The Pros And Cons Of Football

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Football has always been a sport of strength and size. Players would use their strength and size to hurt other players just to score a couple of points. For this reason, Football has become a very popular sport in the United States for many decades. However, since football is based on a person’s size and strength, many coaches around the world have begun to plump up their players to make them more hard-hitting and threatening, giving teams an advantage over other teams. With many teams trying to obtain the same goals, many football players have become overweight throughout the years.
The Super Bowl I picture, was on January 15th, 1967. During the first Super Bowl, players could block each other below the waist. This move was known as chop blocking. During the time when chop blocking was allowed, it was difficult to be large. This was because when someone was top heavy they would be at a disadvantage due to players focus on the lower body (“How NFL Rule”). However, in 1970, the Rules Committee voted unanimously to ban chop block because the move was considered unethical. This was because it seemed to be causing serious knee and ankle injuries. The result was probably fewer knee and ankle injuries, but the rule change precipitated a huge boom in weightlifting (Eveleth). Players now needed to be big and sturdy to extend their arms out straight to block above the waist.
The idea of lifting can be traced back to the beginning of history where humanity's fascination with physical

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