Hughes: 18 games of NFL not worth long term effects on players

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first_imgMmm, breathe it in, breathe it in. You smell it? That’s fall weather, folks. Look around, the trees are already styling themselves with new colors.That’s right kids. We’re about three weeks into the school year and into the full swing of things. The ease of summertime is over, and now the books fall on our shoulders. Fortunately for us all, we have football to alleviate that pressure by way of siphoning all traces of homework motivation.Not that this is news to anyone, but football is without doubt the most popular sport in the U.S. Many of us probably wish the offseason were as quick as MLB’s. Personally, come every May or June, nostalgia sets in and I begin to watch highlights of the best football games in recent years. When I was 13 years old, I taped Super Bowl XXXVIII so if I was bored I’d have a football game to watch.So I was predictably elated when I heard NFL owners were in favor of an 18-game regular season. I relished in the idea of more competitive games to throw hissy fits/cries of joy over and less preseason games that tease football fans so.But if Commissioner Roger Goodell wants the NFL to continue to leave fans begging for more as the best storytellers are inclined to do, he has to realize that an 18-game schedule could seriously threaten the condition of the game and it would nullify all attempts to render the league as a safer place for the bodies and minds of the players. It would be hypocrisy.Ever since the NFL publicly acknowledged the long-term mental effects that concussions have on its players (Alzheimer’s, dementia and depression), the league has done well to create measures to prevent concussed players from reentering a game as well as the subsequent one. The NFL has placed posters in all 32 locker rooms that warn of the consequences associated with the bellicose nature of the game.There are even rumblings of banning the three-point stance – the quintessential depiction of a football player that has pervaded since the 1920’s – as well as the ability of ball carriers to charge headfirst into defenders.When you consider the frightening and sad stories that headline the research’s findings, you would probably be thankful the NFL is willing to make such changes. And those stories truly are frightening. The tales of Todd Johnson, Mike Webster, Andre Waters, Terry Long, Justin Strzelczyk, John Grimsley and a few others are ones of deteriorating minds that, in some cases, lead to death or suicide before the age of 50.Sure, if you wanted to rationalize, you’d say these cases are relatively rare and, for whatever reason, there are only a select few players that experience a multitude of concussions over the course of their careers. I mean, hey, Troy Aikman retired because he sustained so many but he’s still working as a commentator for FOX.Only recent research suggests concussions are not necessary to begin a path that leads to dementia. According to neurosurgeon Julian Bailes, chronic encephalopathy is the result of repeated impacts to the head – not necessarily concussive impacts. CTE is known to cause unstable emotions, memory loss, depression and may also lead to dementia.If you think this is reserved for the battle-weary veterans, consider former Cincinnati wide receiver Chris Henry, who died after being thrown from a moving vehicle in 2009. An autopsy revealed that prior to the accident Henry had already been suffering from CTE. He was 26 years old and had been playing in the NFL for just five years.In a sport that has been played for about 90 years now, researchers are only just tapping into the repercussions of its violence. An 18-game regular season only further exposes the players to these dangers that we are only just now beginning to realize.The NFL can place as many cautionary posters as it wants within the locker rooms, but that is in no way going to diffuse the situation. Players are still going to hit as hard as they’ve ever hit, and coaches will never tolerate any fluff on game day.During a game, players are simply much more likely to disregard their health. Just look at Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, who after sustaining a concussion on Sunday, screamed at his personnel when he was told he could not reenter the game. Do you think he saw that poster in the locker room?Two extra games a season will inevitably result in shorter careers for these gladiators. The shoulders and knees of players will be reduced to rubble faster. If the NFL wants to lend a serious hand of aid to this problem, it would back off the 18-game talk immediately.If the league were truly committed to preserving their players, they might even scrap two preseason games anyway. Those who go to the playoffs and Pro Bowl are not spared the few extra weeks of Quasimodo throwing a birthday party in their head. Too bad owners are too committed to the money – ticket prices don’t even drop for preseason games.Two weeks ago, Goodell appeared on the ESPN radio show Mike and Mike in the Morning. There, they briefly discussed the progress of the proposed 18-games schedule and said this:“We’re putting together… a schedule that would be beneficial for the players, for the game and most importantly to our fans,” Goodell said.To which Mike Greenberg replied: “And that might be the most important thing.”Wrong. Goodell and Greenberg certainly have their priorities misplaced. If you run the players into the ground, you have no game. Fans already enjoy the game enough at the expense of the players’ health.Even someone with a brain injury can see that.Elliot is a junior planning on declaring a major soon. Think an 18-game season would be good or bad for the players? Email him at [email protected]last_img

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first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Esta incorporación hace ascender a 30 el número de congregaciones que integra la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur.Los arreglos de culto para las tres misiones más recientes no son inusitados para congregaciones bisoñas en las Tierras Bajas de Carolina del Sur. Por ejemplo, la iglesia episcopal en Edisto comenzó a reunirse en un restaurante de parrilladas y ahora comparte espacio con la Nueva Primera Iglesia Bautista Misionera, una iglesia bautista afroamericana que se congrega en un edificio contigo más reciente.Miembros de la iglesia episcopal del Mesías en Myrtle Beach, Carolina del Sur, desfilan por el centro de la nave de la iglesia de la Santa Comunión, en Charleston, el 15 de noviembre, para ser recibidos como congregación de misión de la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENSLa iglesia episcopal de Santa Catalina [St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church] en Florence, se reúne en el colegio de Back Swamp, un edificio de estructura de madera de 1921 sin calefacción ni aire acondicionado.La iglesia episcopal de San Francisco de Asís [St. Francis Episcopal Church] en Charleston, se congrega en la capilla de una funeraria [J. Henry Stuhr’s West Ashley Chapel]. En octubre, la congregación de la misión celebró un oficio de bendición de animales en el parque para perros que queda calle abajo.La iglesia episcopal del Buen Pastor [Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd] en Summerville, comparte espacio con una congregación afroamericana, la iglesia metodista unida Wesley, y reúne la escuela dominical en la biblioteca pública que queda al doblar de la esquina.Y la iglesia episcopal de Santa Ana [St. Anne’s Episcopal Church] en Conway, adora en la Capilla Lackey de la Universidad de Coastal Carolina.“Los que más nos han acogido son grupos improbables”, le dijo a ENS Charles vonRosenberg, obispo provisional de Carolina del Sur.A partir de noviembre de 2012, y en algunos casos antes de esa fecha, muchos episcopales se sintieron obligados a abandonar sus parroquias en medio de una disputa provocada por Mark Lawrence, el obispo diocesano en ese momento, como reacción a decisiones tomadas por la Iglesia Episcopal a nivel denominacional. Se considera que Lawrence ha renunciado a sus órdenes episcopales.Miembros de la iglesia episcopal de East Cooper, en la zona de Charleston, reciben un aplauso en la iglesia de la Santa Comunión, Charleston, el 15 de noviembre, luego de ser oficialmente recibida como una congregación en misión de la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur. Foto de Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS.Los que desearon permanecer en la Iglesia Episcopal, ahora forman parte de lo que se conoce como la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur. A la entidad se le conoce por este nombre desde el 26 de enero de 2013 a fin de acatar la orden de restricción temporal que le impidió al grupo usar el escudo diocesano y los nombres de “Iglesia Protestante Episcopal en la Diócesis de Carolina del Sur”, “Diócesis de Carolina del Sur” y “Diócesis Episcopal de Carolina del Sur”.“El evento del Éxodo parece relacionarse con nuestra experiencia de varios modos”, dijo vonRosenberg durante su alocución a la 224ª. Convención Anual de la Iglesia el 15 de noviembre. “Por ejemplo, les he oído decir a muchos de ustedes de la sensación y la realidad de la opresión en esta parte de la Iglesia, en tiempos anteriores. Luego tuvo lugar una especie de separación y éxodo. Y ahora, pueblo de Dios, nos encontramos atravesando el desierto”.Sin embargo, no se trata de un desierto estéril, dijo vonRosenberg durante una entrevista para ENS antes de la convención. Además del crecimiento numérico, ha habido un crecimiento espiritual.“Esto tiene un sentido, que es intenso y profundo. Tiene que ver con la edificación de una comunidad, a sabiendas de que es importante afirmar eso y querer seguir adelante con esa convicción”, dijo. “No miramos hacia atrás, porque el futuro es luminoso y lo que pertenece al pasado es algo que no necesitamos ni queremos revivir”.O como lo definió Andrea McKellar, guardiana mayor de San Francisco de Asís: “Es de gran regocijo. Es una verdadera experiencia de resurrección que pasáramos de lo que parecía ser, en los primeros días, la peor situación del mundo al presente, cuando yo no cambiaría nada al respecto”.Estas ocho nuevas comunidades de culto son peregrinos que viajan hacia un destino que aún no ven con claridad, pero saben que están comprometidos a ser episcopales, dijeron el obispo y otras personas.“Hay una santa paciencia”, entre esos peregrinos, dijo el Ven. Calhoun Walpole, que sirve de arcediano de la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur.“La gente sabe que no verá los frutos. Yo percibo una profunda convicción, una profunda comprensión de que la cosecha no es nuestra; que nunca puede ser nuestra, porque es del Señor; que estamos aquí laborando en estos campos ahora, laborando por las generaciones futuras”, dijo Walpole, que también es vicario de la iglesia episcopal de la Gracia [Grace Episcopal Church] en Charleston. “Todo se reduce a que la Iglesia sea la Iglesia. Es lo que la Iglesia ha hecho siempre en todas las generaciones y en todos los lugares. Nosotros sólo tenemos el don de experimentar un elevado sentido de esa realidad”.Las personas que experimentan esa realidad han hecho el sacrificio de abandonar los edificios de la Iglesia que conservan parte de las historias de sus familias y, en algunos casos, la familia y los amigos que llevaron a cabo esa historia, dijeron vonRosenberg y Walpole. Y Walpole sugirió que se están haciendo también otros sacrificios, reconociendo que algunos episcopales se han quedado en las parroquias que han seguido el liderazgo de Lawrence.“Creo que la historia que no se cuenta por razones obvias es la historia de las personas que han tomado la decisión de quedarse en sus respectivas parroquias que se separaron”, explicó Walpole. “Creo que esas cifras son grandes y creo que esas personas, aunque ni siquiera usan la terminología de ‘llamado’ o ‘sacrificio’, consciente o inconscientemente siguen dando un silencioso testimonio de la presencia de la Iglesia Episcopal en esas parroquias”.En medio de la reorganización de la Iglesia Episcopal en Carolina del Sur, sus miembros fueron llamados, durante la convención del 14 y 15 de noviembre, a mirar hacia fuera, tanto como hacia adentro. El lema de la convención fue “Llevamos Cristo al mundo”. Sus líderes querían comenzar a cambiar el objetivo de la Iglesia, de la supervivencia a la misión, en tanto restablecían un sentido episcopal y anglicano de identidad y responsabilidad. VonRosenberg dijo que el liderazgo se propone alentar a todas sus congregaciones, y especialmente a las que ahora se inician, “a ser reconocidas en la comunidad en general por un propósito que conlleve la misión de Jesús”.Más de 300 personas asistieron a la convención, entre ellos 77 delegados laicos y 36 miembros del clero. Aquí puede obtenerse información sobre las labores de la Convención, que se celebró en la iglesia de la Santa Comunión [Church of the Holy Communion] en Charleston. El Rdo. Thomas Brackett, misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal para el comienzo de nuevas iglesias e iniciativas misionales, dirigió una serie de talleres el 14 de noviembre como parte de ese empeño. El Rdo. Canónigo Mark Stevenson, misionero encargado de la pobreza nacional en la Iglesia Episcopal, también habló en la convención.Y James Tengatenga, antiguo obispo de Malawi Sur, que preside el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano, fue el predicador durante la eucaristía de apertura.La presencia de Tengatenga se proponía mostrarle a la Iglesia y a la comunidad en general, como dijera vonRosenberg en su alocución, que “La Iglesia Episcopal es el único miembro reconocido de la Comunión Anglicana en este país”.Durante las sesiones de trabajo de la convención, los delegados anularon por unanimidad los cambios constitucionales y canónicos hechos por las convenciones presididas por Lawrence para separar a la Iglesia [en Carolina del Sur] de la Iglesia Episcopal. El Canciller Thomas Tisdale le dijo a la convención que las acciones correctivas del 15 de noviembre tenían el efecto de “hacernos parte de la Iglesia Episcopal”.Quedan por hacer algunas gestiones legales. Hay actuaciones judiciales pendientes de decidir cuál de los dos grupos debe tener el control legal de la Diócesis de Carolina del Sur. Y si bien vonRosenberg y otros líderes no quieren que las actuaciones judiciales se concentren en los episcopales, tales actuaciones si le hacen reclamos a la atención y finanzas de la organización. Y el obispo dice que representan un quehacer importante para la reorganización de los episcopales y su futuro “en esta parte de Carolina del Sur”. Los detalles de las actuaciones judiciales pueden hallarse aquí.No obstante, vonRosenberg le dijo a ENS que los episcopales en Carolina del Sur le dicen que “no estamos mirando hacia atrás porque el futuro es luminoso y lo que se encuentra en el pasado es algo que no necesitamos ni queremos revivir”.Eve Pinckey, miembro fundadora de la iglesia episcopal en Okatie y que ahora es parte de la junta parroquial, lo define de esta manera: “Vamos a crecer, a crecer, a crecer y a amarnos, a amarnos y a amarnos los unos a los otros, como siempre lo hemos hecho. No veo llegada la hora [de que eso suceda].– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img

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