Concussions in the NFL
I don’t know if many of you watch professional American Football (NFL), but over the past few years there has been a lot of controversy about concussions and how they should be treated. As science and medicine advance the NFL and its doctors are realizing how dangerous concussions actually are. This video explains the science behind concussions and gives a good visual to its affects.
With all the new information surfacing regarding the danger of concussions, many NFL administrators are calling for changes to the rules and to the game to ensure the long-term safety of their players. Traditionalists, however, believe these changes to the rules will affect the sanctity of the game and hinder they way football, “is supposed to be played.”
Football is a very violent game. Players know what they are getting themselves into when they put on that uniform and throw their bodies at members of another team.
What do you think? Should the NFL change rules to protect player’s long-term health? Or should they maintain the traditions of football as it was played for so many decades?