Football players know the risk they put themselves at every day and they have made a conscious decision that the risk is worth the reward. It is not right for people who are not players to argue it is too dangerous and not safe enough for anybody to play. In an article done by “Psychology Today,” they prove that is more likely a seventeenyearold will get a concussion in a car crash than playing football. Football may be a dangerous sport but there are many dangerous things in life, the best thing people can do is inform players and allow them to make their own
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".
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.
Starting positions are very limited, so that is why the African Americans and whites fight over them. To make an African American player look bad, the white football players wouldn’t block for the African American during practice. The white people just wanted to make the African Americans look bad. All the white football players cared about was to make sure that all the starting positions were filled with their own race. It caused many conflicts between the players, not only during practice but during games.
There are also a lot of differences in the actual "game-play" rules. For example, college football does not allow instant replays to overturn a referee's call on the field, whether it is requested from the coach or the referee himself. On the other hand, this is completely acceptable in professional ball where coaches are allowed two replay challenges per half of game, and in the last two minutes, all replays have to be requested from the referees. Another rule difference is when a player is actually ruled down and the play over. In college ball, the ball carrier is down as soon as he hits the ground.
Only two periods in British history have been relatively free of football-related violence: the inter-war years and the decade following the Second World War. Recently it seems more and more becoming that racism is beginning to damage the reputation of the game. Racism isn't directed at players simply because of their skin colour; players are also targeted because of their nationality, religion or ethnicity. Some players may be targeted by football supporters more because they play for an opposing team rather than their appearance or heritage. However, some players and managers have even been targeted by their own fans.
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.
Football is contact sport and you have to physically knock down people if you want to advance in the game. Football is culturally important because most parents would want their children to be tough. Football players are usually described to be tough and Texas is a tough country. In Friday Night Lights, the team couldn’t do have as much if they weren’t funded by boosters. People who donate or fundraise for sports, football especially, would be booster.
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.
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