The controversy of safety in American football has been going on for years. In 2013, former NFL athletes sued the NFL for past concussions. A concussion is one of the most common American football injuries, from flag football up to professional level. Scott Fujita, a former NFL linebacker writes about would he let his son play football. Fujita's article titled "Would I Let My Son Play Football?"
He was an all-state running back four years in a row in high school and voted as one of the top high school recruits in the entire country. During his senior year he received many offers to play football, some of these schools included Alabama, Texas, and the University of Southern California. On Signing day, Billy sat in his chair with the three schools sitting in front of him. All of his family waited, as he was about to make the biggest decision of his life. As he tried to decide, the only thing in his head was the quote his father used to always say to him, “Do wh... ... middle of paper ... ...istant coach for the Dolphins so that even though he wasn’t able to play he could still be apart of the game he loved.
Bissinger is an American author and is from New York City. Major Characters: James “Boobie” Miles: The star fullback of the Permian Panthers, who got injured in a pre-season game before their 1988 season. Athletic: Boobie was recruited by many colleges to play football because he was very good. Regretful: Boobie regrets playing in the pre-season game when his knee gets injured, making him mad and then him eventually quitting. Mike Winchell: The starting quarterback for the Permian Panthers.
Battle High School was the football team to win state 5A high school football their first year of being established. Somehow our team Lebanon High School ended up under the lights with them the following year. Through the years of football, I gained some super good friends that I played football with. I would have never guessed that I would have gained so many good friends/brothers through a sport like football. Lebanon Missouri is a football town, they strive off of football.
The beginning of fall season, every Saturday, every fan looks forward to the biggest and widely watched sport in the United States, college football. College football has been known to be better than watching NFL football. Fans eagerly anticipate when they see their team get to be a part of the Bowl Championship Series. The BCS consist of four games based on the division of the college football team and one game for the National Championship game. Due to the fact that college football players perform well because of their love for the sport, the BCS is an unfair system that doesn’t acknowledge all college football teams.
At County High School, football was king. If you were a guy and not a member of the football team then you were already behind in the popularity polls. I was not so much interested in the popularity battle but I did love sports, especially football. Sports kept me busy throughout my high school life. I played basketball, baseball, and football every year.
Jet’s player Jeremy Kerley suffered from a mind boggling week one injury. Kerley passed the mandatory concussion evaluation and soon after returns to the team. Suddenly, the following same day Jeremy was diagnosed with a concussion. I agree with the saying taking one the team, but playing with a concussion is like playing with fire. Some big hitters in the NFL are viewed as dirty players because of their bone crushing tackles.
“Varsity Blues” takes place in a small town in Texas called West Canyon, in this town if you are a healthy boy, then you are a football player. Young males have tons of pressure from their families, friends, teachers, and others in the town to play football, and take the game very seriously. But how did this town get so involved in the sport, why do they make such a huge deal about the game, and what happens if you are a male in West Canyon and you do not believe the world revolves around a high school football team. Jonathan Mox grew up in this town, with all of these pressures, but he did not agree that high school football was the most important thing in life. His father really pressures him because he used to play football as well and takes it very seriously, and thinks that Mox should as well.
The Cowboys were considered the “misfit” team that had been thought of as the worst team in the league. That very night from receiving my gear I had an idea. I knew that my friend Brian Alvey enjoyed football as much as I did. He had also tried out for the high school football team and had been cut the year before. I proposed the idea of him playing football on the same team with me in the p... ... middle of paper ... ...ud of me and we continued to pummel the Redskins.
Finally the last topic is about contact sports such as football,UFC,boxing and hockey also ex athletes developing drug and alcohol addictions and finally blacking out. To conclude this introduction this essay focuses on concussions. This paragraph will talk about the symptoms players have developed,committing suicide and research they've done on the individual's brain. Death’s in the sports world is nothing new for example Junior Seau a linebacker in the NFL mainly playing for San Diego but also Miami and New England also a 12 time pro bowler and future hall of famer shot himself in the chest and died without leaving a suicide note. “His once photographic memory was shattered his ability to handle numbers gone and his temper suddenly sharp and violent (9nfl players killed by trauma).