Bob Devaney was driving force for the University for 35 years. First, he was a Hall of Fame football coach (1962-1972). Then, as Athletic Director (1967-1993). Finally, Athletic Director Emeritus (1993-1996). He finally retired in 1996 and then pasted away in 1997.
For instance, “San Francisco 49ers fans, and some pure NFL fans, will argue Joe Montana is the greatest of all-time over Brady regardless of what happens in Houston on Feb. 5” (source); This is another great example that shows Tom Brady does have some competition on who is actually the best. Even though, both articles are about Tom Brady, one source is comparing more about the quarterback and coach relationship, while the other source focuses deeper on the quarterback
LaRue Moor, a Permian English teacher, does most of the coordination and prioritizing of Permian education and community. LaRue notices that academics at Permian have been sacrificed for football success. Many of the teachers at Permian are underpaid and overworked for students who prioritize athletics over education. While the Panthers football coach makes up to 30 percent more than the average teacher salary. Boobie Miles, learning disabled star athlete, is at least two years behind his classmates in all of his subjects.
The paycheck comes in on this day, the game is on that day, and at all times, you know where you belong”(Kluwe). Life for NFL player’s can be financially tough for them when they retire. How their job can be very demanding is because a lot of these athletes have to play whether their injured or not and many of the guys in the nfl risk getting permanent damage to their brains and many times these guys are pressured to use performance Enhancing Drugs to make them better at their sport so they risk they risk their reputations and body for their
Watkins describes the way one student-athlete feels by saying, “I 'll sign all your footballs for 9.95. / The cheerleaders and honeys all treat me real nice. / My coach calls me “The Messiah”, / just like Jesus Christ My head may be swollen, / like a big blimp” (Watkins). Paying colligate athletes would just add to this problem even more, but the reality is these athletes are already receiving great amounts of money from their higher education institutions. The truth is paying college athletes would just escalate problems even more and would cause an increase in their will to perform even better.
As the stands continue to fill and the fans continue to hollar, many players feel the pressure to perform at their best, even if that means pushing through a serious injury. On the day following Kuechly’s concussion hit, NFL fans mostly discussed how the Panthers won the game, while some gossiped about the Kuechly’s tears. Does getting carted off the field while crying make Kuechly any less of a man or athlete? Does it make him weak? The answer is no.
Head Injuries In American Football Since the beginning of American football, concussions have been a big problem with players in high school, college, and the National Football League. Concussions have led to the end of many players football careers and in some cases, their lives. People that are in college and the NFL continue, playing even though they are risking their lives just for a little fame. Today football players play the game to make money and just because of their love for the sport. Football concussions can lead to brain injuries or other serious health issues that can be fatal.
Walter Iooss Jr. is a Sports Illustrated Photographer who captured the famous catch by Dick Clark in 1981 NFC Championship game. Iooss had followed the Dallas Cowboys for the whole 1981 season. He was bonding with people from the organization as if he was truly a part of it. Because of this, once he took the picture, he was so devastated for the team he forgot he had just taken an unbelievable picture. Iooss stated, “It was the worst thing that could’ve happened for the Cowboys, but I had to let go of personal issues and relationships and be a professional, whether you’re rooting for someone or not.
In Rick Reilly’s article “the sins of the father” beginning with “What a fool I was”, Reilly shows his regret of making Joe Paterno, a well-know, honorable, winning football coach of Penn State Nittany Lions a saint without knowing what Paterno had done. The exigence is that Paterno, who brought 409 victories to his team, covers the Penn State child sex abuse scandal for his own benefit and reputation. Reilly takes a stance and tries to convince his audience, people who cares about football sports and cares about this particular scandal of Paterno, that what Paterno contributes to his team could not free him from his fault. Paterno should still be blamed for his indulgence towards Sandusky’s crime. Reilly uses the sentence “what an… I was”
That a full paid scholarship is plenty enough (McCauley). The ones who introduce this opinion into the conversation fail to understand the daily struggles a college athlete suffers. Without any outcome, college football players are putting forth their utmost effort for no cause. The twenty to twenty five thousand dollar scholarships do not even put a dent in the billions brought in by the NCAA. This is why this situation is so commonly debated as people believe it is highly unfair to the student athletes.
Within class, we have been discussing the topic of allowing your son to play the physical sport football. Would you allow your son to play football with having the insight of all the risks they would be taking? I would not allow my son to play football because of how physical it is. High school football has the highest rate of concussions at 47.1% over all the other sports played by high schoolers. Within the article, “Would you let your son play football” on ESPN.com states, “The issue of player safety and concussions would have a very real, very fresh face.” This is significant because once a football player dies they are examined, which the majority of football players have serious injuries in their brains.
Similarly, the documentary uses a logos appeal when it stuns the audience with results of a survey that say 42% of the surveyed athletes say that their biggest challenge in life is dealing with injuries from playing, and a whopping 57% of players experienced a concussion while participating in professional sports. The evidence provided in each article is clearly concerning opposing sides, but the authors of each chose to use the method of a logos appeal to draw the audience in and convince them further with a logical appeal. A final characteristic that all three sources share is the mention of injuries associated with being a professional athlete. “Life After Football” shows
Some people live there whole life about this sport and as a sociologist I witnessed it myself. Watching college games was just one part but after games you could see the emotion of the losing team hitting them hard as they fell to their knees trying to figure what they could of done different to help their team win. The tournament is more than just a game for these athletes. I witnessed players breaking down after they lost and there words where things like, “ My brothers and I fought so hard to lose” Not only do sports bring competition but it creates bonds. At the end of the day there 's more to sports than just
Bill Belichick is by far one of the highest coaches that many fan as well as other coaches have the privilege to watch mange his football games. This man has won championship with only have one superstar and that really hard to do at the highest level of