As amusing as it may be to plop onto the couch with a buttery bowl of popcorn and watch an aggressive game of football where teammates are constantly tackling each other, it is important to still remember that as fun as this game may be to watch playing it leads to many dangerous life-threatening injuries. The informative article “Hard Knocks” By Gabriel Charles Tyler found in upfront magazine, the infographic, titled “How Many G’s”, and the youtube video labeled “Concussion Hazards in Youth Football” (Dr. Drew interview with Dr.
Sanjay Gupta, HLN/CNN), all give an adequate amount of information against the idea recreational departments and schools should provide programs such as football. So to help kids all over the nation, it is in the school’s best interest to ban programs such as football for a number of reasons such as the fact that ot may cause concussions. Football is a type of game in which it is quite likely to take some blows to you head,chest, etc. But what people may not know is the severity of these concussions and how harmful they are.
In the article “Hard Knocks” By Gabriel Charles Tyler, a story is shared about a young boy stating that, “Monti, then a 17-yearold Hortonville junior, says he knew the helmet-to-helmet collision was a hard hit… he shook it off and played the rest of the game…. eager to help his team, he returned after a week and quickly sustained another concussion. A year later, he’s still struggling with painful headaches and he faces the possibility of permanent brain damage. “This real life situation shows you how due to football people are likely to sustain concussions.
You can tell just how serious concussions are because Monti who had gotten a few concussion out there on the football field is still paying the price for it. A year after the event took place he is still struggling and still feels the side-effects from the concussions he sustained playing football. Another resource that shows the dangers of football would be from the picture from the infographics, “How Many G’s” which illustrates a colored picture of two football players ramming into eacher. Above the picture in black bold letters it states… football hit that leads to a concussion followed by a big 100g in red letters.
Not gas in grams, but gas in g-forces. G-forces are a measurement of the force of gravity or acceleration on a body. The picture above the picture of the two football players butting into each other is a black and white picture showing a hand punching a man in the face and it is said to be a heavyweight boxer’s punch. However this is only 5 g-forces. 5 g-forces is a already a pretty large amount and it it is implied by the picture that when a boxer does punch you in the face with that much force it is quite painful however the football hit which leads to a concussion is 20 times that!
This clearly means that even science can prove that football can be seen as quite a dangerous sport and the force that those players on the fields are exerting on each other are off the charts. Using real-life situations and science it can be proved exactly how harmful concussions inflicted on you from football can be. The article shows you with an example of an event that took place how by playing football you are prone to concussions and that they are not something that should be taken lightly. The infographics illustrate how the hit a football player gets when getting a concussion can be measured as 100 g-forces!
For those of you who don’t know 100 g forces is a pretty large number for one hit. From this evidence provided you can see how concussions are a serious thing and knowing that football is usually the game that causes it, you should understand that this is a recreational activity that should be banned from our school, in the interests of the students. Football not only gives you a small injuries but may give you permanent injuries that will affect you your whole life.
In the article “Hard Knocks” By Gabriel Charles Tyler it is explained. … but in 2009, it acknowledged publicly for the first time that concussions suffered while playing football can lead to long-term negative health effects. Last year, the NFL revealed that it expects nearly a third of retired players to develop permanent brain impairments. ” While other games may be dangerous in some aspects football is known for specifically the concussions it causes. We need to take this seriously because many kids are eager to get back and play again even after having gotten a concussion, so they can help their team.
However they don’t realize that the injuries sustained when playing football can later lead to long term issues. Also 13 of the retired NFL players having to develop permanent brain impairments is a lot of people. Just think of all the football players in the NFL you knew, almost 33% of them needed to get impairments simply so tehri brain can actually work fine and they can live. Imagine having to live a life where you everyday you wake up to possibly find your head throbbing or suddenly getting disoriented.
All because of football. Is it really worth it? In the video “Concussion Hazards in Youth Football” (Dr. Drew interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, HLN/CNN) two men discuss the effects concussions have on the brain and explain, “Their brains are developing and these injuries can have long-term, persistent effects. The brain has a hard time repairing the damage caused by concussions because their brains aren’t done developing(in kids) it takes an even longer time to fix. “‘Their” refers to adolescents. with Dr.
Sanjay Gupta is trying to explain is that children’s brains aren’t fully developed yet which makes it even harder and riskier to try and fix their brain after having landed a concussion. Of course a concussion is pretty bad no matter what but it is even worse for children who play football more often. It is worse for children due to the fact that they are more likely to sustain long-term injuries. Also when you do get hurt when you are young it stays with you as you grow older and contrary to what you might think people don’t get used to it.
They have to live with that sharp feeling in the back of their head due to concussions. It just stays with them forever. Knowing the long-term effects that concussions have on your brain you may want to reconsider whether recreational activities and sports such as football should be allowed to be played in schools. As you read above you know that 33%of the retired NFL players had to get permanent impairments to the barona now imagine the damage caused to adolescents who are still in school.
Their brain is more prone to life-threatening injuries and knowing that 13 of professional football players have gotten severely hurt to the point they need permanent impairments imagine how many more kids get hurt every day playing this game. You can’t deny that it is a fact the brian had a hard time repairing itself after getting a blow to the head and many times it leads to long-term damage. This is a sufficient amount of evidence arguing against the idea of programs such as football being played in schools. It is in the best interest of everybody that violent sports games such as football not be included in school programs.
It is a huge mistake and can cause many young innocent children their lives. Even if doesn’t cause them their life concussions are something that should not be taken lightly and may even result in damages that will always be there. Did you know that 1 in 10 high school football players get a concussion? Really think about how many people play football all over the nation and how many people 1 in 10 equals. These kids are risking their bright future and healthy life in order to play a sports game for school. They are so determined to win that they don’t realize that they very thing they are determined to play may bring their end.