inherent violence, yet advocates of the sport claim that removing the factor of colliding would make a completely different sport that cannot even be called football, which itself has become so ingrained in American society that it practically owns a day of the week from Week One of preseason to the closing seconds of the Superbowl. The fact remains though that if football were to suddenly cease existing, many people would be jobless,
In Source A “Hard Knocks” it states, “NFL acknowledged publicly for the first time that concussions suffered while playing football can lead to long-term negative health effects. Last year, the NFL revealed that it expects nearly a third of retired players to develop permanent brain impairments.” This is very crucial to the reason why I feel that getting rid of recreational sports is a good solution to the problems that it is causing because the National Football League is saying that concussions can lead to head problems and also brain problems in the long term. This is important because it shows us that players are getting hurt very frequently and that if this continues there will be a massive number of people with brain
Overall concussion is something that you can not go around. flag vs tackling .”While the NFL has been battling high-profile lawsuits and headlines connecting football and concussions, youth leagues in the Tampa Bay area and across the country are left with their trickle-down effects”. ( baker) Flag football has grown over the past years. In many players eyes tackling need to be ban for the safety of our kids I the little league . The danger of concussions are very high in football, but helmet safety has reduces the risks of concussion.
I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have think long and hard before I let him play football,” says President Obama (Fox News). The debate of whether or not football should be banned started with this speech given by President Obama. Recently, studies have shown that a large number of hits may cause more brain damage than a handful of concussions. Although people think banning football will decrease the amount of teen deaths and concussions; football should not be banned because it is just as dangerous as any other high school sports, many people would lose their job if it was banned, and football and sports help keep kids off the street. Football should not be banned because it is just as dangerous as any other
The NFL should research more on CTE and discover ways to prevent it. One way could be providing safety gear that could protect the players from concussions, which is a major cause of CTE. The NFL should also accept that there is a connection between playing football and getting CTE. Our brains are not genetically engineered to sustain an impact on our cranium, so players who suffer a concussion in a game should not be let back into the game until proper treatment is provided. Until this happens we cannot trust the NFL on anything they
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.
The NFL doesn’t take realistic solutions seriously, they simply continue to fine players and teams enormous amounts of money for “inappropriate” tackles and blocks. This turns into a vicious cycle, the NFL charging players for behavior their coaches are encouraging them to perform. How do we pull the sport out of this? What is the solution? Can we make this sport safe without ruining the thrill?
One way that football tries to prevent it is by adding rules and regulations to the sport that make it harder for a player to get a concussion. One rule they added is if a player loses their helmet in the middle of a play. The play is immediately whistled dead. Another rule that they added is no head to head contact. Head to head contact is one of the easiest ways to get a concussion.
Unfortunately, some researchers points out a fact that play football may result in brain issue due to concussion during the game, and it will effect on football players’ rest of life. Thus, NFL has its responsibility to decrease the risk of getting a concussion. During a football game, hits cannot be prevented, even though the players have their pads and helmets on. Once a player has a hit to his head, it may cause a concussion depend on how much g-force he gain. According to the article “Offensive Play” by Malcolm Gladwell, who is a famous journalist and author, he explains that “if you drove your car into a wall at twenty-five miles per hour and you weren’t wearing your seat belt, the force of your head hitting the windshield would be around 100 gs” (Gladwell).
Well, with Fowler out for the year, Williams will cruise to the defensive rookie of the year award. With the loss of Sheldon Richardson (Suspension), the Jets will need Williams to step up in a big way, and I think he will. He’s going to see a lot of one on one matchups from opposing offensive lines, something that will result in a lot of sacks and tackles for loss. Comeback Player Of The Year: Sam Bradford: QB Philadelphia Eagles: 16 Games Played, 4562 Passing Yards, 37 Touchdowns Yes, you read that correctly. I have Sam Bradford playing in all 16 games this season.
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).
The NFL has restricted teams to only allowing 14 full-contact practices during its 18-week season. Not only has this happened at the professional level but at the collegiate level as well. Players who make contact with another player by using the crown of their helmet are subject to a penalty as well as ejection upon review of the hit. The Ivy League has even gone as far as to starting in the 2016 season to non-contact practices. These new rules have upset some football fans that say that the game is meant for hard hitting and violent collisions.