Adrenaline courses through your body as your trusted QB, John Smith, passes the ball over to you and you break free of the tight defense they have fortified around you and John. Time is ticking down, and this touchdown is the thin line between victory and defeat. You accelerate, feeling the wind breeze against your cheeks as the distance between the end zone and you grow shorter and shorter. 15 yards …. 10 yards …. Almost there ….. 5 yards ….. Time to bring home the trophy! These thoughts race in your mind, but suddenly, a colossal 18 years old, 6’4, 250 pound high schooler is the only obstacle between you and the end zone. He rams into you hard, so hard that not only does the ball fall out of your hand, but you feel as if the ground has been pulled under you. The over-used, worn-out helmet offers practically no cushion between you and the cold, hard ground, and you collapse and all the wind …show more content…
Tackle football may seem all fun and games, however, the threat of injury is out there, with athletes participating in tackle football risk 3 times the percentage of a serious injury than other sports. Even though this threat is present, tackle football itself is too much ingrained in the PSAL system and pro league, and change is not always welcomed even if there are some problems. However, the public must be educated about the dangers of tackle football so that concussion related injuries will be lowered. Recently someone in the high school that I attend, Abner Kahan, petitioned for the option of flag football to be available as an official PSAL sport for those who attend Stuyvesant. His introduction and argument about legalizing flag football sounds persuasive, yet his goal of a miniscule amount of 100 votes was not reached, because of 2
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The run a sweep to the left side our defensive end gets hooked and so does nate our corner Nate it's all up to Jerome but he dove for the tackle and wheat ridge scores the score is 7-7 with ten minutes in the first quarter. Jake News gets the kick return on an onside attempt but he fumbled it its Wheatridges ball. The pass to Nates side
“The quarterback hands the ball off to the running back, the running back runs up the field, faking right, dodging left, running right through the other team’s defense. He’s going, going…GONE! TOUCHDOWN!!” Agh, good ole football, America’s favorite pastime. Especially, at James Madison University where their Dukes are 7-1!
A Need for Change Anticipation builds while players’ line in formation. Electric seconds pass while the quarterback yells the play. Shockingly, the players’ crash together in an explosion of energy, aggression, and sod. Televisions across America play this scenario over and over every Sunday during football season. Enthralled by the sheer athleticism and excitement of the sport, fans watch religiously, eyes glued to the screen.
I am going to share with you some of the best players that have played football in Penn State. There have been lots of Penn State alumni that have done great things in the Nfl. I am going to tell you about some of those players. Also lots of these players that I have mentioned have had great careers at Penn State.
With the recent advances in technology the head injuries experienced by National Football League players has been made more noticeable to the public. So the public has raised an eyebrow, questioning who will take responsibility to battle the issue of brain injuries in the National Football League. This subject involving player safety isn’t anything new, “In fact, a quick search of historical press reports shows that football related concussions have been associated with deaths and debilitating injuries since the late 1800s”(Lange 178). In football one of the most important parts are player safety. In fact, players wear equipment such as helmets, to help prevent head injuries.
Concussions have always been a problem in contact sports. Unfortunately, high school football is no exception. In fact, high school football is the worst of all contact sports when dealing with concussions. According to “Sports Concussion Statistics,” 47% of all reported sports concussions occur during high school football. This is an alarming statistic that has caused companies like Riddell to search for a solution.
Professional football presents dangers of concussions, needs to convey awareness regarding these dangers, and to bring the long term effects to light. In the early 21st century, concussions in professional football had become a noticeable health problem and was labeled "The Concussion Crisis. " Professional football concussions contributed too much of the epidemic problem and brings much of the awareness to the public.
Although some football enthusiasts believe that children under the age of twelve should play tackle football because it promotes friendship and teamwork, the negative impact that the sport has on the brains of adolescent males outweighs the comradery that the sport teaches. Children play the sport without thinking of the effects of the brain injuries. Through interviews with past players as well as scientific studies, researchers have found that the cognitive ability of males (average age of early fifties) is greatly affected by the age in which the young player began playing (Boston University School of Medicine). Boston University’s Dr. Robert Stern said the concern is not from concussions, it is from, “subconcussive hits: these hits that don’t necessarily result in the symptom right then, but people can get hundreds of them a year.”
Ever wonder how one of the most famous sporting events began? Well, I am going to tell you how the First World Championship began. It began when two rival football companies, AFL and NFL fought to win the name as the best. Then, the AFL and NFL league had a football game to see who would be the best. Eventually, they signed a contract saying that they would merge together to become one and they would use NFL names and all of NFL and AFL teams.
I run with the ball, get tackled, and wait for my teammate to catch my pass so I could return to the line. SMACK! My teammate 's knee slams into my head leaving me dizzy and with a headache. My AP U.S. History exam came the next week with headaches and faulty doctor’s exams.
People believe that concussions and deaths are the results of football, but the good outweighs the bad and the concussions can be prevented Football should not be banned because it keeps kids off the streets and into the classroom. In Michael Lewis’s “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game,” a homeless boy is given a second chance by getting the opportunity to play football in high school. This heartwarming story about a teenager, Michael Oher, proves that football and other
Carson Simpson Mrs. Gallos English 3 Honors 24 April 2017 Concussions in Football Although football is a very popular sport, changes need to be made. There is a lot of research and data showing head injuries in football and how they hurt the players. The NFL tries to just sweep these cases away because they know it would hurt the popularity and economical support of the sport. Head injuries and concussions are the most popular injuries in football because of the fact that they are one of the most dangerous injuries a player could have.
Recently over the previous decades, concussions have increasingly received attention in the world of sports. A concussion is a serious head injury that can happen to any player, and in just about any sport. Indeed, it has been happening to a countless number of athletes for centuries. However, it is also important to note that a concussion can also take place outside of sports, meaning it can happen to anybody. For instance, there have been incidents where a person tripped while running, fell, and the impact of their head’s contact with the ground has caused a concussion.
Adrenaline pulsing through my body and anxiety filling up in my stomach, I quickly throw on my football gear and head out to the practice field. It’s a nice hot day in Ocala, Florida, with the sun beating down on our necks, we stand side by side in line waiting to be picked to play second, third, or fourth string in a play. Waiting in anticipation, each of us grinding our teeth, watching first string pure athletes colliding against each other like gladiators to have possession of a ball made at one-time of “pig’s skin”. To some people, the game of American football makes no sense, whether it’s the idea of trying to protect a ball or running and passing it to make a goal for your team. People like this, see the concept of football and understand why millions of people love it; but to them the sport is pointless and causes way too many casualties.