People don’t think long term when they get injured especially athletes they think get me healthy and get me back out there not how is this going to affect me when I’m retired. Not very many athletes think for themselves they let their coach, manager or trainer do the thinking. Prevention of all serious concussions is unrealistic particularly in contact sports, After you go a concussion you are 3 times more
Athletes who play football or basketball are at a higher risk of career ending injuries. These two sports are the hardest on an athletes body. Only one out of twenty-five college athletes go pro, so why put your body at risk when you don’t receive anything for doing that and your chances of going pro are slim? A lot of these student athletes are stressed out because of schoolwork participating in a college sport. This is just another reason that these athletes deserve to be
This is shown through John O’Sullivan, an author and a coach. He discusses how the parent and the child has a bad relationship. The relationship can be damaged by criticism in the child’s play. If the child does one bad play, the parents will be the one accusing the child for their bad play which discourages the child and then the child would fear what their parents might say after the game. All the parents wants from the child is perfection and victorious so they would get a scholarship for college, but the odds of a child getting a scholarship for sport is very unlikely.
That leads me to wonder, why compare these two? Both Tom and Peyton are the most important player for their respected franchises. Luckily for the Patriots and Colts/Broncos, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are two of the most durable players in NFL history. Although Tom Brady did miss the 2008 season due to an ACL tear, prior to the injury he held a 111 consecutive start streak; that is the fifth longest streak in NFL history (Sports Illustrated). With Tom Brady holding the fifth longest streak, Peyton is not far ahead holding the second longest streak with 208 consecutive starts (Sports illustrated).
Although there are sports that have similar risk factors to high school football, according to Shotz’s article, “There are more concussions in football than in any other sport. That’s why kids are deciding not to play.” (Shotz 1). Shotz mentions that even NFL players won’t let their own children play because they feel as if the game is just too risky. If the football stars we watch on television don’t want to have their children play football, why should we find every excuse to allow children to play if we know the precautions of
In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete.” Jessica statsky brought forward a pressing issue of competitive sports that has now become a part of our lives. Statsky claims that these competitive sports have a harmful effect on a child’s mind. The extreme physical pressure is quite damaging as well. The injuries children face can sometimes take forever to heal itself.
The idea of “innate talent” or being labeled as a “natural” is quite often tossed around, and has been a heavily debated topic for many years. David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene, explains how two high jumpers ended up in the same world class competition even though one had over 20 years of practice and experience while the other had roughly only a year of practice. He claims that innate talent is by far more important than practice when determining one’s success. On the other hand, Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers: The Story of Success, explains that humans themselves have more control over their success than their genes do and that this is evident especially in music. Based on the evidence provided from both Epstein and Gladwell, it is clear that Gladwell’s argument that we control most of what happens in our lives is much stronger.
The Impact of Concussions During Football Concussions have become a major problem in athletics throughout the entire world. Head injuries can impact many athletes lives in a negative way. Hard contact to the head of a player can damage the brain and the way he goes about life. The way football is played, equipment should be better equipped to prevent significant injuries such as concussions. Head injuries drive a player out of the sport earlier than normal, so the NFL has looked into the issue and has gone about bettering technology and equipment to prevent concussions in the future.
However, more and more students are now opting to join trade schools instead of colleges after their schooling. It is increasingly being considered as a better option than college. This is partly due to high costs of college education these days as well as the students wanting to learn more and better than they can in colleges. College education is lengthy and a bachelor’s degree usually takes four years to complete.
Nearly all Americans love sports but is it really worth it. In this generation, competitive sports has become more dangerous than ever sports experts are starting to worry that competitive sports has a more negative effect than a positive effect on children. Most competitive sports can lead to severe injuries, pressure which can lead the youth using illegal drugs, and all the money parents spend on their kids to play sports is ridiculous, and worst of all most children are starting to burn out of sports emotionally and physically. Competitive sports do not have a positive effect on all children because of the cost, pressure/injury, and enjoyment. Most people can all agree that competitive sports are awesome, most people root for their favorite teams, they bet on it, and best of all it has amazing health benefits.
This upcoming draft class is underwhelming at the position and the Eagles have more important needs to fill with pick 13 in the first round, such as an offensive lineman or an addition to the secondary When it comes to free agency, there are few enticing options, but one worth examining is Brock Osweiler of the Denver Broncos. When filling for Peyton Manning this season, Osweiler showed extreme potential, keeping the team on pace for the playoffs, despite being benched in Week 17. He did create a quarterback controversy, but it was almost inevitable that Manning would be reinserted into the starting spot. The prospect of a trade is intriguing, as Colin Kaepernick has stated that he would like a move to the New York Jets.
Most quarterbacks, at any level, would have been nervous, but what Montana did, in the biggest game of the year, really shows how he earned the nickname Joe Cool. Joe Montana had great stats for an NFL quarterback. He may not have the best stats of all time compared to today 's players, but when he was done playing they were some of the best ever. In just 10 seasons of twelve games or more, he threw for over 40,500 passing yards, including passing for 300 yards in a single game thirty nine times, six of those times in the postseason. That was an NFL record when he retired, as was his passing for 300+ yards in five consecutive games.
An open letter to Roger S. Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League, from Lester Grinspoon M.D. I am among the millions of people who enjoy football as a spectator sport. However, I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the growing specter that many of these athletes will pay the price of developing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) to a greater or lesser extent as they grow older. I believe that any change in the rules of the game which would accommodate these concerns would also diminish its popularity. I also believe that attempts to improve protective equipment can only go so far without seriously diminishing the skills and capacities of the player.
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
But he decided to not help that woman and her family. There are terrible people out in the world and we need to put them away. Becoming a lawyer is a highly skilled profession and requires many years of education and training. This may frighten many people away from this profession. Although many people are not willing to put in the hard work to become a lawyer, I am because ever since I was little I have been strangely interested in the legal system and how it works.