I remember the first quarter so well. I played horrible that quarter which I couldn’t understand coming off an outstanding performance from the season opener where I recorded a school record for the amount of tackles by a single player in one game. I couldn’t understand why I was having such a bad first quarter. Was it because of the mixed emotions and excitement for this big game? Was it because I was thinking too much because it was on live TV?
In Friday Night Lights, Shows how football was everything, even to teachers, and everyone who was affiliated with the school. In the book, you notice how some dreams had been crushed, the player that shows it the most it Booby Miles, a running back who was set to have an outstanding year until he was forced out with a leg injury. You get to see how Booby deals with his whole life including his fights with racism. I have seen the book, and also the movie. I honestly liked the movie a little better.
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. For example “4.8 million children between 6 and 13 batter each other’s heads for sheer giddy sake of sport” (“Brain Trauma And The Future Of Youth Football In America”). This starts at a very young age; as a child, Youth Coaches teach their kids to tackle by leading off with your helmet, although it may have been harmless ass little kids, as youth get older and stronger it causes severe damage. Experts say that the damage from concussions can lead to brain trauma “Doctors say if a person suffers a concussion, he is as much as 4 times more likely to get a second” (“Jim Davis: Head injuries in football”). Most players that get a concussion during the course of a game do not even realize to after or days later, making their condition extremely worse.
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.
This is why the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has implemented the helmet to helmet contact rule. This rule states that a player cannot hit another defenseless player in the helmet with his helmet. This rule was designed to eliminate injuries like a concussion, however it is this rule that seems to be eliminating a lot of the games original grit and toughness. I feel there are certain situations in which the helmet to helmet contact rule is justified, however in the 2010 NFL season I believe there were enough of these penalties called to potentially challenge the integrity of the game. The increased size, speed, and strength of the athletes in the NFL is greatly attributing to the rise in concussions and other head injuries.
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.
Many children start playing football at a young age so their brains and bodies are not fully developed, they are more exposed to injury especially to their brain. More and more younger children are playing football, the risk of players becoming disabled is becoming higher and higher. Alzheimer’s disease is one long term effects of football. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy also known as CTE, it is a deadly brain disease that can develop from repetitive hits and tackles. NFL player Paul Oliver committed suicide after discovering he had CTE this is an example of what it could lead to.
This Blog Linked From Here This Blog Linked From Here . Monday, July 5, 2010 Football and Me Essay Essay on Footbal As I could remember football has been a major part of me all of my life, Even though I have not played the sport my whole life. Pressure has been put on me to play football since the day I was born because my father was a very good football player that did not make. So I guess it was my job to pick up where he left off. Stories were often told to me about his playing days and shortly after someone would pop the big question; “Do you play ball”, or “Are you going to play ball”?
Countless research and evidence wouldn't keep high school football fans off the field. Football enthusiasts have a passion for the game despite all research showing the effects of colliding head to head with another football player. They have emotion, excitement and dedication that non-football fans would never be able to understand. To be a 'true' fan requires the 'living' experience of football. It is not about being a mere spectator, but about being a participant.
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". Lastly, players must be held accountable for their actions. Everyone who has ever watched a professional football game has seen one player maliciously hit another player harder than is necessary to stop the play. If a football player blatantly hits a player with the intent to cause injury that player needs to be dealt with. Implementing guidelines to protect the safety of all involved does