Football is widely regarded as a dangerous sport full of hard hits and collisions. With recent groundbreaking discoveries related to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), parents, doctors, and fans are starting to wonder about how safe football is. CTE has now been proven to cause depression, memory loss, and even suicide in former NFL, college, and some high school players. Although there is no way around these facts, people should be encouraged by the progress football is making to keep players safe.The greatest safety question about football is the adequacy of the equipment players use. People have also begun to look at the governing body of a football league to see what they are doing to protect their players.
Should kids play football? Football is an amazing sport and it is an American tradition but the game is so risky. Football is a great sport but kids should not be able to play football because the game is just so dangerous. Many parents and kids are really considering their decisions to play football. Seeing how the game truly is such a risk.
French 1 Marcus French Mr. Swan Van Lent ELA 11/Period 2 4 April 2013 Dangers of Football In our world today, safety precautions are being taken during heavy contact sports, such as football, but are these precautions safe enough? This sport of American football has been the root of concussions in both youth and professional play. With that being said there are organizations adding rules to stop the pandemic, but it seems as if it is not enough. Also the rules and precautions that have been added have slowed the flow of the game; meaning football is less exciting. I realize this may not seem as big as of a problem, you know the old saying “Boys will be Boys” well imagine if it were your son getting injured or even getting possible permanent brain damage.
It is often the most neglected aspect of the football fundamentals as seen by the dismal display put on in the NFL and College. This fundamental should be taught correctly in the little leagues and Pop Warner levels but is often taught incorrectly. Recently in the NFL and all levels for that matter, tackling has risen to the forefront of discussion because of safety. It is because of this reason that the movement should be taught correctly not only for the tackler’s safety but for the safety of the ball carrier as well. To properly analyze this movement I went to semi-pro football teams practice in Bradenton, FL.
Given the fact that, for them, the game of football is a job, they should have every expectation that their employer will protect them. Secondly, the effects of the physical contact endured by players usually are not seen until years later. Football players may think that they are fine because they get up and walk away after each hit but it is well known now that football players do suffer major physical effects. These players are suffering some degree of damage with probably every hard contact. In fact, as stated by Epstein, "brain trauma in football may start much earlier, and much less conspicuously, with hits that never raise an eyebrow, much less a penalty flag".
Make sure you emphasise the 'evolutionary' part in your answer. Xenophobia is often present in sports events, with racist chants and signals often exhibited in the crowds of football matches. Many psychologists believe that natural selection has favoured the genes which cause humans to be altruistic towards members of their own group but intolerant towards outsiders. This may be because it would have prompted our ancestors to be suspicious towards strangers, helping them to avoid attack. Another explanation for the evolution of group displays in sport is based on territoriality, the protective response to an invasion of one's territory.
National Football League It’s full of excitement, thrills, and hard hits. One of the most dangerous sports to experience, NFL. I. History of NFL as it has come from a low crowd sport to a national sport. A. Player’s equipment.
There are many differences in the game that are determined by the league you play in. This is easiest to see when looking at the differences between college football and professional football. There are differences from the actual rules of the game, the players of the game, the teams themselves, and most especially, the fans. The rules of the game are one of the biggest differences between the two different leagues. It all starts with recruiting.
That’s the warning that is legally required on all NFL, College, and High School Football Team’s helmets. Football is a dangerous sport, and by choosing to play it, you acknowledge that you are putting yourself at risk. The NFL just came out with a new policy banning “Devastating Hits.” “Devastating Hits” are what the NFL is all about. You see them in all of the NFL advertisements. The Quarterback Sacks.
There are also many changes being made to the game to help increase safety, like the rule that was put into effect in June 2011. This rule states that any check that comes in contact with the head or neck is always a major penalty, and the player who delivered the hit will be ejected from the game (Wood). This rule made checking from behind and hits to the head and neck area a major offense that can be punishable for multiple games, to try and make the game