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Sports Media - ... For example, Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers, for example, is a white male whom commentators often commend for his high basketball IQ when he makes plays, but often fault for his insufficient physical ability when he doesn’t. African American teammates of Walton’s, in contrast, find their “skills” praised when they execute well and their “mental errors” blamed for failures to execute. Sports-related socialization of this discriminatory type can perpetuate stereotypes generation after generation....   [tags: Sports]
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The Importance of Sports - Think of society as a living organism which every part of it contributes to its survival. This view is the functionalist perspective, which every parts of a society are structured to maintain its stability. Functionalist regard sports as an almost religious institution that uses ritual and ceremony to reinforce the common values of a society. In 1968, Robert Merton made an important distinction between manifest and latent functions. Manifest functions of institutions are open, stated, conscious functions that involve intended, recognized, consequences of an aspect of society....   [tags: Sports] 1002 words
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Women in Sports - ... The payout for women players was increased to $50,000 because fans protested the unfair payout gap between the male and female players (Lopiano 1); it’s still 1/6 the payout male players received even though the World Cup Soccer Championship was estimated to generate 2 - 5 million dollars. The WNBA has the same issue plaguing their league, while WNBA players are fighting to get a minimal salary guarantee of $20,000 to 30,000 a year (Lopiano 1), Their NBA counterparts average annual salary is $5.15 million dollars including rookies (NBA.com 8), while the average annual salary for WNBA players is about $55,000 including rookies(Financialedge 11)....   [tags: Sports ]
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Sports and Politics - ... The movement resulted in the first female tennis tour and the creating of WomenSports Magazine and the Women’s Sports Foundation . After retiring, she continued to be an advocate for gender equity. A similar sporting event where politics had a positive outcome was at the 1968 Olympics. At the 1968 Olympics, two U.S black athletes received their medals shoeless, to represent black poverty in America . Tommie Smith wore a black scarf around his neck to represent black pride, while John Carlos had his tracksuit unzipped (a violation at the Olympics) to represent blue-collar workers in the U.S....   [tags: Sports]
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The Evolution of Sports - The sports of today have changed the way the players play the game. Starting on the professional sports level, bad sportsmanship behaviors, like the use of steroids or "throwing" a game or a match in an effort to please the sports gambler trying to get their big pay-off, has trickled down through the college level and even down to the high school level. One person recalls the days when athletes played their sport for the love of the game, because it is what they lived for. They remember when they were younger, sitting in their grandfather's lap and watching the Atlanta Braves (in the days of Dale Murphy, Bob Horner, Glenn Hubbard and other great names in Braves history) running out on the diamond every game....   [tags: Sports] 886 words
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The Culture of Sports - ... In desperate need of assistance, New Orleans residents found their homes flooded and sought dry ground by waiting on their rooftops for the much-needed help that they believed would arrive in minutes. Much to their dismay, the help never came. As they waited on their rooftops, houses that had been swept off their foundations floated by, along with bodies of those who were unable to escape the flood waters. As the bitterness of the hurricane’s victims grew, they found that the “rescuers” were attending those victims who were white before helping blacks....   [tags: Sports ]
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Positive Impact of Sports on Children - Sports may not be all that good for children. Some people might say that sports can cause injury, children won’t get a chance to play if they are not very good, or children may be made fun of for lacking skill in that particular sport. I believe that participating in sports has a much more positive impact on children. Sports can help children’s health approve, help them develop new friends, and can help improve the children’s self confidence. Sports may help improve children’s overall health. Many people against youth sports might say that participating in sports has a high risk of injury....   [tags: Sports] 462 words
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America's Obsession With Sports - ... The media has at times given us a slanted representation of our heroic sports athletes. However, in our ever changing sports culture, we are shifting the fan connection through the use of technological innovations. As we continue to get more advanced, the closer we can get to true feelings of our role models. These feelings remind us that even though one may be a hero in our eyes, they are still just a simple human being like ourselves. Sports over the years have changed both in positive and in negative ways, not only in the broader base of the players, but in the attention of society....   [tags: Sports ]
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The Pitfalls Of High School Sports - Children are often exposed to sports at an early age. As they get older and start school they often participate in sports as a way to both make now friends and be active. As the children grow older, progressing into their teenage years, they become more specialized in their sports. The sports that the young people continue with grow in their favor. When the child reaches the high school level, sports take center stage. The pressure for them to perform in sports and perform well is immense. There is the pressure from coaches, teammates, and others to succeed....   [tags: Sports] 1494 words
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THE AMAZING GROWTH OF YOUTH SPORTS - ... I have had to learned that I have to let go of some of my wanting to protect my child. Another article, Cooperation versus Competition: Is there really such an issue. Written by Ann Michelle Daniels reports that 40 million children in the United States between the ages of five and seventeen participate in youth sports. Children playing in a sport can have just as many pressures and challenges that children in a classroom do. In a classroom children learn the different areas that they need to learn to handle different situations....   [tags: Sports ]
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Lifelong Benefits of Childhood Sports - At age four, I started my first sport, soccer. From the very first practice, I was simply hooked to the new responsibility to show up at practice every Tuesday and a game every Saturday for my new Blue Valley Recreation team. I had so much fun with my soon-to-be kindergarten classmates. As I grew, I joined more and more sports like softball and dance classes, and I would do anything to get outside and play some football or tag with my family. From the time I was four until now, my love for sports and exercise has only multiplied and multiplied....   [tags: Sports]
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The American Obsession With Sports - ... They had been asked if “Realistically” if they would become a pro when they grew up. (Brown, S.) We live in an achievement-oriented society. Sports play a very distinctive role among us. The research by Smith College divulged what we all know is true. Caucasians are vastly out numbered by African-Americans in male sports in basketball, football, boxing, and to some extent baseball. Blacks make up 77% of the NBA and 65% of the NFL conversely they are only 4.2% of our physicians, 2.7% of our lawyers, and 2.2% of our civil engineers....   [tags: Sports ]
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Recruiting Violations in College Sports - ... The coach may also watch the athlete play or visit the athlete’s high school. The athlete and his/her family can visit the college during this time, and can also write letters to as well as telephone with the coach. With these opportunities comes times where you cannot have contact. This period, the dead period, is a time where you cannot have any face to face contact with an athlete or his/her parents. However, the coach can call/write letters to the athlete or his/her parents during this time....   [tags: Sports ]
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How to Be a Successful Sports Bettor - ... In the second section, I briefly touch on what it takes to create and maintain a proper bankroll. Lastly, I end the guide with a third section that provides personal insight to using relevant statistics. YOUR ATTITUDE Would you invest in the stock market without doing a lick of research. Of course not. Sports betting – or sports investing, rather – is about research, research, and more research. You wouldn't become a doctor without attending medical school; you wouldn't become a lawyer without going to law school; and you wouldn't become a successful sports bettor without going through piles of statistics....   [tags: Sports] 1238 words
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Character Development in Youth Sports - ... He continues, “parental violence is so threatening that many referees have turned to buying "assault insurance," while some state legislatures have passed laws prohibiting assaults on referees and umpires (par.4 ) Youth sports popularity may also be suffering due to the large amount of participation time now being committed. Carey argues that as more time is given to sports, fewer family vacations are taken and fewer meals are eaten together as a family (par. 5). ‘Pop Warner football began in 1929 and grew to more than 225,000 participants....   [tags: Sports ]
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Sports in the Chicano/a Community - Sports are a major contributing factor in the Chicano/a community. It constructs ones gender by oppressing women due to their exclusion in partaking in sporting events as well as by providing an outlet for men to vent and regain their manhood. Delgado's article, “Golden But Not Brown” refers to Oscar de la Hoya and how some in the Chicano/a community view him as lacking masculinity; comparing him to “El Lion”, Julio Cesar Chavez. “El lion” evokes a more traditional and manly way of boxing which is an aggressive one while Oscar de la Hoyas involves more strategy and movement....   [tags: Sports] 1012 words
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Adaptive Snow Sports - As practitioners in the Orthotics and Prosthetic field we owe our patients not only our skills of mind and hand, but also the encouragement to live their lives to the fullest. We want them to have a life worth living in spite of whatever physical difficulties they possess. There are many ways to accomplish this, but one of the lesser known is adaptive snow sports. The O & P field has had a connection with adaptive snow sports from its beginning. The “Grandfather of handicapped (adaptive) skiing” as he is referred to by the Skiing Hall of Fame is none other than Paul E....   [tags: Sports ] 1330 words
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Task Orientation in Sports - ... The relationship between physical education and exercise in the course of school and out of school was examined by researchers in a study group that correlated the basis of task, metacognition and mastery climate. The participants consisted of 338 males, 416 girls, and 28 individuals(did not present their gender). The results revealed that the association between task-orientation and mastery climate(identifies as, engendering motivation, cooperating with team mates, working to achieve one’s own skill trades, and the communication between the coach and the athlete), showed significance in skill and performance in one’s own abilities....   [tags: Sports ]
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Role of Physics in Sports - The motions of throwing, batting, and fielding will be presented in physics terms and ideas. Physics plays a big role in sports. One particular sport is softball, where we will be seeing different motions represented. First, we are going to look at the two different types of throwing. There is the regular over-hand throw and there is also the pitching style. When looking at the regular over-hand throw and the pitching style of throwing, many of the same concepts apply to both. In pitching, there are three main issues involved....   [tags: Sports] 1194 words
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The Psychology of Sports - ... The main difference between a mental game coach and a psychotherapist is that a mental game coach works with athletes on sports performance enhancement and not personal challenges or abnormal behavior” (Cohn). Dr. Patrick Cohn presents another myth in his publication, When is Sports Psychology Useful?. He writes about the view stating that the physical and mental aspects of sports are separate from each other; although, both of these aspects go hand-in-hand. Perfection of technique, contrary to popular belief does not and should not ever have to be separated from attitude....   [tags: Sports Psychology]
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The Positive Impact of Sports on Academic Performance - Sports programs have been an integral part of all schools. They support the academics of the school and therefore foster success in life. These programs are educational and help produce productive citizenship. They help students experience and build skills that may help them in their future, like interpersonal and time management skills. Education may kindle the light of knowledge, but sports help to maintain the proper physique. Sports are also an important means of entertainment and a use for energy after long hours of study....   [tags: sports] 616 words
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Children and Sports: A Beginning to Something Great? - ... Positive influence can take the child to new levels and help them become responsible adults. Positive influence can help them to become more socially active. (Omli & Lavoi, 2009) Children who play sports The one thing these two types of treatment have in common, is that it involves youth and sports. Children who are influenced to play sports are less awkward in social circles than those who do not. Sports play builds camaraderie that otherwise would be lost by a child who sits at home and does nothing....   [tags: Sports ]
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Social Stratification Within the Sports Society - Sports society is the land were every serious athlete wants to step foot on and be apart of. Here the people are put into categories that rank each individual by how much money they make. There are two classes by which people fit; top and bottom. The top consisting of the athletes and the bottom although bigger then the top holds all of the supporting fans. The top class is also split up into smaller niches where the highest paid players are above the ones making league minimum salary. Social stratification persists over generations....   [tags: sports] 870 words
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Sports History and Sports Halls of Fame - Sports History and Sports Halls of Fame Below are websites dealing with sports history, particularly those halls of fame which exist. In the dead of winter, many people's interest turn to sports, and the nominees and inductees are announced for many halls, including professional baseball and professional football. Professional Baseball Hall of Fame http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/ This website discusses the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The site combines baseball history and the Hall of Fame itself....   [tags: Sports] 1428 words
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The Transcendence of Cultural Barriers Through The History of Sports - ... Sports actively advocate development of important values and characteristics; respect and the association to sports can demonstrate as a prime example. According to Zeigler, “Respect, self-control, and responsibility are prime examples of character traits that can be taught through sports” (Para.1). The culturally diverse crowds often present at sporting events also illustrate how sports can promote transcendence of cultural barriers while demonstrating the respect involved for the players, the games, and the people as fans....   [tags: Sports ]
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The Career of Sports Management - How would you like to sit ringside at a boxing match, courtside at a basketball game, or even better, at the 50-yard line, on the bench, with the players on the football team. Your thinking, “How could a person have those amazing seats without actually participating in the sport?” Well, there are certain professions that give you those incredible opportunities if you are not able to be a player or a coach. Sports management allows you to take part in worldwide sporting events on the business end....   [tags: Sports Management, Sports, career, ]
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Sports Should Require Quality Safety Equipment - ... “Terry Bradshaw, a Hall of Fame quarterback and four-time Super Bowl champion, is currently being treated for an incurable brain injury stemming from repeated concussions suffered during his football career. Terry Bradshaw’s brain injury has resulted in impairment of his short-term memory and his hand-eye coordination. Dr. Amen’s recent research has revealed that football players receive an average of fifteen concussions throughout their football careers” (Kershaw, Cutter, and Ratinoff). Mouth guards are also an easy way to prevent concussions....   [tags: Sports ]
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The Sports of Korfball, Extreme Ironing, Underwater Hockey and Rugby - Baseball, hockey, korfball anyone. The wide world of sports ranges from the predictable to the obscure. You can play korfball with the people of the Netherlands, go to the extreme ironing world championship near Munich, Germany, or play underwater hockey or rugby with the New Jersey Hammerheads, or any of the other seven teams in the United States. No matter how strange these sports sound or seem, people play them. Korfball is a co-ed sport similar to basketball, except it is typically played on a large, grassy field....   [tags: sports, ] 721 words
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Women and Sports - ... (Ring, 2009, p. 121) The idea that girls and boys don't share the same physical abilities in conjunction with excluding girls for their protection are often used a tools to keep girls from playing boys. Girls are expected to play the feminine version of baseball, which was constructed to limit the physical capacities of women and girls and to prevent them from acting in a manly of masculine manner. It is commonly believed that boys are better suit for playing sports and girls are not regarding their physical capabilities....   [tags: Gender Roles, Sports, Social Issues] 2765 words
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Professional Sports Industry: Examining the Popularity of NFL Franchise Indianapolis Colts, as Well as Other Sports Franchises - Professional sports comprise of an enormous and complex industry. Subdivided into their respective sports and leagues, individual franchises act as independent businesses. The collective goal of these businesses is to provide a product that consumers will seek to purchase. In the case of a football team, for example, the Indianapolis Colts represent a business, and football is the product that they sell. Not all football, however, is so eagerly consumed. The Arena Football League recently disbanded after 21 years of selling its brand of football....   [tags: sports] 1293 words
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Investing in Athletes and Sports - "As in the daytime there is no star in the sky warmer and brighter than the sun, likewise there is no competition greater than the Olympic Games."Pindar, Greek lyric poet, 5th century BC. Olympic Games were held every four years at Olympia. At the world's greatest event, all of athletes make the great effort to try for medal. It is not only shows strength, but also shows honor of a country. At the same time, the athletes also deserve large sum of money. Many people argue if large sum of money should be poured into athletes and sports....   [tags: Sports] 583 words
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The History of Sports and African Americans - The history of sports goes back since ancient times. It has been a useful way for people to explore nature and their environment. Sports include different activities and games such as football, soccer, basketball, and etc. to express their skills and talents. Also, sports are a way to relax and have fun; but are sports all our African Americans rely on. The dream to become future sports stars. The reason why Gates begins his essay with an anecdote is to show and compare how many african-american athletes were at work today and how little the chances of African-Americans becoming athletes are compared to being a lawyer, dentist, or even a doctor....   [tags: History, Sports, ] 506 words
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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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Neurological Sports Injuries - ... He was a popular, smart young football player with a bright future who had never had depression. His parents made the same gut-wrenching decision as the Trenums to donate their son’s brain for research. Upon research of Thomas’s brain it was revealed that he had suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE. This disease is a concussion that can cause depression and impulse issues that caused the young men to commit suicide. It can lead to erratic behavior that cannot be foreseen....   [tags: Sports, Medicine]
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Categories of Sports Fans - In the midst of a freezing winter day, Appalachian State’s football teams endured a gut wrenching loss to the Montana Grizzlies, 17-24. It was December 12, 2009 and the chance to play for the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) title game was up for grabs. Montana drove seventy-three yards in two minutes and fourteen seconds to score a touchdown with a minute left. Appalachian countered with its own drive down the field but was unable to score. However, the most amazing part wasn’t the game itself; it was the fans....   [tags: Sports, Fans, ] 520 words
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Health Issues and Sports - Although sometimes tempting, risks can be dangerous. Wrestling can be dangerous. Last year at a wrestling tournament I was going against someone who I would have had no problem beating. I was actually winning the match before he decided to “shoot” on my leg. He put all his weight on the outside of my leg pressing in and it dislocated my knee. Which in turn stretched tendons in my knee. Unfortunately this happened two weeks before western mass the biggest tournament around here. So I missed all the events in-between my injury and Western Mass....   [tags: sports, injuries, ] 956 words
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Violence in Contact Sports - ... Usually, a penalized team cannot replace a player that is penalized on the ice shorthanded for the duration of the penalty. But, if the penalties are coincidental, when two players fight for example, both teams remain at full strength. Unlike minor penalties, major penalties must be served to their full completion (like when power plays are being created), regardless of the number of goals scored during the power play. Actions in the NHL including shoving, pushing, tackling, etc… are all implied....   [tags: Competitive Sports]
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Relationship Between Femail Juniors Involved in Sports and Grade Point Average - Statement of Tasks: The plan is to obtain data of female juniors involved in sports and the relevance to their grade point averages. The data will be collected through a survey. The survey will be distributed to fifty female juniors that attend Taft High School. The survey will ask the student to state the curriculum such as IB or other (Regular/Honors). Students will also have to state their grade point averages. The researcher has to assure that each student is either involved or has recently been involved in a sport....   [tags: Sports] 1202 words
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Cheating in Sports - Cheating in Sports Sports are governed by sets of rules or customs and often, competition. Sports have always been a way to connect us to our past and to build optimism about the future. Sport’s a way to bond the people despite differences in race, age and gender. However, today the game that is supposed to teach character, discipline and team work is teaching cheating. And in today’s world, with fame, endorsement, drugs and so much to gain, it is not surprising that athletes are cheating in sports....   [tags: Sports Athletics] 1409 words
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Sports Injury - Sports Injuries In this paper you will understand how in the different sport you can have different injury’s relating to the different sports. Like in basketball you will see more knee and ankle injuries. I will show how doing different things wrong will cause you to get hurt. You have different types of injuries for the different sports. I feel you can take the right measures to make sure you have a safe sport career by taking the right steps to keeping yourself safe. This is some of the things you could do to help....   [tags: Sports Medicine]
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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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Parental Violence and Youth Sports - ... This topic will be examined more closely coming up in the paper. Lastly, the final major trend noted is the increased participation in alternative and action sports. More of the youth are beginning to partake in activities that are not organized and where they are able to control their environment. Some of these sports include skateboarding, Frisbee, and roller-skating, amongst other sports that are unstructured and not run by adults. These five trends have created a movement within the sporting world (Coakley, pp....   [tags: Benefits of Youth Sports]
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Ways to Improve the Quality of Sports in China - ... Comprehensive facilities and other important equipment such as the physiotherapist lab, swimming pool, training ground and gymnasium should also be provided by the government to help assist and contribute to the needs and demand of the athletes training thus enable them to perform much stronger and better in their games thus able to bring the quality of our sports to a higher level and standard. Besides that, it is also important that adequate sport facilities be made available not only limited at big cities but as well as the rural areas and villages....   [tags: Essays on Sports] 1173 words
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Sports Broadcast Analysis of NBA Game: Use of the Televised Sports Manhood Formula in Sports Broadcasting - For a professional sport broadcast I chose to cover a National Basketball Association (NBA) game of the New Jersey Nets playing in Philadelphia against the Philadelphia 76ers. The game was broadcast on the Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) network. This game featured the two teams with the lowest win percentage in their division of the NBA. This broadcast shows that the most popular professional sports still do exemplify the televised sports manhood formula introduced by Michael Messner in his book Taking the Field: Women, Men, and Sports....   [tags: sports, broadcasting] 2023 words
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Steroids and Sports - Steroids and Sports Steroids, ever since their introduction into the sports world five decades ago, they have been a controversial issue (WebMD medical news). Anabolic performance dates as far back as the original Olympic Games. Today walking into any gym you will find some one who is using steroids or some kind of enhancement supplement. Anabolic steroids are so popular with athletes from high School level all the way up to the top. For the past fifty years, athletes around the world use steroids to gain muscle mass, and along with regular work-outs try to achieve the results they desire....   [tags: Sports Argumentative Drugs Essays]
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Parental Pressure on Children Playing Organized Sports - These days, there is too much pressure on children who participate in organized sports because of the unnecessary parental involvement they experience. A growing concern amongst those involved in youth sports is that certain aspects of parental involvement become detrimental to the development and experiences of young athletes. Early emphasis on winning, making money, and the disruption of education can exceedingly affect ones desire to further participate in a sport later on in his/her life. With more and more children participating in some sort of organized sport than ever before, there is a constant concern regarding the pressures kids are brought into to excel....   [tags: Sports]
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Sports and Gender - 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 - 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] 779 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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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 Ethics - Sports Ethics Vince Lombardi, most likely the best coach to ever lead a team to victory or multiple ones on a football field. His ethics sometimes questionable, but never misunderstood, were always meant to lead and encourage his team to be nothing but the best, and the best was achieved in 1967. After nine incredible winning seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi decided to retire as head coach. The Packers had dominated professional football under his direction, collecting six division titles, five NFL championships, two Super Bowls and acquiring a record of 98-30-4....   [tags: Athletics Sports Ethics Drug Abuse Essays]
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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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