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College Sports - Football Scholarships and Woman's Sports - Football Scholarships and Woman's Sports       Saturdays in the fall bring together millions of people to celebrate college football, a ritual that bonds the community in stadiums and in living rooms across America. This American sport takes a heavy financial toll in colleges everywhere. Just one in four colleges across America make money on their football team (mostly large division I schools). College teams spend millions of dollars stockpiling athletes and struggle to keep pace with rivals....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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College Sports - Women in Sports and Title IX - Women in Sports and Title IX Since the 1972 conception of Title IX of the Education Amendments, the number of women participating in intercollegiate athletics has increased five-fold, from fewer than 30,000, to more 150,000 in 2001. However, more than 400 men’s athletics teams have been dismantled since Title IX, the law forbidding sex discrimination at institutions receiving federal funds, became law. Some would say this is due, in part, to Title IX enforcement standards like proportionality....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The Role of Local Authorities in Sports - The Role of Local Authorities in Sports Sports development is ‘enabling people to learn basic movement skills, knowledge and understanding; developing a positive attitude to physical activity. ‘ (Anon) Sports development tries to ensure that all people should have the opportunity to receive physical education and the opportunity to acquire basic sports skills make sure that sport is taken part in a safe and healthy environment and in co-operation with the appropriate sports organisations....   [tags: Papers] 975 words
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The Importance of Sports to Mass Communication - The Importance of Sports to Mass Communication Understanding of mass communication without attention to sport coverage is practically impossible. Through the mass media, millions and even billions of viewers, listeners and readers are brought into the experience of a great sports performance. The emotional power of sports performance enchanted by slow-motion video and musical sound track, can take you to breath away or bring tears to you eyes. There are a lot of massive spectacles like the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA play-offs, the Olympic Games, College Football Games....   [tags: Papers] 769 words
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Life of a Growing Sports Star - Do not Forget to Have Fun Young Derek is two years old and comes from a very athletic family. The son of a professional football player and a WNBA basketball star, Derek's future is set for athletic success. At the young age of three, he runs with his father and plays basketball with his mother. He eats only natural food; white sugar, white flour, and other processed food are cut from his diet. At the young age of six, he plays three organized sports: basketball, football, and track & field. Most of his formative years help develop his strength, speed, and muscles....   [tags: Personal Essays] 2196 words
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The Fallacy of Minority Discrimination in Sports - The Fallacy of Minority Discrimination in Sports When someone flips through the channels on a TV and they happen to pause on a sports game, they will most likely see a small number of white athletes. The next thing that they might see is a commercial trying to tell them that minorities in sports are being discriminated. This is not the case. There is no racial discrimination against minorities in sports. There is a much higher percentage of minorities than White-Americans in more than just one professional sport....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 535 words
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Still No Equality for Women in Sports - Still No Equality for Women in Sports Throughout the history of women in sports, women had to ?merge. then ?submerge. with male dominated sports organizations and structures in order to participate. The Olympic Games is a key example of women have to merge and submerge with a male dominated organization. The first modern Olympics, held in 1896, did not allow women participants. And when women were allowed to participate, in 1900, it was in only three sports and out of the 1,225 athletes, only nineteen were women....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1008 words
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Research Project on Violence in Sports - Research Project on Violence in Sports Our group has collectively decided to discuss the topic of violence in sports, especially riots in relation to sports. Riots occur for many reasons, but for our topic we will focus on riots that are caused by or occur at sporting events. We hope to explain why many violent acts happen at sporting events in stands, outside arena's, and after games. In order to look into this matter, we must first understand what violence in sports is and how it may affect young children's mindsets....   [tags: Papers] 465 words
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The Impact of Sports on American Society -      Abstract: Society is affected every day by many different kinds of sports.  These sports often govern society's way of life.  People all over the nation turn their TVs to sporting events, such as golf, during the weekends.   Scott Stossel states that "more than six million Americans enjoy watching golf on the weekends."  Parents  use sports as a teaching tool for their children.  Kids learn teamwork and discipline from team sports programs and  sports have also helped many students with their grades.  Kids who want to compete in school sports are taught to keep their grades up or they won't be able to play, but the greedy coaches and schools often look around grades to keep...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Lack of Women's Sports Coverage - The Lack of Women's Sports Coverage      Can women's sports establish itself as a topic of on-going media and journalism curiosity?  Currently TV stations do minimal coverage of women's sports, while newspapers and magazines do just a little bit better.  In a recent interview with Gary Webb, a sports writer for The Spectrum, he says that "the people have demonstrated that there is an audience that loves hearing about women athletes.  After all, they are somebody's kids, sisters, and moms".  I learned that these sports writers love to cover women's games, especially girls highschool basketball games.  Gary said that he would rather watch a Parowan-Beaver girls game over the boys anyday. ...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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The Evolution and Corruption of Collegiate Sports - The twenty-first century has produced a society driven by economic success, capitalism, and class and power disparity. Social institutions reflect these ideologies. The world of sport, in particular, has been severely impacted by the corporate mentality, transforming it from a game run by athletes to a big business where the decision-making rests in the hands of national organizations and flows towards the sources of revenue. Sports have become more like work than play, with the primary emphasis being placed on winning rather than playing....   [tags: Current Events] 1977 words
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ESPN: Portrayal of Sports on Television - ESPN: Portrayal of Sports on Television Sports have played a big in role throughout the history of television. Without the television, sport fans would not be able to tune into NFL games on Sunday and Monday nights. They wouldn’t be able to sit at home and watch every basketball game played during March Madness. The television has given everybody around the world a chance to watch some of the biggest and best sporting events that have ever taken place. However, for a long amount of time there was no television show that was dedicated towards just sports....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]
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The Tragedy of Commercialism in College Sports - The Tragedy of Commercialism in College Sports Over the past 25 years, ESPN has become the master when it comes to marketing college basketball. They're the professionals of this amateur game. Earlier this spring ESPN and its spinoffs ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Classic aired a record 97 conference tournament men's basketball games over an eight day period, including 16 games broadcast from 10 different locations on March 12 (Hiestand). For fans of the sport ESPN has become a college hoops haven. CBS may garner the most attention for its $6 billion 11-year contract, which gives the network exclusive broadcasting rights for the season-ending men's NCAA tournament, but it is ESPN, which is respon...   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Lack of Funding Of Sports Programs - Lack of Funding Of Sports Programs      Lack of Funding in Sports Programs is causing schools and after school programs to drop sports all together. Sports is good in not only helping individuals cope with problems, but learn to interact with others and the importance of team work. Educational departments are cutting funding for these programs and this is hurting children for many reasons. This paper will help people understand how important sports are and what is being done with the money that is supposed to go to sports....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 801 words
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The Role of Economics in Sports - "Money makes the world go 'round." Sports could not exist without the presence of money. You have high paid athletes asking for multi-million dollar contacts, while at the same time you have doctors not even making close to that amount. There are corporations buying out sports teams, buying stadiums, and buying everything that has to do with sports. Someone may ask why they do this. Sports are one of the most profitable industries in the world. Everyone wants to get their hand on a piece of the action....   [tags: Economy Papers] 5002 words
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The Main Functions of Go4It Sports - The Main Functions of Go4It Sports Go4It Sports is an independent company that owns a small chain of sports shop. The company also has a warehouse which supplies goods to the shops as well as to sports teams by mail order. Go4It Sports sell a wide range of sports goods in their shops. These are shown below:- * Clothing, footwear and equipment for sports such as football, tennis, rugby, athletics and golf. * They also sell exercise equipment such as rowing machines, exercise bicycles and trampolines....   [tags: Papers] 2988 words
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Sports are Entertaining and Fun - Sports are Entertaining and Fun Sports in society today can be entertaining to watch and also fun to play for both men and women of all ages. I am a person that takes sports very seriously in my life. I enjoy playing sports as much as I enjoy watching them on television. I started playing baseball when I was seven years old, and played up until I graduated high school. I also played basketball from fifth grade to a junior in high school. I think that I am so involved in sports because my family takes sports very seriously, and they got me involved in them at an early age....   [tags: Expository] 2055 words
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Culture, Race, and Gender in Sports - Culture, Race, and Gender in Sports When a person of a specific gender enters a non-traditional sport for their gender/sex, many social and moral issues will arise challenging that person involved in that particular sport. The intentions of the individual will be questioned as well as their personal interest in the sport. Before any of these questions are asked, there must be a redefinition of gender roles, femininity, and masculinity. In order for a person to enter a non-traditional sport for their gender/sex without being criticize about gender morality, society must set flexible definitions for femininity and masculinity....   [tags: Sociology Essays Research Papers] 708 words
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The Influence of Violence in Sports - The Influence of Violence in Sports Sports are an important part of our world. Take a look at any newspaper, listen to any radio, or watch TV for any length of time and there will surely be some sports information that is being passed along. The fact that sports figures get paid salaries that teachers can only dream about lets us know where our priorities lie in this society. Sports consume a lot of our time and energy, and because of this, they have great influence in our culture. Because sports news and sports figures are constantly in the news, sports reflect our values....   [tags: Papers] 1556 words
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Extreme Roles of Women in Sports - Extreme Roles of Women in Sports Sports are so prevalent and popular these days that we often see them as symbolic of real-life issues and real-life drama. The football field can illustrate the battle between good and evil. The baseball pitcher, nearing retirement, can come back to give one last game and wow the crown one last time before gracefully surrendering the field. Isn't that what sports represent. The good guys (i.e. your baseball team) go to battle against the bad guys. It's not quite war, but it might as well be war without causalities....   [tags: Females Athletics Gender Papers] 1122 words
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Greed and the Death of Professional Sports - Greed and the Death of Professional Sports "Show me the money," screamed Rod. "C'mon Jerry, show me the money!" We vividly remember this famous line from the hit movie, Jerry Maguire. The greedy football player, Rod Tidwell, screams these unforgettable lines trying to convince his agent that he will not settle for any less than a top dollar salary as the flashy Arizona Cardinal wide receiver. This scene exemplifies what has happened to professional sports in recent years. The focus of professional sports has evolved from one of teamwork and camaraderie to one of avarice and greed....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2056 words
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Comparing a Sports Car and Minivan - Comparing a Sports Car and Minivan I have always been a sports car lover, but when my family increased in size to the point that finding a sports car that would meet my needs would be almost impossible, I decided to consider a minivan. While a sports car was an unrealistic possibility, giving it up would not be easy. The sports car and the minivan would both fulfill the basic requirement of reliable transportation, but I had to consider the differences among size, maneuverability and affordability....   [tags: Vehicle Car Van Comparing Contrast Essays] 578 words
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The Use of Steroids in Sports - Peanuts, hot dogs, the cracking sound of a bat crushing a ball over the left field wall. The ability to thrill so many on limitless levels is a familiar characteristic associated sports. So much attention, time, and money are devoted to sports these days, maybe even too much. Perhaps all the pressure is what has sparked steroid use in sports and stimulated numerous controversies over the subject. The use of steroids is an unfair training method for sports. Unfairness is contrary to laws, marked by deception, and unethical....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Pushing the Gender Boundaries in Sports - Pushing the Gender Boundaries in Sports When women and men participate in sports dominated by the opposite gender there is often overwhelming objection to individuals defying the norm. Often women are the people who attempt to participate in so called non-traditional sports. But just as importantly, men are struggling against a similar resistance. An example of this is when men participate on field hockey teams dominated by women, creating positive and negative implications to the game and also socially....   [tags: Expository Essays] 792 words
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The Need for Reform in Collegiate Sports - The Need for Reform in Collegiate Sports The current institutional structure of intercollegiate athletics is attempting to maximize educational quality and athletic excellence simultaneously. Each of which will inevitably impinge on one another. Universities claim that their athletes are amateurs who are attending college for academic achievement and play sports in their free time. This is an impossible task for anybody. Higher education has entered the arena of big business with its athletic programs and with it many problems have emerged for coaches, athletes, and the athletic system itself....   [tags: science university athletics Essays Papers] 1680 words
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Men and Women: Equality in Sports - Men and Women: Equality in Sports Many of the pre-existing women's sports organizations such as Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI), and American Basketball League (ABL) have been the casualties of male dominated sports structure. These organizations merged or dissolved as other male dominated institutions began to include women's competitive sports. The NCAA saw the potential for additional revenue as the AIAW grew. Rather than lose significant financial resources the NCAA insisted that its member institutions offer women championships....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 905 words
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College Sports - Slavery and the NCAA -     Abstract:  Collegiate athletes participating in the two revenue sports (football, men's basketball) sacrifice their time, education, and risk physical harm for their respected programs. The players are controlled by a governing body (NCAA) that dictates when they can show up to work, and when they cannot show up for work. They are restricted from making any substantial financial gains outside of their sports arena. These athletes receive no compensation for their efforts, while others prosper from their abilities....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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Masculinity and Feminily in Sports - Masculinity and Feminily in Sports Traditionally, sports and athletics have been limited to males. Recalling as far back as the Grecian Olympics, public sporting events have afforded men both fame and fortune while women have been either completely excluded from play or forced to play under male rules. Until recently, male athletes and the general public have viewed successful female athletes as exceptions to the widespread rule that women cannot and should not compete along side men in traditionally male sports....   [tags: Expository Essays] 779 words
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Societal Views on Sports and Gender - Societal Views on Sports and Gender Sports have become a major part of American culture and society. It is ingrained in us as a small child that playing a sport is almost necessary. In elementary school we take physical education where we are exposed to competitive sport. But even at this level it is our genders that control which types of sports are deemed "appropriate." Since women started to become involved in sports, there have always been those who have opposed them being there. We saw an example of this in the movie Girl Fight....   [tags: Health Fitness] 836 words
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A Career in Sports Marketing - A Career in Sports Marketing The business of sports is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. All over the world, many people participate as players and spectators in a variety of sporting activities, creating opportunities for the marketing of a company’s goods and services. An important part of the business of sports is sports marketing, which revolves around understanding consumer behavior and motivating target markets to purchase goods and services. Sports marketing at Clemson University has many different aspects ranging from sports and technology and sport law to sponsorship and sports economics....   [tags: Papers] 804 words
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Socialization of Males Through Sports - Socialization of Males Through Sports With socialization, learning, not instinct is responsible for the development of values, identities, and roles in relationship to society. Michael Messner views identity as a "process of construction." One way that gender identity for males is generated is through sports. Messner did a study on a diverse group of retired athletes. Through this study, Messner observed how males identified their boyhood through sports. Four broad areas of the lives of the thirty diverse athletes were addressed....   [tags: Papers] 493 words
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Gender and Sexuality in Sports - Gender and Sexuality in Sports When individuals, male or female, decide to enter a non-traditional sport for his/ her gender, there will inevitably be benefits and costs. Because sports themselves are divided along gender and race lines, one would expect that individuals who intend to play a sport deemed by culture and by society as counterintuitive are bound to be criticized and alienated because of their choices. Difference automatically threatens conventions, traditions, and expectations, and hence, it threatens the individuals who belong to that traditional sphere....   [tags: Gender Athletics Essays] 971 words
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Sports - For Men ONLY - Sports - For Men ONLY Many people have the stereotype that males are more aggressive than females. How a person develops this belief is one aspect of the research that I will study. It may be because it is only politically correct to be so. Since this is true, it is also believed that men prefer to enjoy aggressive athletics more than women do. I am a huge fan of almost any type of team sport. You name it, I probably enjoy it. I am not sure why this is true. It could simply be because I’m a guy, or because I was raised watching sports or because I played high school athletics for a year....   [tags: Research Essays] 1672 words
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The Use of Steroids in Sports - The Use of Steroids in Sports Before the 1990's, athletes were unique. They were able to capitalize on their God-given talents, and make themselves famous based on their skill. But then something happened. Steroids began to play a bigger and bigger role in sports. No longer were the most naturally gifted athletes becoming the stars. Now, it can be said that whoever has the best pharmacist can be the best athlete. As the amount of performance enhancing steroids increases in professional sports, many athletes are gaining an unfair advantage over their competition....   [tags: Steroids Drug Abuse Athletics Ethics Essays] 1166 words
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The Use of Illegal Drugs in Sports - The Use of Illegal Drugs in Sports “He’s at the 40, the 30, the 20, the 10, the 5, TOUCHDOWN!!” Can you imagine the joy of having 100,000 people chanting your name and cheering as loud as they could just for you. Now try imagine having all of that, then having it taken away because you tested positive for illegal drugs. This is the harsh reality for several professional athletes. They get a small taste of greatness but instead of working harder they take a drug and immediately notice improvement....   [tags: Papers] 1562 words
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Fantasy Sports on the Internet - Fantasy Sports on the Internet The Internet is something that is common in today’s society. The internet’s uses vary from talking online to getting information on just about anything one wants. This new phenomenon was an instant hit and in the mid 90’s the internet was being found in more and more households. The internet opened up opportunities for many things such as easy access to any information, online shopping, being able to talk to people on the other side of the world with no cost, and it set up the whole fantasy world in sports....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Pumping Iron: Women and Sports - Pumping Iron: Women and Sports Ever since sports has been introduced into our society it has always been gender specific. Today, sports are still gender specific but not as much as before due to the change in social norms. Many people enjoy playing sports. For some it may be the competition, for others it may be for the love of the game. It has been difficult for individuals who enter non-traditional sports for their gender. Women have especially struggled with this matter until the Title 9 was issued....   [tags: Movies Television Film Females Essays] 914 words
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Civil Order For Sports Organizations - Pro Case Public Forum Everyone knows that there is violence in sports. The question is what is being down about it. An even more important question is who should be responsible for maintain civil order. Today’s public forum topic addresses this problem. Resolve: PROFESSIONAL SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING CIVIL ORDER. Due to the numerous sports organizations that might be called professional for various reasons, we are defining “professional sports organizations” as the team for the corporations for athletes who are paid to participate in sports organizations such as: Colorado Avalanche Organizations, Denver Nuggets Organizations, and Colorado Rookies Organizations....   [tags: essays research papers] 827 words
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The History of Italian Sports - The History of Italian Sports Sports help people relax and have fun. In Italy it is very evident that the people are hard workers, but they still do love to play. The Italians are very fond of many sports. They are very enthusiastic about many of the same sports as we are in the United States. The sports that Italians are most fanatic about in every day life are soccer, tennis, swimming, boxing, rowing, boating, golf, and basketball. (DiFranco, 103). Some of these sports are new to the Italians, however, they are catching on quite quickly and starting to be played at higher levels of competition....   [tags: Papers] 1834 words
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Rise of Professionalism in Sports - Sports, in the context of our present day society, cover a vast range of activities, such as athletics, bowling, basketball, soccer, etc. Any game or competition that is designed to test physical skill is considered a sport; hence the list of sports can go on endlessly. In the past, all these were only very simple games, but they have evolved tremendously over the years and now, have become very professional sports, with many high-tech equipment to boost the sportsman’s performance. Bowling provides an excellent example; it dates all the way back to 5200 BC in Egypt, where kids literally take a ball-like object to throw at marble bars, resembling pins....   [tags: Basketball Football Money Greed] 972 words
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Football Within the Sports Industry - Football Within the Sports Industry Introduction The sports industry has grown so much in the last decade that sports and leisure activities are a part of everyday life. The sports industry manages how much money is brought in and out of every sports business and organisation. There are hundreds of different areas of work within this industry including, media coverage, participation, spectation and merchandising. Within all of these areas there are 3 sectors which each organisation falls into, they are....   [tags: Papers] 3763 words
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Sports and Race in Washington, DC - Sports and Race in Washington, DC In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Major League baseball’s color barrier. He went on to become a symbol of positive change in the United States, an early indicator of the impending civil rights movement. During the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s African-Americans were gradually hired into each of the major professional sports leagues. In fact, the sports arena was one of the first places where blacks were accepted on a national scale. However, not all professional sports teams welcomed black athletes with open arms....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2525 words
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Minority Representation in the Sports Media - Minority Representation In Media I chose Jon Entine’s Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports And Why We’re Afraid to Talk About It for my book on minority representation in media. This book embarks on a subject that very few have been willing to discuss openly in the past fifty years. Why is the typical black athlete superior to the white athlete. And why do many feel it is wrong to analyze, discuss, or even wonder about something that seems so evident. This book offers the history behind African American athletes in sports and examines the genetic revolution that follows it....   [tags: Media Essays] 1508 words
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Sports - 25 million American children can not be wrong. Even though at least 20 million of these kids will suffer injury by the age of 15, only 10% of the injuries are serious enough to require more than one visit to the doctor. I have been playing baseball as well as other organized sports for almost 15 years; and in my opinion, sports develop friendship and self-esteem. I believe that coaches should take a "how-to" class on what a coach should and should not do. Injuries occur for three main reasons....   [tags: essays research papers] 520 words
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The Use of Erythropoietin EPO in Sports - The Use of Erythropoietin EPO in Sports The use of erythropoietin (EPO) by athletes in recent years has made the headlines of sports pages around the world. In this essay we will look at the evidence of EPO use in sport. What leads athletes to using it. We will also look at the advantages and disadvantages of its use for someone who wishes to do so. Athletes are continually seeking an added edge to attain better performances and results. Many are prepared to use pharmaceutical agents to achieve their goals....   [tags: Papers] 684 words
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Dangers of Ephedrine Use in Sports - What is excellence. Is it perfection, a goal, a feeling, a gift. To some athletes, it is an everyday challenge that comes easy; to others it might not be so easy. Whether it holds a psychological meaning or it’s just another goal to set, it shows a persons attitude and dedication towards a sport. To what extremes will people actually go to reach excellence. Some athletes strive so hard that they will try almost anything to reach their peak of excellence, the extremes that some go through to reach that peak may be either a safe or dangerous road to travel....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 1461 words
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sports stadium financing in the 1990s - INTRODUCTION The sentiment can be heard in any office break room, local tavern, or play field. The utter discontent of the increasing cost of attending professional sporting events. Distain ranges from players salaries to cost of parking and concessions. One local newscaster, channel 5 in Chicago, Illinois – April, 2003, reports that for a family of four to attend a major league baseball game on opening day costs between $160 and $200 dollars. The precursor to this cost was a decade of skyrocketing salaries and the trend to build huge public ally financed megaplexis to house these professional athletes....   [tags: essays research papers] 2862 words
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Skill, Ability, and Technique in Sports - Skill, Ability, and Technique in Sports Introduction In order to be a success at a particular sport, whether it's playing football in the back garden or opening the batting for your country you must have skill, ability and technique. Skill is the ability to choose and perform the right techniques at the correct time, regularly and with the minimum of effort in a specific movement in a sport. Sportsmen use their skills to achieve particular objectives in their sport e.g....   [tags: Papers] 930 words
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Theory of marxism and sports - The paper that is about to be presented is about how a theory invented by Karl Marx can intertwine with sports as we know it. The Marxist theory mainly affects how people can participate in different sports depending on their class status. In the first two paragraphs, the paper will describe the basic intentions of the Marxist Theory and its background. The next two paragraphs will explain how the the theory and spoats coincide. The Marxist theory is used all over the world. In fact, it is used moer than any other social theory....   [tags: essays research papers] 855 words
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Images of Women in Sports - Images of Women in Sports There is, of course, a huge difference between the ways women are typically supposed to act and what is expected from a typical athlete. Whereas women are expected to comply to their gender role prescribing passivity and compliance, athletes are connoted with an aggressive, competitive nature. Furthermore, society trains women to be ashamed of their bodies and supplies an unrealistic ideal body type and encourages restricting feminine clothing, whereas athletes must have a keen understanding and appreciation of their bodies....   [tags: Film Movies] 854 words
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The Provision of Disabled Facilities in Sports - The Provision of Disabled Facilities in Sports Currently there is no government legislation that relates or regulates to the provision of disabled facilities in sport. An institute, the ‘Inclusive Fitness Initiative’ aims to provide the physically disabled with the opportunity to exercise in accessible facilities with trained staff, among others who are similarly disabled themselves. Since providing the disabled population with accessible sports facilities is not a legal requirement as of yet, it is important to support the organisations that provide it....   [tags: Papers] 460 words
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Female Discrimination in Intercollegiate Sports - Female Discrimination in Intercollegiate Sports Through the history of human kind, there are evidences that females were excluded from almost everything, including sports. For example, in Greece there are evidences in the form of paintings and sculpture indicating that only males were allowed to participate in sports. Females were absent from these pictures because they were “unable” to play sports. Females were considered too fragile to play, too weak to stand up to the challenge; their definition of female was a “home wife.” They could not imagine female wrestling, fighting or participating in other sports because of their ideas of “women” as weak....   [tags: Athletics Feminism Essays]
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Should Drugs Be Allowed In Sports? - Drugs have been around for thousands of years but their reasons for being used has changed. Drugs were originally intended for medical uses. In ancient Egypt, physicians prescribed tannic acid to treat burns. The early Chinese and Greek pharmacies included opium used as a pain- killer, while Hindus used cannabis and henbane plants as an esthetic. With the advances in technology drugs have become more helpful yet more deadly. Since drugs have become easier to get they have also become more popular with young people and competitors in sports....   [tags: essays research papers] 549 words
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