There should be no difference, and the variations indicate significant gaps in the regulations provided by the NFL. Additionally, following the idea that concussions are evaluated, monitored, and governed inappropriately, the regulations and authoritative relationships influence the players’ health decisions in certain situations. According to Robeson and King, “one of the return-to-play stipulations is that players are encouraged to be candid [with team physicians]” therefore expecting players to “self-diagnose” (339). This regulation is inadequate because the rule forces a player to choose between loyalty to his team and the importance of keeping himself healthy. He will choose to play and “take one for the team” rather than being looked at by an unbiased physician who tells him he cannot re-enter the game (Robeson and King 335).
Coaches number one thing they should do to protect their players is practicing “heads up” football. Heads up football is a practice of not lowering a player's head before they make impact. Players should never lower their head before a hit because if two players are going full speed at each other and they collide hitting heads they will most likely get a concussion from the impact. Another way players can be protected from getting concussions and head injuries is to have a good fitting helmet, good fitting pads, and a mouth guard formed to fit their mouths. Players equipment is the most important thing to keep them from getting injured.
Omalu had innocently believed that the NFL would offer a positive reception to his study that exposed the dangers posed upon football participants’ mental health. Contrary to his expectations, the NFL demanded for an extraction of the article from 2005’s July issue of Neurosurgery. Three editors from the NFL’s committee for Mild Brain Injury wrote about serious flaws they had come across in his research. Other people who had been affected apart from Webster were the likes of Terry Long. After the first report denial by NFL, Omalu pushed forward with a second brain examination on Terry Long who had showed signs of distressing behavior after his immediate retirement.
The South got the victory over the North Saturday in the 42nd annual Lions All-Star football game at Tracy High School's Wayne Schneider Stadium. But, perhaps an asterisk should be put next to its 51-38 win. To prevent a blowout, when a team has more than a nine point lead, the losing team will receive the ball after every touchdown, regardless of who scores. That rule gave the South extra possessions, which helped it fight back from a 38-21 halftime deficit. “That rule just killed all of our momentum,” said a frustrated Zerek Saldivar following the game.
Joseph Campbell noticed a recurring pattern that in myths from around the world, the most popular myths were the hero’s myth. The Hero’s myth identifies the different stages of a hero’s journey. The different stages in the journey include, the birth/beginning, the call to adventure, helpers/amulet, crossing the threshold, the tests, helpers, climax/supreme ordeal, flight, return, elixir, and home/end. The movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers just an ordinary man who wants to join the army to help defeat the Germans in World War 2. Rogers registered for the army but failed, due to his health conditions.
Are peoples’ opinions that you disagree with not allowed? This question has been heavily put to the test as football players have been swarmed with abhorrence. This anger has been brought to them through the protest that they have acted with, not standing or kneeling during the national anthem, in the past few years. Football players should be protected by the first amendment of the constitution, which is for free speech and protest. 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.
The pressure put on kids to perform from coaches, parents, and peers is a lot, and can lead an athlete to put a sports team over their own health. According to Dr. Aaron Karlin, the Director of the Concussion Management Program at Ochsner, “A concussion won’t appear on a CAT scan or MRI, as it is a functional injury to the brain”(Ochsner). Due to the fact that these injuries do not show up on scans, it is completely up to the injured athlete and anyone surrounding them to report any symptoms after a big hit. Although this may sound simple, some athletes ignore symptoms to stay in the game or to return quicker after already being taken out. In a report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council it stated this,” There is still a culture among athletes that resists both the self- reporting of concussions and compliance with appropriate concussion management plans” (Hoffman).
Football is a great sport to teach young boys to work for what they want which is winning the game and eventually taking the championship. When my child plays football, he will gain character and that he can use that to benefit him on life skills. Although some would argue that their child cannot play football because it's too dangerous and is a great cause of concussions or any type of injuries, parents also need to understand the viewpoint of their children. Understanding they want to do and extracurricular activities they want to be a part of. I still strongly agree that I would let my child play football because it's a stress reliever, gain the life experience, and it builds character.
On Any Given Sunday injuries happen just as they do in any other sport that either has unintentional or intent contact. The NFL concussion issue has been a lingering topic of conversation since the late 80’s early 90’s when retired players began making complaints on their mental state and issues with life after the Game. The most popular case was the body found of Mike Webster, a 17 year pro for the Pittsburg Steelers. Football is a sport of toughness and durability with only a few regulations and rules that have been and will continue to be enhanced as the league progresses. The NFL is the only and biggest brand of football besides college where the professional athletes get confiscated for performance.
Kneeling can cause an unnecessary distraction to their team and can make the fans stop watching the games. Another football player, Malcolm Jenkins said, “So me not standing for the national anthem isn 't really going got get me the results that I want.” (Doc 5). Jenkins is saying that he supports the message, but believes it can be done in a different way. Drew Brees said, “It’s an oxymoron that you’re sitting down, disrespecting that flag that has given you the freedom to speak out.” (Doc 5). Drew is stating that the flag has given all your rights and the freedom to speak out, yet you are kneeling, and disrespecting it.
Until last week divisional playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Brock Osweiler was the starter of the future in the present however last week the starter against the Steelers was Payton Manning a returning Manning who was sideline since week 11 after being pulling him out of the game in week 10, returned in week 17 but didn’t start until divisional round against the Steelers. Manning struggled in Denver last week due to the windy conditions at sports authority at mile high however all season Manning has looked like he has lost step in both arm strength and footwork ability. Key to win: (Pic) Denver’s defense will need to be on high alert as well as find a way to minimize Rob Gronkowski presence on the field, Denver for the last few weeks of the regular season has looked mortal after being on fire at the start of the season. The Broncos finished the season #1 in total defense and passing defense due to the both the front line of Shane
Now, one might argue that because of the fact that the NFL ignored the fact that concussions were an issue that they have no right to continue operating. However, that was the mistake of Tagliabue, a former commissioner. Robert Goodell, the current commissioner, has actually put forward a conscious effort to, among other things, protect the livelihood of the players. Opponents to the NFL may also argue that it took an external force to bring light to the situation; however it is very likely that eventually an internal case would have been undertaken, and the same results would have been found, equally unbiased. Finally, critics on the handling of the issue may claim that concussions are still very much a threat in the NFL.
The players after 2011 had nothing to repulsive acts by Jerry Sandusky or the cover-up that occurred with the Penn State Office. The program needed a strong message sent to Penn state and all other programs that they are not above the law. The NCAA showed the safety of young children is more important than the money brought by the college football program.
He still had his sights set on the NFL and he didn’t care if he had to learn a new position, as long as he was able to play in the NFL. (Dungy 39) He wanted to play against the best and he had thought the NFL has the best players. Once he told his friends signing on, he got a lot of feedback that made him question his choice. He prayed to God again and “headed to Pittsburg, however he didn’t know what was in store for him as a career and as a
Chris Bachelder, the author of “Rewatching the Theismann Injury”, published on November 18, 2015 by the New York Times, did a good job of further informing football watchers of the events that occurred when Washington Redskin quarterback, Joe Theismann suffered a career ending injury. Bachelder explained how most people say they know of or have even seen the injury to Theismann, but people may not remember everything that happened when his career was ended. The way Bachelder explained what happened was he did a memory test on himself to see what he remembered about the play and testing it with what really happened, which informs the reader on what transpired back in 1985. For example, Bachelder recalled that he was young at this time and his