Thursday, 6 March 2014


 huge hits are a major part of football and rugby but are the concussions worth it? the rate of concussions are growing specially in high school level  leading to earlier complications and brain damage. This needs to stop or at least find away to diminish the rate.


  1. But here's the problem. If you take out big hits, what will happen to the sports? I would argue that these sports would die if there was no such thing as big hits. I think these sports were actually made so that athletes would have a platform to show their strength by running their opponent essentially into the ground. Think about it. Once you take that away, the definition of the big hit will keep on changing until the sport becomes no-contact.

  2. I agree with you Mathew but like Nehemiah has already said above, you can't just remove these kinds of hits from the game as that would make it less exciting to watch. However, there have been advances in equipment technology decreasing the chances of concussions in these athletes. Overall, these injuries do need to stop as they are ruining careers at such a young age or even while athletes are in their prime. Personally I believe that asking a hard hitting athlete not to hit at his fullest ability would be like telling a fish not to swim or a bird not to fly. Rather than changing the hits we should be focusing on protecting from them instead and I believe that is the best way to solve the problem of these injuries that are occurring.