Fool’s Ball Fools Ball Many people enjoy watching or playing the game called football. However, there are many people that think football is just a waste of time and money. I, for instance, am one of those people. Whether it is just hometown high school football, College football or even NFL football I think that football is an awful representation of athletic ability. There are many cons including the physical effect that it has on the players, the amount of money that is spent on the players, and the message that it is sending to children.
First of all, football is one of the most dangerous sports that is played in the United States whether it is the little leagues or the NFL. Players are tackled and thrown around in all different directions. Many players may get injured so badly that they have to quit playing football. They may injure the heads, spines, and in most cases their knees. To prove just how dangerous football is, there are ambulances that attend the game waiting or watching to see if someone gets hurt. In many instances a player has to be taken away by the ambulance.
Why do the players put themselves through all of this physical trauma? Not only do the football players get injured during the games, they also get injured during practices. The situation is just as bad as if there were an actual game being played. Pulled muscles, torn ligaments, broken bones, and sometimes concussions. The possibilities are endless. There are numerous amounts of money that is spent on the players.
Not necessarily in the little leagues, but the NFL for instance. The players are sometimes paid millions of dollars to be a football player. A lot of times college football players get scholarships for playing football at certain schools. This ignites a whole new debate about the football players ability to attend college and his grades. Many people believe that a lot of times the player does not even attend college half the time and is still passed. The money that is spent on the NFL players is insane.
The millions of dollars that they make each year could definitely be going to a better cause than football. It seems like every time one turns on the television he hears of the wrongdoings of big time football players. The latest instance was that of Peter Warrick, a very important player, who plays for Florida State University. He stole five hundred dollars worth of merchandise at a department store for a much cheaper price. He was arrested.
Odds point now to him joining the team again very soon. Is this right? Just because he is a very important football player should he be able to do this? This kind of thing happens very much in football land. It is sending kids the wrong message. It is telling them that it is o.k. to steal because you will get away with it. Kids look up to these football players as idols and they are getting the wrong messages.
In conclusion, football is a wasteful sport. It is hard on the player, it costs a lot of money that could be spent on other more important things, and last but not least, it is sending kids all the wrong messages. I nominate a new name for football: Fools Ball. Sports and Games.