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Proposal +5

“Concussions in the NFL: Are Players Beginning to Value Their Brains More than the Game?” Behind the Steel Curtain. 7 June 2015. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.

How I Used It: This article can be used in many different ways. It provides players personal experiences and personal quotes. It shows how that no matter how much money you are making or how important the game is to one person, a concussion can really affect the way a person lives their life physically and psychologically.

“Fantasy Football Is Teaching Us To Dehumanize Players In Pain.” The Huffington Post. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.

How I Used It: This article is useful especially in the case of concussions. Concussions have probably been the most overlooked subject out of any sports related injury. The fact that the fans of the sport and fantasy football are not educated on the idea of what a concussion is, makes selecting the “Release Player” option/button on the fantasy football app, a much easier decision.

“Let’s Not Forget the Carnage of the NFL.” Bleacher Report. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.

How I Used It: This article, similar to the last, offers a more in depth look at how the players are suffering injuries very rapidly. As a lover of the game and the excitement, our football fan nation also finds much excitement in gambling and fantasy football fulfills our gambling needs. It does not present to us however, how serious the extent of injuries, such as concussion, are. It only shows us the availability of that player for that specific week/day. The gambling community, especially the fantasy football community is starting to become very lost in the toll these injuries take on the players.

“Autopsy: Another NFL Ex-Player Who Killed Himself Had Brain Disease.” The Huffington Post. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.

How I Used It: This article is very vital to explain how serious CTE and concussions are. It reveals that not only can it take a psychological effect on someone but it can also push the person so far to even take their own life. It gives useful facts to include in an argument and provides a perfect example of the extent of CTE, through the suicide of Allen Robinson Jr.

“Ex-NFL Player Laments Not Knowing About CTE Prior To Career.” The Huffington Post. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.

How I Used It: I can use this article in many ways. The author provides many important examples and facts, including the main example, Tom Crabtree. It gives a personal look at how CTE, concussions, and the lack of action taken by the NFL has  taken a lot out of Crabtree’s life. This article is important in showing the non-educated football fans the toll it can take on someone’s life, who in all respects, has not taken his own life but decided to try and “tough it out”.

“The NFL Concussion Settlement Is Pure Evil | VICE Sports.” VICE Sports RSS. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.

How I Used It:  This article is useful because instead of the topic being seen through the player’s eyes, it is being seen through the individual/s arguing for essentially the life of the player’s lives, the lawyers. This article gives the opinion of how the NFL concussion settlement program is not fair to the players of the NFL and how it should be changed to accommodate the players’ head injuries.

“What You Don’t Know About Concussions.” The Huffington Post. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.

How I Used It: I used this article written by Shulkin because it gives an outsiders perspective based off of my topic. She is not an NFL player nor is she affiliated in any way with the National Football League. She is a normal everyday human who suffered from a concussion. It is a useful source of information because she explains some of the myths and truths of a concussion and how it doesn’t take an NFL player to suffer a concussion and all the side effects that tag along with it.

“The NFL Concussion Settlement Is Pure Evil | VICE Sports.” VICE Sports RSS. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.

How I Used It: This article is very useful because it is a clear indication at how even the so called “professionals” aren’t even educated on one of the most serious topics of the sport today. The guy who is supposed to put the players in the right position is even downplaying concussions. This article helps support the idea of increasing awareness of concussions in the NFL.

“NFL: 3 In 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer’s, Dementia.” The Huffington Post. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.

How I Used It: This article written by Dale is very important to the argument. It gives useful facts about how players are hit with concussions. Not only are these players suffering short term consequences but they are suffering long term. They are also getting hit with these brain injuries twice as quick as the normal human being.

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