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Colin Reilly
2/15
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:17am
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My final research topic is going to be about the effects that concussions have on sports both football and hockey. Currently the NHL and NFL have been having serious problems with concussions with the fact that they are losing their players due to concussions. This is causing a lot of fear in both of the sports causing changes in many different aspects. The changes are ranging from equipment size reduction to rule changes to severe suspensions when these new rules are broken. This is unquestionable changing the way the game is played for both sports causing a debate on whether all the changes are going too far are if they are needed and necessary. I will try to focus most of my paper on all the aspects of the games that are being changed. So I will compare the rules before and after this problem started occurring. Ill include facts and statistics of concussions that happened at its peak to facts and statistics that have happened after the rules and requirements have been put into effect. Luckily for me this is a hot topic and there will be ample sources for me to use. Sport scientists have been spending countless time and resources trying to understand and discover the best way to prevent this problem and make both sports safer. The one thing I am worried out is the fact that I might be only able to find limited print sources and or scholarly sources. Though I have been researching and have been able to find a decent amount of sources I just havenít evaluated all of them to see if I will be able to use them for various reasons. So far the sport science articles have been the most useful in learning about this topic; they have the most direct statistics and facts since they are researching exactly what my topic is covering. They also present the information in an interesting and easy way to relate to which is always helpful. Iím glad I chose this topic since I love sports and this being the biggest issue in sports today.

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