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Professional Athletes Deserve Their Pay! - There was a time when men played for the love of the game; when competition alone satisfied the male ego. This age of basketball featured greats such as Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and Oscar Robinson. These gladiators, and those like them, battled repeatedly winning league championships, MVP’s, scoring titles, and other accolades. Then, the product of James Naismith moved into an era where the love continued, but money was added. Clyde Drexler, Charles Barkely, Reggie Miller and Tim Hardaway have become league “poster–boys” for commercials and shoe contracts....   [tags: Professional Athletes] 2945 words
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Professional Athletes and Steriod Use - Steroid is a name given to drugs that are manufactured from testosterone, a reproductive hormone found in men. Some athletes normally use anabolic steroids because these drugs improve one’s capacity to compete and train, yielding high results. Steroids work by reducing exhaustion during training, and also reduce the length of time an athlete needs to recover from exhaustion. In addition, steroids enable the growth of tissues and muscles in an athlete’s body by instructing the body to produce extra proteins....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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Are Professional Athletes Overpaid? - Do you think professional athletes are overpaid. You might think they earn more than what they are worth for playing half a year, but athletes have many things which contribute to their salary. Some of these things include their earnings from endorsements, ticket sales, performance, merchandise, their social contributions, and TV ratings. Although there are many factors that contribute to their salary, professional athletes may be overpaid because as a society, we contribute to their success. So, in the end, part of the athlete’s salary comes from the people who support the sports in the first place....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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The Development Process of Professional Athletes - Professional athletes have been around for thousands of years. These athletes have excelled in their own sport. In those sports, coaches have passed knowledge down to athletes. A coach is the boss of the athlete, they run the show. The big name athletes, known today, had to be taught from scratch; their coach taught them how to play. In 1929 Joseph J. Tomlin founded a children’s extracurricular league called Pop Warner. Pop warner is a youth football league. Pop warner is a steeping stool for young teens to play before they reach high school....   [tags: sports, football, coaches]
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Professional Athletes are not Overpaid - Professional athletes are not overpaid Professional athletes are highly talented and determined entertainers with extraordinary physical abilities. They compete in various sports to entertain people and make a living. Those include basketball, football, baseball, hockey, tennis, and the list goes on to any athlete that gets paid to play. These athletes train really hard and for long hours to be the best at what they do. Fans pay to watch them perform because they really enjoy seeing them. Like other entertainers, such as actors and singers, athletes are paid large amounts for their performances....   [tags: Talent, Physical Stress, Mental Stress]
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Professional Athletes are Not Overpaid - Every day people around the world complain about professional athletes salaries. Even though the top athletes make millions of dollars every year, the majority of athletes do not make any more than the average working class citizen. There are also many risks along with the job, and job security is very unstable. Expenses and taxes also limit the amount of money an athlete makes. Tax rates are extremely high for the men and women who participate in professional sports. The salaries of athletes such as Rafael Nadal and Drew Brees may seem to be a bit to high, but with all the factors that take money away from them they are not so high....   [tags: economy, entertainment, salaries]
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Professional Athletes and Enhacer Drugs - ... The drugs can also affect the way you play because you are more likely to miss a game winning goal or shot for your team because you're on so much drugs just to win a game. If you are a professional athlete and you take drugs you are showing your kids that it is right to take drugs when they get into competitive sports. When you take a drug you better be careful because you never know who is watching you. You can get in huge trouble even for just taking a couple of enhancer drugs to get that one big hit over the fence or that one great play up the middle....   [tags: anabolic steroids, football players] 1345 words
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Are Professional Athletes Overpaid? - In thirteen years of golf, Tiger Woods has made over a billion dollars making him the highest paid athlete ever. He has been the highest paid athlete now for five years in a row. We all know that many people in the world watch him play every weekend and admire him, but is the amount of entertainment he provides really worth 128 million dollars a year. Tiger is only one of many professional athletes who are extremely overpaid. “People forget that sports is entertainment,” says Leonard Armato, a sports agent....   [tags: Ethics ]
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The Ethics of the Salary of Professional Athletes - The Ethics of the Salary of Professional Athletes My claim is that it is unethical for professional athletes to receive the enormous amount of compensation that they do. By Unethical I mean that it is an injustice to the citizens of our hard working country that are out to make a dollar and do it by holding a well respected job. By compensation I mean the ridiculous amounts of money that an athlete makes for playing a particular sport. My value criteria or standards I will use are as follows: 1....   [tags: Athletes Sports Athletics Salary Essays] 1569 words
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Sports and Professional Athletes - ... Female athletes, on the other hand, are mostly portrayed for their physical appearance. They are placed on magazine covers and television to show off their bodies. This can be seen in slide two with the two magazine covers shown. Cover 1 portrays Jennie Finch, a softball player, in a short skirt and sexy pose. Cover 2 consists of a photograph of Jean de Villiers, the Springbok’s captain. He is facing the camera directly in his Springbok uniform. This leaves the reader with the perception that he is professional and a good athlete....   [tags: discriminatory behaviour, sexism] 731 words
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The Usage of Twitter Amongst Professional Athletes - Analysis An analysis of these three athletes' tweets was conducted over a course of three-month period, resulting in an evaluation of 847 tweets. The analysis of tweets was divided into two parts. Part one identified the tweets as either social tweet or para-social tweet, and as social retweet or para-social retweet. This portion of the analysis is consistent with previous research (Frederick et al., 2014). Part two identified the tweets into ten categories. The categories include: personal life; about their sport or another sport; responding to fans or other athletes; family and friends; religious; travel and vacation; pictures, videos, and other website links, and promotional....   [tags: social tweets, para social tweets, NFL, NHL]
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Professional Athletes: The End of "Roid Rage" - Professional athletes, throughout history, have been exalted for their outstanding abilities and achievements in sports. Unfortunately, many athletes have turned to anabolic steroids in order to give them an edge, a boost their athletic performance. Starting with the 1954 World Weightlifting Championships, where the Soviets unexpectedly dominated their lifting classes with the use of steroids, it has become increasingly popular among athletes to cheat with the help of this drug. Although the appeal to steroid use is evident when observing how it increases someone’s athletic abilities, many users fail to consider the detrimental side effects of the drug....   [tags: anabolic steroids, drugs]
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Professional Athletes who Cheat in Sports - Professional athletes are role models to the American children across the Nation. Professional athletes must follow ethical standards to play fairly in their sport. This means that players must compete without the assistance of performance enhancing drugs such as steroids (Tynes, 2006). Yet, professional athletes choose to cheat by taking illegal substances, which results in the death of some players and a wide variety of health problems. The Federal Government realized that the use of anabolic steroids is a form of cheating and defrauds the players and fans of “real” competition....   [tags: steroids, asca, balco scandal, olympic games]
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The Usage of Twitter Amongst Professional Athletes - Athlete Selection One athlete from each league was selected for the content analysis: NFL quarterback, Michael Vick; NHL forward and enforcer, Paul Bissonnette; and MLB relief pitcher, Jason Grilli. Michael Vick was selected for analysis because he has a criminal background from the past. An analysis of Vick's tweets will help determine how he has changed over time, and to learn if anyone still allows the past to influence the way they respect him and if that effects him in any way through social media....   [tags: NFL, NHL, social networks, dog fighting]
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Study Design: The Usage of Twitter Amongst Professional Athletes - There are multiple platforms of social media available for everyone to use; but has anyone wondered which platforms professional athletes use. Or has anyone ever wondered how he or she uses social media. I am studying professional athletes' use of Twitter, because I want to discover why and how they use the social network, and how they benefit and promote themselves through the process. I want to help my reader understand why it is significant for professional athletes to continue their use of social media....   [tags: Social Media Study]
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Professional Athletes and Drug Use - Professional Athletes and Drug Use This research paper is about athletes and their use of drugs. The drug that is most frequently used by athletes is alcohol. Most athletes who use drugs do not get the punishment that they deserve instead they receive punishment that is too lenient. The penalties for professional athletes who use drugs are too lenient, they should be more severe. Examples of drugs that are used by most athletes are the following: Anabolic Steroids, Dietary supplements, Blood Doping, Stimulants, Narcotics and Corticosteroids, and Alcohol....   [tags: Papers] 1414 words
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Shouldn't Professional Athletes Benefit from Advances in Medicine? - ... The use of PED’s by professional athletes under medical supervision hasn’t proven to have long term health risk. Within a paper written in the Lancet, Kayser, Mauron, and Miah wrote, “We believe that rather than drive doping underground, use of drugs should be permitted under medical supervision… by allowing medically supervised doping, the drugs used could be assessed for a clearer view of what is dangerous and what is not.” Like any drug prescribed by a doctor, PED’s aren’t without side effects....   [tags: performance enhancing drugs]
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Professional Athletes and Domestic Violence - Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his daughter, before killing himself. Professional athletes are arrested for domestic violence every week. But violence agains women is not anythng new. Many years ago, during the Vietnam war, more women were dying from domestic violence than the total number of men killed in Vietnam.   Women have been woman beaten and threatened for many centuries and surprisingly it has nothing to do with love or jealousy. It's all about power and control, and who has it, and who doesn't....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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The Dream Team: Allowing Professional Athletes to Participate in the Olympics - “Do you believe in miracles?” (Al Michaels). The United States as a country were in a state of uncertainty and not very much hope. A major component was our arch nemesis Russia formally known as the Soviet Union (USSR). The cold war was running rampant around the time of 1979 and 1980, lots of Americans were very insecure about the wellbeing of themselves because they knew the power house of the soviet military. There are many differences when comparing the 1980 team and the 2014 team. For instance the 1980 team was full of college kids who either had just graduated or were still in college, however the 2014 team is full of professional athletes who all play in the NHL and back in the 1980’s...   [tags: believing in the little guy]
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Poor Money Management Among Professional Athletes - ... The amount of responsibility that is put upon these young men would be unbearable for almost anyone twenty or twenty-one years old. They do not know proper spending habits or the first thing amount proper investments. Every player that was interviewed in the documentary admitted to buying some material item that was completely unnecessary and over the top. There were a lot of problems with giving too much money to friends and family. When you are that young you tend to trust people more than you truly should especially people that you have known for a significant amount of time....   [tags: investments, planning, education] 577 words
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NBA Athletes are Overpaid - As a fan of basketball, the NBA has always been the center of every discussion I partake whenever basketball is involved. Since its inception in the late 70s and the popularity of the American National Basketball Association, basketball has been cemented as one of the most iconic games played today. Whether a fan or enthusiast watches the game live or on replay, the high-voltage intensity and addicting thrill of every turnover and every score made just makes the person go wild. Of course in every game, some people often wonder how much money the players have in each season....   [tags: Salary of Professional Athletes] 1342 words
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Controversy Within The National Football League - ... Negative things can happen off the field and one can notice some teenagers or kids wanting to do what their role models do. These things could be like getting in bar fights, dabbling in drugs, and/or drinking. Athletes do not realize that their actions are shown where everybody can see. As soon as an athlete is drafted by a team, his professional career will take off. Athlete’s travel schedules will pick up. One is at work for a longer period of time. This means there is no longer time for an athlete’s original hobbies....   [tags: professional athletes] 842 words
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Professional Athletes Deserve Every Cent -      Many major cities generate hundreds of millions of dollars per year in revenue from ticket and merchandise sales from the marketability and popularity of their professional athletes. These athletes play for teams hundreds, even thousands of miles away from their homes and families in hopes of winning a championship. They spend weeks on end away from parents, wives, and children. These athletes endure injuries far beyond what the average person would. The most healthy, fit, and talented athletes are considered lucky if the can play past 35 years of age....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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Drug Abuse Among Professional Athletes - Drug abuse among professional basketball players is a problem as old as time. In some circumstances it may not be the athletes fault. For example when they are treating a minor cough or a cold, the medications used will sometimes contain small amounts of alcohol. On the other hand some athletes purposely abuse drugs for a variety of reasons. Some attempt to cover up the presence of other drug abuse but most abuse drugs because they will enhance their performance. The most common abused drugs in professional basketball are: anabolic steroids, marijuana, and amphetamines....   [tags: Substance Abuse Essays] 953 words
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Should Professional Athletes Be Allowed To Play After Committing a Crime? - Crime is any act that violates the law. Many times professional athletes become involved in crime and it seems that they are above the law. The athlete’s notoriety makes it seem that professional athletes are committing crimes more than average people, whether they are felonies or misdemeanors. Should athletes be allowed back into their respective leagues after they commit such crimes. Many people believe that professional athletes are “above the law”. In reality, they are human beings like you and me who, no matter what the circumstances, can and will be charged like an average person....   [tags: Sports Ethics]
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Enhancement Drugs influence the career of professional athletes - Will we be able to barricade ‘Doping’ from intoxicating the world of sports. The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) states that the term doping comes from the Africans word ‘dop,’ a concoction made from grape leaves that Zulu warriors drank before going into battle (as sited in Maxwell, & Melham, 2005, p.1). Today, many athletes worldwide have been found guilty of breaching the Anti Doping Act. Over the years, there has been an increase in the number of drug offenders in sports, as the need to win becomes priority and dope is relayed from athlete to athlete, directly and indirectly....   [tags: Sports]
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Domestic Violence by Professional Athletes is Nothing New - A penalty flag is down for a growing number of professional athletes. Some, accused of domestic violence, others charged with assault. What has caused this sudden increase in domestic violence by professional athletes. Nothing. There has not been any increase at all. Professional athletes have been beating and abusing women for a long, long time. Years ago, a lady called 911 and said that her husband was beating her. She wanted to file a report, but then asked the dispatcher if it was going to be in the paper the next day....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Salaries Gone Unjustified in the US - Imagine a man going to work on the farm every day. He works endlessly for hours and hours tending to the crops, feeding the animals in the hot scorching sun, wishing he could sit down and take a break… a break that just never comes. He will work until his swollen and bruised feet give out under him. He is working to put food on the table. He is working so that he won’t have to watch his wife and kids die. Now imagine a different man, he is a NFL player. He will work hard to emerge victorious. Now which man should be paid more....   [tags: professional athletes, money, salaries]
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How The Dream Team Changed Basketball Forever - Although the 1992 Olympic Men’s Basketball Team is considered the greatest assemblage of professional athletes in history, the Dream Team does have its critics. Regardless of the bureaucratic problems that stemmed from allowing NBA players to compete in the Olympics, many benefits were reaped by intertwining the two associations. Even though the basketball that was played with the Dream Team did not differ fundamentally, it changed the game of basketball forever because it respected the historical values, inspired young basketball players to pursue their NBA and Olympic dreams, and it treated book reviewers to an action-packed topic whilst also changing international basketball for the bette...   [tags: history, professional athletes]
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Hidetoshi Nakata - A Japanese National Idol - He is one of the most successful exports from Asia; in fact, he has opened many opportunities for Asian soccer players to play overseas. For nine years, he’s made himself a single most recognizable soccer player from Japan or even Asia has ever produced. But few truly know the man behind the mask; he is a sport superstar, who took Japanese soccer and Asian soccer to the worlds stage. A national idol, whose website can draw “fifteen million hits in a single day”(1). A fashion icon, noted for his sharp fashion sense and sharper haircut....   [tags: Professional Athletes] 808 words
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Barry Bonds and Steroids - Have you noticed the size of Barry Bonds’ entire body over the past couple years. His muscles grew big, and his endurance increased over time which allowed him to play baseball for as long as he had. Barry Bonds was a baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants for 21 years. He had to overcome some huge injuries, including a huge knee problem at the end of his career. The only way that he was able to lift so much while he still was recovering is a topic that has been discussed for a long time....   [tags: Professional Athletes]
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Dreams Are Never Out of Reach - DREAMS ARE NEVER OUT OF REACH The unified sound of chants from fans in the audience was echoing throughout the immense gymnasium as amateur Shawn Johnson prepared for her balance beam routine. As the crowd held their breath for every move, she performed with her entire heart. After her incredible dismount, she gave a smile of relief and satisfaction toward her loved ones in the stands. Her score put her over the top and guaranteed her a medal, but she did not expect her results to stand firm....   [tags: Professional Athletes] 851 words
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Professional High School Athletes - Professional High School Athletes Today's athletes are bigger, stronger, and faster than ever. A man can run 325 feet in less than ten seconds. A man can jump fifty inches vertically off his flat feet. There is an instinct in everyone that makes him or her wonder, "how do they do that?" or "I want to be like that!" These athletes are breaking boundaries every year, setting new standards and higher bars. These athletes are also getting younger… much younger. This causes much debate on how young is too young to be the best....   [tags: Papers] 3074 words
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College Athletes: The Jump to Professional Sports League - College athletes have a goal that they pursue. The jump to the professional sports leagues is an accomplishment that most college athletes wanted to achieve. But most college athletes go to college and forego completing their senior year and don’t get a degree. In basketball most athletes are one and done. This means they go to college for only one year then enter the NBA draft. For the NFL players have to be out of high school for three years and necessarily don’t have to go to college. Some argue that good enough athletes should enter the professional draft because of financial issues....   [tags: career, education, experience]
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Professional Sports - Athletes do Not Deserve What they are Paid - Professional Athletes do Not Deserve What the Earn Wouldn't it be great to make 31.3 million dollars a year and an additional 47 million dollars in endorsements simply to play a game. Michael Jordan, along with many other professional athletes thinks so. In the 1996 season, playing 3,106 minutes Michael Jordan made 170,000 dollars a day, equaling out to be 160.97 dollars a second. Even more unbelievable are Mike Tyson's earnings in his match with Peter McNeeley. In a single second, he made 281,000 dollars ("Professional AthletesÉ")....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1240 words
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Sports Have No Room for Performance Enhancers - People talk about the great players that have played before, Lawrence Taylor, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky, and Michael Jordan. These players were amazing athletes who played the game they loved every day. These legends would give one hundred and ten percent every time they stepped onto the field, into the court, or onto the rink. One thing we do not associate with these players is the use of any illegal substances to boost their level of play. But today we have gold medalists being stripped of their Olympic medals, players facing a lifetime ban, and every day another athlete being suspended for a shorter period of time....   [tags: Professional Sports, Athletes, Steroids]
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Aboriginal Athletes in the World of Professional Sports - Aboriginal Athletes in the World of Professional Sports Terrence and Jordin Tootoo grew up in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, in Canada’s arctic region. They were like other Inuit children in Rankin Inlet in many respects: They were brought up to respect the customs of their people and they enjoyed the resources the land around them provided- they learned to hunt and fish for food like the others. However, the brothers were also different from their peers in one main respect- they were blessed with a love for the game of hockey, and also with extraordinary amounts of talent which would enable them to leave their native community to pursue the dream of professional hockey....   [tags: Essays Papers] 4534 words
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Professional Sports - Injured Athletes and Early Retirement - Injured Athletes and Early Retirement     The rise to become a professional athlete requires passion, dedication and years of preparation. To play a sport at such a high competitive level and intensity the athlete must be in excellent physical and mental health. Athlete's of "Magic" Johnson's and Bo Jackson's caliber had the dedication and determination to be the best. The negative feelings the athlete endures after injury or illness is overwhelming and can lead to early retirement, but if this all they invested in; most have not thought a lot about a career after sports....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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New Born Athletes - New Born Athletes There are many "cultures" people get caught up in today, and one of those is the desire for money and fame. Many people use those two words to define "success". So much emphasis is put on this that it sometimes becomes the only thing that motivates many of us today. We don't care what it takes to reach this. One place where this is very evident is in sports, especially basketball. In many instances, it has gotten to the point where children, or young adults are making the decision to forgo college, an education, to make money....   [tags: College Athletes Professional MOney Fame Essays] 2121 words
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Steroids in Baseball - Steroids in baseball Each sport has had their own issues that they battled, the national football league is currently battling the effects with concussions due to football. They recently paid current and retired players a 765 million dollar settlement agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research. (NFL, ex-players agree to $765M settlement, 1) The National Basketball League had a big scandal back in 2007 where ex- referee Tim Donaghy admitted to betting games that he refereed including the controversial 2002 Western Conference Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings in a close game but rumors spread that the referees covered the spread b...   [tags: Professional Athletes, Sports, Drugs, Enhancement]
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Influence of Sports Upon America’s Youth - Influence of Sports Upon America’s Youth Over the last two decades the growth of youth sports has reflected the popularity of professional sports in our society. Sporting events and news are available to the public twenty-four hours a day on television and radio: sports are an enormous industry. The outstanding popularity of the sports industry has profoundly affected youth sports organizations. An estimated twenty-five million children age six through eighteen participate in at least one school or community based athletic program....   [tags: Professional Sports Athletes] 2240 words
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Performance Enhancing Drug Usage: The NFL and MLB - Performance enhancing drug usage amongst the NFL and MLB are viewed at two different extremes. The past two decades the MLB has been plagued more notoriously than the NFL with the use of performance enhancers, more or so recognized as “doping”. Firstly, performance enhancing drugs come in the form of anabolic steroids, human growth hormones (HGH), stimulants, and supplements. The MLB and NFL collectively have a number of substances that are banned and could be used for terms of violation and suspension if consumed....   [tags: Steroids, Drugs, Professional Sports, Athletes]
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The Use of Steroids in Major League Sports - The Use of Steroids in Major League Sports There has been a lot of controversy about steroids in sports. The pressure has caused some sport stars to admit to their use of steroids. Some of these people are Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, and Jason Giambi. Steroids though seem very helpful to professional athletes, it can very dangerous and can help people get advantage over other people. Steroids have been around for a long time. “The first people to use anabolic steroids for athletic enhancement were the Russians who discovered the drug and had great success.” They stared to use the steroids in the 1950’s....   [tags: Athletes Drugs Professional Baseball Doping] 816 words
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Effect of Concussions on NFL Athletes - Every year thousands of athletes are effected by the sports-related concussions. There are three types of concussions, they are classified as grades which is a special term medical professionals use to classify the severity of a traumatic brain injury. Grade 1 concussions are minute in terms of the severity of damage to the athlete’s brain. This is when there are in a brief daze, slight headache, and their head sometimes rings. (Cunha 581-585). The grade 2 concussions are the moderate concussions were an athlete completely fades to black, there’s no seeing anything, and they don’t know their location, name and various other important pieces of information (Cunha 581-585)....   [tags: Dangers of Professional Football, Suicide] 1686 words
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The Unexpected Truth About Athletes - Having knowledge of the entertainment world, it seems to be a fast-paced, competitive business. Over the years, sports has been integrated into entertainment, therefore, it has contributed to a business of its own. The goal of a business is to increase revenue and to make a profit, by any means necessary. In regards to sports, society displays this field as male dominant because of the idea that males can be more dominant in the world than women. Also, women’s sports did not come about until the 20th century, while male sports can be traced back to the first Olympics in Ancient Greece....   [tags: sports, education, professional, college]
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Athletes Overpaid? - When people think of the names Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, and Oscar de la Hoya they think “superstar”, “professional athlete”, and “wealthy”. Some even think “overpaid” while others believe that they deserve every penny they earn. In 2010 NBA player Kobe Bryant signed a three-year $90 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers (Source 2).Which equals $30 million per year. In 2009 Kobe Bryant’s contract was worth $25 million a year (Source 2). He received a five million dollar pay increase although he is an aging player....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Professional Sports - It is NFL Sunday and you are ready to see some of your favorite athletes to go head to head on the grid iron. However, you notice something a little different your favorite athlete seems to be more aggressive and his body has changed substantially. That famous athlete that you know and adore was caught for taking performance enhancing drugs that was the reasoning for your unanswered questions about his odd transformations. Bigger, better, stronger each professional athlete tries to achieve that when they are preparing to compete in their sport, but there are some that get a little help to be better, bigger, and stronger....   [tags: athletes, nfl, illegal substance]
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Anabolic Steroid Use in Professional Sports - Anabolic steroid use in professional sports The first case of performance enhancing drugs in sports came before the discovery of anabolic steroids and is believed to be that of a British road bicycle racer named Arthur Linton. At the age of twenty four, he died during a race between Bordeaux and Paris in 1886. Controversy then soon arose when he was believed to have taken a stimulant called trimethyl at the time of his death. Anabolic steroids have become an epidemic amongst athletes since the 1950's when a Swiss company by the name of Ciba Pharmaceuticals introduced what was to become the most popular anabolic drug for athletes called methandrostenolone....   [tags: epidemic amongst athletes]
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Issues with Athletes’ Salaries and How to Change Them - Professional sports were beginning to be organized in the 1850s. At this point, their salaries, although they were still higher than the average person’s, were not too outrageous. In the 1880s and 90s, baseball players in particular were making on average about $1,750 annually. Even though this was three times the salary of an industrial worker of the time, they were not happy with this amount of money and felt they should be earning more (Baseball n.d.). In the 1970s, the worlds of professional sports took a drastic turn....   [tags: sports salary caps, professional sports]
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Salaries of Athletes are too High - Salaries of Athletes What should athletes deserve to be paid. Many players have risen to stardom by becoming a professional athlete. Athletes have come from many different backgrounds; some from wealthy and some from poverty raised backgrounds. Salaries are continuing to rise, and money doesn’t seem to be an issue. Athletes are getting what they want from the owners by negotiating through their agents. Athletes’ salaries aren’t from their owners, but they come from other sources (“Athletes’ Salary”)....   [tags: Professional Athlete Athletics Sports Salary]
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Steroids Use Among Athletes -   Abstract:  With the increase of competition has also come the need to become bigger and stronger than the opponent.  The use of steroids among athletes has caused the focus of the game to change.  No longer does an athlete want to win by doing their best, but they want to become bigger and have an advantage over the opponent.  Ultimately, all athletes feel that they need to use performance-enhancing drugs to compete at the same level. Despite all of the warnings and information on performance-enhancing drugs, athletes continue to use them and overlook the potential health risks associated with steroids....   [tags: Drug Use in Professional Sports]
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High School Athletes Should Not Turn Pro - High School Athletes Should Not Turn Pro Lebron James and Freddy Adu are both young athletes and with millions in their pockets with a countless number of endorsement contracts. Whether it is high school athletes skipping college and discontinuing the development of their education for millions of dollars, or teenagers signing contracts with businesses for massive amounts of money, youth sports programs are changing rapidly. However, American high school athletes are not financially, physically, or mentally prepared to tackle and endure the pressures of professional sports....   [tags: Professional Sports Argumentative Essays]
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Affirming Athletes - The World Series, NBA Finals, Final Four, Super Bowl, National Championship, College World Series, The Masters, these are the ultimate competitive goals for both athletes and fans. America loves to watch these highly competitive sporting events. From ancient times to modern day, sports have always been a part of the makeup of society. Beginning with the Native American sportsmen “who competed for religious, medicinal, and gambling purposes” sports of old and new have continued to change and evolve in society’s culture (sports)....   [tags: Professional Sports]
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The All American Girls Professional Baseball League - Women don’t receive the spotlight in sports very often. Usually, the men in baseball, football, basketball, and soccer have higher salaries and are paid attention to more. This wasn’t the case with a special league of female baseball players. These ladies sparked a thought in peoples’ heads in the mid 20th-century. Could women really play a professional sport instead of staying home to do the housework. From 1943-1954, women in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League helped to change the rights women were believed to have in society and in the workplace as they began playing a professional sport as a form of entertainment....   [tags: athletes, society, workplace, female] 1290 words
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College Athletes Deserve to Be Paid - College athletes should be paid. College athletes are often considered to be some of the luckiest students in the world. Most of them receiving all inclusive scholarships that cover all the costs of their education. They are also in a position to make a reputation for themselves in the sporting world preparing them for the next step. The ongoing debate whether student athletes should be paid has been going on for years. These athletes bring in millions of dollars for their respective schools and receive zero in return....   [tags: Payig College Athletes]
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College Athletes Should be Compensated - Today there is much controversy over the subject of compensating college athletes. Some believe that providing a payment would further complicate the issue, but others say that it would end all of the problems. College athletes should receive some form of compensation for participation in collegiate sports due to the hardships they endure, a failure of scholarships to cover all expenses , the exploitation of college athletes by the colleges and universities they play for, a disparity between coaches’ and players’ compensation, and the hypocrisy of National Collegiate Athletic Association’s rules....   [tags: Student-Athletes Should Be Paid]
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Should Collegiate Athletes be Paid? - More the ever before, the question "Should college athletes be paid?" is being debated by student-athletes, the NCAA, and the media, as well as non-athletic students. College athletes benefit the school with another income. So shouldn’t they be given something for all their hard work. There is only one answer and that is, college athletes should not get paid because it is the worst form of destruction to educational system. College athletes get large scholarships, isn’t that their payment and incentive to be an athlete....   [tags: Paying College Athletes]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - College athletes generate millions of dollars for their schools each year, yet they are not allowed to be compensated beyond a scholarship due to being considered amateurs. College athletes are some of the hardest working people in the nation, having to focus on both school courses and sports. Because athletics take so much time, these student-athletes are always busy. College football and basketball are multi-billion dollar businesses. The NCAA does not want to pay the athletes beyond scholarships, and it would be tough to work a new compensation program into their budget and the budgets of the universities....   [tags: athletes, college, amateurs, revenue] 923 words
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - College athletics are becoming more and more like the professional leagues except for one big issue, money. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) makes billions every year off these student athletes. March Madness is one of the biggest money makers for the NCAA, in 2010 the NCAA signed a 14 year deal worth almost $11 billion with CBS and Turner Sports that would give them the rights to shows the games (USA Today, 2010). Football and basketball bring in the most money at universities, so why not pay the athletes....   [tags: NCAA, student athletes]
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College Athletes Should Not Be Paid - Waking up before the sunrise is a daily routine. Early morning film sessions, class, then practice, which dominates the day. There are few moments in between for food and socializing, but the life of a student athlete is anything but ordinary. Sleep, eat, practice and school are all an athlete knows, and with the pressures of campus life it becomes even more difficult. No time for much of anything, let alone getting a job. Like most students, these athletes need money, but do not have a spare moment to work....   [tags: It’s Not Time to Pay Student Athletes]
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Colleges Should Educate Student Athletes - All college students sitting in classrooms today face challenges that can impede their success. A challenging course schedule, competing demand for the student’s time, and college readiness are all factors that can hinder a student’s performance in the classroom. Moreover, these challenges also have the ability to impact the student’s overall student development. While most students share a common set of stressors, there are certain groups on campus that face pressures and challenges that are not shared by the majority of their peers....   [tags: Educating College Athletes]
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Substance Abuse Policy in Professional Sports - Taylor Hooton was a popular, ebullient adolescent; he was a large contributor to his baseball team at Plano West Senior High School. College-bound, Hooton was looked up to as a pitcher, and was to be placed in the starting rotation for his senior year, the spring of 2004 (Longman 1). Unfortunately for Taylor, he never had the chance to experience it. On July 15th, 2003, he committed the unfathomable: suicide by hanging, just a month after his seventeenth birthday. In the fall of 2002, Hooton mentioned to Billy Ajello, his best friend in high school, that he might begin to use steroids....   [tags: Drug Abuse and Athletes]
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Paying College Athletes - Students that attend college should not get paid for playing sports. People go to college to get an education not to get rich. The experience of college itself is priceless. If the college pays players in one sport they will have to pay players in all sports. Scholarships already pay for individuals’ education. What more is needed. This world is going to have more athletes than doctors if students get paid to play sports in college. If they are good at a sport and want to get paid for it then they can go professional....   [tags: sports, education, college, athletes] 630 words
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Should College Athletes Make Money - A question millions of athletes, professionals, students, and parents have been asking for years, should college athletes be paid to play. Staples stated; “Now, nearly two-dozen former student-athletes are suing the NCAA. A win by the plaintiffs could potentially transform the business of college athletics” (Staples 2010). With more than a billion dollars brought in every year by college sporting events. Surprisingly only a small amount of football and basketball schools are the ones bringing in all of the money that is earned all year....   [tags: Student Athletes, College Education, Money]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Banned in Professional Sports - In 2013, 12 Major League Baseball players each received fifty game suspensions without pay for using performance enhancing drugs. Big names such as Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez were on this list. Testosterone, an illegal substance, is what is found in the performance enhancing drugs. Testosterone increases male characteristics such as body hair, aggression, deepening of the voice, and of course massive muscle growth (“Steroids” par. 1). Some professional athletes claim to use performance enhancing drugs to recover more quickly from injury; others take them because they have not seen the positive feedback in working out, without the use of the steroids....   [tags: Use Steroids in Professional Sports]
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Unfair Advantages: The Loss of Lowering College Acceptance for Athletes - College bound students around the world are in search of an easier route to be accepted into college. What about college athletes. These students are those who stand out. Many college athletes feel as though they deserve a “reward” for enhancing the school’s program. Though they may deserve acknowledgement of their participation, lowering admission standards will lower their effort in school as well. Intercollegiate athletic programs corrupt their educational institutions by advertising a double standard and devaluing scholarships in favor of athletic competition....   [tags: college, accept, athletes]
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Muscle Strengthening Effects of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in Resistance Trained Athletes and non-Athletes - Anabolic-androgenic steroids are a synthetic compound which are structurally related to the male sex hormone, testosterone (Amsterdam et al.,2010, Thiblin and Petersson, 2004). Testosterone has two effects on the human body; first it helps in the development and maintenance of secondary male sexual characteristics and, secondly, it promotes muscle growth. All anabolic-androgenic steroids are derivatives of testosterone and have both anabolic and androgenic properties; which is why the use of the term anabolic-androgenic steroids is more appropriate than anabolic steroids (Kuhn, 2002)....   [tags: Anabolic-androgenic, testosterone, athletes]
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College Athletes Should Not Be Exempt from Regular Class Attendance Policies - Many college athletes miss classes because of practice, competition and from exhaustion. For those reasons, supporters argue for exemption of athletes from class attendance policies. Others argue that college athletes are given scholarships to attend college to play sports. On the contrary, the focus of colleges is educating students. The question is, should colleges athletes be exempt from the class attendance requirements. The answer is no and here is why. First, the education of athletes takes priority over recreational activities....   [tags: Education, College, Athletes]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - Cameron Newton was a coveted recruit coming out of Georgia’s Westlake High School in 2007. Upon signing with the University of Florida, he earned a back-up spot behind Tim Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner. After being arrested on felony charges, Newton dropped out of Florida and enrolled at Blinn Junior College in Texas. Newton led his team to the 2009 NJCAA National Football Championship, after which he was the only 5-star recruit for the 2010 season, as stated on rivals.com. His top two choices for college: Mississippi State University and Auburn University....   [tags: Paying College Athletes]
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Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Rape by College Athletes -   Sexual assault, abuse, and rape by athletes is a devastating crime.  These crimes by themselves are horrendous, but when committed by athletes there are many different factors involved.  Through extensive research this paper will show contributing factors that may result in assault, abuse, or rape by athletes.  Special treatment for athletes throughout their career, belief in sexual male dominance, and the role of alcohol are all important factors.  Other crucial factors are the attitudes and responses of: society, juries, victims, coaches, and athletes.  This paper will explore all these issues and show that changes need to be made in all the areas to combat the growing percentages of...   [tags: Athletes and Sexual Assault]
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Athletes as Role Models throughout History - The world of role models in athletics has been around for millenniums and can be traced back as far as 776 B.C. when the athletes were thought to be demigods (half human and half god) and the first Olympic games took place on the site of Olympia. Though the only event was the 200-meter sprint, many people looked up to them and expected more than just a 200- meter sprint from these “god-like” men.(WEBSITE) Today, more and more people are beginning to look to athletes like the ancient Greek did: for more than just entertainment....   [tags: Athletes, Behavior, NBA, NFL]
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Should College Athletes Get Paid? - The scholarships given to college athletes are not sufficient enough to sustain them throughout the year, which is why I believe they should get paid and receive benefits. Student athletes, especially football and basketball players, play a major role in generating revenue for schools, businesses, coaches and the players do not see a penny. College athletes often do not have money in their pockets for extra food, clothes, housing and extracurricular activities. They also can potentially get dropped from their teams due to injury, leaving them incapable of paying for college....   [tags: college athletes, ncaa, scholarships] 806 words
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - Today there are over 450,000 college athletes and the National College Athletics Association (NCAA) faces a difficult decision on whether or not college athletes should be paid. Many people believe that they should and many believe they should not. There are several benefits that college’s athletes receive for being a student athlete. Why should they receive even more benefits than their scholarship and numerous perks. Today, most college athletes receive a scholarship to pay for a portion or sometimes all of one’s college tuition....   [tags: NCAA, student athlete, sports]
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Anabolic Steroids and Professional Sports - In today’s society having a lean toned body is to die for. Many companies portray the American body, as the “ perfect Body”. They portray this by using disgustingly thin super models to influence young women to want to look like these “beautiful” women, that every man dreams about. From a young age, teens are taught that you are supposed to maintain a lean toned body with little to no fat. Many young teens are influenced by super models and professional body builders and feel they need to be as thin or as “swoll” as them....   [tags: body, body builiding, supplement, athlete]
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A Phenomenological Study Exploring Coping Responses Of Retired NCAA Athletes - Introduction and Review of Literature It is the month of December or May in any given year. The final lineup for the game or match has been created and the competition begins. As teams face off, focus on the task at hand is where the athlete’s attention is centered. As the game or match draws to a close, one is victorious and accomplishes the master goal of winning a national championship. What occurs the following day, after the competition is over and the crowd’s roars dim. After facing this question personally, my interest lies on further exploration of this career termination process and how others are coping with it....   [tags: mental health, former athletes]
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Athletes and Steroids - If Rob Garibaldi had one wish it would be to play major league baseball. Growing up he played baseball throughout high school and college. There was one problem. He wasn’t as big as the other players. Beginning in his junior year of high school he was strongly influenced to take supplements to increase his strength. A few years later, after continued use of steroids, his life started to spiral out of control. He was feeling very depressed, struggling academically, and had become very aggressive....   [tags: persuasive, argumentative essays]
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Athletes and Sports - As a parent, all you ever want your kids to do is grow up and be something great. Parents expect their kids to have dreams of becoming a lawyer or majoring in topics like business and medicine. They don’t realize that some kids have goals like playing baseball in the major leagues or becoming a great fisherman that is on television. Not all kids have the same mind-set. People of all ages, all around the world, enjoy either watching or playing sports. In “Organized Sports Can Benefit Children,” David Brooks argues that sports are healthy for children, helping them build character and showing them leadership skills....   [tags: Happiness&Confidence, Special Treatment]
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