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    22 20 Oct. 2015 Textual Rhetorical Analysis: “Goodell Defends Redskins’ Name” In the 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 wrote back to these ten congress members in support of the Redskin organization a week later. In Goodell’s response letter he gave…

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    Muhammad Ali in 1967 stood up for what he believed in when he refused to be a part of the United States Army, even though it was against the law. Roger Goodell has recently been criticized for what he thinks is the right amount of time to suspend an NFL player for their wrong doings. When Ali and Goodell made these decision’s, they tested people’s ideas, shaped their knowledge and they attempted to build a community through their actions. Ali had no fear when it came to standing up for what he…

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    Following the emotion Clark makes the audience feel, Clark writes,“commissioner Roger Goodell had to address the matter before the season’s first Monday Night Football game in Washington, saying, ‘ What is it we can do to try to ensure those hits don’t occur?’” (Clark 1) Here Clark is borrowing credibility. This shows the audience what Clark has to say is credible and he is a reliable source for the information. Not only does the evidence Clark use establish his credibility, but it also…

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    her findings to the NFL, only to be constantly interrupted and degraded. Henry Foyer, a doctor of the NFL, argued that McKee could not answer two things in regard to her findings: causation and prevalence. McKee also believed that she was not taken seriously because she was a woman. For a long time, the NFL denied the allegations of what repetitive hits to the head can have on the brain. However, McKee’s issue was addressed through another document, which stated the prevalence of…

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    A stark example can be seen when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell downplayed the risk of playing the contact sport by saying “There’s risk in life. There’s risk in sitting on the couch” (Belson). In addition, Goodell later implied that the real reason some players are quitting is because they lost their passion for the game, not due to being concerned about their safety (Belson). Clearly, if Goodell believed that this sport had its inherent risks due to frequent head on collisions he would have…

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    Cash the reason why McDonald fiancée had injuries of being restrained was because she was the first to attack, so McDonald had no other option but to defend himself. (Cash) According to Dan Hanzus, Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL, made changes to the Personal Conduct Policy in the domestic violence section, in which now there is a six-game suspension for the first offense and a for a second offense they are out of the NFL with a the ability to petition a reinstatement after a year of…

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    The referees or officials need to come up with better rules. “Referee Walt Anderson, also the head of officiating for the Big 12 Conference, led a meeting with the Houston Texans on Friday. He said commissioner Roger Goodell has been "very involved" in discussions with the league's rules committee and referees to find ways to limit the number of head injuries, while also maintaining the game's integrity” (“New NFL rules designed to limit head injuries”). They are working on trying to find new…

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    everyone. While they were able to work out a deal together there was still conflict from past negotiations, in 1982 and 1987. In the 1982 negotiation the union wanted 55 percent of the gross revenue. They were not able to receive the deal they wanted and the owners ended up winning this negotiation. The 1987 strike also had a negative impact on the union. During this strike both sides became hostile towards each other. Teams signed replacement players for $1,000 so the games could…

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    claims have already been debunked. Henceforth, he should focus on adjusting his game to mitigate the hits he does experience instead of looking for someone to blame. SuperCam was under a lot of heat from the Cardinals’ chippy defense all afternoon, but the main call in question was when Arizona’s Calais Campbell launched himself at Newton’s legs while he was standing in the pocket. The NFL has flagged defensive players for targeting quarterbacks at the knees ever since 2009, the year after Tom…

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    having a few scenes on the beauty of the game spliced together with delicate toe-tap receptions in the end zone, but what would’ve actually been more appealing is if they went even harder at the NFL. In attempting to have wider appeal, Concussion misses that point. Fans love the players and emblems, not the helmet.A hard-hitting documentary that lays out all the lies the NFL made about concussions and the eventual finding of CTE already exists. It’s called League of Denial and it is fantastic.To…

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