People participating in sports any sports besides football has about 50% of all concussions; players that do not participate in football also have a risk. However, people could fall or get hit you still can get concussion. People who have concussion or had more than one concussion
Penn State restored their 112 football wins that had been stripped from Sandusky and Paterno although NCAA hit Penn State with a $60 million fine to fund child abuse-prevention programs. The University must reduce 10 initial and 20 total scholarships each year for a four-year period. Sandusky was an assistant coach to Paterno for many years and he was greatly looked upon. After this scandal I think that Penn state being punished for their actions were more than okay, the athletic office of Penn state covering up and hiding what Sandusky had been doing is morally not okay. Everyone is taught right from wrong, when you lie about something there will be consequences, Penn State coved up this scandal for too long and got hit hard.
Baseball has provided lots of comfort over the years, in times of tragedy during time of war, and other tragedies such as the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. One recent event that took place where the baseball community helped significantly in the healing process was the Boston Marathon Bombing. On April 15, 2013, after sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays in a 4-game series, the Boston Red Sox departed from the airport to go to Cleveland to face the Cleveland Indians. The players learned that something bad had happened at the marathon, but they didn’t know exactly what had happened. The team’s flight took off to Cleveland before the players were fully informed of what happened.
In overtime Tim Tebow who did not play the whole year completed an 80 yard pass for the broncos to win a sudden death overtime playoff game vs the Steelers. The years from 2000-2010 was so hard to be a pirates fan. They were absolutely awful! The baseball they were playing was disturbing to watch but lucky for me they are one of the best teams in baseball now. Now onto the ups of being a Pittsburgh sports fan.
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.
Bissinger is able to display all these ideologies through football. Off the field this town struggles with the economy depending on the ups and downs of the oil business, it’s socially and racially divided, but every Friday night when those
3 Teenagers across us died within a span of 7 days from head injuries. From this detail, this proves that football can be more deadly than enjoyed. One San Francisco linebacker retired at age 24, Citing concerns about head injuries. “I just wanna live a long & healthy life, & I don’t want to have any neurological diseases or die younger than I would otherwise”. From this quote, I can now see that players are actually starting to see the cruelty and danger football causes.
“Concussions are potentially one of the most serious, yet the most difficult to diagnose injury in sports,” (Hossler A1). MIllions of high schoolers play football each year, yet, at most, 10 people die each year from the sport. Why do kids keep playing it then? Most of them like it because of the physical aspect, being able to hit other people and is also a good way to keep fit. They also get enjoyment out of it because it’s fun.
Football is one of the most important sports which represents the traditional culture in the United States. In this country, most people enjoy watching and playing football, also there are numerous events about football such as the Super Bowl. Football seems to be extremely common, but in fact, many researches show that it is dangerous for players who started playing football since they were young and became professional athletes later. In other words, football may cause players’ health problems such as concussion, dementia and so on. During the game, there are lots of hits and collisions happened.
”(DOL 15) This was one of the biggest Strikes in MLB history. The players wanted more money. Many fans outraged because the strike cancelled the games, even the World Series. Imagine being one of those fans, you would most likely try not to think about it but deep inside you would be wondering what is going on in the League.
Pass figured a Chicago victory was worth a $3,000 investment.” (Asinof 41) What the White Sox did to their fans was something that will haunt fans forever. Back in the early 1900s (1910-1930) when baseball was starting to produce stars and attract fans it was a huge part of American life. Baseball was one of the only things in an Americans life that was consistent.
For the fans, the juiced era was exhilarating, but for the game of baseball it was horrifically dark. This era tarnished the name of the great game that was one time formed around the honesty and character of it’s players. Steroid users harmed not only their own careers and chances of joining the brotherhood of the HOF, but the careers and chances of numerous other players who strived to obtain their own ticket to join the prestigious group. The juiced era was ten years of broken records and padded stats. Names like Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa,and Mark McGwire, went from HOF bound to disgraces to the name of baseball.
World War Two was an extremely harsh and brutal for everyone involved. As many as fifty to eighty million people lost their lives in this time period, for the simple reason that they wanted others to be happy, healthy, and free; or more commonly, they were discriminated against for things they could not control. Soon after the war started, America swooped in with the intent and purpose to distribute equality, freedom, and justice throughout the world where it was not currently readily available (due to the repercussions and new worldviews caused by the war.) At least, that’s what most people think. Much like the cruel and horrific ongoings of what happened in Jewish Concentration Camps created for the Christians, Jews, Homosexuals, and their supporters; America had practiced similar ideals and treatment towards the Native Americans in our country long before this time.
The Beginning of Competitive Sports in the 1920’s The 1920’s were known as the “Golden Age of Sports” and would kickstart the massively competitive athletics industry that we know today. Playing and spectating sports became extremely popular in the beginning of the 20’s right after the very depressing World War. People everywhere were desperate for relief and relaxation after the war had ended, and with a steady rise in household income, it became possible for families to take time off work and enjoy more of the sport they loved.
Sport-Purpose Reading Response “… The rules of sport provide each performer with a rare opportunity to concentrate all the energies of his being in one meaningful effort to perform task of his own choosing…” (Fraleigh 80). Watching Lebron James play in downtown Cleveland on a weeknight or weekend, this statement holds true, that fuels Lebron to play the great game of basketball. In the article sport-purpose Fraleigh discusses three concepts describing social, god, and history.