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College Sports Vs. Professional Sports

- ... They are pure muscle and power while you’re never sure what you will get with a college athlete. When it comes to college athletics it’s about the size of the fight in the dog not the size of the dog in the fight. In college everyone has a chance to play a chance to create a name for themselves for the very first time in their lives. For years the NFL has had the advantage on entertainment when it comes to playoffs with the actual bracket system, unlike college it used a point system that no one could understood and usually had a very controversial National Championship matchup....   [tags: Football, Professional sports, American football]

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Sports Media

- Sports of old were merely competitive activities rooted in heroism and romanticism. Sports activities today, however, have no such innocence or simplicity. Currently in America, the activities that make up our sports culture is not only the competitive events themselves but the processes and issues that underlie and surround them. Entwined in our sports culture is the giant business of mass broadcasting. Indeed, sports and the media go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly, like Mickey and Minnie, Darth Vader and Luke....   [tags: Sports]

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Does Steroids Affect Males Differently?

- ... If an adolescent were to take steroids, and even if a dependence or abuse of the drug were to take place, there is a significant chance the adolescent would have stunted growth due to the steroid use. The user of the drug would also experience a shift in their low-density and their high-density lipoproteins where the low-density lipoprotein rises and the high-density lipoproteins decrease. This shift in lipoproteins puts the individual at risk for blood clots as well as atherosclerosis, where arteries develop deposits of fatty substance, narrowing the arteries and straining the flow of blood....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Cholesterol]

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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, ]

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The Amazing Growth of Youth Sports

- “On your toes,” Ole yelled, at all his teammates. Ole is my ten year old son, who has been playing soccer since he was in first grade. He plays two seasons a year and we are on our tenth season. Ole has started showing leadership with his teammates this season. Ole's team shows him respect, he is a very strong player that has always has his teammates backs. No matter how tired he is, he is right there to help his teammates out. When Ole started playing soccer I would have never dreamed of him taking this path....   [tags: Sports Essays]

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Steroid Use in People Everywhere

- ... “A self-report questionnaire, which allowed multiple answers for each question, was administered to 853 male students in six high schools. Results indicated that an average of 11% had used or were using anabolic steroids” (Gilis). The fact is now known that more high school and college students use an illegal muscle building. “Steroids are hormones, and for the body building purposes the ones of interest are anabolic steroids, which is a number of related compounds that mimic the effects of testosterone, the male hormone secreted by the testes” (Alder)....   [tags: athlete doping, performance enhancers]

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Risks of Using Steroids Greater Than Benefits

-      Aaron Henry was 13 when he started taking steroids. He wanted to gain an edge in football. After four years of using steroids, Henry was 5'9" and weighed 210 pounds. He gained weight and power from taking steroids, but that is not all they gave him. He experienced spells of vomiting, urinating blood, liver and kidney damage, ulceration over three-fourths of his stomach, a mild heart attack, and an aggressive personality (James 18). Henry was only aware of steroids' positive effects. He was unaware about their side effects and health risks....   [tags: Anabolic Steroids Use by Athletes]

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The Benefits of Playing Sports

- In everyone’s life there is always a thing or moment that reveals something new about you that you never noticed was there, Now the question is what did sports reveal to me. Since the very beginning, I had the will of giving it my all when I had a goal ahead of me, and always took the big steps to accomplish it. All of my experiences have led me to become what I am today, What is it that reveals who we are as a person. Is it the way we act. or just our life experiences. I believe that the significant events, actions, and accomplishments in the end define who you are in life....   [tags: Benefits of 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]

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The Negative Effect Of Ped 's On The Sporting World

- ... Mark McGwire is one of the most well known steroid users in the game of baseball. In 1998, he broke the record for the most homeruns in a single season. Though he has admitted to using anabolic steroids, he got away with it for a number of years. If using steroids leads to breaking records or even MVP honors, why would youth not try to emulate their success (“How Do Role Models Affect our Youth”). One of the most recent PED scandals involved Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod was suspended for the entire 2014 MLB season because of his 162-game suspension....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen]

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Hockey vs. Football

- Hockey vs. Football Football and hockey are two sports, which are similar in objective, but very different in their rules and guidelines. In each of these major sports there are rules and guidelines that the players must follow. The topics that will be covered are the weight differences between the players in football and hockey, the use of Creatine Monohydrate, and last the equipment restrictions. This first paragraph will discuss the weight difference between the players in the NFL (football) and the NHL (hockey)....   [tags: Sports Compare Contrast Hockey Football Essays]

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Anabolic Steroids And Its Effects On Human Body

- Steroids were introduced to humans in “1931 by a German chemist Adolf Butenandtanabolic” (“History of Steroids”) and no one knew what these products would be used for to this day. Anabolic steroids did so many different things to the human body, like increasing muscle mass and putting athletes on another level. They also came into the medical field for men with low-test levels, kids with muscle growth disability, and to help with some sicknesses. What no one realized is what harm and damaging effects these substances would have on a human body....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Testosterone, Androgen, Steroid]

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Sexism in Sports

- ... It keeps men feeling secure when it comes to their masculinity, yet making a woman’s fight for respect a never ending struggle. What sense of pride do Americans get from belittling one another. Something that may never clearly be understood. As humans, people often get confused when the term sexism is used. Almost instantly the word is used in the context of men thinking they are superior to women. It is forgotten at times that the word sexism means stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination....   [tags: homosexuals, minorities in sports]

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Action Sports and Television

- Action Sports and Television Actions sports have always been interesting to me. The way the athletes perform their tricks, how judges score them, and how the camera operators keep up with such a fast paced competition. The more I thought of my interest in this subject, the more I wanted to know. The growth of action sports on television follows the same pattern of any other type of show genre in its early stages. Documentaries, themed shows or movies, and especially the coverage on live television would be good places to start looking into....   [tags: extreme sports, sports programming, sponsorship]

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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, ]

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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, ]

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Violence in Contact Sports

- THESIS: Contact sports have been here since the medieval times. Soccer was also already being put into sport use by china in the dynasties. Implied, players on both teams have agreed to be hit, pushed, shoved, and possibly fought. What can be used for considering when or where a player crosses the line. Using examples from previous court cases, we will examine how players in the NHL could be charged when excessive force against other players in the opposite team come into play. Having hockey being used for an example, we will examine and look at the rules of the NHL, as well as how Todd Bertuzzi from the Vancouver Canucks stepped over the line, and was charged with assault....   [tags: Competitive Sports]

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How to Handle Violence in Youth Sports

- Everyone agrees that parent involvement is a good thing. But when the parent behaves inappropriately, it creates a poor environment for the children to learn and enjoy themselves. "Sideline rage" with parents behaving badly at youth sports events is such an epidemic, that 76% of respondents from 60 high school athletic associations said increased spectator interference is causing many officials to quit (Associated Press, 6/3/01). Parents are supposed to be role models, and the lessons they teach will determine their values and actions in the future....   [tags: sports rage, youth sports, sports violence]

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The History of Sports from the Beginning

- Sports go way back in time, longer than we have recorded. They have found evidence of people practicing swimming and archery in 6000 BC. That means that about 8000 years ago people were practicing swimming already. I never thought that sports were going to date to so far back. I had always thought that sports were something that has just started to come up in the past 1000 years. There is some stuff that goes even further than just 6000 BC, for example in 7000 BC they have found cave paintings of wrestlers surrounded by a crowd....   [tags: sports, wrestling, games, same]

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Ways to Improve the Quality of Sports in China

- Nowadays, important sectors in our country like industrial, plantation and automotive sectors are able to enjoy rapid improvement and success domestically or internationally. All these sectors have shown a lot of positive outcomes except for our sport sector. Recent statistics prove that our sport sector is facing problems and is declining in many aspects and areas that contribute to the poor productivity and progress. For example, our national athletes’ disappointment at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games which our country was unable to win any medals in sports competed also indicates that fresh new ideas and alternatives are needed to save as well as to improve the quality of sports in our coun...   [tags: Essays on Sports]

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A Career in Sports Marketing

- Motocross is one of youngest sports in the world. While being one of the youngest, it is also one of the pioneering action sports and has seen major growth over the last half century. The sport has the most comprehensive coverage on broadcast networks like NBC, Fox Sports and CBS Sports that it has ever experienced. One of the biggest events of the year is the “Motocross of Nations” or “MXon”, consisting of teams from roughly 40 countries. MXoN is sanctioned is sanctioned by FIM and promoted by Youthstream, both motocross affiliated companies headquartered in Europe....   [tags: action sports, moto]

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The Serious of Concussions from Sports

- A concussion is a common injury among athletes around the world. Concussions are serious injuries that should be treated with precaution and care. “A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that can cause long-term brain damage and diminish normal functioning” (Boriboon). Concussions occur primarily in sports with physical contact. Collisions occur often and it doesn’t always have to be with another player. According to the researcher Kia Boriboon, “A concussion occurs when the brain repeatedly collides with the skull, most often due to a blow to the head.” Even though we have a plan for dealing with concussions, it’s obviously not doing as well of a job as we expected....   [tags: concussions, injury, sports, solution]

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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]

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Reform Models in Collegiate Sports

- Over the past 100 years, college sports have attracted controversy pertaining to how they should be treated, that is, as business opportunities or academic vocation. Different reforms have been initiated, with academicians and researchers coming up with different models explaining how college sports and sports people should be treated. These models seek to understand and give directions on the need for balancing education with commercialized sports. Three key conceptual models have been initiated to reform college sports by scholars such as Craughron, Benford, Smith and Gerdy (Sack, 2009)....   [tags: Athletes, College, Students, Sports]

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Sports Marketing and Mobile Technology

- Sports marketing has made its way directly to the fans. In the past, only the extremely devoted fans would check on their teams online but now, the norm has changed. Now the devoted fans learn new information before anyone else, and even get rewarded for it. In the article “The Passion of the Fan”, by Stewart Feil, fans are being rewarded for posting about their favorite teams on social media. The reason this is possible is because mobile apps have greatly contributed to the way fans follow their teams....   [tags: sports marketing, fans]

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Contributions of Sports to Society

- Contributions of Sports to Society “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it.” -Vince Lombardi From 1870 to 1940, sports became one of the most prominent popular culture activities in America. The evolution of American sports transpired in response to the changing needs of society. Each transformation was established and popularized through the positive contribution sports, using them to rationalize the use of resources, required for participation or attendance....   [tags: Culture Activities, America, Sports]

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Women and Sports

- In today’s society women are not allowed to play baseball with men due to patriarchal myths and misconceptions that have been around since the emergence of baseball in America. All women should be able to play baseball with men and there is no legitimate reason why they shouldn't. Women are physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of playing baseball just as men are. With that being said their biological sex or gender should not and does not affect their ability to play baseball in the company of men....   [tags: Gender Roles, Sports, Social Issues]

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Steroid Usage in the Olympic Games

- For over 100 years, Olympic athletes have used drugs in order to enhance their athletic abilities (Kremenik et. al. 19). There are a lot of tests and risks when an athlete uses drugs during the Olympics, yet some still do in order to try and win gold (Kremenik et. al. 19). The International Olympic Committee, the IOC, is the main tester to try and find out which athletes are winning legally and which are winning illegally; the IOC began there testing in 1968 (Kremenik et. al. 19). Anabolic steroids are one of the drugs that are used throughout the Olympics Games (“Drug” para....   [tags: athletes, enhancing abilities, speed]

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Parental Violence and Youth Sports

- Participating in a sport at an early age can be essential to the overall growth process during a child’s upbringing. Whether the participation is through some sort of organized league or just getting together amongst friends and playing, the lessons learned from this can help teach these kids and provide a positive message to them as they develop. There is a certain point, however, when organized sports can hinder progress, which is when adults get too involved and forget about the underlying reason to why they are helping....   [tags: Benefits of Youth Sports]

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The Danger in Youth Sports

- It was a bright, sunny, hot day at the end of august. Our football team had an amazing offensive line as we were stacked with linemen each exceeding over 200 pounds. There were many pressures on us to be a very good team and they pushed us all very hard to be the best. Practice five days a week with lifting on the other two days, no days off was our motto. Our scrimmage had gone very well that day and as it was coming to an end, the starters were out and we were taking our pads off when I heard my coach yell from the side that one of the players got a stinger and he needed me back in....   [tags: youth sports, safety]

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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]

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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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Sports Is A Popular Online Game

- ... Following Career Path Most individuals that play these fantasy sports tend to know a lot about the game and when it is smart to trade players and when it is okay to buy new players. There is a big difference between males and females of the online gambling sports fantasy games; where males have a total of 66% playing and females have a total of 34% playing (FSTA, n.d). Out of those individuals a lot of college students of approximately 57% have been active on these websites playing the sports (FSTA, n.d)....   [tags: Game, Play, Player, Fantasy 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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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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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]

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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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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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The Effects Of Social Media On Sports

- The use of social media in sports is a relatively new trend. Social media has enabled people to become more interactive with their favorite celebrities, athletes, and sports teams. Social media allows fan’s to keep up with their favorite teams with up to date news and it also helps the organization, specifically their marketing department. Sports teams have utilized Facebook and Twitter pages for their organizations in hopes of gaining revenue as well as the attention of their fans and casual fans....   [tags: Social media, Twitter, Fan, Professional sports]

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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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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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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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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]

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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]

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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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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Sports and Recruitment for Colleges

- Every Saturday, college campuses all across the nation are a buzz with activities. The football team prepares for this week?s game. The girl?s soccer team and volleyball teams play on Saturday and Sunday. The boy?s soccer team travels for an away game. Colleges and universities everywhere depend on various sports as a way of recruitment, entertainment, and physical activity for students. However, before 1972 women did not share the same opportunity to participate in intercollegiate sports. Up until 1972 there were no rules governing sexism in intercollegiate sports....   [tags: Recruiting Process College Sports ]

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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]

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The Evolution of the Image of Women in Sports

- The Evolution of the Image of Women in Sports 1. Through the readings, films, and discussions, we have looked at the image of women in sport. Discuss the images of women in sport and how they are affected by today's cultural ideal of women. All of the films that we watched provided different perspectives on how the image of women is situated in our culture. From the first movie, Dare to Compete, which highlighted the development of women's participation in sports, to Love and Basketball, which fully accepts women's participation in sports, we examined a range of views and opinions on the proper role of women in sports....   [tags: Films Movies Female Sports Essays]

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Public Subsidies for Sports Facilities

- Public Subsidies for Sports Facilities America is in the midst of a sports construction boom. New sports facilities costing at least $200 million each have been completed or are under way in Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Nashville, San Francisco, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington, D.C., and are in the planning stages in Boston, Dallas, Minneapolis, New York, and Pittsburgh. Major stadium renovations have been undertaken in Jacksonville and Oakland....   [tags: Sports Athletics American Culture Essays]

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Technology And Tradition in Sports

- Professional sports are a vital component to our society as we know it. Week in and week out, fans fill the stands to cheer on their favorite teams, just the same as they did 50 years ago. On the contrary, these professional sports have evolved with the introduction of new technologies that are erupting controversies, especially in the last decade. Experts suggest that these advantages that today’s players have over those in the past can ruin the integrity of the achievements and records they set during their era....   [tags: Sports History Technology Improvements Research]

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The Effects of Sports Teams and Stadiums on Cities

- The Effects of Sports Teams and Stadiums on Cities What if a tax increase came to a city because of a sports team, would it be alright. Of course not, right. Well, consider being told as a tax payer and being told it will help the economy of city to build a stadium. However, a tax increase is never highly looked upon, and large companies sell extraordinary economic growth, and cannot produce the promise. Area political leaders, local community heads as well as owners of professional sports franchise sometimes claim that a pro sports stadium and teams are vital sources of positive economic growth in urban areas....   [tags: Economics Economy Sports Teams]

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Men, Women, and Sports: What is Acceptable?

- Men, Women, and Sports: What is Acceptable. Throughout history, society has clearly defined the roles that men and women were expected to play. In these roles, men were seen as both physically and mentally stronger, and women were seen as more gentle, caring and physically and mentally weaker. As such, men participating in sports which demonstrate grace and elegance was not, and to some extent, still is not considered to be the norm. Likewise, women participating in sports which demonstrate or require a great deal of physical strength is considered to be un-ladylike....   [tags: Sports Gender Essays Equality]

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Sports have become the new religion in America

- In America, despite the number of people who attend church and participate in religious activities, you could assume sports are the new religion. There's the seasonal NASCAR on Sundays and Monday night football, but most sports such as, baseball, basketball, soccer, and hockey hold their events on any given day of the week. Many Americans arrange their schedules to either attend or watch these events on television. You could even go so far as to say Americans idolize athletes and sports stars, considering the billions of dollars spent on sporting events and merchandise....   [tags: Sports Sport]

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Women in Sports - NCAA vs. AIAW

- NCAA vs. AIAW Women have faced an uphill battle throughout the history of sports whether it is to be able to compete in sports, to attain equal funding for programs, to have access to facilities, or a number of other obstacles that have been thrown in their ways. Women have had to organize and administer their own sports structure rather than compete within the men's structure that existed. The sheer strength and determination of many women sports heroes is what propels women's sport to keep going....   [tags: Sports Essays Women]

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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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A Tale of Apocalypses, Men, Women, & Sports

- A Tale of Apocalypses, Men, Women, & Sports This movie is set in a post-apocalyptic society in the year 2010. After World War III broke out, the world was destroyed in the year 2008. The survivors have no memory of what their planet used to be like, or how they used to live. The earth is covered in layers of debris that archaeologists are sifting through to figure out how people lived before the world was destroyed. Along with the "death" of our modern world, women's rights also died, and men think they are far superior once more....   [tags: Movie Film Sports Essays]

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steroid testing

- Steroids Picture this. You’re watching your favorite baseball player at the plate and the pitch comes and he absolutely crushes the ball strait out of the park; but the next day there is a big investigation and your favorite player is caught having used an illegal steroid to enhance his play. You hope the news isn’t true but the evidence is over whelming. Your favorite baseball player broke the rules and is a cheater (Brown). This terrible scenario can easily be a future reality if steroid testing doesn’t begin regularly....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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steroids

- Q. I have patients previously diagnosed as Asthma who are now classified as COPD. Should I keep them on inhaled steroids. A. If you have a strong suspicion that your patient has COPD rather than asthma (smoking history, progressive shortness of breath), then you should slowly reduce the dose of inhaled steroids (over several months - e.g. 25% reduction every 2-3 months). In most patients with COPD you will be able to withdraw the inhaled steroid completely, without any increase in symptoms or change in lung function....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Steroids

- Steroids In the past three decades, steroids has been becoming a serious problem more than ever in the athletic field. Steroids are anabolic drug "to build" growth hormones that include the androgens (male sex hormones) principally testosterone and estrogen and progestogens (female sex hormones). Steroids were first developed for medical purposes. They're used in controlling inflammation, strengthening weakened hearts, preventing conception, and alleviating symptoms of arthritis and asthma. Unfortunately research has shown that steroids have been abused in almost every kind of sport....   [tags: social issues]

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Steroids

- What are Steroids. Until the year 1935 scientists never knew that testosterone steroids were associated with an increase in muscle production. During the next two years scientists found through research with dogs that in certain circumstances steroids had an increase on muscle mass production. There are three major divisions of steroids: corticosteroids, estrogens and progestogens, androgens. Corticosteroids are found in both prescription and non-prescription creams that are used to control rashes and itches....   [tags: essays research papers]

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