The Ethics of Football

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The Ethics of Elite Football
As the most popular sport in the United States, football is firmly ingrained in our American society. Despite football’s vast popularity, football is currently an overall detriment to our society. Serious fundamental changes need to be implemented to the structure of football in order for it to be morally improved in the future. With more research appearing each day, it is clear the neurological health of players needs to be taken more in to account. Underprivileged kids also need to start invest investing in school over football to succeed in their future and the well being of the players and public should always be put before money, especially the NFL’s.
Not everyone believes football needs to be changed. Many people believe that football does not need to be changed at all. In Mark Edmundson’s, Why Football Matters, he emphasizes that football teaches invaluable character values. For example, football instills camaraderie that creates life long friendships and gives them beneficial knowledge about teamwork for the rest of their lives. Opponents also cite how football teaches you how to work hard overcome adversity, deal with failure and strive for excellence. Football inspires valuable teaching beneficial to the rest of your life. Furthermore, opponents to changing football say football gives more opportunities for underprivileged kids to be able to receive a college education or make their living through football. Moreover, opponents to change believe that the NFL creates is too successful to have to undergo major changes. Right now, the NFL makes 10 billion in revenue a year. As a result, opponents to change claim football increases the local economies in terms, of jobs, prestige, and economic growth. In their eyes, the business and entertainment of the NFL is too important to lose.
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