In this breathtaking film, a pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu who was played by Will Smith does an autopsy of a famous football player, Mike Webster. As he does the autopsy he finds a brain disorder called CTE. He is determined to let people know that whatever that happened to Mike Webster was about football. He wants people to learn all about the faults about playing football. All the blows to the head affect the brain in many ways that it can cause some mild brain damage.
“Are you ready to play some football?” This is the question that both coaches and athletes hear and say to one another. For many years people have been playing sports and are used to them being in everyday society. One of the most common sports in the world is American football. There is nothing better than sitting around on the weekend watching your favorite team take that path to success. Every football player aging from pee-wee all the way to the National Football League are putting their health at risk.
The era of Football in America is slowly coming to a close. Football has been known as America’s sport next to baseball for many years now. The general physicality of every play isn’t(B3) matched by any other sport on the planet, and that is why football causes more injuries than any other sport on the professional, and youth levels. Parents are pulling their kids from their teams, even in the middle of the season because of the information that has been released over the past decade illuminating a big problem for the game. This problem is called concussions.
Football is one of the main targets for the modern media. Professional and national football teams and its players become objects of worship of thousands and millions people worldwide. Journalists present at every match across the country and all over the world. Audience may follow not only football matches, but training and everyday life of footballers, coaches, football managers and even football therapists. The chances of any story or incident being missed are slim in such media coverage.
Team players have started to reduce in the modern sports era. Many players have become self-centered, even in team sports. High school athletes always want their names in the paper or want to get acknowledged by coaches or friends, but true team players do things that many people do not see. They may lead by example during practice or do little things that make a difference in the game. Linemen, on a football team, are great examples of this because the quarterback, running backs, and wide receivers get all the credit for great plays and touchdowns, while linemen have to block the three-hundred-pound man in front of them every time, or the play will get blown up.
This article continues to talk about how the people who are watching know exactly what is going on unlike before advanced medical knowledge, when we didn’t know a lot about concussions and other injuries. Those in the stands at football games know that when each play begins, someone is bound to get hit, and that each hit causes at least a little damage. Football isn’t intended to hurt people, but to get the ball to the end of the field and during this process, people can get hit and hurt. The problem with some sports like boxing, the whole intent is “...to knock his opponent down, stunning him so severely that he can not regain his feet before the referee counts to ten”(Grabianowski). Many
Football is one of the high competition sports. Children in the school’s football team will experience a very hard competition and need to keep restrict practice habits. This can be seen in Ohio State’s very own football team as Demario Mccall is described by author Colin Hass-Hill to be extremely fast and performing very well. The performance is very important for students participating in sports, and this can be clearly seen because these news articles highlight a certain players speed, and potential. For those overscheduled students who are participating such kind of sports, they are less likely to be competent with such a competitive environment when they are surrounded by many other activities and more likely to become stressful and burnout and may lead to terrible consequence.
Without hesitation, the referees went to the replay system to take a look at the play. After a lengthy review, the play was reversed from a catch to an incomplete pass because when James stretched for the goal line and contacted the ground, the ball moved and therefore was ruled an incomplete pass. In the end, the Steelers lost the game 24 to 27 and ended up not getting the number one seed, all because of the controversial catch rule. At this moment in time, nobody knows what a catch is, and the rule is costing teams touchdowns and even games. Furthermore, to put extraordinary plays back into the game of football, the catch rule needs to be examined and modified.
Michael Oher had an amazing career. First, he was homeless and now he became such a wonderful offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL). “I would have dreams all the time about me playing in the NFL. Every day I woke up, I said to myself.. I'm going to work hard.. to get to that next level.” (“Michael Oher
Owen shows society’s subconscious bias and preference for “strong men that were whole”, which makes the reader question the idea of heroism. The word “whole” is placed at the end of the sentence, which breaks the regular rhythm and iambic pentameter, which emphasises the concept of ‘wholeness, showing that society idealises the situation of war as they don’t fully understand its horrors. Additionally, the boy “liked a bloodsmear” after a match, as he thought. When the boy returned from the war, “some cheered him home, but not as crowds cheer Goal”. The capitalisation of the ‘g’ in “Goal” emphasises the significance of a football match over a disabled veteran.