College Football Persuasive Essay

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Sports has always played a huge role in my life. From hitting a t-ball at age four, kicking a soccer ball at age five, to dribbling a basketball at age six, and spiking a volleyball at age ten, it is safe to say that I have almost done all a kid in my area can do. I have participated in countless hours of practice, rides back home at midnight from tournaments, and a couple of injuries along the way. Despite these bothersome things, it has been something that I would not have traded for the world. Some of my most favorite memories have come from playing the sports I love. I will not be able to experience it at a college level, but I know there are many reasons why I believe sports should not be taken away at the collegiate level. “College athletics programs represent a multibillion dollar industry and are integrally linked to school branding and reputation.” (Emma). I know this debate video specifically is speaking about college football, but this applies to all sports simply because, we as Americans, tend to fight for what we love. If someone takes away college football, and football only, this would strike a match and people would be …show more content…
“ Frontline reported on numbers from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University, where researchers studied the brains of 165 people who played football at the high school, college, or professional level. They found evidence of CTE in 131 of them—79 percent. Of the brains studied, 91 of them belonged to former NFL players, and 87 of those 91 (96 percent) had signs of CTE.” (Beck). So yes, there are injuries that are going to come their way; however, if you ask any of those football players if they regretted playing football and receiving those multiple injuries, nine times out of then they would say it was the best decision they have ever