Football, A Sport Worth Dying For?
“Is football worth dying for?”....Many parents across the United States are now wondering whether or not they should let their kids play football. They are not denying their kids the game of football because they don’t like it, but rather they are not letting them play because of how medical research has shown how dangerous it is. Football is a dangerous sport, and it is definitely not a sport worth playing or dying for if its nature revolves around concussions and its deadly effects it could have on the human body. The participation of football across the U.S. is declining because of how dangerous it is and its long-term effects on the brain and on the human body.
One of the main reasons football should not be played is because of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy). A couple of years ago, “getting your bell rung” was not that big of a deal. However, new technology and medical research has shown that the impacts acquired while playing football are very dangerous, and has led to the decline in the participation in football. “From 2010 to 2012, participation in Pop Warner youth football declined by 9.5 percent. In a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, 40 percent of respondents said they would not let a child play football. Those fears are fueled largely by headlines about the links between sports-related concussions and chronic traumatic…show more content… More importantly, the brain of an athlete who plays football is in the hot seat for injury through collisions which are bound to happen almost every play. “As the risk of concussions and brain traumas have become better understood and more widely known, fewer young people are playing the game”(Gregory, Sean.). Football is not a sport worth dying for and is not a sport worth playing where injuries could result in major brain