In 2006 Boston Children's Hospital and the leader of sports concussions Doctor William Meehan says "Given the number of kids who play, I would be really surprised if there is an increased risk. He also says "we are talking millions of players who would be suffering from this. I don’t want people to stop playing the sport due to something that is a low, low risk." The low risk of concussions is not the only reason you should let your kids play football. For the love of the game, football is Americas most popular sport.
Of course this feeling has changed with time. In my last few years of Highschool football there was very few practice that I left feeling as happy as I did when I was younger. As life went on and I made it to middle school I found that football was not just fun because you were presented with the opportunity to knock the snot out of somebody, it was fun because everyday I had the chance to hangout with my closest friends. Now i'm not saying I loved everyone on the football team but I did get along with the majority of them. We made memories that will be with me for the rest of my life.
In homecoming week they do something called spirit week. In spirit they allow you to dress up and show your school spirit. They have a homecoming football game which is so fun because you have people coming out to support your school. They also all teachers to show their spirit and dress up. They have students running for homecoming king and queen, which is competitive to see who will take over the crown.
Football players should not be punished for their opinion and issue in which they protest in the United States because it brings awareness to society issues, use social status, and even though people disagree that the protest should not happen during the National Anthem. However, it the best time to show the fans what issues they are protesting. This act of protest is nothing new to America, but it has only just become an outrage due, to the involvement of the president and many other average citizens that claim it to be an unfit way to protest. The first instance of this act dates all the way back to World War II, when the Supreme Court voted down a demand that the flag should be saluted during the Pledge of Allegiance (Sachs 1). Then time goes by until 1996 when basketball star Abdul-Rauf was suspended for the length of one game, due to him refusing to stand for the national anthem for a religious purpose.
The goal of Furness was to show that the NFL’s denial was because of the perception that players are viewed by not because they might and will lose revenue. In the documentary League in Denial “the cultural dynamic is one of the focal points of the film’s dedicated segment on media and the marketing of NFL violence” (pg.54). I don’t agree with the objective paradigm of masculinity because the NFL and athletes shouldn’t be defined by their profession to all be masculine. The method used in this essay was an analyzation method in the breakdown of the NFL concussion crisis and the PBS production League of Denial. From my perspective it should’ve been a rhetorical analysist in finding the flaws in the documentary and its accuracy relating to today’s game.
I was starting cornerback, andwe won a championship. And I just went to Tennessee for a football tournament with kids that were a grade above me. Everything was going so well for me, but the one thing I was missing was a touchdown. That was the one thing I needed in order for me to say to my 10 year old weird self “I am one of the greatest football players at my age.” Now at that time I was starting cornerback on defense, but on
“Football is the most popular sport in America for at least 30 straight years,” (Rovell, 2014.) Football is not only important to this University, but it is also extremely important to this nation as a whole. My perspective of the question, “Should football be banned?” is this, the sport of football is one of those things that everyone looks forward to at the end of the week. I have lived my whole life on the game, Saturday afternoons weren’t for going to the mall, they were for watching the Longhorns do what the know. Also, Sundays were not spent cleaning house or brunch, they were spent with a variety of snack foods watching the Cowboys.
However, football is also known for inevitable injuries that can change a player’s life forever. Therefore, football is not worth the risk. Although statistics and personal experiences prove that football is not worth the risk, some believe that football can build better lives. Statistics show the dangers of football, including the fact that “in 2014, more than 9,500 concussions were reported among high school football players in the U.S.” This shows how football can have a negative effect on young players.
Sports are a very popular all around the world, and it is a billion dollars’ business that fans get a rush from watching it. There are many famous events all across the world that fans will pay top dollars to watch such as the Olympics, Super bowl and the World Cup. It sometimes puts pressure on the athletes to go out there and perform their best even if it puts their body at risk (Covassin, Elbin III, & Stiller-Ostrowski, 2012).Year after year the numbers of concussions have decrease a lot because of the new technology that they are trying to create by the year but the numbers are still outrageous (Covassin, Elbin III, & Stiller-Ostrowski, 2012). Research has shown that the more the physical the sport, there are more likely to have more fans (Covassin, Elbin III, & Stiller-Ostrowski, 2012).
Concussions, head injuries, and hard hits. When we hear these words we usually refer to football and the amount of injuries it can cause. Football is a loved and popular sport played all around America, but what people don’t see about this is that how many teens, kids, or even adults get injured each year. I feel that all of these scenarios can lead up to many deaths,and dysfunctions in the body which, causes me to feel that recreational sports should not be allowed because of all the possible damage that can be caused to people. 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.
Every Sunday the Stadium Parking lot is full of fans wearing red and a wide variety of tailgating feasts. The Cardinals have sold out every game since they opened the University of Phoenix Stadium in 2006 which is really an impressive accomplishment, having seen the paltry crowds that would show up at the concrete oven, otherwise known as Sun devil Stadium, in Tempe the Cardinals previous stadium. I have experienced both of these of these crowds and have to say the Arizona Cardinal fans are amongst the most hospitable, diehard fans in the National Football League. Although extremely drunk people do show up for the games more often than not, much fewer fights are instigated, and more fights are diffused, by Cardinal fans. Through thick and thin the Cardinal fans have stuck with their team through the searing heat and have proven their loyalty year in and year
In the BIG 10 conference Commissioner James Delaney occupation is to manage the media contracts, from which the members of its conference reap a substantial percentage of revenue to pay for its athletic programs. James Delaney was one of the prominent individuals in television marketing, and the Division 1 subdivision college football playoffs. Delaney has a keen interest in generating money for athletic programs, and considered the stakeholders that were affected by his media contracts. Delaney stated, “There’s no enthusiasm for funding these programs by central administration’s so were basically on our own…I’ve found it much easier to generate revenue than to cut cost. I’m being honest with you” (Sandomir, 2006, p. 8-8; Thomas, 2009,
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
The National Football League has been around since the year 1920, growing from “14 member teams in 1920 to the current 32 teams today.” Depending on the contract with their current NFL team, the total contract of a player worth can be a huge some of money; we are talking tens of millions of dollars. Some would say these players deserve these seven or eight figure contracts, as they entertain millions around the world, and are part of the big business we call the NFL. Others would argue that they are paid too much money to do a sport that some High School students have to pay to play. An example of this would be Aaron Rodgers, who resigned with the Green Bay Packers in 2013: “Aaron Rodgers signed a 5 year, $110,000,000 contract with the Green Bay Packers, including a $33,250,000 signing bonus, $54,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $22,000,000. In 2016, Rodgers will earn a base salary of $11,500,000, a roster bonus of $600,000 and a workout bonus of $500,000.” Rodgers earned $33,250,000, just from signing the contract, hasn’t even stepped on the field yet, and $54,000,000 is guaranteed to be payed to him.
As any other person would ideally do in that situation he accepted them. The NCAA prohibits endorsements on the basis that the student-athletes are only amateurs. However, if they are only amateurs then why do schools offer them an almost-free education, worth up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in some cases? This ruling was also hypocritical of the NCAA, as pointed out to by Anderson, the NCAA allows student-athletes to play college football while also playing professional baseball. Bloom did not even accept an endorsement for the sport he was playing in college, in response, Bloom did challenge the NCAA but failed and the final ruling came in 2004.