Rhetorical Analysis Of Football So Beautiful For Fans, Scars Players With Dementia

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Rhetorical Analysis The editorial in the New York times, “Football, So Beautiful for Fans, Scars Players With Dementia,” informs football players and other athletes of a new disease affecting National Football League players called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. This condition seems to appear only in retired athletes, specifically football players. C.T.E. causes abnormal affects to the brain and can cause warning signs to appear like dementia, memory loss, and depression. One of the cons about having this sickness is it can only be diagnosed postmortemly. Although there are new rules and equipment that have been created for the protection of athletes, there is still a concern that these changes will not be enough to prevent …show more content…
The editorial board explains how the Super Bowl has become a big tradition in America today, and that many families get together to celebrate it every year while making many memories. Then, they give an emotional appeal to the story and explain that because of the dangerous sport, famous players like Willie Wood have no memory of ever playing in the first Super Bowl (Football, So Beautiful). This part of the article is powerful because it makes the reader feel despair for the football player. It also sets the rest of the article up to give more emotional appeal while making the reader think that football is becoming too dangerous to …show more content…
They tell about Willie Wood, and how he was crucial for the football game that day, but then they switch to explaining how he has no memory of that unforgettable day (Football). First, they give a fact while using words like crucial to stress the importance of that day in history, then they use pathos to talk about how he has no memory of playing on an important day like that (Football). The use of pathos and logos in the article give appeal to the readers and makes them feel bad for the football players that have lost their memory. The main point of the article is to inform people on the increasing dangers of playing football and that parents should take caution before they decide to place their kid in this corrupt

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