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  • Colin Kaepernick's Controversy In The National Football League

    Last season, Colin Kaepernick caused a lot of controversy around the world and especially in the National Football League. The controversy was not caused by his play or something off the field. It was caused by his decision to kneel during the National Anthem. Kaepernick knelt during the National Anthem because he felt that African Americans were oppressed by this country, while people without color were being treated less harshly. He did not want to show pride to a country that did not treat every person equally. Kaepernick continued to kneel during the national anthem last season to illustrate to people that a change is absolutely necessary. Although Colin Kaepernick had a satisfactory season with the 49ers last season, he finds himself unemployed.…

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  • Violence: The Role Of Domestic Violence In The National Football League

    Domestic Violence in the National Football League Domestic Violence has been a reoccurring issue in many major sports leagues for example in the National Football League (NFL). The topic came to the public 's attention after star football player, OJ Simpson who played for both the San Francisco 49ers and the Buffalo Bills was put on trial in 1995 for murdering his wife and her friend and was later found not guilty (Berlins). This case brought nationwide awareness for domestic violence among…

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  • Concussions In The National Football League

    Concussions in The National Football League The NFL has a major issue at hand, that is concussions and the lifelong effects they have had on players in all levels of the game, this is not the first time the league has found its self in this situation and it must once again ‘’adapt’’ in order to get through this dark period. In recent years the National Football League (NFL) has been in hot water after concussions, a traumatic brain injury, has surfaced as a result of the growth in medical…

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  • Racial Injustice In The National Football League

    Police brutality, the killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castille, and many other innocent and unarmed black people are all examples of racial injustice within our own country. Racial injustice has become a very large issue and too many people are dying for reasons unknown. There are people in the world who do not have a large enough audience to effectively speak on the issue with numerous people noticing. The players are using their unique stage to give people a voice who do not have one.…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Goodell Defends Month Name

    last seventy-five years there have been effortless attempts by protesters to rid the Washington football organization of the “Redskins” nickname. In 2013, protesters were assisted by ten U.S. Congress members in the effort to strip the organization of their beloved mascot. These congress members wrote a letter filled with their concerns to Roger Goodell (NFL Commissioner) along with Dan Snyder (Washington Redskins Franchise Owner) and also to every NFL organization in the league. Roger Goodell…

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  • The Case Of James Jackson's Case Against The NFL

    The Case Study in question relates to a racial discrimination suit filed by James Jackson III against the National Football League (NFL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in June 1994. Jackson had previously filed a discrimination charge in 1991 with the Equal Opportunity Commission and was granted the right to sue on July 1, 1992 (Jackson v. National Football League, 1994). The plaintiff, James Jackson III, an African American minor league football coach, sued the…

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  • What Are Concussions In Football

    Concussions in Football: A Deadly Number “What a big hit on the football field on this frigid Friday night. It looks like he is down for the count.” I often hear something similar to this when watching a hard hit in a high school, college, or even an NFL football game. Devastating blows to the head is only one major consequence being out on the field. Even though the player might not notice anything wrong right away, there are many serious signs and symptoms that come along with concussions.…

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  • The Effectiveness Of Concussions In Football

    From what I can remember, football has become a Sunday ritual in my family since I was a kid. Growing up in the North East, we lived a couple hours from Shea Stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York. Being the playing ground for the New York Jets 1964 to 1983, now the New York Jets play at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Living so closed to the stadium and having family members like my Dad, Uncles, and Grandfather take the train or a boat over to watch Joe…

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  • Under Armour's Marketing Strategy

    When someone sits down to watch a professional football or hockey game it is clear that the player is wearing UA compression gear! This is a form of using an aspirational group. People do not belong to this group but if they see one of their favorite players wearing Under Armour compression gear, they aspire to be like them and feel as if they belong to the…

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  • NFL Suspension Of Domestic Violence Cases

    Since September of 2006, law enforcement authorities have pursued over 50 domestic violence cases against NFL players, including one murder and at least five claims of attacking or chocking pregnant women. According to an ESPN poll, 49% of Americans are football fans, making the NFL the most popular sports league in the United States (Schrotenboer, 2014). With over half of the American population tuning in to watch professional football, the NFL should be seen as an influential organization. The…

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