Gary Cornish English 4 King Concussions In Football Is football too dangerous of a sport? Many have began to argue this issue from the NFL all the way down to peewee football. In the NFL there has made an effort to create a safer game but football is not meant to be played safe. With the athletes playing in the NFL getting stronger and faster, the chance of injury is growing. But with all sports comes injury and football is as bad as it gets.
As you watch your next football game, you will see that the rules need to be revised. Fining the players is just wasting their money. It isn’t their fault they are playing hard and being aggressive. It is called a contact sport for a reason. Football is a sport of discipline, mental and physical toughness, hard-work and sacrifice.
For instance if a player said he was alright to go back onto the field after he was examined by the doctor and told he had a head injury, the doctor would often let him. Lately the NFL has been doing research on players who had their career ended by concussions such as Troy Aikman and Steve Young. As of 1994 the NFL has taken more interest in learning about concussions and the long lasting effects it has taken on so many players. The most common head injury from concussions is TBI, this is a neurological disorder which causes sudden loss of consciousness with the human body, dropping towards the ground making the person to appear be dead. Usually this unconsciousness state lasts up to one to three
Injuries cause extreme pain, limit movements and depending on the severity, can require a large amount of time for rehab. The majority of regular people will have a negative response to any kind of injury. In the case of the athlete (especially at the professional or collegiate level) injuries can be devastating. There is no universal model as to what mental response an athlete will have when an injury occurs, for the most part these emotions are negative (Brehm, 2008). Even when an athlete returns from an injury they can still be affected by it and play more tentatively on the field or court because of fear of re-injury (Brehm, 2008).
Second, he possessed an astonishing intuition that resulted in long gains or touchdowns, when other quarterbacks would have been sacked. And third, he was a calm leader and an inspiration to everyone around him for more than a decade, (Montana, & Mitchell, 2006). Joe Montana would become the greatest NFL regular season and Super Bowl quarterback ever or at least to date; Joe’s climb to the top of the NFL was not ominous. Joe was not drafted by the 49ers until the third round in 1979, unlike most super star quarterbacks, that almost always go immediately in the first round draft. Joe Montana shined during his high school athletic career, but had to earn every spot he played after that, (Montana, & Mitchell,
O. J. loved the game of football since he was a young child. At the age of 9, he played in his first little league game in his hometown of San Francisco. He continued his football career in high school. Simpson was a standout and in his senior year, he led the city in scoring. Although, to his dismay, despite his power establishing play on the field, his grades weren’t up to par enough to receive college scholarships.
Having speed, agility, power, and awareness is the key components for winning a game on defense and the Eagles have all of that. Starting with the secondary led by all-pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha that had a dreadful year in his first year with team but, since he got a feel of the National Conference and adapt to the team now, I can see plenty of interceptions coming his way next season. On the other side of the field is Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie also first year with the team who suffered knee problems along the way. Over the off season activities the team should have enough chemistry to become an elite defense
Rough Draft Is Football Becoming Soft? There are so many new rules coming in to the National Football League (NFL) and National College Athlete Association (NCAA) that are changing the way football will be played forever. These rules are taking a lot of the hard hits that people are paying good money to see out of the game. Football is suppose to be a sport of pain, agony and glory. It is understood that there has been a number of head and neck injuries but that is part of the risk one takes when they decide they are going to put that chin strap on.
So since it has been discovered all we have heard about is that the superstar Patriot quarterback is being accused of being dishonest for using deflated footballs because they are easier to grip and catch in order to win their way to the super bowl. In the article Mike Downey talks about this as well as questioning what about the former New England past catcher who has been charged with cold blooded murder and is about to stand trial for it and let’s not forget about the things that the football team members that have done that are so much worse than this possible infraction. Are we to praise these men for getting to the super bowl or scorn them for getting here by cheating their way to the almighty achievement? The author Mike Downey continues to talk about the amounts of money that several teams and members of teams have been fined over the years for the behaviors that have been deemed unacceptable ranging from 20,000 upwards to 500,000 but that never seems cease the behaviors they just seem to continue on with the hopes of not getting caught. In the end he proclaims why they can’t just play football.
The Superbowl is an event that sports enthusiasts look forward to and love to attend at least one time in their lives. The combination of the action on the field, the entertainment at halftime, and the unveiling of the year's new commercials bring sports fans and non-sports fans in front of their televisions to witness the three and a half hour spectacle. There are a few reasons to explain why football is the most popular sport in America today. The entertainment value is unmatched compared to other major sports. There are bone crushing tackles, spectacular catches, precise throws, running backs breaking tackles for long gains, and the strength and athletic ability of all positions (except kickers and punters, of course) to make plays for their team.