The era of Football in America is slowly coming to a close. Football has been known as America’s sport next to baseball for many years now. The general physicality of every play isn’t(B3) matched by any other sport on the planet, and that is why football causes more injuries than any other sport on the professional, and youth levels. Parents are pulling their kids from their teams, even in the middle of the season because of the information that has been released over the past decade illuminating a big problem for the game. This problem is called concussions.
¨All i ever wanted to do was hit people, is that so bad? Does that make me a bad guy?¨ (Lynch 1). Arlo disagrees that it makes him a bad person, but he agrees that Lloyd needs to change the way he plays football. At football practice the next day the football coach called Lloyd a career jay-vee player, and Lloyd took it too seriously and shortly after Lloyd quit the football for good.. Arlo still loved football so he kept playing and practicing, and he made the jayvee team as a freshman. This was a huge step for Arlo in
This reveals to his son that athletic skills and being a strong athlete are not the only way to make an impact on the team. The author also desires his son to realize the skills that football can teach him such as how to be a leader, work as a team, and most notably to discover that he can only control certain aspects of life instead of solely playing football for the purpose of enjoying the game. All of the personal experiences and wisdom are given to Ted in order to justify how lucky he is to even be playing a collegiate sport and that he should be grateful for the skills that the game is teaching
The hits kids experience or have faced should be taken into account when parents decide if their child should step on a football field. People believe that the big hits that players are dealt with are part of the game, and without the booming hits the sport wouldn 't be the as entertaining to watch. That is true, however, the results of
Football is one of America 's favorite pastimes, but with future generations no longer playing due to the concern of concussions and injuries--it could vanish entirely. 20% of high school students who have played football have suffered from some type of concussion("Overweight & Obesity" 2017). So many parents are no longer allowing their kids to play football, which brings concern for the future of football. Yet football is a fun and active sport that keeps kids in shape even though obesity is a growing problem in the US. After examining children playing football, it is clear that parents should allow their kids to be apart of football because it keeps kids in shape, while keeping them safe, and allows them to be successful later on in life.
Team players have started to reduce in the modern sports era. Many players have become self-centered, even in team sports. High school athletes always want their names in the paper or want to get acknowledged by coaches or friends, but true team players do things that many people do not see. They may lead by example during practice or do little things that make a difference in the game. Linemen, on a football team, are great examples of this because the quarterback, running backs, and wide receivers get all the credit for great plays and touchdowns, while linemen have to block the three-hundred-pound man in front of them every time, or the play will get blown up.
Wamn! A player just kicked the ball into the goal, Some think competitive sports are bad while others think it’s good. It’s clear that overall competitive sports is a hot topic. It’s clear that the negative overlooks the positive because of 3 main reasons concussions, injuries, and mental reasons. First off sports can cause concussions, nearly 300,000 concussions occur a year.
High school football holds many peoples’ fondest memories, and teaches those involved important life lessons and values, but at what cost? Just during the 2005-2006 season, high school football players received more than half a million injuries nationally (“How Dangerous”). One seemingly unexpected danger of high school football is something that falls completely on the decisions made by coaches and players. If a player comes off of the field injured, often times they don’t want to let their team and coaches down by having
But if you are at sports all the time you can’t do any of your schoolwork. In a study of over 7000 students (average age of 13), questionnaires revealed that when more than 60 minutes of homework is provided, students resisted because they had no time from sports. Also, kids get a better body image and kids feel more confident in themselves” (Lindholm, 2017). According to Bliss Magazine, only 8% of the 2,000 girls questioned for the poll said they were "happy" with their appearance, while 87% said they were "unhappy". So kids still don’t feel good in their own
Messi's nickname “the machine” is widely used to refer to people playing football well and being able to dribble the ball or score the way Messi does (Doeden, 2010). Ronaldo has also become a world-famous football player whose tactics impress and are followed by other players. However, their fame is not restricted to football sphere only. Many cloth line industries across the world seek the services of these two players by asking them to market their designer wears or other products (Doeden, 2010). Such recognition of Messi and Ronaldo points out to their peculiarity and outstanding
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,
Big hits and kickoffs are exhilarating for the spectators; however, Athletic Trainers see thunderous impacts and full speed collisions jarring the brain, damaging the body, and decreasing player safety. Throughout my college career, I have researched and written several papers discussing concussions and varied aspects of the topic. Each one had different angles, as well as, the majority were filled with
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).
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