Should Football Be Safer Essay

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Football Could be Safer : But Has Anybody Taken the Initiative? So, you're a high school football star. You're playing a match, you've caught the ball thrown to you, then get tackled. Your head hits the ground with a loud, audible thump. And now, you have a concussion. This kind of thing happens to football stars all across the U.S. and other countries. In the 2005-06 season, over half a million head injuries were sustained by high school students, nationally. I am not say removing the sport from schools as a whole. However, it's understood that there are ways to attempt to make the sport safer, all while having it still be just as fun/entertaining. Updating the "armored" pads the athletes wear, making amends to some of the rules, different methods of training, are all ways to make things even just the slightest bit safer than they already are. In case you weren't already aware, though you might've been, football is one of, if not the, leading causes of head/sports-related injuries. Like what's said in the above paragraph, in 2005 to 2006, over 500,000 head injuries were recorded nationally, "nationally" being in the U.S. Researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy conducted a study to compare injuries (that word's getting redundant, isn't it?) among high…show more content…
I don't really understand football, mainly the rules though. More to the point, There's always a way to make something safer, without taking away the appeal of it. And, I know there's not supposed to be any "I" statements, but personally, that's all I want, really. Just to make things safer so that those who do enjoy it, can do so without much, if not any, risk. Anyway, there's ways to implement changes without drastically affecting gameplay. You just have to be willing to
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