Offensive Play by Malcolm Gladwell

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Offensive Play by Malcolm Gladwell
Kyle Turley, a determined N.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 results of his head being hurt numerous times led to him experiencing black outs, dizziness, or even unconsciousness. He would sometimes overdue it because he would be so frustrated. Although after experiencing such harm this scares him now because even when he’s not on the field playing, he experiences headaches, nausea, and light-headedness. On a typical day, he passed out in a bar in Nashville. He played a very tough position and now this affects his ability to have a steady head. Article#2

Michael Vick one of the most valued players in professional football who played for the Saint was involved in the involvement of illegal dog fighting which he pleaded guilty to. This cruel act of animal cruelty led to his house being raided. In his backyard, police found multiple dogs buried after being tortured and electrocuted. After Vick was caught he was suspended from N.F.L and was told to undergo psychiatric testing. So the author Gladwell compares humans to dogs. His thinks human beings should be responsible for the choices they make in life. Dogfighting, football, and science are all differentiated in this article to get his point out to the reader. Also, Anne McKee a neuropathologist, uses examples of N.F.L players who are suffering from dementia. . Imagine There’s No Sports Page by Larry Atkins

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