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Football Player

- My dream job in the future would be professional football player. I have loved the game of football since I was a little kid because it’s a good sport and you can tackle the player and catch and do anything in the sport as long as you follow the rules. The colleges that I’m looking forward to go to are UNC, Oregon, or Appalachian State. If a football player is interested in becoming a professional football player, it’s essential to be on a college football team. If a player wants to go to the pros, he should attend a college that puts a lot of emphasis on its football program....   [tags: Sports, Personal Goals, NFL]

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The Salary of a Professional Football Player

- The Salary of a Professional Football Player It has been argued that professional football players are being overpaid for their profession. In this essay I shall be expressing the opinions from both sides of the argument in order for myself to come to a conclusion. The general complaint has derived from the general public’s view that only the minority of the money is spent on things other than the players themselves, despite their occupation being one of simplicity and unbeneficial to society when first looked upon....   [tags: Papers]

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Eight Ways to Improve Performance for Touch Football Player

- ... This decreased heart rate is just one of the physiological adaptations that a touch football player would experience as a result of training. The third physiological adaptation that a touch football player would experience as a result of training is a change in their cardiac output. An athlete’s cardiac output is the volume of blood that their heart ejects per minute, and is therefore a direct result of the stoke volume and heart rate. When untrained the touch football player’s cardiac output may be around 20 litres per minute, as a result of training this reading would increase to around 25 litres per minute....   [tags: training, muscle, level, volume]

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The Football Player Duane Hanson

- What force is so strong that it has the power to bring even the strongest man to his knees. What force plagues the workforce at all hours of the day. What force prevents continuous work at all times of the day, making us bow to the night as if to say “We are not strong enough”. That force is exhaustion, the most terrible and rarely conquerable force on earth. As I stood staring at such a life-like sculpture in the confines of a briskly chilly art museum corridor, I could only imagine the amount of exhausted nights the sculptor had to endure to create his extremely exhausted masterpiece....   [tags: Sculpture Statue Art Artwork]

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Football Player

- PRINCIPLES OF SPORTS THERAPY ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY IN FOOTBALL PLAYER ANATOMY Palastanga (2006). Anterior cruciate ligament as two bands, anteromedial attaches anterioriorly on intercondylar eminence of medial plateau of tibia.posterolateral attach on medial aspect of lateral condyle of femur; intermediately twisted. Vascular supply is middle genicular artery. Ekbolm (1994). In foot ball, while side cutting, players perform hip extension and abduction , knee flexion and plantar flexion, the main muscles acting is gluteus maximums for hip extension, abductor magnus, longus for abducting the hip, hamstring as knee flexors ,triceps sur...   [tags: Sports Medicine ]

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Adam Taliaferro - An Inspirational Football Player

- Adam Taliaferro - An Inspirational Football Player I’ve known Adam Taliaferro for almost two and a half years. I knew him before his horrific injury suffered at Ohio State. I knew him throughout his rigorous rehabilitation routine at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia. I know him today, continuing to rehabilitate and inspire countless individuals through their daily struggles. Remarkably, throughout those two and a half years, he has remained unchanged. Obviously, there are physical differences....   [tags: Personal Narratives]

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Improving Performance in 100 Meter Sprinter and Touch Football Player

- ... The muscular endurance that is improved as a result of this strength training allows the athlete to train at a higher intensity in the future. Strength training is essential in improving the performance of both 100m sprinters and touch football players as it reduces injury, builds muscular endurance and increases the amount of force that a muscle (or muscle group) can exert. Flexibility training is another aspect of the athlete’s routine that is essential in improving the performance of both a 100m sprinter and a touch football player....   [tags: methods, training, performance]

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Statement of Purpose to Become a Sports News Caster

- My plan B as a career is to be a Sports News Caster. If I don’t go to the Pro’s for football or basketball I’m going to try and become a Sports News Caster. To be around one of my favorite things in life, sports. I like to talk about sports with other people and I like to predict on who is going to win games like super bowl games conference games and wild cards. I state my opinion on players and teams that I don’t like and do like a lot what they need to improve or if they just suck and need to give up on their sports career....   [tags: ESPN, football player, interview]

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Ballon D' Or 2013

- ... 23 players, 23 nominees, 23 warriors, but only 3 titans. This players have showed during the entire year their arguments for being the best player of the whole planet. They've demonstrated their abilities, skills, goals and the magic they can generate with the ball. But now it's time to choose, Messi, Ribery or Ronaldo.They have their merits to win this major title but the results can help us to know who is the best. In my opinion, Messi isn't part of this battle because he has demonstrated he is not in his maximum level by his injuries and disappearances in the game....   [tags: best football-soccer player of the year]

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Knute Rockne Biography

- Knute Rockne Biography Knute Kenneth Rockne was born on March 4, 1988. He was born in Voss, Norway, which is where he immigrated from to America. At the age of five his family immigrated to the Logan Square District of Chicago, Illinois. Knute attended Northwest Division High School in Chicago where he played football and ran track. After High School Knute worked as a mail dispatcher with the Chicago Post Office for four years. After saving up enough money over the years, he continued his education by enrolling at the University Of Notre Dame at the age of 22 years old....   [tags: Football Player Notre Dame]

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NFL Player´s Safety

- American football has been around since the early 1900's. The players tackle each other until one is on the ground. Football has always been a full-contact sport. Throughout the years injuries have stayed part of the game and the NFL has taken their time to increase player safety. The NFL should increase player safety because of the injuries have occurred. Some of the injuries may be lifetime injuries. Serious brain injuries have been linked to football as, well as heart issues and other permanent heath problems....   [tags: American football, injury, insurance, ticket sales]

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The Game of Adversity: Football

- Success without adversity is impossible. Everyone in life has their ups and downs and nothing in this world is perfect. At some point in life, hardships begin to occur and that’s when the real test begins. Some people rise up and try their absolute best to take a stand against the challenge. Then there are others that would crawl back into their shells, crying for mercy. There should be no excuse for giving up or not putting in the effort. People are only successful in winning the battle of adversity when they are mentally tough....   [tags: football, sports, ]

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Football Players and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

- Thesis Statement What does Jovan Belcher, Ray Esterling and O.J. Murdock Have in common. They all were famous football players who commented suicide. Each player had something called chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE. This is a condition where sufferers have had repeated hits to the head that leads to concussions and ultimately head trauma. In this research paper, we will go over the data about the NFL to see could they have prevented CTE in these players if they had placed the player’s safety first....   [tags: Football Players and Injury]

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College versus Professional Football

- The debate between whether college or professional football outranks the other is a recurring event, and the debate does not end at if Saturday or Sunday is the best day to watch football. Websites such as ESPN and Sports Illustrated touch base with the topic every summer, analyzing all aspects of the games. The debate includes the amount and variety of teams and players, traditions, the half-time shows, and how the football is used in the game through the play options and penalties, player benefits,....   [tags: National Football Leage, NCAA]

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Sport of American Football

- The player landed the hit with a loud crack. Laying on the football field the player was slow to get up, eventually making the journey to the sidelines. Once off the field they find the coach to beg for return to position in the game. Imagine now that you are the coach and must be the one to determine the return to the field or to sit the player out for a specific amount of time. Which is the better of the two choices. It is all dependent on how one looks at the situation and the details involved....   [tags: Football, Field, Players, Sports, Tackle, Athletes]

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The Targeting Rule in College Football

- The targeting rule in college football could be the “most significant rule” change ever made in the game (Matter). According to Greg Johnson of the NCAA, the rule was passed by the Football Rules Committee of the NCAA in February of 2013 to be implemented with the 2013 fall football season and is consistent with the committees’ continued attempt to address player safety. The new rule now places a tougher penalty on the defensive player for dangerous contact with the offensive player, notably direct helmet-to-helmet hits, or hits aimed above the shoulders of the offensive player....   [tags: Reducing Head Injuries in College Football]

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One of the Greatest College Football Players

- During his time at the University of Florida, Tim Tebow was known as one of the greatest college football players ever. He won two National Championships and a Heisman trophy, which is the award given to the best player in college football. During this time period in college footbal,l players such as Reggie Bush and others were involved with investigations regarding illegal benefits being given to players by agents and boosters. Needless to say, Tim was never associated or involved in these investigations or crimes....   [tags: tim tebow, college football, heisman trophy]

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Should The NFL Be Held Liable for Injuries Suffered by Football Players?

- The topic I will be discussing in this draft is the debate on whether the National Football League should be held liable for injuries that their employee’s sustained while playing professional football. The injuries that I will discuss are concussion and traumatic brain injuries related to multiple concussions. In years past this injury wasn’t know n to be as prevalent because that game was played at a much slower speed. Players in todays’ game are bigger, faster and stronger than ever. It has been documented that the players themselves willingly know the risk they are taking yet still take the chance at playing the game....   [tags: violent sport, professional football]

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The Concept of Football in America

- Intro Football has been a very important part of American culture especially in the last 50 years. Football is now the most followed by sport in America. There are many different levels that football is played. For example, there is professional, semi-pro, college, high school and pop warner. Fans from all over are passionate at each level of football. Professional and college football are by far the most popular and contains the biggest fan base. It can easily be argued that high school football has some of the most passionate fans....   [tags: sports, eight-man football]

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Testing and Exercise Prescription for College Football Players

- Introduction The sport of football is an anaerobic sport, which means the players heavily rely on The ATP-PC cycle for energy because the average football play lasts less than 10 seconds. Along with the short duration of play length there is typically long recover time. To be exact, each play lasts on average, 5.6 +/- 2.0 seconds with a work rest ratio of one to six (Rhea, Hunter & Hunter, 2006). The athletes that play football train to gain and maintain power, strength, hypertrophy, speed, and agility....   [tags: college football, nfl players, ncaa]

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The Importance of Football in the Movie Varsity Blues

- The Importance of Football in the Movie Varsity Blues Sports play such a huge role in our society; many people form their lives around watching or playing a certain sport. In my house, when football season starts, my dad and brother watch football religiously every Sunday and Monday. On Sundays some of my dad’s friends come over to watch the game, my mom prepares snacks and lunch for “the guys”. When the game is on they are so interested in it, that they have no idea what is going on around them, I try to talk to my dad when the game is on and he always seems to ignore me....   [tags: Varsity Blues Movies Sports Football Essays]

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Hockey vs. Football

- Hockey vs. Football Football and hockey are two sports, which are similar in objective, but very different in their rules and guidelines. In each of these major sports there are rules and guidelines that the players must follow. The topics that will be covered are the weight differences between the players in football and hockey, the use of Creatine Monohydrate, and last the equipment restrictions. This first paragraph will discuss the weight difference between the players in the NFL (football) and the NHL (hockey)....   [tags: Sports Compare Contrast Hockey Football Essays]

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The Rise of Intercollegiate Football and Its Portrayal in American Popular Literature

- The Rise of Intercollegiate Football and Its Portrayal in American Popular Literature With the success of the Merriwell literature, juvenile sport fiction became abundant. In all subsequent stories, the model for traditional juvenile sport fiction, even continuing today, is the illustrious Frank Merriwell (Oriard, 1982). As the Merriwell series dwindled to a halt in the 1910’s, books began to dominate the world of children’s sport fiction. Oriard (1982) suggested the popularity of these books rose because “the juvenile sports novel combined the action of the dime novels with the middle-class morality of the Alger (rags-to-riches) novel” (p....   [tags: American Football Sports]

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How are Concussions Effecting Football in High School

- 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....   [tags: concussions, hs football, brain injury]

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More than a Baseball Player: Jackie Robinson

- Whack. This is the sound that several Americans heard when watching Jackie Robinson make his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers April 10, 1947 (Griffin).When people think of the first major black athlete in American History, they may think of Jackie Robinson. Jackie was one of many various African American people to assist in the reform of our culture. Black athletes were treated unfairly in the 1960s; however, they played a major role in the desegregation of the south, and they helped change the way America is today....   [tags: biography, african american player]

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Coach, Player Relationshps

- In today’s times, athletics are rapidly changing not only on the court but off of it as well. Athletes spend immense amount of hours with their coaches, which causes the question whether athletes should have close relationships with their coaches to arise. Many people believe coaches and athletes should not have close relationships due to the chances of inappropriate conduct to take place between the two. But others feel coaches and athletes should have close relationships because of the knowledge the coach has to offer not only about the game but also life....   [tags: Athletics, Coaches, Relationships, Sports]

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The National Football League

- The National Football League (NFL) has come under fire for the long-lasting medical consequences of players’ game-related head injuries. The question that arises is; is the NFL to blame for the deaths of former players such as Junior Seau, Jovan Belcher, Ray Easterling, and/or O.J. Murdock. The medical and scientific factors in addition to legal liabilities in regards to brain injuries will be outlined in this paper. Brain injuries can play a major role in football. Reoccurring concussions also occur due to these brain injuries, and cause these athletes permanent damage....   [tags: deaths, former players]

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Concussions In Football

- Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is played in a lot of different ways, fashions, and other countries. It can be a very brutal sport with players hitting at the intent to hurt one another. With these intents come great consequences. In recent years the head injuries involved with this brutal game play have been getting uncomfortably high. Many rules have had to be enforced for player safety, because of the increase of head injuries resulting in tragic effects on players both old and new....   [tags: Sports ]

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Head injuries in the National Football League

- ... Con Section Recent issues with the NFL not doing enough with head injuries has become a top news issue. the NFL has had several class action lawsuits against them. From several different head injuries that you can get, the post NFL injury is a very rough thing to deal with. Some say the NFL does do enough and some say they don’t. The NFL has had several lawsuits from Ex-NFL players who sustained head injuries. Some players that played, say it wasn’t worth playing; they made such little money to play get and have to suffer for the rest of there lives and have to pay for there own medical expenditures....   [tags: lawsuits, players safety]

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The Dangers of Playing American Football

- Struggling to maintain consciousness as well as retain my vision after embracing a brutal hit enforced from an opposing player really makes me question the seriousness of football related trauma. How many injuries does it take until it really matters. For me, after having experience with concussions, I came to the realization that the positive externalities of football do not make up for the numerous negative externalities. Football, as well as any other contact sport, can be very dangerous and potentially threatening to a persons overall health and future....   [tags: Sports, Concussion, Hurt]

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Gambling in the National Football League

- Throughout the many years of the National Football League there have been many instances of gambling. Many people have succeeded in their habits and won big money in the long run. Some, on the other hand, have not won money, and they have lost a significant amount of cash. But, in the National Football League no one ever knows what might happen in the end of the game. It is based on the luck of the team in the end. Gambling is not only one of the few ways to be able to gain money, but one can also become very addicted to it and it can severely hurt this person in the end....   [tags: wagers, NFL]

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Lessons That Football Teaches

- Imagine being member of a football team on the field while the crowd is cheering for their favorite team. You are probably wondering, “WOW, I never thought that I will be part of this team.” Football is not for everyone and being part of a football team does not mean that you are going to be in the spotlight. A person can learn much from playing football. Football teaches strength, discipline, and how to be a team player. The most important lesson football teaches is how to be a team player. In football teamwork is the most important because each member is working to achieve the same goal, which is winning....   [tags: Sports]

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Concussions: Common Injury in Football

- ... Many new concussions laws have been put in place to reduce the risk of concussions. The issue of concussions in sports has risen to the forefront of national debate over the past five years because of lawsuits, high profile suicides, and rule changes involving the National Football League (NFL). In 2011, California passed a concussion return-to-play law that requires coaches to adopt the policy of “when in doubt, sit them out. (Hunsucker, 2012) Unfortunately, laws and regulations do not always change one’s habits....   [tags: consussions, brain, safety, team coaches]

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The U.S. Soccer or Football

- INTRO In the U.S soccer or football hasn't caught on quite just yet. Even though the American people have had recent success like in the 2002 World Cup and the 2009 Confederations Cup. Though extremely popular in European countries, soccer took a long time to gain momentum in the United States because Americans put more money and attention into other sports like baseball, football, and basketball. Soccer eventually became popular in the 1970s, but then lost popularity again when the National League went bankrupt....   [tags: world cup, sports, world war II, history]

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College Football Labor Union

- A very hot topic and issue in the world of college football is whether or not players should have a labor union, using the basis and guidelines of the united steelworkers union. There are two very different sides of this argument and whether or not it should be put into full force. Do college football players really need a player’s labor union. Kain Colter and several former Northwestern football players firmly believe that they should. This select group, of highly educated Northwestern graduates, is in hot pursuit of forming a player’s labor union....   [tags: sports, coaches]

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American Football and Rugby

- Two different rules, two different balls, two different sports; at first glance Rugby and American football seem to have very little in common, but in reality they actually have a lot in common. Many of the fans that declare allegiance to one sport seem to condescend and down the other. Perhaps that is because they are so similar that it is easy to declare that one is better than another. For example you would not say that basketball has a more efficient scoring system than baseball or vice versa, not because they are equal but because they are two different sports and are incomparable....   [tags: Sports, History, Contrasts]

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History of American Football

- In the modern day United States the sport American football has become not only entertainment but also a tradition whether it’s watching the BCS college championship or watching the super bowl with the family. The sport of American football is unique to the United States and has grown and became iconic over the years and has become a part of many Americans lives. American Football was made in 1869 and was modeled after the sport of rugby. They took the basics of rugby and changed it to make it fit better for them....   [tags: sports, modeled after Rugby]

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Watching Desmond Play Football

- As I walked up to the four-foot-high metal fence that separates the blacktop of Albany Middle School from the Astroturf covered football field, I realized that I would have to hop the fence. When I reached it, I could see my friend Desmond working at a hitting drill along with the rest of his teammates on the football field on an extremely hot day. I could hear the impact of plastic shoulder pads of the players sounding like two cars in a head-on collision, the “boom” made by the impact of two players‘ helmets....   [tags: place,]

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The Arsenal Football Club

- ... The Emirates Stadium revenue skyrocketed from the old stadium at Highburry. Arsenal increased their match day revenue of $62 million from their old stadium Highburry to $150 million at the Emirates because of more seat capacity and ticket prices increased. This is much more than what the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea’s stadium can make because both Chelsea and Manchester City have not upgraded their stadium yet like Arsenal. If they were to decide to do that, both of them will be ten years behind Arsenal....   [tags: becoming a modern day superclub in Europe]

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The World of Football

- The World of Football He's at the 20 the 10 touchdown. As you can tell my subject is football, the reason why I picked this subject is because for the last 2 years I've always picked basketball as my subject and I decided to do a sport that I also like to play and watch like FOOTBALL. Today I'm going to take you step by step into the wonderful world of football. Football is an exciting team sport played chiefly in the U.S.A and Canada. It's played by elementary schools, high school, college, and professional teams....   [tags: Papers]

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College Football

- Football is the most popular game in the United States and in Canada. People engage in any sport with different reasons either for pleasure, entertainment, for scholarship, for the love of the game or as a platform for professional playing. For college students, most of them play college football to nurture their talent and attain a prominent opportunity of playing professionally. College football is football that is played by a team of student athletes fielded by colleges, universities and military academies....   [tags: sport, talent, athletes, professionalism, rivalry]

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The Physics of Football

- The Physics of Football The crowd is cheering as the quarter back from the Chicago Bears throws the football 25 yards to the star wide receiver. As the wide receiver catches the football, he starts off on a mad dash to make a touch down. During his run for the touchdown, he does not see his opponent from the Dallas Cowboys sneaking up on him to stop his success. The wide receiver from the Chicago Bears is tackled by his opponent and prevents him from his victory. While watching this fascinating and suspenseful moment, one would not think that there is more to football than fun and excitement....   [tags: Science Athletics Sports Essays]

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The Game of Football

- Are You Ready For Some Football. From the early ages in history to the present day, sports have always been an important part of society. It teaches discipline, how to be a team player, how to interact with others and is a good source of physical activity. In specific, football utilizes all of these aspects of sports and it’s a great source of teaching self-restraint and perseverance. Some may say that football is a violent sport or it’s not beneficial in any way, but in reality it gives a person the basic tools needed not only for playing the game, but also how you interact with people in society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Football Injuries

- n a couple games my freshmen year of high school football, I was a running back, and there were a few times where you would be hit and you wouldn’t remember the play. I thought I had a headache or something that every other football player got throughout a game, but I taught myself to suck it up to keep playing. I loved the game. Why not keep playing. I would stagger to the huddle and call a play that the team had never heard before, but I learned to fight through it and control it. That “it” could’ve been a concussion but I will never know....   [tags: Sports, Health]

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Football Injuries

- Thesis Statement What does Jovan Belcher, Ray Esterling and O.J. Murdock Have in common. They all were famous football players who commented suicide. Each player had something called chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE. This is a condition where sufferers have had repeated hits to the head that leads to concussions and ultimately head trauma. In this paper we will review the data NFL to see could they have prevented CTE in these players if they had placed the player’s safety first.   Highlighted players In this paper you will be introduced to each player from my thesis statement above....   [tags: suicide, fame, fortune, hemlet]

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Texas High School Football is an Obsession

- Obsession is something that gets thrown around a lot, to describe the way someone may feel about something. Obsession can be described by the fans of Odessa as it relates to its high school football team, so much so it is unhealthy. Sustaining the ambitions of not only themselves but the alumni and town of Odessa, Texas is a lot to ask from a young adult. There is a continuous pattern in Friday Night Lights that passion is not always a good thing. The town’s expectations of the team cause the school personnel and coaches to sacrifice the players’ overall wellbeing in return for a successful football team....   [tags: education, coach, money]

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Should Children Play Tackle Football?

- Football is America’s favorite sport. It is a fast-paced, hard-hitting game. Every week thousands of men and boys all across the country take part in football and every week these men and boys receive violent hits during the game. Frequently, as a result of these violent hits, the player receives a concussion. However, the long-term effects of concussions on players are not fully understood. New research shows that even a slight concussion in a football game can have lasting effects on a player....   [tags: rite of passage, pro cons essay]

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Head Injuries and High School Football

- Forty seven percent of all sports concussions are from high school football. The National Federation of State High School Associations has put new policies into effect to help reduce the number of concussions caused by football. Some believe that new safety regulations in football would change the game because it would make the game less rough and not as competitive; however I believe that new safety regulations in football could help protect the players and drastically lower the rate of sports concussions....   [tags: sports concussions, health issues in sports]

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Head Injuries in High School Football

- American Football is a huge spectator sport where offensive and defensive players will use teamwork and perseverance to try and score more points than their opponent. Football is highly respected in America, where boys will try and pursue the dream of playing in the NFL (National Football Association) someday; but if you look at an average neighborhood, you will find that kids and adults of all ages love to go out and throw around the pigskin. (Lerner and Lerner 275). One thing Americans will take pride in is the college and NFL football teams they root for....   [tags: Health ]

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The Best Football Coach: Vince Lombardi

- Vince Lombardi is known as one of the best football coaches of all time. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 11, 1913 (Philips, 2001). Lombardi was the eldest of five children of two very devote Catholic parents (Philips, 2001). Throughout his childhood Lombardi was involved in many sports but football was his true passion (Philips, 2001). During his senior year of high Lombardi won a football scholarship to St. Francis Prep School in Brooklyn (Philips, 2001). During his time at St. Francis Prep School Lombardi was not a very strong football player but was known for his dedication and hard work (Philips, 2001)....   [tags: biography, giants, assistant coach]

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The Concussion Problem in Professional and Amateur Football

- ... The compound, called FDDNP, acts as a tracer by binding with the tau protein deposits associated with CTE. The radioactive chemical tracer then accumulates in the brain in various densities, which show up in clusters of different colors on the PET scan . . . It’s essentially a visual map of the tau protein deposits in the brain” (American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry). The study showed the same results an autopsy would show. This test could completely change research and the NFL because we could have real time knowledge of the effects of hard hits on player’s heads....   [tags: disease, death, research]

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Football Helmets Are Insufficient to Stop Concussions

- ... In a study from ESPN’s Sports Science it is shown that an NFL special teams collision that lasts .015 second and create up to a hundred and ninety Gs of force. While the amount of g-force is high, the short time period lowers the chance of blacking out. When the brain accelerates like that it hits the skull and creates waves that travel through the grey matter and has the potential to damage the white matter. Lately there have been many retired football players have been diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy(CTE) which is a disease that destroys the neurons of the brain and is traced back to concussions....   [tags: Concussion Epideimc, sports injuries]

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Evaluation of Football

- Evaluation of Football Football is a demanding sport and each player has different jobs, as there are many different positions. Each player in a different position needs particular skills that make him or her effective at playing in their chosen role. If players were to be played in a position that didn’t use their skills to their full potential, then that player would not perform at a high level. As a centre midfielder, I need to do the job that ensures that my team either regains possession of the ball before the opposition can shoot on goal, or keeps the ball in order to try and create a goal-scoring opportunity....   [tags: Papers]

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NFL Held Responsible for Brain Injuries

- NFL Held Responsible for Brain Injuries Throughout history in the NFL, head injuries and fixing those problems have always been hidden from the athletes because of the NFL striving to make a large profit instead of caring for the players. With this being an ongoing problem between NFL players and the NFL itself, many past and current players are digging deeper to find the truth and statistics continue to show how serious this problem actually is. When the lawsuits first began to come known to the public, the NFL agreed to pay over seven hundred million dollars to compensate former players suffering neurological injuries....   [tags: National Football League, football]

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Energy Systems Associated with Football Players

- Energy Systems Associated with Football Players Easily one of the most demanding sports in the world and by far the most popular. Soccer or football to the rest of the world takes on a unique conditioning progam. A soccer player must possess the ability to stop, start, run, jump, pivot and sprint all in the same game. The conditioning program must emulate the conditions on the field or pitch, as the brit's like to call it. A solid nutritional program should accompany all soccer programs....   [tags: Papers]

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Ex – Basketball Player

- In the poem, “Ex – Basketball Player” by john Updike, (which is a narrative poem) illustrates the nature of life on how life is potentially is seen has a mirror to other people’s life, especially people who play sports. Life is the physical and mental experience of an individual. An in the poem the main character Flick, supply the poem with a good example of how life is potentially a mirror for other people. This poem is formally organized, even though it locks some qualities, it still haves the qualifications of a good poem....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Updike]

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Football is a Waste of Time and Money

- Football is a Waste of Time and Money Many people enjoy watching or playing the game called football. However, there are many people that think football is just a waste of time and money. I, for instance, am one of those people. Whether it is just hometown high school football, College football or even NFL football I think that football is an awful representation of athletic ability. 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....   [tags: Free Essays]

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How Playing Football Can Lead to Developing CTE

- 1. What is a TBI. What is CTE. What happens inside the brain. How could playing football lead to development of CTE. The Frontline episode entitled “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” focuses on the injuries incurred by players during football and the impact of such injuries. Throughout the episode many acronyms are used, such as TBI and CTE. The effect the sport of football has players can lead to certain injuries also discussed in the episode. Meanings of these acronyms and their consequences are explored in the following paragraphs....   [tags: chronic traumatic encephalopathy]

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The Unfortunate Mix of Football and Money

- The Unfortunate Mix of Football and Money Money is ruining fun in footballFootball nowadays is treated much more as a business. As long as money is the prevailing drive for players to play, the game will be failing to attract more crowds. Some people think if a football player earns his company thirty million a year in revenue for both on and off the field reasons, doesn't he deserve then to demand a high wage?....   [tags: Papers]

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Boy-Band-Good-Looks and Football

- The football-frenzy has finally hit the Philippines. After countless decades of basketball and boxing craze, the Filipinos have found a new sport to go crazy about. The Philippine’s stunning 2-0 win against the defending champion Vietnam in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 not only made headlines on Sports Illustrated, a US-based sports magazine, but also proved that the Filipinos can keep up with other international teams in other sports besides basketball. Gifted with excellent dexterity and speed due to their small stature, one cannot deny and imagine what amazing things Filipinos can do in the football field....   [tags: Sports ]

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Football is a Facsimile of American Society

- Football is a Facsimile of American Society In a society where competition and hard work are the rule, the game of football and in particular, high school football, with its melange of mores, norms and rituals have symbolically come to represent the American life. Like many of the conventions in American society, high school football has over the years ingrained in its players teamwork, loyalty, and the value of hard work. In addition, the institution of high school football not only pertains to the game, but has influenced many participants in the matters of sexuality, albeit with a certain degree of conflict....   [tags: Papers]

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Introduction for Training Programme for Football

- Introduction for Training Programme for Football The sport I am going to do for my training programme is Football, the programme will last for 6 week. I am going to design my programme for a male aged between 15-18 playing at a high standard of football that is extremely fit. The programme will not only stretch the player physically but hopefully mentally because the drills and skills they undertake will inevitably be used in a game situation so the aim is for those skills they have learnt on the training pitch to come natural to them in a game....   [tags: Papers]

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Cost of Glory: The Issues Surrounding Football Injuries

- America’s newfound favorite pastime, football, came from a bizarre chain of events. Football started when a soccer player got fed up with just kicking the ball, so he picked up the ball and ran to the goal. His actions of picking up the ball and running with it fathered a new European sport, rugby, which was soon brought over to American shores, and was altered slightly, the shape of the ball and a few other small rules. The sport became organized into a league and produced the NFL(National Football League)....   [tags: sport industry, medical factors]

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Local and National Provision of Football

- Local and National Provision of Football I have chosen the sport of Football to study in my local and national provision; the assignment consists of 6 sub-headings; · Grassroots development. · Provision for pathways/for elite performance. · Additional agencies and bodies. · Provision for male/female competitors. · Provision for disabled participant’s local/elite. · Critical analysis/evaluation Grassroots Development The Football Association is the main governing body in England, and is responsible for all areas of football development in the country, from grassroots level up to the elite....   [tags: Papers]

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Shoulder Injuries Are the Worst to Suffer Playing Professional Football

- ... The worst type of injury you are likely to suffer here is to tear a muscle off the bone it is connected to. This would likely result in surgery having to reattach the muscle to the bone with a lot of physical therapy accompanied with a lot of healing time. Some other injuries that you may commonly see a professional football player suffer during a normal NFL season would be contusions and strains both of which can cause a player to miss a good portion of the season. The last and also one of the most dangerous types of injuries to professional football players are ligament injuries....   [tags: bone breaks, sports industry]

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Comparison of Two Rough Sports - Rugby and Football

- Rugby X Football Rugby and Football are two sports that look alike, many people that don’t know the sport will think they are the same, but they are really rough sports they use a lot of power one have more protection then others people says that rugby is rougher then football. There are two histories about how rugby was created. The history is full of confusion and rumors interpreted with fantasy and imagination. The story of the creation of rugby is no exception, coming in several versions. In the traditional version, the creator of rugby was William Webb Ellis, a London student....   [tags: field, olympics, penalties]

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Concussions and Head Injuries in the National Football League

- Back in the ancient years gladiators would fight to the death in front of hundreds of screaming fans in a massive sized coliseums. However now in the modern era, instead of gladiators fighting it out in a coliseum we have football. Football player’s tackle, hit and try to score touchdowns in front of thousands of fans in stadiums shaped liked coliseums. The highest level of football, the National Football League, averages over 19 million viewers a week, and is always the most watched show of the week....   [tags: Brain Concussions]

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Personal Exercise Program For Football

- Personal Exercise Program For Football Circuit Training for Football. Circuit training is a method of training. A circuit usually has 8 to 15 stations, where at each station a different exercise is carried out for a certain amount of time. Circuit training can improve: - muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, muscular strength, speed and agility. A circuit-training program may also be designed for a certain sport. Circuits for this purpose will include exercises to improve all the muscles and skills associated with football....   [tags: Exercise Physiology]

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How to Train for Football

- How to Train for Football In football you should warm up because if you don't most of your muscles could be damaged during a match e.g. your Gastrocnemius could tense up and you would be in a lot of pain. A good warm up should include Running a distance and stretches from your head to your toes or the other way round cause most of the muscles can be injured and you use them in a match, so they should be warmed down after a match so that you don't get cramp, most parts of the body are used like the arms for the throw ins, your legs and feet for kicking the ball and your stomach muscles for twisting and turning away from other or opponents....   [tags: Papers]

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Rules, Regulations And Situations Involved with Football and Basketball in England

- Football is a team sport played between two opposing teams of eleven players. The national governing body of football is FA which governs England’s football whereas FIFA is the governing body for international football. These governing bodies are responsible to develop high standards for the game, regulate the game and produce regulations, ensure the health and safety of all people involved and deal with complaints against the game. Unwritten rules and etiquettes in football are rules that you don’t necessary need to act upon, but are just good to follow them to show manners....   [tags: sports]

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Hooliganism in John King´s The Football Factory

- John king’s The Football Factory is a fictional novel, based around football hooliganism and as a contrast to the book’s title; it is more about social tribes than football itself. It shows what spurs people on to be violent and describes how being violent makes them feel. In this chapter I am going to discuss how king has represented hooliganism. I will be looking to see if he has kept the authenticity of the subject by studying John Kerr and Kenneth Mackinnon’s Knowledge of hooliganism. In ‘Understand Soccer Hooliganism’ John H.Kerr talks about a group of Chelsea supporters called ‘Chelsea Headhunters’....   [tags: hooliganism, violence in sports, Chelsea]

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The Running Back Position in Football

- Running Backs “To be the best you got to beat the best; therefore I am the best cause I’ve beaten the rest” (Barry Sanders). The game of football only requires 22 men, but only one man can be the running back. The running back position is considered the most prestigious of the game. To be a great running back in the N.F.L. you must possess certain qualities such as: speed, strength, agility, field vision, quick feet, and good stamina. Barry Sanders, Walter Payton, and Marcus Allen all possess these qualities and are three of the best running backs the National Football League will ever see....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Original “Death Penalty” in College Football, SMU Mustangs

- People ask all the time, “Why does the NCAA put sanctions on football programs?” When I was young, my favorite football player was Eric Dickerson. I never understood why people criticized him about his college playing days, so I asked my dad about it. He said that Dickerson’s college was given the “Death Penalty”. The Original “Death Penalty” was put into effect at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. To better understand the original question put forth, we must first define a few key terms....   [tags: Sports]

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Football Referees: Friends or Foes

- Football Referees: Friends or Foes. In football referees can be categorized into three types –Blind, Deaf, and Dumb. Being a football player myself, I have experienced all of these different types and I am still trying to discover which one I like best. The referees categorized as blind were cursed with the inability to see more than two feet in front of their faces. No matter how blatantly obvious a penalty appears to be, this type of referee will flabbergast the stadium by making no call. In fact, the absence of penalties has led fans of the game to speculate as to the real cause of these referees’ optical challenges....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nerds of the Football World

- Nerds of the Football World It’s a typical Fall Sunday afternoon and millions of people are huddled around their televisions at home, or at sports bars watching their local team’s battle on the gridiron for football supremacy. Meanwhile, a growing number of the most diehard football fanatics are sitting around their computers. Why aren’t they watching the game you may wonder. It’s simple. A new phenomenon called Fantasy Football is sweeping the nation. The goal of fantasy football is to compile a group of players taken from the National Football League (NFL) that will out perform your opponents....   [tags: Sports Athletics Media Essays]

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Football: Head to Head Contact is Too Dangerous

- The use of head to head contact at any level in football, should be illegal. There is no reason as to why you cannot keep your head up your body square and make a proper tackle. Coaches teach you how to make the proper big hit, without using your head at all. You put yourself at risk and the person you are hitting by lowering, or keeping your head straight up to make head to head contact. The proper way to tackle is made up of a 6 step process. Step 1 is to breakdown, buzz means to set your feet in a good balanced position, correct body posture for the hit, shoot into the hit, wrap up, and finally drive your target into the ground....   [tags: injuries, removing helmets]

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Comparing Football to War

- Comparing Football to War John McMurtry, in his essay Kill Em. Crush Em. Eat Em Raw. states that body shattering is the very point of football, as killing and maiming are of war. The main points the author makes are based on words such as for the kill and casualties. There cannot be an equal comparison between war and football because football is entertainment, but by definition, war, in its purest form, is survival. The three differences in football and war are the draft, the attack, and the defense....   [tags: Papers]

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Personal Narrative - Football...and Musicals?

- My Love of Football...and Musicals. I am first in my class, an all-state football player, weigh 220 pounds, and can lift up small cars, yet I have a secret which I have kept hidden for years. It rages within me, yearning to break free and reveal itself in both shame and splendor. I can contain it no longer. I must shed my inhibitions and proclaim aloud, "So help me God, I love musicals!" Until now, only my family and those who have had the experience of calling my house in the midst of one of my renditions of the confrontation scene between Javert and Valjean from Les Misérables knew about my passion for musical theater....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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How to Play Football Soccer

- The European Football, or soccer, as Americans call it, is simply known as football. It is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a sphere-shaped ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The purpose of the game is to score by using any part of the body besides the arms and hands to get the ball into the opposite goal. The goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands, while it is in play and then only in their penalty area....   [tags: gameplay, rules, players, equipment]

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Brief Summary of Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger

- Friday Night Lights Friday Night Lights is a non fiction book written in the late 1980’s and very early 1990’s. The book was written by H.G. Bissinger. H.G. 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....   [tags: Football, Highschool]

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