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- 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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Diehard Fans and Appalachian State’s Football Team

- 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 title game was up for grabs. Montana drove seventy-three yards in two minutes and fourteens seconds to score a touchdown with a minute left. Appalachian proceeded to drive down the field but was unable to score. Although, the most amazing thing wasn’t the game itself. It was the fans. While watching the game from a warm house, it was apparent that there are many different types of fans....   [tags: sports, fans,]

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Us Harry Potter Fans on the Night the "Half-Blood Prince" Came Out

- One of my most favorable memories is when the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince came into theaters. I remember the day as if it was yesterday. The movie came out on July 15, 2009. This day is so memorable because on the day before, July 14, 2009 my friends and I decided to dress up like the characters and browse around town all day and all night before we saw the movie at midnight. Seeing this movie at midnight was very important to us, so we bought our tickets online 2 months in advance to make sure that we were one of the 3000 people in line....   [tags: harry potter, fans,]

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Ethnography of Fans: The Typical Fans of the Nashville Sounds

- In order to determine the current success of the Nashville Sounds I surveyed fans of the game. I used the “snowball effect” to get responses from fans I knew and then had them refer me to fans they knew for responses to my questionnaire. I also submitted my questionnaire to a local blogger who discusses Nashville Sounds baseball. Garnering 38 responses, I feel I have gained knowledge of the typical fan as well as differences in the appeal of the game to different types of fans. The typical fan of the Sounds is male and is between the age of 22 and 40....   [tags: baseball, brand new stadium]

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This is for the Fans of the Band Jet

- Background Jet is an Australian Band who is made up of Cameron Muncey (Lead Guitarist), Mark Wilson (Bassist), Nic Cester (Vocals/rhythm guitar and drums) and Chris Cester (Vocals/rhythm and guitar). In-text: (AllMusic, 2014) The band formed during college in Melbourne in 2001 with influence “The Who, “AC/DC”, “The Beatles” and their main influence “You am I”. Jet released their first album in 2003 “Get Born” produced by Dave Sardy and James Donavan in Sunset Sound Studios Los Angeles. Their EP “Dirty Sweet” was relased the year before (2002), which gained them an offer from Elektra Records for a contract....   [tags: Australian bands/musicians]

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The Value of Engaging Sports Fans

- Sports teams around the world value the importance of keeping their consumers (fans) happy and engaged. The NFL’s New England Patriots are very active in the community and have expansive social media sites and online tools to keep their consumers engaged and connected to all things related to the franchise. Over in Europe, the football franchise Manchester United has created a large following and making sure their consumers are engaged is one of the franchises’ main strategies (Emirates24/7)....   [tags: consumers, social media, franchises ]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Mine And The Fans '

- As you were answering that question, I was thinking back on Garage Sale Mystery when you played a really bad guy. But you played him like a good guy, so we didn 't suspect your character. Exactly, and that 's sort of the idea. Not really play him like a red herring. You wanna not trick the audience, but you don 't want the audience to catch on too quick. And that 's what makes it drive the story forward, and there 's really a big payoff at the end when you realize he is that character. A favorite movie of mine and the fans is Hello, It 's Me with Kellie Martin....   [tags: English-language films, Thought, The Lonely Guy]

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Career Implications Of Non Fans

- Looking at fans who chose not to disclose, their responses range from living an introverted lifestyle to “career implications.” Participants state they are fearful of the negative reactions resulting from their disclosure and point to issues of shame or embarrassment as primary reasons for not telling others about their fan activities. Several individuals (all of whom identify as male) claim that if coworkers knew that they were Bronies it would create a negative work environment. Similarly, private respondents also show a tendency to conceal their activities (as well as merchandise, if they own any) when they go to conventions or physically hide My Little Pony merchandise from other....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Gender identity]

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The Browns Fans Should Rejoice

- Browns fans should rejoice as positive vibes are flowing throughout Browns camp from top to bottom. First we start with the owner as Jimmy Haslam has officially endorsed Mike Pettine and Ray Farmer by stating the team win-loss record will not affect the future of the coach and general manager. “I think we’re on the right track, so we’re not going to blow things up,” Haslam claims. The owner realizes that the Cleveland Browns have a good foundation and vows not to tear it down. It must be a relief not to have to worry about being on the hot seat....   [tags: National Football League, American football]

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Sasaeng Fans: Beyond Admiration

- ... The desire to be appreciated or remembered is something sasaeng fans want from idols. Sasaeng fans suffering from the hero syndrome may do dangerous acts to celebrities or themselves. My parents have told countless times to not be so obsessed with celebrities because they are a bad influence. Some celebrities are doing drugs and illegal acts. I would stop studying and be wasting my time on the computer. As a student, I should work hard and focus on my school work. They told me that my idols would not be responsible for my life....   [tags: stalking celebrities, South Korea]

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The Three Classification Groups of Sport Fans

- Sport fans, sometimes also called sport devotees, followers, or supporters, are persons who are enthusiastically devoted to a particular athlete, team or sport. They may show their enthusiasm by often attending sporting events or watch on television, being members of a fan club, follow sport news through newspapers, online websites, and creating fanzines. Their disposition is often such that they will experience a game or event by living through their favored players or teams. These behaviors manifest itself in different ways....   [tags: Classification Essays]

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How Fans Keep Up with the Lakers

- Los Angeles, California is the home of many athletic dynasties such as; the Los Angeles Dodgers, USC Trojans, and most importantly the Los Angeles Lakers. Sports broadcasting advances every year, providing fans with more convenient access to keeping up with their favorite teams and athletes. For Laker fans in 1947, when the Lakers organization was founded, one had to attend games or be home to watch them on television at the exact time they were scheduled to air. However, technology has advanced so much you can now keep up with the Lakers through a variety of different mediums....   [tags: broadcast, medium, advertise]

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Social World Created By One Direction Fans

- Part One: Social world created by One Direction fans. Every famous musical artist or group always has a following of fans, that following of fans is what keeps these artists popular in the industry. Everyone knows that the more fans an artist has, the more successful they are. When the band One Direction was formed on The X Factor, a reality television music competition, it was the start of something big. Compared to the likes of a modern day ‘Beatlemania’, One Direction have taken the world by storm....   [tags: Fan, Fandom, Twitter, Interpersonal relationship]

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Why Fans Have Developed An Intense Love For Sports

- Every weekend hundreds of thousands of sports fans pack the stadiums of their favorite team and ruthlessly engage in fandom. Some fans tailgate before the game and casually support their team by sporting a jersey and team colors, while others may dress up in absurd outfits, like one Raiders fan who has dressed up in a gorilla suit for the last 16 years. From wicked costumes and body paint, to inappropriate jeers at opposing fans, Eric Simmons was determined to reach a conclusion as to why humans are so entrenched by sports....   [tags: Question, Rhetorical question]

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Santa Anita Park Thoroughbred Racing Fans

- To thoroughbred horse racing fans, Santa Anita Park in Arcadia is the place to go this winter. The Park offers live horse racing in the backdrop of the magnificent San Gabriel Mountains. Except for occasional tourists, horse racing fans are not there for the scenery but to bet and win on horse races. Thoroughbred racing fans also called handicappers are using race programs and tip sheets to analyze and bet on horse races. To the handicappers, winning a bet on a horse race is like smoking marijuana....   [tags: Horse racing, Experience, Betting]

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Violence in Professional Wrestling Causes Violent Behavior in Fans

- The popularity of professional wrestling programs has sky rocketed since the early nineties, and with it so has the popularity of the regular weekly programs that depict it. This is good for business of course, more viewers means more money. But with the rise in popularity of these programs there has also been a rise in violence and incidents that are related to these programs as well. The die-hard fans of professional wrestling will argue that there is no real danger in performing the acts they see in the show, or that there is no way that these shows could cause violence in viewers because it is clearly fake....   [tags: Professional Wrestling Violence]

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The Impact Of Advertising On Sports On The Football Of The Millions Of Football Fans

- Seeking to capture the attention of the millions of football fans, advertisers are using Google and many other social networks to market to sports fans online. For one, Google has helped advertisers by building an online tool for its search product that places ads along side of football related results. This means that if someone were to go look up a video clip from a football game or simply click on any video related to football the ads would run before the N.F.L could be watched. Ads will also appear in a small box located next to where the scores of the football games are listed....   [tags: Advertising, Marketing, Brand]

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Beatlemania: Paul's Death, Playing the Record Backward, and Fans

- Everyone was going crazy because of The Beatles. Beatlemania was defined by the multitude of crazed young women obsessed with this new rock 'n roll band. It began in 1963 and continued until they broke up in 1970. In 1969, a listener of WKNR-FM called in and made a comment that shocked the world: Paul McCartney, one of the four Beatles, was dead. The caller, who gave only the name Tom as an identity, claimed that in 1966, McCartney had been in a fatal car accident, but it had been withheld from the public to avoid riots and other mayhem by grief-stricken fans....   [tags: Music, The Beatles,]

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Is Taylor Swift A Role Model For Her Fans

- While Taylor Swift is a role model for her fans, she also has women that she looks up to. “I surround myself with smart, beautiful, passionate, driven, ambitious women. Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you.” Though she is inspired and moved by strong women around her, she also makes one thing very clear. “The only thing I compare myself to it me, two years ago, or me one year ago.” With her main role model being who she wants to be, she still looks to other women as examples (Dickey)....   [tags: Woman, Feminism, Women's suffrage, Taylor Guitars]

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Beatles Hold The Record For The Most Fans At A Concert

- Did you know that The Beatles hold the record for the most fans at a concert, or that they had an overall total of six band members. The Beatles were a British band that played in their childhood and became a band that rose high and stayed at the top for a long while till they started to fall. Did you know that The Beatles hold the record for the most fans at a concert. Or that they had an overall total of six band members. The Beatles were a British band that played in their childhood and became a band that rose high and stayed at the top till they started to fall....   [tags: The Beatles, Ringo Starr, John Lennon]

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A Different Perspective of The Adult Fans of My Little Pony

- What would be the first thing to come across your mind if a grown man told that he loves to watch My Little Pony. Many people have their own misconceptions all about these group of people. These types of misunderstandings are the causes of people who would rather die than live being in that group of society. I've asked people what they thought about Bronies, and some of their answers were; "They are all weird and hande no lives." Another response was that all Bronies have weird habits like the practice of beastiality....   [tags: bronies, bullying, suicide]

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Football Fans are Morons

- Why the hell do so many people's lives revolve around some stupid football games played on a Sunday afternoon. I mean, do people actually enjoy watching a bunch of overgrown morons bang into each other for 3 hours. There are sometimes when I am amused by what happens in the game, but I can catch the highlights in five minutes on the news instead of wasting my hole freaking day. These morons (players) are getting paid millions of dollars to run around on a football field all day long. That's just the beginning of the money they make....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Violence Among Football Fans

- Violence Among Football Fans Hypothesis There is a large amount of violence amongst football fans. I want to find out the reasons for this, and see what people's attitudes to the people committing the violence, I think that some of the reasons for the violence could be: · Drink · Big matches · Big events · gender and ethnicity · age · social class/background · media coverage · level of competition I think that the majority of people will think that football hooligans are the stereotypical young working class yobs, motivated by drink....   [tags: Papers]

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Attracting More Fans to College Games

- Attracting More Fans to College Games   Where are the fans. That is the most commonly asked question at a University football game. During the past few years at University football games, the university has been lacking with their football fans. How come nobody comes to the games. At most universities, football season is the largest season of the year. People spend hundreds of dollars on season tickets and go out of their way to attend the games. What can the university do to attract more fans to their games....   [tags: Proposal Essays]

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Fans: The Most Active and Creative Group Within Media Audiences

- “Fans are the ones who wear the colours of their favourite team, the ones who record their soap operas on VCR’S to watch after the day of work is over, the ones who tell you every detail about a movie stars life and work, the ones who sit in line for hours for front row tickets to rock concerts.” (Lisa. A. Lewis 1992: 1). This description of fans exhibits the intriguing nature and great interest so called fans has for their idols. It is argued that fans are the most creative and active group out of all of the media audiences....   [tags: Media ]

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No Need for a Formal Introduction

- If one ever goes to a sporting event, one will notice the interaction between people in the stands. Most of these people have just met for the first time on game day, yet it does not seem that way. They are there drinking beer, eating hot dogs like one would be at a backyard barbeque. The common ground these folks share is their interest in the game. They are part of the fan culture. The reason I find this particular topic fascinating is because professional sports have a strangle hold on our society....   [tags: sports fans]

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English Premier League: Correlation Between Spending and Success

- Introduction: Football is a very famous and well-known sport all over the world. Fans go crazy about their favorite clubs and teams play as hard as they can to win the championship. What a lot of people do not talk about is the money aspect of football. Every year football clubs spend millions on buying and selling players, which is called transfers. Apart from that, the amounts of money clubs pay their players, as a salary is outrageous depending on the team. In many leagues, there is the firm belief that spending a lot of money on players leads to success....   [tags: fans, championship]

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The Lady Eagles Basketball Team: Perspectives from Fans, Players, and Myself

- The Lady Eagles’ basketball team has been playing exceptionally well this season with a record of 27-7. Despite their successful record, there are many fans that have differing attitudes towards watching the Lady Eagles. The majority of USM fans prefer to watch the men’s basketball team because they are more exciting and aggressive. In order to get a comprehensive view of what the fans, the Lady Eagles, and myself think about this, I performed a case study on the USM Lady Eagles basketball team....   [tags: case study, artifact analysis]

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How Can You Grow Your Facebook Fans Without A Budget?

- How to Grow Your Facebook Fans Without a Budget Are you desiring for increasing the size of your Facebook community to benefit your business. Or looking out for ways to head off the costly Facebook ads. When you want to develop relationships with other people of your industry and niche, your Facebook page can assist you in growing it even without advertising. In this post, you can find out three ways that can help you in growing your Facebook fan base with no more expending your bucks. 1. Guest Curate for Other Facebook Pages For networking with other people belonging to your industry or niche, curating content for their pages is one of the best way to do so....   [tags: Facebook, Social network service, Google, MySpace]

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A Speculation on Why Female Fans Read Slash Fanfiction (and Enjoy It)

- Fanfiction is fiction literature about a medium such as a TV show, movie, or book, written by fans of the medium. It generally consists of many different genres and locations, but uses characters specific to the medium chosen. One of the most prominent parts of fanfiction culture is shipping or more specifically slash shipping. Shipping is the act of supporting two or more characters, personalities, or real people in a romantic relation-“ship” regardless of whether the relationship exists in real life or not; for example, “Bill Clinton/Hilary Clinton,” “Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky,” and “Bill Clinton/Michelle Obama/Monica Lewinsky” are all “ships”....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender]

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Analysis Of Dylan Bundy 's ' Fans Have Always Had High Expectations

- Orioles’ fans have always had high expectations for Dylan Bundy. As a top ten prospect in numerous years, fans have hoped he’d be a homegrown ace that could help stabilize the rotation and give the Orioles’ their ace that they could use in a playoff series. But then Bundy was injured for a number of years and was unable to contribute. So, it should come as no surprise that fans had low hopes for Bundy in 2016 and in his ability to stay healthy. But given the chance to stick in the majors, Dylan was able to stay healthy and even entered the rotation for the second half of the season....   [tags: Left-handedness, Handedness, Baseball]

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The Matrix – Over-Zealous Fans and Hero Worship

- The Matrix – Over-Zealous Fans and Hero Worship There are too many zealous fanzines on the web devoted to The Matrix and its sequels, and these are not fan sites that dissect CGI or allow you to download doctored photos of Keanu Reeves. Such obvious surface obsessions are no longer the norm. Instead, these new sites cater to a much more frightening fantasy. They foretell of the "depth" within The Matrix: the great religious teachings, the deep philosophies, the hidden Christ elements. And, it is true that The Matrix essentially scraped the loose and pliant first layer of skin from Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism to create the aura of mystic machinery in the film....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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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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One Direction is the Best Band Ever!

- Forget about One Direction, Simple Plan is the absolute best. They’re the best for so many reasons. To name a few, their songs are relatable, They care about their fans, they donate to charity and they are all great guys. That’s just a few reasons. The band is made up of 5 guys from Montreal, Canada. For the past 14 years, the members have been Sebastien Lefebvre, Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau and David Desrosiers. “What’s the point of fighting over little things if it can break up the big thing?” Sebastien said in an interview....   [tags: fans, music, charity]

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Taking a Look at Violence in Sports

- Growing up in a Latin American culture where soccer is a phenomenon, I am not unaware of the problems that are caused when violence and soccer meet. Every year, thousands of soccer fans enjoy going to their soccer team games. However, it seems that soccer hooliganism is a disease that is invading the sport very often lately, despite all the attempts that have been conducted to stop it. Nowadays, going to a game is not as easy as it was decades ago, now people have to look around and check if their wallets are still in their pocket....   [tags: extreme soccer fans, hooliganism]

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How Corodozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. Became Snoop Dogg

- What is remarkable about social media is the ability to create: the ability for a user to craft himself into a unique persona--the ability to pick and choose what the audience sees and does not see. Phenoms around the world use social media to promote, to engage, and ultimately to ascend in the hierarchy of fame. Corodozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. (or otherwise known as Snoop Dogg) was born on October 20th of 1971 in Long Beach, California. After being arrested for drug possession in his adolescent years, Snoop started to make music as an escape from this struggle....   [tags: media, persona, fans]

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The Influence of Media on Society in the 21st Century

- The influence of media on society in the 21st century is undeniable. Of all the types of media, music and books stand out as two of the main strands that influences people the most. They are both invaluable resources of knowledge and entertainment that can be accessed by all age groups. However, the most important aspect of music and books that has made them so prominent to the 21st century audience is that it offers a wide range of genres and styles. Consequently, Music and books have become the principal method of entertainment in the lives of many, as it bestows upon people the opportunity to free themselves from reality, and exist in their own fantasy worlds....   [tags: Fans, Society, Piracy]

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How Do Companies Best Create Lasting Connections with their Customers?

- ... You have to trust that if you are telling your customers sensible things about your company and its products and dealing with them on an honest level, they will respect you. Thus, lasting connections will begin to be made. Classic definitions of authentic include: “worthy of belief and trust” and “genuine and original.” Authenticity produces connectivity by touching people at an emotional level. It is driven by product or corporate traits such as quality, commitment to customer service, true concern for the community, charitable outreach, and a remarkable business culture....   [tags: creating devoted-brand fans]

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Examples of Celebrities Gone Wrong

- ... As time flew by as she got older, she started to change. It seemed as if one day she had completely flipped. Miley Cyrus’ personality and appearance seemed to have changed completely overnight. Even her music was different. You could tell Miley was all growing up. Initially, many of her fans saw the change as a good thing because of the fact that we were getting older and maturing too. For me, it was not until the Grammy’s that I realized she was no longer someone I wanted to idolize. Her performance showed me the lack of respect she had for herself....   [tags: Teenagers, Entertainment, Fans]

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Buddy Holly: Charles Hardin Holley

- ... (Drape) Besides Holley’s outstanding musical talents, he had a very good character trait that every performer needs; He could charm an audience. Buddy Holly conveyed words and sounds in a way all his own and was disarmingly cavalier as a lyricist. (Drape) Still a stranger to his fans, Buddy Holly is more popular than he was when he died 36 years ago. Sadly, Holly’s fans never really knew him. He was never interviewed, didn’t appear in any movies, and left behind no will. (Drape) Holly was a complex yet truly talented human being....   [tags: music, rock and roll, fans]

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Star Wars Revelations

- Star Wars Revelations is a film done and created by the fans. It is a film which is easily relatable if someone is a fan of the Star Wars, if they are not a fan of the series then they would not be able to relate to it. Star Wars was a blockbuster film which created a huge fan base with their very first movie and continued to grab people’s attention. Fans felt a sense of ownership and pride when watching Star Wars Revelations, that it created this spreadable medium between fans. Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green would view Star Wars Revelations as spreadable source of means, because this movie gives fans the sense of community which reaches several access points for grabability, and...   [tags: film done and created by the fans]

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Tanking: Losing Games to Improve Draft Positions

- ... The Boston Celtics have traded away star players Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and all star point guard Rajon Rondo is out with a torn ACL. With a loaded draft class coming into the NBA next year losing seems like a good idea for the Celtics. Lets take a look at the games played by the Celtics this season. A stretch of ten games in November the Celtics record is 4-6 with three losses by more than ten points. However, the other seven games were all within ten points, which is considered a close game....   [tags: teams, players, coaches, fans, moral]

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The Flawed System of NFL Overtime Rules

- Are you a fan of the National Football League. Have you ever been frustrated about the overtime rules. The NFL overtime rules are a flawed system that clearly gives the advantage to a certain team. After regulation time expires, the team with the most points wins. But, if two teams are tied, the game will go into overtime, an extra quarter to decide the winner. If a team scores a touchdown in overtime, they automatically win the game in sudden death. But, if a team kicks a field goal on their first possession, the other team has one possession to win the game with a touchdown or tie the game with a field goal....   [tags: games, touchdown, fans, coaches, players]

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Characteristics of the Fandom Subculture

- Fandom is a term that refers to a subculture that consists of fans who share a feeling of camaraderie with other fans who share a common interest. Those that consider themselves to be part of a fandom are typically interested in even minor details of those interests, spend a large amount of their time on their interest and are usually members of social media sites that allow them to discuss this interest in detail. This is what differentiates them from those who only show a casual interest. The term fandom can be used to refer to a specific fandom (e.g....   [tags: fans who share a feeling of camaraderie]

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Brazilian Soccer Sensation, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior

- Brazilian soccer sensation, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior also known as ‘Neymar’ is known for top-notch skill at such a young age, which excites soccer fans around the world. The 22 year-old is being compared to top players around the league such as Ronaldo, Messi and Ribery because of his rapidly growing potential. A sports prodigy in his own right, Neymar is not only the most admired athlete in Brazil these days, but he’s also the country’s hope of winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will be hosted by the South American nation....   [tags: FC barcelona, pele, soccer fans]

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How to Present a Radio Show

- “Console Wars” is a ten-minuet, student made, factual, radio show about gaming. The original idea was to create a show that both entertaining for gaming fans but would still be accessible for people who do not consider themselves gaming fanatics and also factual, so that people would finish listening to the show feeling like they had learning something. The radio show we wanted to make was to be something that would go into a decent amount of detail about gaming without being too confusing to people who do not have an extensive knowledge of the gaming world....   [tags: consdole wars, gaming fans, society]

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How Television Is Holding Up Today

- Television is a medium that will always be relevant in society. There are thousands of television shows that are produced every year in the United States alone that are watched by millions of viewers. While there are hundreds of low quality shows on air daily, there are always better ones to balance them out. Even within the same network there can be shows that fall on opposite ends of the rating spectrum. However, their devoted fans keep them going season after season. I could be considered such a fan of many of the shows currently airing on the major networks....   [tags: show, fans, internet, networks, season]

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Should College Athletes Be Paid

- In trying to decide what research topic I wanted to use, I took many ideas into thought. I decided that the one idea that interests me most is whether student athletes should be paid or not. This is very intriguing to me since my master’s program is sports management. In order to do this research there must be many ways to use research as well as ideas from other people. This project is a very big topic in today’s discussion amongst sport fans, college administrators, and student athletes themselves....   [tags: NCAA, student athletes, fans, money]

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Ways Technology has Changed Sports

- ... The NFL is currently in the progress of working on the details of a sensor being added to the helmets that will help with measuring the impact of the hits to the head. (Florio, 2013). In 1956, the first radio transmitter was used by the Cleveland Browns coach Paul Brown who would communicate with his players through the helmets. It was outlawed by the NFL. However, in 1994 the helmet transmitters were re-introduced. Each team is now allowed one helmet on the field for offense and defense. That helmet contains a small dot on the back of it....   [tags: coaches, athlets, referees, fans, venues]

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Violence in Sports

- Many news stories that write about sports highlight amazing victories,underdog comebacks or shocking defeats. Sometimes these stories even praise the actions of the players, but overall they rarely report the severe violence that occurs on the field and in the stands. The following essay will discuss the impact of violence on professional players,violence that occurs amongst the fans, and how violence has shaped professional sports. Sports has been part of society for as long as time,such as the Mayan Ball Game which was the first team sport in human history and was played for over 3000 years, it was a test of physical ability and mental toughness....   [tags: violence among fans, impact on players]

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Should College Athletes get Paid?

- Most weekends during the year, many people support their hometown college sports’ teams, cheering them on until their voices are gone. Fans support their favorite college team no matter what the decision to be made is; whether it is a bad call made by a coach, the first loss of a season, there will always be some kind of encouragement and uplift behind the decision. However, it seems like fans support their college teams until they get asked one question: Should college athletes get paid. College athletes are not getting paid which is a problem to consider, and the general public as well as universities do have the funds to make that possible....   [tags: fans support, college teams, college athletes]

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Fanfiction

- Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Fanfiction Buffy The Vampire Slayer has broken many barriers in its seven-year stint, creating new genres and enabling innovation in a previously barren area of television. The largest leap the show has taken though, has been in the way it has embraced its fandom, creating a symbiotic relationship between Buffy the show and Buffy the fanfiction. Not only does Buffy fanfiction seize upon unexplored areas and inconsistencies inherent in the text, these forays are often paid homage to by the show, and in some cases, even made part of the canon itself....   [tags: Show TV Television Buffy Fans Essays]

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Getting Lost Before a New York Giants Game

- January 11, 2008 was a day I anticipated for the past few months and when it finally arrived, I was anxious. This was a vital sports moment for all New Yorkers because the New York Giants were playing their rival, the Philadelphia Eagles in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The winner of this matchup would move on to play in the NFC championship game and have a chance to be a participant in the Super Bowl. The night before the game, I decided to stay up and prepare my clothes, food, and other activities, however, my mother suggested I go to sleep earlier....   [tags: sports, fans, NYC,]

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It Takes A Tribe By David Berreby

- Are you part of a community and you don’t even know it. A community is a feeling of fellowship with others because one shares common attitudes, interests, and goals. In the remix text “It Takes a Tribe” David Berreby talks about how college students make “tribes” within their school and tribes against other schools. This text relates to my community because the One Direction fandom could be considered a “tribe” full of fans who are against other fandoms of other artists because they all think they 're the best.One direction is a very popular boy band thats known all over the world and very successful....   [tags: Fan, Fandom, The Band, Otaku]

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Effect of Air Resistancehe on the Fall of a Certain Mass

- Effect of Air Resistancehe on the Fall of a Certain Mass In this experiment I will be finding out how long it will take for a certain amount of mass to fall from a height of 58.5cm. The times will vary because I will be adding fans to create air resistance. Variables In this investigation I will have the following as variables: Ÿ The weight of the mass, so that the fans can be tested at different levels of acceleration; Ÿ The amount of fans, so that the amount of air resistance can be varied; and Ÿ The type of fans (large = 30cm² or small =15.6cm²), so that the amount of air resistance can be varied....   [tags: Papers]

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The Love And Risks Of Baseball

- The Love and Risks of Baseball Baseball is America’s past time. All it takes is one crack of the bat or the smell of peanuts and cracker jacks and you’re instantly hooked on the game. One reason fans love baseball so much is because they play more games than any other sport which brings the fans even closer. One of the rising debates in the Major League Baseball (MLB) Association is the safety of the fans. Over 100 fans are either struck by foul balls or broken bats each year and are seriously injured....   [tags: Baseball, Major League Baseball, Foul ball]

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Problems between Football Rivaries

- How supporters around the world behave inside and outside the football match. Football is considered the king of sport in many countries. It is in fact the most popular sport around the globe. And coming to the stadium, watching football and supporting one’s local team have largely become a cultural norm. It’s a great way to experience entertainment, and relax after work. It also connects people. However, problems can arise as football rivalry becomes too intense. According to, the average of attendance in England is 35,921 people per game last season and in Germany, this even increased to 42,622 people....   [tags: fan, stadium, tram, culture, norm, sport]

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Fan Culture in Sports and Science Fiction Enthusiasts in the 1920s

- The term “fan” was originally used to describe sports fans during the nineteenth century and was later adopted by science fiction enthusiasts in the 1920s. The term “fan,” however, is used for describing a type of person who is enthusiastic, or fanatic about a certain subject. Popular fan culture, nicknamed “fandoms,” have become an integral part of society in many countries, and have connected people sharing a common interest through online communities where they can freely discuss fan related topics....   [tags: fanatic, fandom, media]

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Marketing to the Younger Audience is Vital for Success

- Obama’s use of interaction via social media showed the importance of using the audience to your advantage. He gained supporters in a new way that his competitors had yet to tap into and shown how powerful online campaigning can be. Obama positioned himself to personable and down to earth by making his fans feel that they were on a “first name basis” with him. He met his audience on their level and made them committed fans of his campaign and his message. The online interaction by answering fan mail, online questions, and letters made people want to support his campaign because he built a relationship with them unlike his competitors....   [tags: campaign, obama, blogs]

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J.K. Rowling's The Harry Potter Series

- The Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling has recently sprung to life in many ways. The first book of the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was published in 1998 in the US (Rowling) and has continuously grown from there. First day sales of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sold 11 million copies worldwide which definitely reflects the fan base of Harry Potter (Gunelius, 76). The fans of this series, also know as the Harry Potter fandom, have taken the series into their own hands using creativity to bring pieces of the series to life....   [tags: summary, literary analysis]

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Review Of ' The Fall Of 2015 '

- Under Pressure “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you,” Arnold Palmer. Today many athletic players are tortured when they make a mistake on or off from the game. The fall of 2015 Patrick Kane received boos from a Buffalo Sabres fans after his alleged rape scandal. You should know the that Buffalo Sabres is a National Hockey League (NHL) team in Buffalo, New York, where Patrick Kane was born and raised, so to hear these fans; he was heart broken. The pain from the fans can cause the players to then play bad, have to act like a role model all the time, and to do drugs, but the players could do all these things to themselves because they might think they are not good...   [tags: Professional sports, Amateur sports, Football]

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Online Fan Communities and the Media

- Fan Culture is something that has been around for a while, but it the last twenty years, since the introduction of the Internet, it is also something that has changed dramatically. A fan is an enthusiast of something and now the Internet is a good home for fans to gather and build together a community of fans, a ‘Fandom’. The turn Fandom means a community of a group of people who all enjoy them same thing and the Internet has created a place for online communities. Fan Culture has irreversibly changed the media industry because of the ability share information and fan made created content....   [tags: Fan Culture, Fandom]

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The Data Collection Represent A Enigma

- Results from the hypotheses in comparison to the data collection represent a enigma. Data from the survey would suggest there would be statistically significant associations between the variables chosen for the four hypotheses. However, there were no strong correlations between the variables of gender and self disclosure or age and self disclosure. This might suggest, statistically speaking, that these variables do not influence the self disclosure of Bronies despite the fact that their participation in the fandom does not congeal with dominant notions of masculinity....   [tags: Statistical significance]

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The Effects Of Baseball On Baseball Player Performance

- In the immortal words of Yogi Berra, “Baseball is ninety percent mental, and the other half is physical.” Although perhaps not mathematically correct, there is no doubt that the mental side of baseball plays a huge role in the sport. One of the primary psychological components of America’s favorite pastime stems from one source: the fans. When a game consists of mainly these three psychological components, fans can easily affect the outcome of the player’s game. There is very little research focused on specifically measuring the effects of spectators on baseball player performance....   [tags: Baseball, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs]

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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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Digital Technologies and Music Fandom

- Throughout the twentieth century, significant shifts have occurred in the ways in which fandom operates, partially as a result of the increasingly integral role digital technologies have come to have within our everyday practices. The phrase ‘digital technologies’ refers to the tools used to share, analyse, and create information, using binary code. This may comprise software, online systems, or the hardware used to access such facilities. In recent years, scholarly discussion has emerged concerning the sociological impact of digital technologies, notably in the work of Deborah Lupton.1 However, there is little academic writing that considers the effects such developments have had on music...   [tags: Deborah Lupton, One Direction]

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March Madness: College Basketball Season

- Every March college basketball fans and million alike anxiously await the start of the NCAA tournament. For a three week period from the middle of March to the beginning of April the entire country is engulfed in college basketball’s premier event. The tournament consists of 68 of the best teams in the game all competing for one title, NCAA National Champions. Colleges and Universities all across the country compete bringing students, alumni, and fans alike all carefully watching, waiting for that one bracket breaking upset or spectacular buzzer beater....   [tags: college sports industry, NCAA tournament]

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Popular Fan Culture

- The term “fan” was originally used to describe sports fans during the nineteenth century and was later adopted by science fiction enthusiasts in the 1920s. The term “fan,” however, is used for describing a type of person who is enthusiastic, or fanatic about a certain subject. Popular fan culture, nicknamed “fandoms,” have become an integral part of society in many countries, and have connected people sharing a common interest through online communities where they can freely discuss fan related topics....   [tags: enthusiastic, fanatic]

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Who Is To Blame?

- Who Is To Blame. At a home game against the Indianapolis Pacers, Detroit Pistons Center Ben Wallace reacted with fury against Pacer’s forward Ron Artest after a hard technical foul by Artest. An argument ensued followed by a shoving match between the two which got both teams involved. In a matter of minutes the brawl escalated into the seats of the fans, with some fans throwing fists and full cups of beer at the athlete, prompting what began as a simple altercation on the court into all out mayhem....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Copyright Laws Protect the Owner from Loss of Profit

- Copyright laws are designed to protect the intellectual ownership of the author or creator of artistic works. Originally, copyright protected the writer or author of a specific work from other people or any company from collecting credit or money for the original publishers work. However, today copyright law is more often used to protect the rights of corporations from losing profit, if someone else creates a similar product or posts the original product online for the public to view without having to pay the copyright holder....   [tags: disney, star wars, suing]

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Sports Are Linked with Violence and Aggression

- There are many positives that come from playing sports; most of the time sports are linked with violence and aggression. (Wann)(SV;SV). Fights and violence in sports has been on the rise as of lately. Players are being much more aggressive than ever before. “Some level of violence will always remain in sports” such as football, hockey, and rugby (“Violence Inevitable”). Sports such as these thrive off of violence and they must if they are to stay around. This violence has impacted sports from the players to the fans and has changed the way some sports are played....   [tags: injuries, proper treatment, safety equipment]

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Differences Between American And European Sports

- There are many similarities and many differences between American and European sports. Rodney Fort’s article goes over these many similarities and differences. Fort’s position on fans that consume American sports compared to European sports are similar, sport organizations in America and Europe are set up quite differently, team objectives in America are profit based while clubs in Europe are success based, and broadcasting in North America is far more competitive than in Europe. While leagues in North America and Europe have many diffenrces they both have many similarities....   [tags: North America, United States, Difference, Europe]

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Recording and Viewing Live Band Performances

- Recording and Viewing Live Band Performances Many people enjoy listening to music, but are always really excited to go see a live performance of their favorite bands. There’s something about the atmosphere of being with thousands of people who all love the same band you do. Everyone is going crazing and yelling and screaming for joy. Then the show ends. After the show fans usually stop by the souvenir stands and by a shirt or poster to commemorate their trip to see their favorite band play live....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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Free Definition Essays - A Baseball Fan

- A Baseball Fan What is a baseball fan. The word "fan" is an abbreviation of the word "fanatic," meaning "insane." In the case of baseball fans, the term is very appropriate. They behave insanely, they are insane about baseball trivia, and they are insanely loyal. Certainly the behavior of baseball fans is insane. They wear their official team t-shirts and warm-up jackets to the mall, the store, the classroom, and, if they can get away with it, to work. Then, whenever the team offers a giveaway item, the fans rush out to get the roll-up hat, tote bag, or beer cooler offered that day ....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]

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Data Analysis and Application for Unit 9

- ... The RFL scores are found to be significant predictors of suicidal ideation among 14 to 19 year olds in regression, analysis, with depression, hopelessness, substance abuse, life stress, and loneliness(Scheel&Westefeld,1999).The SRQ had the participants rate their current, past and possible future suicidal risk. Section 3 Writer’s research question that relates to this article would be, does music preference indicate the mental health status of adolescents. The null hypothesis would be there is no relationship between music preference and mental health status....   [tags: sucide, music, adolescents, metal]

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What is the History and Appeal of Anime?

- What is the History and the Appeal of Anime. Anime has been around for a very long time and has amassed a gigantic fan base. Anime at its core is animation done in a more (for lack of a term) emotional style. But, what history does it have to tell and how has it become so popular. Anime’s use of its rich history, the size of the “Otaku” fan base, and it’s unfortunate overuse of fan service has led to a massive fan base over the years that stretches to the four corners of the world. Anime’s history reaches from as far back as the 18th century, to the Second World War, to present day....   [tags: manga, Japanese comic books]

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Corporate Logos on Jerseys Have Many Positive Effect

- In the past year, the NBA has been thinking about following suit with the English Premier League by gaining sponsorships with companies. With these sponsorships involves putting logos on jerseys. The NBA has three different jersey designs in mind, and all of them have the corporate logo on it; either in the middle, dominating the shirt, on the lower front of the shirt, or a small shoulder patch on the front of the jersey. The financial gains that these sponsorships have potential to make the NBA, ranges from 1 to 20 million dollars a year....   [tags: NBA, english premier league]

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Violence in Sports

- Violence is defined as the use of excessive physical force, which causes or has obvious potential to cause harm or destruction to an individual. Violence in sports comes in many forms, and divides into social and cultural factors related to the sport ethic, gender ideology, the dynamics of social class and race, and the tactics used in sports. Violence in sports has gone too far because sports violence has become so severe in sports, that players are injured each years. However, in sports some violence has become entertaining for the fans and fans would begin their own violence around with other fans that support opposing teams to win....   [tags: Sports Violence ]

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Music Industry and Social Media

- When it comes to the music industry, an artist makes a song, the label sells the song and then the listener buys it. In the world today, the music industry is knowledgeable of digital downloads, music videos, file sharing, and now social media. Social media is the voice of an individual and captures joy, emotions or thoughts in pictures, tweets or status updates. It is a reachable space that is used to keep in touch and to reach out. Social media allows listeners to shares their favorite artists, post their favorite songs and really created a genuine connection with the artists....   [tags: instagram, facebook, digital downloads]

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The Sports Of Sports Games

- Most sports fans can agree that some of the best moments in sports are Cinderella stories. The 2004 Red Sox, the 2001 Patriots, and unfortunately the 2007 Giants are regarded as some of the most exciting stories in sports. Sports fans love upsets so much that during March Madness, approximately 25% of Americans watch the games at work and around 7.5% of people don’t even bother to show up at all. On top of this, over 250 million dollars are estimated to be spent on legal gambling throughout the tournament....   [tags: Manchester United F.C., Premier League]

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