Michael Strahan’s quote is an example of how violence can affect us through sports. Violence in sports, bullying in sports, and society acting upon these actions can affect our society. Violence in sports affects our society. What is violence you may ask. It is the use of excessive physical force, which causes or has obvious potential to cause harm or destruction.
A number of players and coaches have for a number of years been accused of such plots as a way of trying to outdo their opponents. Many of such cases have been welcomed by strict legal measures such as bans from participating in a future sporting activities. Reinforcement is one of the root cause of violence in athletics. Athletes are reinforced to be highly aggressive while competing either in the field or the track by the coach and captain. Their desire to be successful athletes also contribute to the aggressiveness.
Fans encourage the behavior that these players were brought to the team for, but the behavior is causing harm to other players. There is a very thin line between aggression and violence. It seems that this line gets crossed more and more as the years go on. The problem of violence in sport, specifically the NFL, is deeply rooted in injury. Head injuries, different socioeconomic factors, and disregard for rules of the game are some of the things that feed into the violence.
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).
This violence is something that is starting to occur more and more. It seems to be a common theme, and one that does not even obtain a double-take, sports and violence the two seem to go hand-in-hand. Professional athletes such as Latrell Sprewell, Todd Bertuzzi, and Ron Artest have made common names for themselves with the violence they have endured in their respective sports. Some sports are violent by nature. Boxing is the obvious example, where physical attack is the point of the exercise.
Athletes will do almost anything to gain the upper hand in their respective sports, whether it is through engaging in excessive on-field violence or through the use of performance enhancing drugs, excessively committing themselves to their sport, or by violating league rules and policies. In sports, deviance is viewed in a different light than in the outside world. As professional athletes strive towards conforming to spor... ... middle of paper ... ...e Hall. Coakley, J. J., & Donnelly, P. (2007). Violence in Sports .
It’s turned to be a difficult task finding articles that included media influence on sports. Both articles also gave me lots of leads to other research on the subject. Consequence, both studies were conducted by Raney. Summary: This study was about the influence of sports violence on the viewer’s enjoyment, mood, and perception of violence. Participants view videotaped sports events that included “unscripted” violence play, “scripted” violent play and no violence play.
Violence in Sports With the increase in society taking a stance against violence, sports has become an area where some feel that the violent acts such as the hitting and fighting that occurs should be eliminated. It is very difficult to change the way that a game is played because people have been playing it that way for years. The violence in sports needs to be eliminated because of the extreme cases that continue to haunt many of the leagues and the players themselves. There are many theories to why there is so much violence in sports today and one of them is because the athletes today are able to get away with more when they are young. An example would be if a high profile high school athlete who had a scholarship to a big time school were to get in trouble maybe it would be hidden a lot more.
“Some level of violence will always remain in sports” such as football, hockey, and rugby (“Violence Inevitable”). Sports such as these thrive off of violence and they must if they are to stay around. This violence has impacted sports from the players to the fans and has changed the way some sports are played. Fans are also getting much more rowdy. More security is needed at certain sporting events in order to keep the fans under control.
This cost can result in serious injuries. An article called “For too long, sports journalist glossed over football’s violence. I was one of them.” by Leonard Shapiro said that, An investigation on the NFL’s longtime mishandling of concussions shows how the league for many years would not admit that on field concussions could lead to harmful consequences for players both during their football careers and afterward… many of the players listed in a lawsuit or their dependents said the former players are suffering from dementia, depression, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological ailments (Shapiro 2013). ... ... middle of paper ... ...ots in the streets because the lost or win of their favorite team and can harm other fans of the opposing team just because they wore the wrong kind of jersey. A writer named Mike Lopresti wrote an article called “Violence at American sports stadiums becoming all too common” which was about a Raiders and 49ers exhibition game and said “ The final statistics from the Raiders-49ers game included two shootings in the parking lot, and one severe beating in a restroom.