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Compare/Contrast Of Basketball and Football

            For years the debate between high school basketball and football has continued on, but now it ends. The pros and cons between the two sports are obvious and will leave any reader knowing which side to choose in the next deliberation. The main difference between the two sports is that basketball is a contained, safe sport, while football is a cold, dangerous, barbaric sport. .
             The pros of basketball outweigh the pros of football by far. Basketball is played inside of a gymnasium where the climate is controlled. Therefore, bundling up or laying the clothing is not necessary when coming to enjoy a friendly game of basketball. Another plus in the sport of basketball is that the crowd is offered up close and personal seats. When going to watch a football game one can end up in the “nose bleed” section, but in basketball that is not apparent. For example, in the Landmark gym one can identify every person playing on the court and for those with 20/20 vision they can also identify fans across the court from them. But, in Landmark’s Thorn Stadium it is nearly impossible to identify a player, let alone a fan across the field from you. But football also has a few pros to it. In football more men are taken on a team, and therefore more people can join in the fun of playing a sport. Also, many coaches are used to teach the players how to properly play offense or defense, while in basketball only one or two coaches are used to teach the entire team how to play. .
             Both sports have their cons too. In basketball only 12-15 players maximum are taken onto a team in a season. This causes the sport to be more competitive in try-outs and insure that only the best players make the cut. Most do not realize how dangerous both sports can be. In the year 2000, more than 193,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for basketball-related injuries. Many believe that football is more dangerous than basketball, but in the same year more than 186,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for football-related injuries.