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Pros and Cons of Children in Sports - Pros and Cons of Children in Sports On Friday October 18, 2013, Aledo High School and Western Hills High School squared off in a football game. It was a great game for those rooting for Aledo High because they won the game 91 – 0. At the time these two teams played, ESPN of Dallas/Fort Worth had Aledo ranked number one in the state in class 4A high school football. With a massacre like that, one may ask if the Western Hills Football team knew why they had lost so badly. Would this game have made state and national news if it had been played but no score was kept....   [tags: sports, activities, self-esteem, family]
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The Problem of Youth Sports Intensity - Adolescence is the time period of scraped knees, bumped heads, or worse case scenario a dislocated shoulder. This time period is a time for only scraped knees bumped heads, but it isn't the time period for concussions. According to Lisa Weisenberger, " injuries associated with participation in sports and recreational activities account for 21 percent of traumatic brain injuries among children in the United States". Damaging physically is mainly bruising, scratches, sprained ankles, and concussion....   [tags: serious injuries in adolescence due to sports] 778 words
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Gender Equality in Sports - Gender Equality in Sports “All men are created equal” is a quote by Thomas Jefferson stated in the Declaration of Independence that has traveled through many centuries and is still memorable today. What this phrase is missing is equal rights for women as well as men. Since this quote was written, times have changed drastically and women have acquired these rights. Although many people see the equality of men and women in today’s era, one place that it is not present is in the sports world. Men and women have very different roles and expectations in the sports world....   [tags: Gender Equality, Schools, Sports]
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Strategies in the Sports Marketing Industry - Imagine sitting at a favorite sporting event. Think about all the advertisements on the jumbotron and the things the team wants you to buy. All these teams have one main goal, to sell you product and make a profit. The men and women behind the scenes making this all happen are sports marketers. According to Wake Forest University, the careers of sports marketers are fast paced, exciting and quite hectic. From NASCAR to baseball, these marketers use a multitude of strategies to market product in the real world....   [tags: technology, sports, social media, economy]
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Using Steroids to Gain the Perfect Body - Using Steroids to Gain the Perfect Body In our days, most people have set the goal and dream to have the perfect body. They believe by having this image, they will be popular and/or attractive. People want to achieve the body that they desire, like a super star, a hero in a Hollywood movie, a strong soldier, and an Olympic athlete. However, what are the extent people will go to get the perfect body. The biggest problem for those who dream to have a beautiful body today, as many people know, is the consumption of steroids....   [tags: Steroid Abuse] 1097 words
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The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports) - The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports) ABSTRACT For years, extreme sports had little to nothing in common with each other except for high risk, and an appeal to women and men from the ages of 12 to 34. Entertainment Sports Programming Network (ESPN), realizing this age group was a prime viewing audience, brought together several extreme sports and created yet another commercialized sporting spectacle. Since 1995, this television network has produced the Summer X Games. After these summer productions proved to be successful television and live spectator events, ESPN expanded into the winter extreme sports....   [tags: X Sports]
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Sports is Warfare by Peaceful means - Sports are described as a ritualized warfare where one team competes with another, each athlete striving to defeat an opponent (Schultz et al., 32). It is part of an effort to promote global peace and contribute to the search for peaceful solutions to the conflicts around the world. Sports can therefore be considered a universal language and tool to promote peace, tolerant and understanding by bringing people together. As a result values such as teamwork, discipline, respect for opponent and rules of the game are understood.2 I will examine the assertion that sports is considered warfare by peaceful means....   [tags: Sports, Athletes, Politics, Global Peace]
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High School Sports - Competitive sports play a large role in many high schools. In high school I played every sport; Football, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, I even Wrestled. High school sports over the past couple of years have become increasingly difficult to keep up with due to the vast amount of preparation you’re expected to do. Most recognize that the Pro’s and the NCAA have gone too far with there’s willingness to win. That do whatever it takes to win mentality kills from the game in my opinion....   [tags: Competitive Sports] 796 words
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Good leaders in Team Sports - Introduction The argument has been made that sports teams, whether they are college-level teams, professional teams, or club teams, have a unique culture that is dictated and directed by the coaches who lead them (Johnston, 2014). The idea that sports teams have a unique culture that can be dictated by a coach has become a topic of great interest in recent years as more people, both in and out of sports, have argued that a negative organizational culture within athletic teams breeds violence, misconduct among players, and causes a lack of motivation for a sport for players (Turman, 2003; Johnston, 2014)....   [tags: Sports Teams, College, Professional, Culture]
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Neurological Sports Injuries - Horror story of sports injuries begins with a young man by the name of Austin Trenum. He was only 17-years-old when misery struck him while playing a football game. Austin’s final play left him with a serious concussion. He got up from the play showing no signs of a brain injury. Austin’s parents took him to the emergency room just to ensure there was no need for further treatment. They were advised not to allow Austin to do anything except (bed rest to rest his brain) for forty eight hours. Since Austin showed no symptoms, his parents allowed him to participate in hunting activities, to go to a party, and to play video games because Austin assured them he was fine....   [tags: Sports, Medicine]
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Team Sports A Part of Less Independence - The concept of having a competition that displays physical ability has flourished in today’s society as sports have captured the interest of individuals around the world. They provide a source of entertainment, exercise, and learning. One can play sports as part of a team such as basketball, football, or soccer or simply as an individual in track and field, swimming, or golf. The Olympic games remains one of the most popular and anticipated events, involving global participation in several sports both popular and obscure....   [tags: Athletics, dependency on sports, competicion]
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Why Should School Sports be Eliminated? - “Sports are a big thing here” says Jenny, a student who moved to America from South Korea. (Ripley, Amanda. “The Case against School Sports.” The Atlantic. 4 November 2013.) Well that’s for sure. America’s high-school academic scores are lower than they’ve ever been before, but instead of worrying about that they’re sitting around worried about which team is going to win the next big game. There are all types of different sports in schools all over the country. Basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, football, tennis, etc....   [tags: Sports, School, Athletes, Education]
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Athletic Sports Trainers: Highly Qualified Professionals - Athletic sports trainers are highly qualified professionals who study in the field of sports medicine, also trained in preventing, recognizing, managing, and rehabilitating injuries that result in and from physical and sports activities. In order to become a sports trainer one must at minimum obtain a bachelor’s degree through an accredited athletic training program or attend school at a four year university and obtain a degree in sports training and management. Certification requirements vary from state to state, but almost all states require athletic trainers to have license or certification (“Athletic Training”)....   [tags: sports medicine]
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Deviance in Sports: Four Categories of Violence - March 8th, 2004 was supposed to be nothing more than a competitive and action packed regular season hockey game between feuding rivals, the Colorado Avalanche and the Vancouver Canucks. The game slipped away from the Canucks, with the Avalanche up 6-2 heading into the third period. The heated contested already had its fair share of fighting majors, but an incident that happened late in the third period shocked the more than 18,000 fans in attendance at Rogers Arena, the hockey community, and North America....   [tags: sports ethics, acceptable behavior]
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Sports Culture in New Zealand: Rugby - Sports Culture in New Zealand Perspective Sport Culture rugby, in particular plays a major role in the creation of New Zealand’s national identity over the past 140 years. New Zealand is identifiable with its strong ties to Rugby on an international scale. Introduced as contact sport by European men it grew, Rugby Union Clubs began to emerge in cities and towns all over the nation. Sport culture allowed pakeha and Maori to unite, as previously the solidarity of New Zealand culture dwindled beneath the Maori Land Wars of the 19th century....   [tags: Sports, Rugby, New Zealand] 797 words
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Why Balls Are Used in a Wide Variety of Sports - 1. Background Games nowadays are mainly for relaxation and pleasure. Most of us play football, basketball, tennis, golf, and so forth. Have you, nonetheless, ever thought about one interesting phenomenon in sports which is ball is always used to play. People invented numerous forms to have entertainment with balls. However, what is the reasoning behind this interesting myth. 2. Objectives The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the reasons why both ancients and people nowadays created various kinds of physical activities with balls in two domains, which are historical and social-psychological....   [tags: Sports Essays]
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Brazil Sports - An Important Part of Brazilian Culture - Brazil is located on the eastern part of South America has the fifth largest population of about 200 million people (Stambulova & Ryba, 2013, p. 64). It’s the only Portuguese speaking country in Latin America and the Roman Catholic Church is the national religion followed. The country’s Life expectancy is about 69 ; with the culture being influenced by Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Japan and Arab immigrants; allowing the country to have a diverse cultural history. Brazil has a very successful economy as well as stability in there government (Stambulova & Ryba, 2013, p....   [tags: Brazil Sports]
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Social Class Influence on Sports Participation - Literature has shown there is a constructive correlation between an individuals socioeconomic status (SES) and their participation in sporting activities. This piece of writing will be defining the impact social class division has on the opportunities for an individual to participate in sport and leisure activities. Also the key aspects of the social class system within the United Kingdom, from the traditional methods of social stratification, to the modern 7 class system released in 2013 by the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC)....   [tags: UK, Sports & Leisure Activities]
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Sports Broadcasters: James Kenneth McManus - James Kenneth McManus, popularly known as Jim McKay, was born on September 14, 1921 in Philadelphia. When growing up, McKay grew a huge passion for sports, starting with horses. His love for horse racing is what led him to eventually pursue a career in journalism. When he was thirteen McKay moved with his family to Baltimore, where he would grow up and later graduate college at Loyola College, class of 1943. McKay began his career as the editor of the Loyola College school newspaper, The Greyhound....   [tags: journalism, pasion, sports]
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The Destruction of Baseball: Steroid Use - Major League Baseball has major problems and chief among them is the alarming increase in steroid use by professional baseball players. Many authors and journalists discuss this topic by citing statistics and studies, but illustrator Adam Zyglis provides an astounding, compelling argument using nothing but a pen and paper to support his point. His remarkable caricature is a depiction of a baseball with the New York Yankees insignia stamped in the center with the number thirteen beneath the symbol....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Drug Testing]
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The Legal Side of Pro Sports Lock Outs - Kobe Bryant brings in $24.8 million a year, LeBron James gets $12.5 a year, and Alex Rodriguez takes home $27.5 million a year. Between three star athletes they make a combined almost $65 million dollars a year, not counting endorsements. The average salary in the United States according to a 2011/2012 survey is $47,000 (Average Salary). It is understood to most that the “job” of a professional athlete can be strenuous to the athletes themselves as well as their families, however to make a yearly salary of $27 million is a little excessive....   [tags: Sports, Law]
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Battle to Survive: Preserving Interscholastic Sports - Welcome ladies and gentlemen of the Board of Education. We are here today to discuss the topic of whether interscholastic sports and activities should be discontinued or not. In this troubling economic crisis, change needs to be made to ensure the schools can keep running financially well. Obviously, cuts and new methods need to be made and enforced to help ensure this. The practice of interscholastic sports between schools has been there for a long duration of time. It has been a way for students to enjoy themselves and keep them fit....   [tags: interscholastic sports, education, budget cuts,] 828 words
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Sports Journalism - Sports Journalism “Da na na Da na na”. Every sports fanatic knows what that famous tone means. It means that it is time for Sports Center, one of the most watched television programs in America. There are many expert journalists such as Bob Ryan and Buster Olney that make appearances on the show. They cover sports from different parts of the country. There is much more to sports journalism than what most people believe. For example, the first actual account of sports journalism dates back to 850 B.C.E when Homer recorded what seemed to be the first ever wrestling match (New World Encyclopedia)....   [tags: sports journalist, Golden Age, technology, sports]
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Historical and Sociocultural Foundations of PE and Sports - Sports in America have many different levels of competition, each with a particular purpose that correlates to their philosophical position. However, I believe that the overall philosophical trend of the sports construction in America is one of Social Darwinism. Social Darwinism is an extension of the theory of natural selection made famous by Charles Darwin. The idea is that the fittest individuals are the ones that are be capable of leaving the most amount of offspring, in turn having an impact on the future direction of the particular species....   [tags: american sports, physical education, supplements]
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Einstein's Forgotten Law of Sports Relativity - Einstein’s Forgotten Law of Sports Relativity There is a certain power in being involved in something bigger than oneself. No matter where you stand on a team, being part of the movement satisfies emotional thirsts that cannot be quenched elsewhere. It’s that feeling you get by being able to say that you were there when we hit the game winning buzzer-beater shot. Memories of making that shot will stick with an athlete forever, those memories will even send goose bumps down any spectator’s spine....   [tags: Schools Sports, Student Athletes, Education]
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The Growing Popularity of Extreme Sports - Extreme Sports Over the past ten years I have noticed that my local snowboarding park has become more crowded every season, especially with younger kids. This has not only been the case for snowboarding, but for all extreme sports. I’ve noticed this trend at my local skateboarding park also. More so, there has been a noticeable increase of extreme sports being broadcast on television today than ever before. These changes caused me to ask the question: why have extreme sports become so popular to youngsters....   [tags: Extreme Sports] 1262 words
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Should girls play on boys' sports teams? - In the world of sports it started off that girls could never play sports and then in 1972 a public law called Title IX came to existence which allowed girls to play sports but not with boys. Today the question is asked should girls play on boys’ sports teams. One would think that girls should not play with boys on a sports team because boys are just naturally taller and stronger than women and they would dominate the girls in a fully contact sport. Another may think that if a girl is truly capable to play on an all boys’ sports team, then she should not be denied the opportunity to try out for an all boys’ team....   [tags: Male, Females, Dynamics, Sports]
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The Influence, Role, and Meaning of Sports in American Society - 1. It has become much harder to identify the true and amateur-taught values around sport in our culture. The passion for competition, the aspect of a team, and the actions of sportsmanship are deep values that sports act to instill. It becomes one of the most important ways to teach those values to our young and unfortunately is becoming easy to forget. Throughout the semester we scrutinized sports, looking at their influence, role, and meaning in our American society today. Two foundations to view sport, critical and functionalist theory, were brought upon early in the semester, laying groundwork for looking at the rest of the topics....   [tags: competition, team, sports, theories] 549 words
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My Two Favorite Sports: Tennis vs. Basketball - As many can tell you there is nothing quite like the feeling of playing the sport you love with crowds cheering for you to win. Everyone can feel this way because sports are relatively simple and easy to play with practice. I remember I used to hate the idea of playing any sport, but when once I started to play I didn’t want to stop; two sports that I particularly enjoyed playing were baseball and tennis. Although Baseball and tennis are both sports that involve using a club to hit an airborne ball, they differ because of the equipment used to play them, the rules for each game and the way points are scored....   [tags: Tennis, Basketball, sports,] 526 words
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Sports Rehabilitation Enhances Life with Physical Disabilities - Sports rehabilitation, best known as physical medicine, is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those who have physical disabilities. They specialize in restoring optimal functioning to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, tissues, and nervous system. This field grew notably during World War II to accommodate the large number of soldiers that were injured. The main goal of these physicians was to return people to their original physical state or even improve their physical endurance....   [tags: sports, medicine, injury] 1941 words
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The Impact of Sports in Native American Boarding Schools - The presence of activity and sport is found within cultures and societies all over the world, and throughout history. Activity in the form of sport can often be the purest form of expression for a society or individual. The sporting world is often thought to be a microcosm of the actual world with the problems and issues of society still being ever present in the sporting community. Since sport can be used as an expression of self, it is no wonder that sport is often a reflection of the society that it occupies....   [tags: activity, sports, boarding schools] 1670 words
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Anabolic Steroid Use in Baseball - In American high schools across the country, many people buy, sell, and use drugs. In addition, these people influence everyone around them. On these campuses, some of the people influenced by this illegal activity are sports players. One of the sports most affected is baseball. Doping in baseball is wrong because it ruins baseball's reputation, it negatively influences the athlete's health, and the drugs are bad for young people who hold up athletes as role models. Reputation Baseball?s reputation has been painted with a red asterisk....   [tags: essays research papers] 664 words
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Gender and Sex Norms in Sports - Gender and Sex Norms in Sports In our society there are costs both socially and culturally for individuals who choose to violate their own gender and/or sex norms. We live in a time when, though great advancements have been made, gender roles are still differentiated out from each other with specific behavior and lifestyle expectations built into our value system and ascribed to individuals. The past decade has seen a growing move away from such distinct male/female expectations, however in areas such as sport the differences and problems that still exist in our gender ideology are much more visible....   [tags: Sports Essays] 791 words
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A Sociological Perspective of Sports - A Sociological Perspective of Sports In the book entitled A Sociological Perspective of Sports, Wilbert Marcellus Leonard II says, “Many of us have strong opinions as to the value of competitive sports. Some of our beliefs are based on personal experiences, others are not” (219). I have my own strong opinions about the value of sports, most of which are based on personal experiences. I have been surrounded by, and involved in, competitive level sports my entire life. From the time I was born, I began attending professional volleyball games on the west coast beaches to watch my mom play in these matches....   [tags: competitive sports] 2623 words
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Public Relations in Professional Sports - Public Relations in Professional Sports "If industry is to be successful in dealing with public opinion . . . it must learn the language of the people, it must consider the study of public opinion as important as any phase of its operations. It must recognize that public opinion can be measured, and utilize the increasingly scientific methods developing today for gauging it"(Ross) PR today, has undergone a massive restructuring and organization and is now gaining recognition worldwide. An offshoot of this is PR in sports....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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NCAA Sports: The Financial Stranglehold on Today’s College Athletes - What has perpetually been one of the most constraining matters of contention in the world of sports today has now become a matter the NCAA can no longer afford to ignore. The service that college athletes provide to colleges and universities they attend in addition to millions of fans all over the world is still not being repaid in the manner that it should be for their exceptional dedication, work/study ethic and most importantly, income in profits brought in to their employer. The NCAA is a multi-billion dollar commerce that has generated over $840 billion last year alone due to their players’ ability to enthrall and percolate to their bounteous extent at all times....   [tags: Sports, Students]
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The Effect of Viewing Varying Levels and Contexts of Violent Sports - 1. Raney, A. A., & Depalma, A. J. (2006). The Effect of Viewing Varying Levels and Contexts of Violent Sports Programming on Enjoyment, Mood, and Perceived Violence. Mass Communication & Society, 9(3), 321–338. doi:10.1207/s15327825mcs0903_4 The first two article were probably the most useful in my current study. They both were about media’s influence in aggression in sports. It’s turned to be a difficult task finding articles that included media influence on sports. Both articles also gave me lots of leads to other research on the subject....   [tags: media influence, sports violence, fanatics] 1378 words
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Participating in Sports Helps to Reduce the Levels of Depression - In the world, many people are sad and depressed and just don’t feel the need to do anything at all other than sulk and wish they were dead, this is not the way someone should live there should be some way to take someone out of this depressive state or to keep someone from ever reaching it but what. The answer is organized sports and their ability to kick start hormones in the body and allow for a new sense of happiness within the body. To find out to what level a participates level of depression are and see if it effects all participates with different levels of depression or only participates of low levels of depression and we will look at this using the beck depression scale....   [tags: college students, depression, organized sports]
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Football Player - My dream job in the future would be professional football player. I have loved the game of football since I was a little kid because it’s a good sport and you can tackle the player and catch and do anything in the sport as long as you follow the rules. The colleges that I’m looking forward to go to are UNC, Oregon, or Appalachian State. If a football player is interested in becoming a professional football player, it’s essential to be on a college football team. If a player wants to go to the pros, he should attend a college that puts a lot of emphasis on its football program....   [tags: Sports, Personal Goals, NFL] 959 words
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The Globalization of Sports - Sport is an ever growing aspect of our cultures, and as the access to different avenues of sport begin to present themselves we question the ability of sport organizations to expand globally. This review of literature will examine different avenues of sport and the research that has been done in regards to their effort to expand on a global scale. Arguably one of the most successful avenues of sport to expand globally is soccer. Soccer is played in more countries(204) than any other sport. (Klein, 2008) A perfect example of soccer as a brand that has expanded globally is Manchester United....   [tags: Globalization, Sports]
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The Image of Women in Sports Today - The Image of Women in Sports Today We live in a world that changes quickly, so it's no terrible surprise that the image of women in sports is changing quickly, as well. Relatively, it hasn't been that long since women were not even socially permitted to participate in sports or any kind of physical activity-- now, I dare say, it's nearly expected. There are still remnants of past gender-types, but overall I think the image of women in sports has changed dramatically. It used to be that women were not allowed to participate in sports-- beyond just being seen as unbecoming and unfeminine, it was actually believed that physical activity would harm a woman's reproductive system....   [tags: Female Sports Athletics Papers] 1089 words
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Sports and Gender - Sports become stereotyped as gender-neutral, feminine, or masculine based on conceptions regarding gender, gender differences, and beliefs about the appropriateness of participation due to gender (Colley et al., 1987; Csizma, Wittig, & Schurr, 1988; Koivula, 1995; Matteo, 1986). Sports labeled as feminine seem to be those that allow women participants to act in accordance with the stereotyped expectations of femininity (such as being graceful and nonagressive) and that provide for beauty and aesthetic pleasure (based on largely male standards)....   [tags: Female Sports Film Movies Essays]
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Advertising in Sports - The main purpose of advertising is to sell a product or service to the consumer market. Advertising uses many different types of appeal and a number of media to achieve a variety of goals. Advertising is the most effective means to get the word out about products, services, events, charities, and just about anything else that one can think of. Where would sports be today without advertising. Advertising in sports has helped the sports world grow into one of the most profitable industries in the world....   [tags: Sports Marketing essays research papers] 776 words
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Sexism in Sports - Sexism in Sports In 1972 a policy known as Title IX was written and mandated into Federal policy. Title IX states “no person.....shall, on the basis of sex….be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance” (Glenn Sacks, “Title IX Lawsuits are Endangering Men’s College Sports,” p. 3). Many high schools and colleges have not been able to comply with the Title IX standards mostly because of money. After more than 30 years since the beginning of Title IX, there is still no gender equality among men and women in sports....   [tags: Sexism Sports Athletics Basketball Essays]
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The Future of Women in Sports - The Future of Women in Sports As the year 2010 has arrived, the problem of the portrayal of women in sports no longer lies in their fight for equality and opportunity, but in fighting off the competition with men. It is no longer an issue of women not being taken seriously or being looked down upon if they decide to be athletes, but that men want to take part in competition with women in sports. This film thus focuses on the struggles that the male protagonist faces in trying to compete with the popularity of women's sports and his desire to take part in the world of women's sports....   [tags: Female Athletes Sports Essays] 1073 words
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Drugs in Sports - Drug’s in Sports In today’s professional athletic events athletes are using whatever they can find to give them an upper hand or give them the winning edge on other athletes just to keep there careers in check, but what is the price of using drugs in sports. Athletes endanger not only themselves but everyone around them when they use drugs. Athletes are aware what damages they could receive if they take these drugs but they refuse to give them up. Professional sports commissioners should enforce a drug testing policy for all athletes....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive, ped]
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Recreating the 'Norm' in Single-sex Sports - Recreating the 'Norm' in Single-sex Sports When investigating the costs and benefits of an individual competing in a sport considered non-traditional for their gender, we must first answer the question of what makes the single-sex status of these sports so important. We know that much controversy often surrounds the assimilation of a certain gender into a sport not traditionally considered their own, but we might forget to ask why this is the case to begin with. First, it is important to acknowledge that the answer to this question will most likely vary a bit between genders....   [tags: Sports Essays] 804 words
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Ethics in Sports - Ethics in Sports My name is john doe and I am the sports and recreation advisor for Stevenage. I am writing to every head of PE to express my feelings and opinions towards ethics and values in schools. My personal view of values in sport is that it comes down to the player’s beliefs in the sport and the standard he or she sets. For example whether a team member puts in 100% effort in the sport they are playing. I define ethics in sport as the moral rules, principles and values, perhaps more simply put, practicing the following core values to sport · Fairness · Respect · Equity An example of good ethics is players knowing the rules of a game and following them....   [tags: Ethics Sports Athletics Morals Essays] 1940 words
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Sports Drinks and Athletic Performance - Since the creation of Gatorade in 1987 sports drinks have become a staple of American athletics. Every major sports league, including the NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL and NASCAR, are sponsored by and use Gatorade Thirst Quencher. All Sport and Powerade, two other smaller market sports drinks, have limited sponsorships of smaller sports leagues including the NCAA. The question is, how effective is Gatorade and other sports drinks in doing what it they're advertised to do. One has to wonder if the wide use of Gatorade is merely due to billions of dollars of advertising pumped in by the company or if it actually does provide some benefits to athletes....   [tags: Comparing Sports Drinks]
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Women in Sports and Sports Broadcasting - Women in Sports and Sports Broadcasting Before I conducted this media analysis about women in sports and sport broadcasting, I hypothesized the obvious - that more male sports would be in the media, and that there would be more male sports broadcasters as well. Through my observations I did find that the sports arena and sports broadcasting sphere are male dominated. However, I also found that although there are not many stories about women, there has been a steady progression and magazines like Sports Illustrated are becoming bold enough to highlight women athletes in a magazine that is targeted towards a male audience....   [tags: Essays Papers Females Athletics Athletes] 595 words
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Anabolic Steroids - If someone guaranteed you amazing results in the weight room with minimal effort by just taking a pill would you take it. You probably would. But, if you knew that these pills could potentially knock 20 years off your life. Would you take it then. You would be suprised to find out how many people would answer yes to that question. In the past three decades, steroids have become a serious problem, more than ever in the athletic field. It is reported that over 3 million athletes and bodybuilders alone have used anabolic steroids ....   [tags: essays research papers] 1432 words
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