General Purpose: To convince my audience about ways to prevent concussions. Specific Purpose: My specific purpose is to convince my audience what needs to be done to decrease the number of concussions in football. Introduction I. Attention Getter: Football, specifically the NFL, is the most watched sport in America. It attracts an audience by being a game of high intensity and big plays.
Introduction Concussions, a minor traumatic brain injury that may occur when the head hits an object, are a huge problem in football in high schools and lower levels today. Concussions are very common in football, concussions have a huge negative effect on the brain, and parents and schools are worried about their kids safety. Concussion, in football, are a rising problem especially since the NFL is being sued for hundreds of millions because of concussions. High School football is very violent on children and thats why it is losing some participants. Why are Concussions Common A concussion is caused by a bump or blow to the head or by a jolt to the body that causes the head to move more rapidly back and forth (Kohn, 2010).
Concussions are caused by the brain crashing into the sides of the skull thus, causing the brain to bleed and swell. They can cause permanent brain damage that could end a player’s football career. Forty seven percent of all high school sport concussions are from football. Most people think that concussions happen more in football games than at practice; however this is not actually true. Thirty three percent of all concussions occur at practice.
The Effects of Concussions on the NFL For many years the NFL has been considered one of the most painful and dangerous sport played in the United States. But is it too Dangerous? The uprising number of concussions is shocking. NFL analysts survives suggest a 14 percent increase of concussions for the year 2013. Player safety rules have also been implemented into the official rule book.
Reoccurring concussions also occur too frequent and cause many athletes other problems. These reoccurring brain injuries should be taken care of the after the first concussion. A concussion can be bleeding on the brain, a simple headache, or loss of consciousness when struck in the head. Trainers and people in the medical field diagnose these brain injuries by loss... ... middle of paper ... ... life long brain problems are not worth the risk of only playing football for only 10 to 15 seasons. Terry Bradshaw said that if he knew about all of these studies on concussions and the consequences, he would probably have not played as long.
There are many cons including the physical effect that it has on the players, the amount of money that is spent on the players, and the message that it is sending to children. First of all, football is one of the most dangerous sports that is played in the United States whether it is the little leagues or the NFL. Players are tackled and thrown around in all different directions. Many players may get injured so badly that they have to quit playing football. They may injure the heads, spines, and in most cases their knees.
The effects of concussions have been felt by all levels of athletics in recent years. Although athletes have been aware of concussions since the 1930s, only recently have there been discoveries on the severity they can have on athletes. It is now known that several concussions can cause serious mental issues such as dementia and they can even cause death. From youth leagues all the way up to the pro game, sports are trying to adapt the game in order to reduce the frequency of concussions. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that temporarily alters the way the brain functions.
I will show you what kind of pressure Mitch Williams and Scott Norwood went through. I used sports web sites to find this information. I think that choking affects so many people and the outcome of games. Fantastic athletes that do there job with ease, but when it comes down to the big game, they play like how you and I would play. First, lets examine what a kicker’s job is in the sport of football.
The exact number and severity of these collisions varies on playing position and other factors, but concussion is seemingly always a risk. As the concern for safety in contact sports has grown, along with the increased attention from the media, government and public, the National Football League (NFL) has continued to be at the forefront in addressing the concerns over the concussion issue in professional athletes. After Pellman et al. (2006) found there to be statistically significant increase in the risk of neurolog... ... middle of paper ... ...jury: A brief overview. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.
Baseball may be America’s past time, but football is America’s game. The crack of pads and the roar of the crowd in the crisp fall air is a part of America’s culture. The best of the best play professionally in the National Football League. Incredibly big, incredibly fast humans put their bodies on the line for gridiron glory. Football is a beautifully violent game, and the fame and glory are not without their perils.