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Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson Biography Report 1. Give the name of the book underlined, the author, publisher, and original date of publication. A. Magic Johnson Court Magician, by Richard Levin. The publisher is Regensteiner publishing Enterprises and the original date of publication is in 1981. 2. Discuss your subject’s home life and education. A. Magic Johnson was born in Lansing on August 14, 1959. He is one of 10 children. His father’s name is Earvin, Sr. His mother’s name is Christine. His family believes
Mark McGwire
Mark McGwire
Mark McGwire Mark McGwire’s Tremendous Success Mark McGwire is one of the most electrifying figures in sports today. This six-foot five inch, two hundred and fifty pound monster is a man on a mission. In fact, for the most part he is about as average as you and me. Almost except for one major thing, he is the record holder of the most prestigious record in all of pro sports. His name is Mark McGwire and the record is his 70 homeruns, shattering the old record held by the Minnesota native named R
Mark McGwire Trendmendous Success
Mark McGwire Trendmendous Success
Mark McGwire Trendmendous Success Mark McGwire’s Tremendous Success Mark McGwire is one of the most electrifying figures in sports today. This six-foot five inch, two hundred and fifty pound monster is a man on a mission. McGwire’s mission began when he went on to play high school baseball for Damien High School in Claremont. After high school McGwire attend the University of Southern California to play college baseball. McGwire would then go on to break a few home run records while at USC. The
McGwire
McGwire
McGwire A Season for the Ages He\'s 6\'5, and roughly 250lbs, and for the most part he is about as average as you or me. Almost except for one major thing, he is the record holder of the most prestigious record in all of pro sports. His name is Mark McGwire and the record is his 70 homeruns, shattering the old record held by the Minnesota native named Roger Maris. On the Major League Baseball\'s final day of the season Mark McGwire hit two mammoth homeruns to give him 70 on the year, an astonish
Michael jordan
Michael jordan
michael jordan (1) Michael Jordan In this paper , it will be proven that Michael Jordan is the best basketball player that ever played the game . The Road to Greatness Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17 , 1963. He was born in Brooklyn ,New York . He was the fourth of five children , the most active but also laziest . Michael was probably the laziest kid I had said his father (100% JORDAN ,.20). At the age of 5 he moved to Wilmington , North Carolina , where he spent the rest of h
Michael jordan
Michael jordan
michael jordan (1) Michael Jordan In this paper , it will be proven that Michael Jordan is the best basketball player that ever played the game . The Road to Greatness Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17 , 1963. He was born in Brooklyn ,New York . He was the fourth of five children , the most active but also laziest . Michael was probably the laziest kid I had said his father (100% JORDAN ,.20). At the age of 5 he moved to Wilmington , North Carolina , where he spent the rest of h
Olympic Games Still Capture Gold
Olympic Games Still Capture Gold
Olympic Games Still Capture Gold The Olympic Games still Capture the Gold It is a shame the Olympic Games last only one month every two years. The Olympic Spirit represents all that is good in the world. The games have set the standard, in addition to athletic excellence, for global harmony. It is inspiring to see the fans who attend and the spirit of the athletes that continue to compete, in the face of a fundamentally insecure environment, and an insecure world. The Olympic Games are a celebra
Paying athletes
Paying athletes
paying athletes As you sit at the stadium or in your home and watch college football, basketball, or even baseball, do you ever wonder where the money goes from all the ticket sales? Colleges make a lot of money from their athletics. I feel that the profit that is made should partly go back to the student athlete. College athletes should be paid for their participation in sports, since sports make a lot of money for the college. A student athlete\'s schedule is very hectic. There are many activi
Performance enhancing drugs
Performance enhancing drugs
performance enhancing drugs Many athletes of all ages are turning towards performance enhancing drugs as a way of improving their performance by giving them that extra edge. This is not only wrong but its cheating and harmful to the athlete. Performance enhancing drugs have been around for hundreds of years. The Incas of the South America country Peru used the burned leaves of coca trees to give them great amounts of energy when faced with battles, hunts, ect. Even today they use coca leaves as
Pete Rose
Pete Rose
Pete Rose Ø Consider a student who passes a final exam under the influence of illegal drugs. The professor might be inclined to call the police, but theres no reason why the student shouldnt get the grade he earned. Then consider another student who cheats on the same exam. No crime has been committed, but as a student thats the worst possible behavior, and deserves the harshest penalty. Ø Gambling is the worst thing a ballplayer can do, because it undermines the integrity of the game. Pete R
Pete Rose1
Pete Rose1
Pete Rose1 Should a man who has over 4256 hits be kept from the Hall of Fame because he bet on a few baseball games? The hits leader in major league baseball is banned from baseball, does that make any sense? Pete Rose deserves to be in the baseball hall of fame because of his actions on the field, not off. To not have the all time hits leader not in the hall is total insanity. My personal opinion as you can already tell is that I think Rose should be in Cooperstown, NY. I think Pete should be i
Pete Rose2
Pete Rose2
Pete Rose2 Should a man who has over 4256 hits be kept from the Hall of Fame because he bet on a few baseball games? The hits leader in major league baseball is banned from baseball, does that make any sense? Pete Rose deserves to be in the baseball hall of fame because of his actions on the field, not off. To not have the all time hits leader not in the hall is total insanity. My personal opinion as you can already tell is that I think Rose should be in Cooperstown, NY. I think Pete should be i
Pete Rose3
Pete Rose3
Pete Rose3 Bart Giamatti’s decision to ban Pete Rose from the Baseball Hall of Fame was not a fair decision at all. Pete Rose was placed on Baseball’s ineligible list in 1989 when commissioner of baseball, Bart Giamatti concluded that Rose had bet on baseball games, including games involving his own team, the Cincinnati Reds. In an agreement made with Baseball, Rose accepted his banishment from the sport. Although he never admitted to having gambled on baseball games(McCarver 44). Pete Rose was
Pro Athletes Salaries
Pro Athletes Salaries
Pro Athletes Salaries Here is an example of a Professional Athletes Salary. Kevin Garnett is a 21 year old Basketball player who had taken the A.C.T test three times in High School, failing all three times and had also taken the S.A.T Test once and failed. Kevin decided that he would not go to a collage even though he was the highly recruited #1 basketball player in the nation, and could have had a scholarship to any collage he wanted. So his decision took him to the NBA draft, where he was sele
Professional Sports
Professional Sports
Professional Sports Professional Sports Due to the greediness of sports figures, professional athletes are not punished in the same manner as other professionals are. It is like they are in a completely different group that uses an entirely different set of morals. Team owners care more about making their money than they do about setting a good example for young kids and making pro sports fun again rather than a business. Three good examples of this greediness are Roberto Alomar, Curtis Joseph,
Proffessional athletes are overpaid
Proffessional athletes are overpaid
proffessional athletes are overpaid Matt Kelley Rhetoric Speech #2 Professional Athletes are Overpaid Every young child who has ever been involved in athletics has dreamed of being a professional in that sport. Why do you think that everyone wants to be a pro athlete. Sure it is because they get to play for a living. But also they get the big bucks. Why would a person not want to get paid millions and millions of dollars just to play a sport. Many professional athletes are highly overpaid though
Protective Gear Equals Safety In The NHL
Protective Gear Equals Safety In The NHL
Protective Gear Equals Safety In The NHL PROTECTIVE GEAR EQUALS SAFETY IN THE NHL The NHL should force their players to wear protective gear. Three reasons why protective gear should be worn are: one, it would prevent physical injuries; two, the players would set a good example for the future generations; three, it would take away from the negative aspects of the game. Protective gear helps a somewhat violent game remain as clean as possible. Wearing protective gear would prevent physical injuri
Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente ÿRoberto Clemente played in an era dominated by the likes of Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente was usually overlooked by fans discussing great baseball players. Not until late in his 18-year career did the public appreciate the talents of the 12-time All-Star of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Even though he was arguably the best baseball player at that time he was also a devote humanitarian which ultimately led to his death. Roberto Clemente Walker was born in
Sandlot
Sandlot
Sandlot The Days of the Sandlot Sandlot a vacant lot especially used for unorganized sports. It was a place during my childhood years where I could go and not have a worry on my mind, except being with my best friends and playing some sandlot ball. A place where the memories of endless fun and games took place, between my friends and I. I still hear the voices of neighbors yelling at us to go home because of the tennis balls we hit against their walls and windows. The sandlot was better than Tur
Seriousness of sports
Seriousness of sports
Seriousness of sports My editorial is how the seriousness for school related sports has decreased. Sports aren’t what they used to be. People who say things like “ people are taking these sports too seriously” or “ the sports are meant to be fun”, I think, should rethink their opinion. Of course, they are taken seriously, that doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t fun. Personally I love all of the yelling and confusion that goes on all around sports, whether it’s on TV, or the court, or on the fi
Soccer
Soccer
Soccer Soccer is a popular sport played all over the world. Even though it has only been popular in North America for the past 30 years, soccer has been a long time favorite most everywhere else. It is the national sport of most European and Latin-American countries, and of many other nations. Millions of people in more than 140 countries play soccer. The sport dates back to the Egyptians, who played games involving the kicking of a ball. Now, the sport has grown to a global pastime, including m
Soccer is a Winner
Soccer is a Winner
Soccer is a Winner Soccer is a popular sport played all over the world. Even though it has only been popular in the United States for the past 30 years, soccer has been a long time favorite most everywhere else. The sport dates back to the Egyptians, who played games involving the kicking of a ball. Now, the sport has grown to a global pastime, including men’s and women’s teams, and the World Cup (which is played every four years). Soccer originated with kicking games played by people in ancient
Sport Management
Sport Management
Sport Management HPR 475 - Management of Sport & Recreation Semester Project Proposal - Homework 1 INTRODUCTION Enterprise Description The Springfield Statesmen Hockey Organization will play in the North American Junior Hockey League (NAJHL). The NAJHL is a Division A junior hockey league, which is the highest level of junior hockey, consisting of eight teams located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States. The league is comprised predominantly of players 16 -20 years old. Each team in th
Sports Salaries
Sports Salaries
Sports Salaries Money in Pro Sports Most people in America feel that pro athlete\'s salaries are too high. Current sports salaries are reaching astronomical figures. Players are signing 50 million-dollar contracts and up just because they happen to be pretty good at hitting a baseball. Just the other day Kevin Brown signed a contract worth over 100 million! Now pro sports are fun to watch and follow, but college games entertain just as well and they aren\'t receiving a legal penny. Down south, p
Sports vs women
Sports vs women
sports vs women Sports are a very important part of the American society. Within sports heroes are made, goals are set and dreams are lived. The media makes all these things possible by creating publicity for the rising stars of today. Within society today, the media has downplayed the role of the woman within sports. When the American people think of women in sports, they think of ice skating, field hockey and diving. People do not recognize that women have the potential to play any sport that
Sports world should be drug free
Sports world should be drug free
Sports world should be drug free Critique on “The Sports World Should be Drug Free” This article was derived on the question: Why the sports world should be drug free? Barry McCaffrey’s answer to this question is based on a simple assumption that drug usage in sports has a direct impact on children which will ultimately lead to downfall of sports. The essay takes on the belief that all or most kids look up to athletes. And if these athletes do drugs then kids will do drugs. It is directed to the
Steroids in sports
Steroids in sports
steroids in sports Drugs in Sport Stuart Fox 4T I am certainly a great sporting enthusiast. I love nothing more than to watch a great sporting encounter, no matter which sport. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly common for sportsmen and women to use substances to aid their performance. That is not to say all competitors use illegal substances, however when competitors start to use illegal substances, they ridicule the whole ethos of sport and competition. I cannot see the point of people
Student athletes
Student athletes
student athletes Athletes Should Get Paid As you sit at the stadium or in your home and watch college football, basketball, or even baseball, do you ever wonder where the money goes from all the ticket sales? Colleges make a lot of money from their athletics. I feel that the profit that is made should partly go back to the student athlete. College athletes should be paid for their participation in sports, since sports make a lot of money for the college. A student athlete\'s schedule is very hec
Super sunday or not
Super sunday or not
Super sunday or not Dick Enberg of NBC sports once said, The Super Bowl has come to represent the sport pinnacle of modern society, the place which young men reach for footballs and sometimes catch a piece of immorality on the way. For a full 12 months a year, 30 teams of the NFL practice all for one day in January. Every phase of every team operation is focused on a single goal the world championship of professional football. Over 1800 men have participated in this special day. Jeff Kaye of
Tae Kwon Do vs Aerobic Kickboxing
Tae Kwon Do vs Aerobic Kickboxing
Tae Kwon Do vs Aerobic Kickboxing Tae Kwon Do vs. Aerobic Kickboxing Have you been searching for a modernistic style of workout? Perhaps you would like to receive more visible results than your current work out. Have you ever considered an exercise program that combines a heart racing, aerobic style work out, with characteristics of martial arts form? There are two very clear and competitive options available: Tae Kwon Do and aerobic kickboxing such as Tae Bo or Tae-Boxing. There are many choice
Target Archery
Target Archery
Target Archery The National Archery Association of the United States had its origin as a result of our own country\'s history. After the Civil War, Confederate soldiers were not allowed to own firearms. Two brothers, J. Maurice and William H. Thompson, learned to hunt with the bow and arrow and became accomplished archers. They were both founding members of the N.A.A. in 1879 at Crawfordsville, Indiana. Archery tournaments, as we know them today, can also be traced back to England. Competitions
Varsity Bowling
Varsity Bowling
Varsity Bowling Varsity Bowling Give me a \'B\' For Varsity Bowling Picture this scene: The best athletes in your community are gathered for the annual high school varsity letter awards banquet. Halfback Henry and Jumpshot Jenny already have received accolades from the Master of Ceremonies for their accomplishments, but the attention is now focused on Susan Strike, Central High\'s varsity bowling superstar. Bowling is Central High\'s newest varsity letter sport, he proclaims, and we\'re extrem
Violence in hockey
Violence in hockey
violence in hockey Violence In Hockey Violence is no stranger to hockey. As if legal body checking and stick checking did not make the sport rough enough, more and more players unleash their rage through extensive violence on the ice. Violence in hockey is what blacklists American players as second class. This is because of the rise of the violence trend throught the eighties and nineties into what is now a bloody and injury filled sport. Violence in hockey is so big that it is even going on tri
Violence in Sports
Violence in Sports
Violence in Sports With the increase in society taking a stance against violence by many people, sports has become an area where some feel that the violent acts such as the hitting and fighting that occurs should be eliminated. You can not change something that has been around for so long because it would change the aspect of the game to something completely different. The elimination of violence should not be done in sport because the violence is a part of the game which would only hurt its pop
Violence in Sports1
Violence in Sports1
Violence in Sports1 VIOLENCE IN SPORTS “…Steeler running back Rocky Bleier, whose war time experiences, not so oddly, offer some insights. To Bleier, there are interesting parallels between survival in war and survival in the NFL. ‘The experiences with war injuries and football injuries are quite the same,’ he said.” (Casay) The injuries that are accumulated during sports are rapidly increasing to the point that there are injured players on every team in each game that is played. This is especia
Violence in Sports
Violence in Sports
Violence in Sports With the increase in society taking a stance against violence by many people, sports has become an area where some feel that the violent acts such as the hitting and fighting that occurs should be eliminated. You can not change something that has been around for so long because it would change the aspect of the game to something completely different. The elimination of violence should not be done in sport because the violence is a part of the game which would only hurt its pop
Volleyball
Volleyball
volleyball Volleyball History The sport of volleyball originated in the United States, and is now just achieving the type of popularity in the U.S. that it has received on a global basis, where it ranks behind only soccer among participation sports. Today there are more than 46 million Americans who play volleyball. There are 800 million players worldwide who play Volleyball at least once a week. In 1895, William G. Morgan an instructor at the Young Men\'s Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke
West Coast Offense
West Coast Offense
West Coast Offense We know that football teams, similar to organizations everywhere, improve by going through an evolutionary progression as they learn, apply, adapt, and learn again. Bill Walsh accomplished all these by establishing and mastering the steps involved in that crucial process. No individual in the history of the game is more qualified to put forth such individual guidance. During his illustrious career, Bill Walsh was more than a football coach. In a very real sense he has been an
When Salaries Get to High to See
When Salaries Get to High to See
When Salaries Get to High to See When Salaries Get to High to See When people think of high salaries they turn to the world of professional sports, because that is where athletes are paid outrageous amounts to do the things they love. Although some would argue that the athletes deserve these wages, I fell that not all professional sports are paid adequately. For an example of this statement take into consideration the time and effort that most pro athletes spend at perfecting there acquired tale
Wilma rudolph
Wilma rudolph
wilma rudolph Almost as fast as a Speeding Bullet This report is on Wilma Glodean Rudolph. Wilma was born June 23,1940 in Clarksville, Tennessee. William’s education is: her mother tutored she until she started school when she was seven. She eventually graduated from the school, went to Tennessee State University and graduated with “flying colors”. When Wilma was born she weighed only 4.5 pounds, and was the twentieth of twenty-two children! Since than she was nursed by her mother until she was
Wilma rudolph
Wilma rudolph
wilma rudolph Almost as fast as a Speeding Bullet This report is on Wilma Glodean Rudolph. Wilma was born June 23,1940 in Clarksville, Tennessee. William’s education is: her mother tutored she until she started school when she was seven. She eventually graduated from the school, went to Tennessee State University and graduated with “flying colors”. When Wilma was born she weighed only 4.5 pounds, and was the twentieth of twenty-two children! Since than she was nursed by her mother until she was
Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain There have been many greats to play the game basketball, but we have never, and maybe never again, see the likes of Wilt Chamberlain. His entire life Wilt Chamberlain made the improbable look routine. No professional athlete in any team sport combined the size, strength, and fluidity of movement that Wilt Chamberlain brought into the sleepy, dimly lit NBA arenas of 1959. I¹ll go one step further: No one who has played pro team sports has ever dominated every minute of every game
Women in Mens Sports
Women in Mens Sports
Women in Mens Sports Topic: Should women be allowed to play on male sports teams? Method of Development: What physical and mental differences do males and females have which might affect the game or moral? Tentative Thesis: As far as mental and physical attributes are concerned, men and women are not created equally. Neither is superior, however, the differences between a man and a woman could affect how they participate in competitive sports. I. Introductory Paragraph: Use examples of differenc
Are Video Games Influencing Our Children
Are Video Games Influencing Our Children
Are Video Games Influencing Our Children Video games were first introduced in the 1970s. By the end of that decade they had become a preferred childhood leisure activity, and adults responded with concern about the possible ill effects of the games on children. Early research on these effects was inconclusive. However, a resurgence in video game sales that began in the late 1980s after the introduction of the Nintendo system has renewed interest in examining the effects of video games. Some rese
Computers1
Computers1
computers1 Computers: Past, Present, and Future Computers have been around for years and help a great deal at home and in the workplace. I have owned a computer for about three years now and it has been very helpful when it comes to projects and type-written essays. I have completed schoolwork and projects more times than I can count. Not only can you use the computer for word-processing programs, but for games and online service as well. I have used AOL for a couple of years and have found that
Terrorism And Security in the Olympics
Terrorism And Security in the Olympics
Terrorism And Security in the Olympics Terrorism and Security in the Olympics Security is a fundamental notion in sports. Nowadays athletes are viewed often through the media, therefore they are recognizable. In the Olympics security measures must be taken to protect the athletes. There are many different nationalities involved therefore security has to be taken in order to ensure that there aren’t conflicting views that could possibly be damaging towards another team. But quite often it cannot
The Applications of Technology in the First Decade
The Applications of Technology in the First Decade
The Applications of Technology in the First Decade of the TwentyFirst Century The Applications of Technology in the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century A quote I heard many times when I was in high school and which I now know traces back to Sir Francis Bacon, one of our earliest scientist or philosophers as they were then called, is the statement Knowledge Is Power. Today, I believe that the fuller, more correct statement is to say, the application of knowledge is power. The study of sc
Schwarzenegger
Schwarzenegger
Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzennegger Arnold Schwarzennegger was born on July 30, 1947 in a little town called Graz, in the Styria province, of Austria. During his early childhood in Graz, Austria, Schwarzenegger was encouraged by his father to become involved in athletics. Schwarzenegger means black plowman in Deutsch. At age 15 he discovered weightlifting, which led to the title of Mr. Universe at age 20, followed by an unprecedented 13-world bodybuilding titles. His motion picture career bega
Sports medicine
Sports medicine
Sports medicine Today in sports athletes endure many mental and physical obstacles from there competitive environment. Many of today\'s best athletes work with sports psychologists to help them handle the pressures found in this competitive atmosphere. One question that athletes ask is, why cant they play in big games as well as they anticipate themselves doing? Sports psychologists feel that spending all their time on body conditioning and athletic skills will not ensure that athletes reach th
Ernie Barnes Research of the Football Artist
Ernie Barnes Research of the Football Artist
Ernie Barnes Research of the Football Artist Ernie Barnes was and still is one of the most popular and well-respected black artists today. Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, in 1938, during the time the south as segregated, Ernie Barnes was not expected to become a famous artist. However, as a young boy, Barnes would, often [accompany] his mother to the home of the prominent attorney, Frank Fuller, Jr., where she worked as a [housekeeper] (Artist Vitae, The Company of Art, 1999). Full