Football vs. Baseball 'Baseball is what we were; football is what we have become' (Mary McGory). Both baseball and football are very popular American sports. Both sports can be played at any age

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Football vs. Baseball
'Baseball is what we were; football is what we have become' (Mary McGory). Both baseball and football are very popular American sports. Both sports can be played at any age. Both sports have a college league, a professional league called the NFL for football and the MLB for baseball, and a league for kids. Baseball is called the all American sport. Many Americans enjoy watching both sports. Although football and baseball are two phenomenal sports, they also have many similarities and differences.

The sports football and baseball are alike in many ways. Both sports have a playoff/tournament system for later in the season which involves the teams with the best records in their conference. The playoff system of football and baseball is set up as a bracket in which two teams play each other until there are two teams left. These two teams then play in the Championship game. Football's championship game is known as the Super Bowl and baseball's is known as the World Series. Lastly Both football and baseball are team sports. They both have several positions that the players are assigned to. Also both sports have a ball that gets thrown to other players. There are many similarities in football and baseball. 

Football and baseball also have many differences. They are played at different times of the year. Football is played in the fall and baseball is played in the spring. Also the amount of contact that is involved in both sports is different because pads are not used pads in baseball and in football there are pads. These pads change the amount of contact players have. Football has only eleven players allowed on the field at one time and baseball only allows nine. Also a football is kicked and thrown, while a baseball can only be thrown. Also Football and baseball both have rules that must be followed. In football there are referees and in baseball there are umpires. A referee travels all over the field, calling penalties, determining if the player ran or caught the ball out of bounds, and determining picked up the fumble. On the other hand a umpire stays in one spot of the ball diamond, watches where the ball goes, and if the player was tagged with the ball and the home plate. In football players only receive a penalty for not following the rules, while in baseball not following the rules results in an ejection from the game. 

These two phenomenal sports baseball and football have many similarities and differences. Football and baseball have many similarities such as what type of sports they are, the playoffs later in both seasons, type of field they are played on, and the age you can start to play these sports. But they also have many differences. For instance, how long each game is, the time of year that t hey are played in, and the amount of contact that is allowed. A season of football or baseball is a season to remember.

Injuries in Football
Researchers have reviewed data that has led them to that there have been 243 deaths caused by football injuries between July of 1990 to June 2010. You would hear the clapping of helmets,” said Garland Radloff, whose husband played five season at the center for the Atlanta Falcons. “but then you’d hear cheering… You know you didn’t think about any injury.” Your brain is an incredibly important part of your body and in the National Football League,(“NFL”) twenty-one percent of players incure damage that crucial body part

When peeps says the word injury, you probably think of a short-term one like a broken arm or sprained ankle, but that’s not what comes to mind of football players and their families. Each year, twelve high-school and college students will perish on the field or in practice. To be a notable football player, you must be willing to give up certain boundaries and safety limits, but at times players get injuries that affect their long-term health, mental wellness, and personal life. Sixty-two of these deaths were due to brain injury or concussions. Concussions can lead to diseases such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy- a progressive degenerative disease which leads to memory loss, depression, and dementia.

Football is a well-known sport to millions of people, but it is a sport of full on contact and no limitations. Prior to 1994, having a concussion was not taken seriously. It was such a minor predicament, sometimes players would be back in action before the end of a game. In 1994 the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee. A more serious look at NFL related head injuries. In the years the Committee was founded, an increasing amount of evidence has linked the repeated blows to the head suffered by NFL players with mental health problems later in life. 

Friends and family care about you more than you think, when you feel pain, they do as well. “Football, a sport of determination, hard work, true grit, and risks. “but then you’d hear cheering… You know you didn’t think about any injury.” She said she wasn’t thinking about any long- term injury effects even after the time her husband was out cold for five minutes. Over twenty years passed, and Wayne Radloff at fifty-two years old was diagnosed with a form of early form of onset dementia that was caused by repeated blows to the head and concussions. This has caused him to lose his job and the bank having to foreclosure proceedings on his home in South Carolina. All of this has left Garland Radloff’s wife to take care of their kids, make a living, and fight for what they believe the NFL owes their families. 

There are millions of football fans, but maybe the fans should be focusing of what is happening behind all of the action of the game. It may be more of an issue than meets the eye.

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