Football rules have been changing for the better of athletes over the years it has existed. Football rules early on where an advancement, but they didn’t know all the medical things we know now about player safety. In 1905 President Theodore Roosevelt demands change of rules in football or be abolished after 18 people are killed while playing in one year. “The first leather football helmet was worn by Joseph Reeves… This marks the birth of the American Football “ Football didn’t advance very fastly on player safety.
In the true story based movie and the documentary, the dangers of head injuries in football are laid out for the viewer. Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered the brain injury chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE; however, the NFL was in denial about the effects football had on the brain and had on causing CTE. I believe that the NFL’s denial to the accusations were detrimental to many football players and that serious consideration should be taken into the way football is played overall. When Dr. Omalu originally diagnosed CTE on Mike Webster and the NFL denied that football was the cause for his death and disease.
Violent America – assignment A “Thirty years from now I don’t think it [the NFL] will be in existence”. It comes to no one’s surprise that the contact sport American football is very violent. We have all seen the massive amount of protective gear the players wear, and in spite of this, an estimated 1,2 million football-related injuries occur every year. Many of these are of course common injuries seen in other, less violent sports, but still 5% of those 1,2 million injuries are concussions, which can affect brain function on a long term basis. However, is this major problem acknowledged in media, is there any chance in change, and what would ultimately end of the NFL?
Football is America’s favorite sport. American citizens spend their Sunday nights glued to the television, and Friday nights at the stadium watching athletes tackle, run and catch. Some viewers believe that football is too dangerous and should be eliminated from high school. Football is a dangerous sport; however, it should not be eliminated from high schools, because that tactic would be too severe. There are other ways of decreasing the dangers of football.
Concussions which is a blow to the head causing brain trauma that can last several weeks and other injuries that has just as high risks like a concussion. September 26, 1928, a football league was created for professional football players called the NFL. The start of the league has always been at high probability for its injuries. In order to continue to play the game that countless people fell in love with, the NFL has to take serious safety precautions such as helmets and pads. NFL's necessity rules, such as unnecessary kids being penalized, are being utilized to reduce life alternate injuries and provide a better experience for the players and the fans.
The National Football League (NFL) is one of Americas greatest past time, and although this sport has brought many people closer together, there are devastating events starting to surface about this breathtaking sport, and the athletes that play it. Concussions are becoming a problem in the NFL and also at football at every level. Many people are starting to see the effects of it, which is a concerning for the NFL. The NFL has done a lot to change the outcome of concussions, and they have also come up with numerous rules and techniques for players to use to protect themselves and others, and to put a stop to traumatic injuries these athletes are facing.
NFL Concussion Case The lawsuits made against the NFL are rising topics in today's mainstream media. The NFL is being accused of failing to provide information linking football related head injuries to permanent memory loss, brain damage, and other long term health issues related to concussions. Many former players have came forward who were diagnosed with some type of health issue, which were medically said to be caused by repeated blows to the head and concussions they have obtained throughout their professional football careers. Some even developing (CTE) Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy which is a neurodegenerative disease found in people who have had multiple head injuries.
An open letter to Roger S. Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League, from Lester Grinspoon M.D. I am among the millions of people who enjoy football as a spectator sport. However, I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the growing specter that many of these athletes will pay the price of developing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) to a greater or lesser extent as they grow older. I believe that any change in the rules of the game which would accommodate these concerns would also diminish its popularity. I also believe that attempts to improve protective equipment can only go so far without seriously diminishing the skills and capacities of the player.
Concussions are among the most common and most dangerous injuries youth athletes receive. Most concussions and other mild traumatic brain injuries should completely go away within one to six weeks. In some cases, however, people experience post-concussion syndrome (PCS) with symptoms lasting far longer than this. Post-concussion syndrome can include headaches, dizziness, irritability, difficulty focusing or completing tasks, etc. (Long).Because of safety precautions sports leagues are unwilling to take, people will suffer from serious physical, cognitive, and emotional problems.
I think professional football should be played. The risk of the players getting hurt is pretty high. But the players know that when they enter professional football there is a posibility of getting a concussion. even in reck football there is a posibility of getting a concussion. If the players want to play then let them play.
While football is extremely prevalent in the American society, the tremendous contact and skyrocketing concussion rates have stimulated concern about the exposure of developing brains to neurological trauma, resulting in lasting cognitive impairment. Julie Stamm, with a PhD in anatomy and neurobiology, utilizes experimental data to demonstrate the correlation between football athletes who play prior to the age of 12 and long term critical impairment in memory, flexibility, and intelligence (Moran). In contrast to mature or developed athletes, the neurological development peak in adolescents at the age of 12 exposes youth athletes to a “window of vulnerability,” leading to heightened risk of long-term neurological damage (Moran). During the