Buckle your seat belts and put the children to bed, your about to embark on a wild ride never thought imaginable. This type of destructive infliltration was to lay the groundwork for an array of debilitating effects, including dementia.
His thinks human beings should be responsible for the choices they make in life.
McKee then joins with Nowinski to further investigate the link Offensive play by malcolm gladwell dementia and football. He feels they cover the important stuff. Both involve iminent dangers that are virtually impossible to avoid.
Just as in dog fighting, if the audience is willing to present and pay, the show will go on. One of the first physcians profiled, Anne Mckee examines and autopsies the brains of deceased athletes after noticing abnormal amounts of the cell destroying protein tau in young specimens that would normally only present itself in elderly dementia patients.
Dogfighters as they place bets, entertaining an audience and making money, pitting their animal against another in the most primitive form of competition. The essay continues on to provide an in depth look into one specific dog fight.
The author goes on to explore different safety precautions to prevent serious brain injury in football.
The connection she finds between repeated trauma and the marked presence of the disorder is compelling. Then football players giving everything they have day in-and-out, seeking the love and respect of millions of people and at the same time making millions of dollars.
McKee is a scientist specializing in the field of neuropathology, which is basically the study of disease in nervous system tissue. He mentions anecdote in which athletes have a genetic limitation they cannot exceed.
Her research sparked insterest in a former athlete turned activist by the name of Chris Nowinski. All the while, their owners look on in admiration and anticipation to see who will emerge victorious with little to no regard for the animals welfare.
Doping Dilemma by Michael Shermer This article is about the consequences behind the performance enhancing substances in professional sports.
He aided McKee by finding the brains of deceased former athletes for examination. After passing out at a Nashville bar one night with his wife, Turley goes on to tell us about multiple times he has been invloved in big hits on the football field.
Nowadays there are also websites that can focus on one sport or one team. These men, by their very title were expected to make use of their heads as weapons, recieving and imposing tremendous blows with them in the name of the team.
Some of these athletes have nothing better to do in life but play football, tend to dope, to perform better and stay in the game. The article once again switches gears into the medical side of this argument, and Ann McKee is introduced. Nowinski tells Mckee that he will help her find more brains of ex-athletes to strengthen her research.
As the story starts we are introduced to Kyle Turley, an ex-football player who served nine years in the National Football League playing as a offensive lineman under multiple teams.
These animals are fortunate enough to have this thirty seven acre home, but their lives will never be restored to normal capacity again. Helmet changes are considered as an option but following testing on the efficiency of the helmet as a safety measure during many "Hits" tests measured during a "Shells" non full contact practice, the effectiveness of the head gear on preventing injury is minimal.
The loser is killed with a couple gunshots, wrapped and carried to the owners vehicle. For an athlete to show good performance and play they may use enhancing substances to help perform well. According to the author, the only thing to be done is dope.
Mckee discovers that many of these dementia patients, thought to have been suffering from Alzeimers were actually suffering from a disorder known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy CTE. Why do people get involved in this line of work? L players who are suffering from dementia.
The way things are these days, the media entities more and more are financially entangled with the teams that are supposed to be covered. He lost his career as a football player for a period of time, he was incarcerated and his name forever tainted.
In one case a linebacker who played for sixteen years showed damage done equivilent to using his head as a battering ram, another where a teenager showed to have more damage done than a fifty-year-old.Offensive Play: "How different are dog fighting and football?" By Malcolm Gladwell Purpose Tone The authors tone seemed to be very serious and worried.
The tone is different for the various topics he discusses. I like the way his tone changed from beginning to end. When he discusses the injuries and the way players don't want to. By Malcolm Gladwell An offensive lineman can’t do his job without “using his head,” one veteran says, but neuropathologists examining the.
Mar 24, · "Offensive Play" is a thought provoking essay written by Malcolm Gladwell that reveals an in depth investigation into the morality of contact sports, particularly football.
Offensive Play by Malcolm Gladwell. Kyle Turley, a determined N - Offensive Play by Malcolm Gladwell introduction. F. L offensive lineman from Nashville who played for 9 years. This position in football was a very dangerous one due to problems with your heads.
His head was hit over and over again.
The author of the article, “Offensive Play” is Malcolm Gladwell. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and has published four books. “Offensive Play” was published in the October 19th, edition.
Apr 07, · In “Offensive Play” written by Malcolm Gladwell, the idea of “How different are dogfighting and football?” is presented. Throughtout the article Gladwell bounces back and fourth on topics including football, dogfighting, and science.Download