Once again the NFL was stopped. It stopped abruptly. The relentless sport was forced to stop, even if it didn’t actually intend to, as the horror was unavoidable. The night of Monday, in front an audience of national TV, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin fell to the ground. He did not rise. The violence was not diminished.
Hamlin is a 24-year-old who hails from McKees Rocks Pa. He began his career as a starter in the month of September after a fellow player suffered an injury to the neck. He made an uncharacteristic football tackle during the opening quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was hit in the chest when he was tackled by the wide player Tee Higgins. He regained his balance, but was thrown backwards. There was a rush to revive the man, who just held his parents’ hands during warmups before the game. He required CPR and a stretcher as well as an ambulance. In the chaos, the reactions to the action of players was obvious that the situation was to be dire.
Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen stood frozen, hands on his lips and eyes open. The wide receiver Stefon Diggs wept and moved. Cornerback Tre’Davious white put his hands on his head and uttered words of shock as tears rolled down his eyes black. The whole Bills team kneeled in prayer while the ambulance drove off.
Hamlin fell around 8.55 p.m. Eastern time. The next sixty-six minutes, while medics took him to Paycor Stadium to a hospital and NFL officials scrambled for the decision to stop games, it was clear that the sport seemed to not play a role in the decision. The game — one that is the second most anticipated games of the season as it was a week 17 matchup that could have major implications for the no. 1 seed for the playoffs in the AFC The game could not be played. Because of Hamlin trying to save his life There wasn’t a “next man up” mentality in this moment. There was no way to repeat the game.
In “Monday Night Football,” a classic American custom, the audience saw some of the more terrifying moments of sports telecast history. A game that is frightening could occur in any sport and at any time. However, it happened in the most grandest of venues during the final professional football game of the night, the final game on Monday nights during the entire season. It served as a reminder of the brutality of the game. It forced everyone to confront with the brutality of this sport that is so beloved.
It isn’t a game which happens to be violent. It’s a genuinely violent game that many people find quite brutal. Many don’t like it, despite the frequent collisions. They like it because of their. It’s awe-inspiring that throughout its existence, the sport has stayed clear of terrifying situations. However, no matter how much the coaches instruct proper fundamentals regardless of how disciplined players are in controlling their anger This is the game’s nature.
The aversion to football is strong enough that not a single incident, not even one such as this, will be enough to dissuade the crowds. The conclusion should not be to be to be ashamed of enjoying it. But it’s a reminder to keep the passion in check with the appropriate consideration of the risk to human life.
Hamlin began his career as a starting quarterback in Week 3 following the his safety Micah Hyde injured his neck in the 41-7 Buffalo victory against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 19. It was also a game on a Monday night. Hyde is a player with had a history of neck issues was forced to leave via an ambulance. Hyde isn’t expected back this season. After a month, his incident Hyde confessed how terrified that he was.