The favorite pastime of many Americans -whether it be playing or watching- is American football. But, the chance of temporary or permanent physical and mental damage are to great of a cost to pay for this game. Roger Goodell said, “It has tremendous values that outway the risks”(Kindelan and Conway); however, the danger of this sport is too high of risk for our American athletes to risk their health and wellness. For example, the highest rate of head injuries found in high school students are in football athletes. These injuries are life altering changes that may not have ever come about if they had not played the sport.
Yeah, I understand why they want to protest and make themselves heard, but they are doing it in an incredibly disrespectful way. I’m sure there are plenty of other ways they could think of to get their message across, but what they’re doing is just really unnecessary. By kneeling during the national anthem, the players are being very rude to all of the brave men and women who have risked their lives and died fighting for and defending America. If it wasn’t for these people, the NFL wouldn’t exist and those players wouldn’t have jobs, and especially wouldn’t be making the millions of dollars that they do. I don’t think the NFL was trying to be offensive towards the military, but they were and it’s not okay.
While clearly Alzheimer’s and dementia show similar symptoms and overlap in some diagnostic testing and treatments, they are not the same condition. Dementia is a syndrome and Alzheimer’s is a disease Dementia is shown to be caused by many different issues, with Alzheimer’s being the most frequent cause. Alzheimer’s may be a form of dementia but dementia is not always a form of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s develops gradually over time. Dementia can be brought on in a short amount of time by things such as infections, trauma, and alcohol.
The only thing that brings everyone together is friday night football. The Permian Panthers were custom to winning, but this starts to disappear when their lead tailback suffers from a life changing injury. Everyone lost hope in the team, but Coach Gaines believed that he can uplift the teens and bring them to victory. The coach has a way with the football players during the half time. In a way that he might not realize, but he does use logos, pathos, and ethos.
Football players in the NFL are protesting racial inequality and police brutality by taking a knee during the National Anthem. Although this is a peaceful protest, the NFL is no place for a protest to occur. The NFL is for people to play football; not for politics. This protest was started by a quarterback from the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick. Colin Kaepernick started all of this because he said that he refused to honor a song or “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” When he first started doing this, people did not really notice what he was doing.
There is no reason as to why would she be offended, instead of talking about how the team did, who the coach is, who they are playing, we get to look on the news about people being upset over a picture on the side of their helmets. Why aren 't we complaining about the “Cowboys”, or the “Steelers” or maybe the “Yankees”, the only reason why this is a big deal for the Redskins, is because it’s a Native American, and we have to feel bad for them. The Redskins is a big deal because we took their land, they are poor, they were here first, we missed treated them, they don 't look like that, and we have to feel bad for everyone that is worse off than us. We have always seen an Indian with a Tomahawk, paint, and Tepees, even in children books, so why aren 't we offended by those books? When I see a Native American, I see people who have “overcame adversity, they are persevering people” (Anderson).
As we got to the stadium I was speechless the stadium was enormous and there were statues everywhere I saw some of the players walk into the arena. I shouted to my friend “ I can’t believe I am actually at the Staples Center ” he answered “ I know this place is awesome “ It was one of the greatest day ever. I was nervous that the Chiefs were going to lose I was on my phone most of the game refreshing my phone to see the score. My friend told me “don’t worry about the game the chiefs are going to win.” I listened to him I told him I won’t check the score for 30 minutes. So as we were watching the game I could hear the players talk to each other that was something I didn’t realize because I was on my phone the
American Football is something typical mostly to the United States, in the past I did not even see the ball. During first days in the USA I was not interested in it at all. I was thinking, it is not even a sport. Just a bunch of guys who fight with each other, get their bones broken and earn millions of dollars for that, but my friends Zion and Steve helped me to broke that stereotype inside me. One day during my PE class they suggested me to
A closed head injury occurs when the head strikes an object or the head is violently jerked causing the brain to “bounce” around hitting the skull. Concussions are one of the most common types of closed head injuries. Symptoms can be subtle at first and grow with intensity. If you have any of the following symptoms or these symptoms persist or grow in intensity, see a doctor immediately: • Headaches • Blurred vision • Slurred speech • Problems
As stated by source 2, many high school athletes don't have a full developed body. Inexperience and lack of knowledge of techniques could leave the athlete's body prone to injuries. Football is a high contact sport, where athletes could get hurt at any moment. Improper techniques in tackling and tackling too high could lead to brain injuries. "Over 517,726 football related injuries occurred in 2005-2006 across high schools in the United States", claimed by source 2.
Can we make this sport safe without ruining the thrill? Solving this problem involves not only educating the public, but also eliminating head-first tackles and providing better equipment. Undoubtedly, football is a difficult, treacherous sport but currently no measures are being taken to improve players’ safety. Small things could make a big difference in the NFL. People are getting hurt before our very eyes, and we don’t do a thing about it, we should be appalled our lack of action and let it motivate us to make improvements and needed
Concussions themselves are a controversial topic simply because of their destructive forces on the lives of everyone, ranging from people who tripped and fell a little too hard, to people who make a career of hitting other people as hard as they possibly can. There are many people opposed to the idea of football’s inherent violence, yet advocates of the sport claim that removing the factor of colliding would make a completely different sport that cannot even be called football, which itself has become so ingrained in American society that it practically owns a day of the week from Week One of preseason to the closing seconds of the Superbowl. The fact remains though that if football were to suddenly cease existing, many people would be jobless,
Penn State football is a major brand with a very large fan base. Many areas of the school benefit from the large amount of revenue generated by the success of the football program. One of the major factors in the Penn State scandal was blind loyalty to one individual with total disregard for the children and the lives he was destroying. Many believe the four individuals that had the control to step in and stop this from happening either did not do so for fear of destroying the program or the hopes that it would somehow stop on its own (Crandall 2013). Jerry Sandusky was a top assistant and defensive mastermind for thirty years with Joe Paterno as the head coach.
According to "Heads up: Concussions in High School Sports" article, 5% of high school athletes are concussed each year when participating in collision prone sports. With just about 10% of athletes needed at least 7 days to recover from just the basic effects of an concussion this leaves other athletes to live with the effects for at least 30 years