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 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.
Although the Tet Offensive was unsuccessful for the North Vietnamese Army, they showed that United States had seriously underestimated them and their capabilities. The United States boasted prematurely that the war was nearing its end and the North Vietnamese were all but defeated. However those statements were discredited by the media who brought the Tet Offensive into the homes of millions of Americans which resulted in the highest disapproval of any war amongst American citizens in the history of the United States. In addition the Tet Offensive also showed that the North Vietnamese were willing to fight until the last man and that regardless of how many casualties they suffered, they would fight the United States until the end. SGT Jordan Alvarado SFC Delong 13F ALC Class 017-13 19 July 2013 The
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.
Like they don’t make enough money in the NFL they need to sue over petty bull crap like they were back in elementary school again. There are so many more important things to worry about in today’s society then calling people names. If they are not calling each other the N-word than it’s about their sexuality and they use the F-word and other derogatory names I chose not to use here. This article also says that his own team mates consider him to be honorary black because he is considered one of them from being on the team for so long, it also says it’s a cultural thing that he can’t be honorary black because he has not lived in oppression like the black race has which to me is a discriminatory remark in itself because black people don’t own the market on being oppressed. People of all cultures have been oppressed at some point in history.
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.
Death was his business or so people say ( cutter para 13). As cutter said “Weegee was fascinated by our fascination.” (cutter para 13). I feel as if weegee is seeing something else in america and, he is trying to show that to us. He most likely thinks America is not as it seems and, it is more violent then it seems. America is not as safe as we think it is.
And College football seriously hurts players by causing head trauma over repetitive hits (Buzz Bissinger, 2012). A good college is a place where students concentrate on academic achievements and work hard for their futures. When the tuition keeps increasing and academic budget keeps decreasing, we should ban college football and choose a better way to help students get ready for the highly competitive economy in their future rather than let football cause the university to fail its primary mission. Therefore, the college football program should be banned. The first aspect of the argument was that the college football program wastes much money appropriated from the slashed academic budgets (Buzz Bissinger 2012).
For example I was once at a game where a man sitting next to me was asked to leave because he was standing up too frequently. In the few college games I've been to I would find myself standing a lot more than I was sitting. In college football there are also rivalries that date back half a century. Their are teams that genuinely hate each other like when Texas plays Oklahoma and when Ohio State plays Michigan. They mark the date in their calendars and prepare differently.
We live in a society, where Sportsmen are the new celebrity, and it seems as though, the once innocent youthful generation are becoming more and more swayed by the aggressive nature of influential sports people. For example in recent news, Wayne Rooney, a well-known and accepted football player was sent off for kicking Miodrag Dzudovic in a recent game. His behavior was described as showing" a complete lack of respect for his team-mates and England”. Therefore this is just one of many extreme examples, as to how sportsmen, act aggressively during match play, and in fact of the pitch. This idea of role models, influencing there fans, strongly supports the idea that sport does in fact give a major rise to aggression; how can the young generation of are society be taught not to act aggressively, if the sportsmen we support and often respect,