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Pokemon and Beyond
Pokemon and Beyond
Pokemon and Beyond Pokémon and Beyond Imagine for a moment a little boy lifting his sleepy little head off his Pokemon pillowcase, climbing reluctantly out from underneath his warm Pokemon blanket, exchanging from his Pokemon pajamas into his favorite Pokemon T-shirt, drinking his morning juice from his beloved Pokemon cup. All the while, he is making his way into the family den to watch his favorite cartoon, Pokemon. A typical day begins like this for children in households all over the countr
Pro football in Ottawa profit or loss
Pro football in Ottawa profit or loss
pro football in Ottawa profit or loss Table of Contents 1. Introduction&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&p&2 2. Hypothesis&.&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&p&3 3. Literature Review..&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&p&4 4. Methodology&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&..p&7 4.1 Survey&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&...p&7 4.2 Example of the Survey&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&p&8 4.3 Statistics&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&...p&9 4.4 Comparative Approach&&&&&&&&&&&&&&...&...p&9 5. Analysis&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&..p&9 5.1 Survey Results&&&..&..&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&p&
Detroit tiger stdium
Detroit tiger stdium
detroit tiger stdium Cisco Garcia September 29, 1999 Speech Outline I. Introduction A. How many of us love going to watch a live baseball game? 1. Well I know I do and being able to sit next to the field and eat hotdogs and popcorn, and think of all the tradition and great players that have come and gone for that team is what baseball is all about. 2. And with Detroit tiger stadium closing, we are losing a link to the past, of the game we all love. B. If Fenway park, which opened up on the same
Instant Replay
Instant Replay
Instant Replay The NFL can vote to keep instant replay out of the game every year, but the owners will never get rid of it. That\'s because like it or not, the NFL has instant replay. It comes courtesy of television and Jumbotron. And it\'s leaving the leagues officials vulnerable to widespread and immediate second-guessing from fans, coaches and players a net inside every stadium. The officials, in a matter speaking, are left working without. Seemingly on the verge of returning instant replay
TITLE IX
TITLE IX
TITLE IX In 1970 only 1 in 27 girls participated in high school sports, today that ratio is 1 in 3. 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
Ugubadah
Ugubadah
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1994 Baseball Strike
1994 Baseball Strike
1994 Baseball Strike On August 12, 1994 professional baseball players went on strike for the eighth time in the sports’ history. Since 1972, negotiations between the union and owners over contract terms has led to major economic problems and the absence of a World Series in 1994. All issues were open for debate due to the expiration of the last contract. Until 1968, no collective bargaining agreement had ever been reached between the owners and the players (Dolan 11). Collective bargaining is t
2000 Summer Olympics and how it affected TV Rating
2000 Summer Olympics and how it affected TV Rating
2000 Summer Olympics and how it affected TV Ratings The 2000 Summer Olympics I believe the coverage of the 2000 Olympics perfectly illustrates the media’s eagerness to pursue “Fluff” coverage of everything but athletics. In an attempt to arouse interest in an even in which will not even be completely broadcasted, so as to increase NBC’s rating, while simultaneously upsetting loyal Olympics viewers. With the quick rotation of sports events which should be covered during the predetermined times,
3000 Hits
3000 Hits
3000 Hits Yount & Brett 3000 hits! Robin Yount and George Brett both began thier careers in 1974, Yount as a 18 year old rookie with the Milwaukee Brewers, and Brett as a 20 year old rookie with the Kansas City Royals. Little did anyone know how good of players they would become, and the milestones they would achieve in thier astonishing careers. The one achievement which makes both of these players a cinch for the Hall of Fame is the feet that they both reached in the 1992 season. That achieve
A Struggle for Size
A Struggle for Size
A Struggle for Size A Struggle for Size Athletic competition has been part of society since the early beginnings of man. Gladiators, wrestlers, and sprinters are some the early types of athletes that competed. Mankind seems to have been born with a desire to compete; every man feels the need to have dominance over another man. These facts are even apparent in today\'s society. Now there are all kinds of sports to choose from, and many of these sports are played at a professional level. These sp
And The Winner Is
And The Winner Is
And The Winner Is “He’s at the 40, the 30, the 20, the 10, the 5, TOUCHDOWN!!” Can you imagine the joy of having 100,000 people chanting your name and cheering as loud as they could just for you? Now try imagine having all of that, then having it taken away because you tested positive for illegal drugs. This is the harsh reality for several professional athletes. They get a small taste of greatness but instead of working harder they take a drug and immediately notice improvement. So they take s
Athletes And Drug Use
Athletes And Drug Use
Athletes And Drug Use Many people believe that drug use in professional athletics is not a serious problem, however it is more widespread and serious than people think. In professional athletics the use of drugs is looked upon as somewhat of a serious problem, but is also very discrete and low key. Every once in a while one might see a prominent figure in a certain sport being reprimanded for the use of some outlawed drug, however this is just one of the many who happened to get caught. Athlete
Athletic Training
Athletic Training
Athletic Training 1. The occupation is an athletic trainer. The job description is to work with athletes in an effort to prevent injuries. They work in amateur and professional sports. Once injuries occur, the athletic trainer is required to evaluate the problem and get the athlete the proper medical treatment. He or she also makes sure that athletes are physically ready and able to play after an injury. Athletic trainers set up physical conditioning programs for athletes, work with equipment m
Ballparks in the 90s
Ballparks in the 90s
Ballparks in the 90s The current trend in baseball park construction is a retro design, reminiscent of the early years, combined with modern technology. This trend, dubbed “The Construction Era” by Frank Deford of Sports Illustrated, is prominent in three new American League parks: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Jacobs Field, and The Ballpark at Arlington. The current idea for ballpark construction is to locate the retro style parks in the heart of urban areas. The whole movement was initiated by
Baseball or Softball
Baseball or Softball
Baseball or Softball Baseball or Softball? While the games of baseball and softball each have many fans, many players prefer to play one or the other but not both. Although baseball and softball are similar in many ways, they have some notable differences. The pace with which each game is played, the rules of each, and the level of leagues are different for each. While some people prefer the slower action of softball, others prefer the faster action of baseball. The game of baseball is male dom
Baseball vs Football
Baseball vs Football
Baseball vs Football Baseball vs. Football: Which Is The True American Pastime? In today’s world of big time professional sports there are the two major players and they are football represented by the National Football League (NFL) and baseball represented by Major League Baseball (MLB). Now there are other sports that the American public enjoys watching, however the argument generally boils down to which sport is the true favorite of the American people: baseball or football. In this paper I
Baseball1
Baseball1
baseball1 Over the decades, African American teams played 445-recorded games against white teams, winning sixty-one percent of them. (Conrads, pg.8) The Negro Leagues were an alternative baseball group for African American baseball player that were denied the right to ay with the white baseball payers in the Major League Baseball Association. In 1920, the first African American League was formed, and that paved the way for numerous African American innovation and movements. Fences, and Jackie
Basketball
Basketball
basketball Basketball is the only major sport in America that is strictly of U.S. origin. Basketball was invented by James Naismith, a physical education instructor at a YMCA in Springfield, MA. Naismith invented basketball to relieve the boredom of indoor activities such as calisthenics and gymnastic activities which his class detested. The first basketball game has nine players to a team and used a soccer ball as the first basketball. Since this first game basketball has evolved into one of t
Basketball
Basketball
basketball Basketball is the only major sport in America that is strictly of U.S. origin. Basketball was invented by James Naismith, a physical education instructor at a YMCA in Springfield, MA. Naismith invented basketball to relieve the boredom of indoor activities such as calisthenics and gymnastic activities which his class detested. The first basketball game has nine players to a team and used a soccer ball as the first basketball. Since this first game basketball has evolved into one of t
The biggest topic around college football today is
The biggest topic around college football today is
BCS The biggest topic around college football today is the very controversial and complicated Bowl Championship Series or B.C.S. Equations used in the Bowl Championship Series will determine teams fates throughout the entire 1998-99 college football season. Some people feel a playoff should be in order or college football should go back to its old Bowl Alliance system. To better understand this situation you must dig deep into what the Bowl Championship Series is and how the teams that will par
BOB KNIGHT
BOB KNIGHT
BOB KNIGHT Bobby Knight Bobby Knight, longtime Indiana men’s head basketball coach, was recently fired. This firing sparked a controversy among basketball fans throughout the nation; did he deserve to be fired? I believe that Bobby Knight deserved to be fired. Although coach Knight is one of the best coaches in the nation and has earned the respect of countless numbers of fans including myself, I do not believe that a coach should be able to act the way he acted and get away with it. Coach Knig
Changing the rules
Changing the rules
changing the rules The chants grow louder, Dayne, Dayne, Dayne, its 4\'Th and goal, the Badgers trail Michigan by 5 with six seconds left. The winner takes home the title as the 1999 National champions. The ball is snapped, Bollinger drops back, fakes the pass, and pitches it to Dayne. He dodges a tackle, bounces off 2 blue jerseys, and stumbles in the end-zone for the game winning TD. Dayne\'s hard work and perseverance paid off and led Wisconsin to a victory. But who really capitalizes wh
Child sports
Child sports
child sports Nearly every child, at one point or another in his young and impressionable life, has particiapated in sports. Whether it is a pick-up basketball game at a playground after school, or organized Little League, complete with ninety-foot bases and replicated major league uniforms, sports play an intricate part of the development and maturation of a youngster. Beneath it’s presumed purity, however, lies an occasionally seedy underbelly. Win-at-all cost coaches and tyrannical, overbeari
Children in sports lessons learned
Children in sports lessons learned
children in sports lessons learned Life is a Sport Sport is defined as an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often a competitive nature (Webster’s). Since the creation of man, sports have played a huge part in the way people live their lives. The world today is consumed by sports. What is it about the competition and the games that make us so drawn to something that consumes so much of our time? From the time we are born, until the time we die, most of us are in some way
Choking in sports
Choking in sports
choking in sports Want to know why athletes choke and what it does for their careers? Mitch Williams and Scott Norwood are two players that choked in big games and lost their careers because of it. They played in two different sports, but had similar positions. I will go through each position and what the NFL and MLB expect of these players. I will show you what kind of pressure Mitch Williams and Scott Norwood went through. I used sports web sites to find this information. I think that choking
Coaching Tennis
Coaching Tennis
Coaching Tennis Coaching Tennis Some people may think that tennis is just a blow off sport, that it doesn’t take any talent, and anyone can do it. I started playing tennis about 4 years ago and I remember how hard it was to learn. One of my best friends and I started playing together and his dad had taught him how to play, when he first started teaching me I got really frustrated because I would keep hitting the ball out and I found out that playing and coaching tennis was much harder than it s
College football 2002
College football 2002
college football 2002 John and I both like to play College Football 2002 for the Playstation 2. Last weekend, though, was the first time John and I have ever paired up to play each other. I could tell from the atmosphere that this was going to be a great rilvery. The first game we played was a real, “clash of the titans”. I had Nebraska and John had Texas, while playing in what some sports critics believe as the game of the century. After the horn sounded for the four quarters of regulation the
Controversial Athletes in Sports
Controversial Athletes in Sports
Controversial Athletes in Sports Controversial Athletes in Sports Due to the greediness of sports figures, professional athletes are not punished in the same manner as other professionals are. It’s 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 Rober
Corruption in Collegiate Athletics
Corruption in Collegiate Athletics
Corruption in Collegiate Athletics Corruption in Collegiate Athletics Collegiate athletics in the United States, in particular N.C.A.A. (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I basketball and football, have become one of the most prominent forms of sports entertainment today. Like their professional counterparts, the economic stability of many university and college sports programs relies on the success of its teams. As a result, coaches and team officials have been subject to a gr
Creatine and Ephedrine
Creatine and Ephedrine
Creatine and Ephedrine Introduction Bill Romanowski, Shannon Sharpe, Mark McGwire, are just a few of the professional athletes that use and endorse fitness supplements such as Androstendione, Creatine, and other products. Every on camera interview that you see Shannon Sharpe he is wearing an EAS mock turtleneck. EAS is one of the leading manufacturers of Creatine and other supplements. The hottest supplement in Hollywood is Ephedrine; an herbal based drug designed to increase fat loss. Why do s
Drug Abuse in the NFL
Drug Abuse in the NFL
Drug Abuse in the NFL The National Football League and Drug Abuse Its nothing new for the National Football Leagues players to be abusing anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Drug abuse in the league has recently focused around recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol. The newest drug being abused is painkillers. The commissioner and his personal need to change their policies. Will they wait until many more players start to die before they tighten up thei
Drugs in Sport
Drugs in Sport
Drugs in Sport Traditionally the diverse range of sporting events falling under the category of athletics have been associated with integrity, honour and honest effort, however the changing face of todays contemporary society and the attitudes, morals and standards existing within it has brought with it many changes to this ancient sport. From these changes the following hypothesis was formulated. The modern day perception of athletics is one that, for me, is very detrimental to the sports hi
Economics
Economics
Economics Money makes the world go \'round. Sports could not exist without the presence of money. You have high paid athletes asking for multi-million dollar contacts, while at the same time you have doctors not even making close to that amount. There are corporation buying out sports teams, buying stadiums, and buying everything that has to do with sports. Someone may ask why they do this. Sports are one of the most profitable industries in the world. Everyone wants to get their hand on a pi
EPO in Sport
EPO in Sport
EPO in Sport The use of erythropoietin (EPO) by athletes in recent years has made the headlines of sports pages around the world. In this essay we will look at the evidence of EPO use in sport. What leads athletes to using it? We will also look at the advantages and disadvantages of its use for someone who wishes to do so. Athletes are continually seeking an added edge to attain better performances and results. Many are prepared to use pharmaceutical agents to achieve their goals. They dont ha
Female pioneers of Softball
Female pioneers of Softball
female pioneers of Softball J Johnson 11-14-01 KPE 338I W 4-6:45 Female Pioneers in Sport: Softball For this Women of Diversity Group Project, my group chose to write about female pioneers in sport. Within that category I chose female pioneers of softball. During this paper I will discuss the history of the sport and female participation in the sport. I will also give some statistics and make comparisons between females and males involved in softball and baseball. Softball was developed as an i
Fools Ball
Fools Ball
Fools Ball Fool’s Ball Many people enjoy watching or playing the game called football. However, there are many people that think football is just a waste of time and money. I, for instance, am one of those people. Whether it is just hometown high school football, College football or even NFL football I think that football is an awful representation of athletic ability. There are many cons including the physical effect that it has on the players, the amount of money that is spent on the players,
Football in america
Football in america
football in america In a society where competition and hard work are the rule, the game of football and in particular, high school football, with its melange of mores, norms and rituals have symbolically come to represent the American life. Like many of the conventions in American society, high school football has over the years ingrained in its players teamwork, loyalty, and the value of hard work. In addition, the institution of high school football not only pertains to the game, but has infl
GO DRAGONS WIN STATE
GO DRAGONS WIN STATE
GO DRAGONS WIN STATE GO DRAGONS WIN STATE The championship is a 32-team, single-elimination tournament featuring 13 automatic qualifiers from 11 Division I affiliated conferences, two automatic independent qualifiers, and 17 at-large berths. The tournament bracket will be released at 5:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, March 8. SCHEDULE: First-Round on Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15, with eight games: 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 8:45 p.m., and 10:30 p.
Golf1
Golf1
golf1 Golf is an outdoor game in which players use specially designed clubs to propel a small, hard ball over a field of play known as a course or links. The object of the game is to advance the ball around the course using as few strokes as possible. Golf is a very popular sport throughout the world. The Golf Course A golf course is divided into 18 sections, called holes. The standard course is about 5,900 to 6,400 m (about 6,500 to 7,000 yd); the individual holes may vary in length from 90 to
Good SportsPositive Effects That Sport Has On AtRi
Good SportsPositive Effects That Sport Has On AtRi
Good SportsPositive Effects That Sport Has On AtRisk Youth INTRODUCTION Sports provide many opportunities for our youth today. In fact the British used sports in educational institutions to develop socialization, social control, and character on their youth (Sage 1986). Sports also provides an obvious form of entertainment in many societies as well. Many role models, heroes, and idols can originate from sports. It also provides a mean of recreation for youth to participate in and spend some fre
Heroes with double lives
Heroes with double lives
heroes with double lives Heroes with Double Lives Some Athletes in society today are considered heroes despite their double lives. Their drug use and violence are brushed aside while leading their teams to victory Who is your hero? If that question was asked to a group of people, some might think of loved ones or family, and some may talk about doctors, firemen, or even a teacher. However, most would probably say their hero was some celebrity or star athlete. While some celebrities and athletes
History of Baseball
History of Baseball
History of Baseball Baseball seems always to have lived more in myth that in history. Children in England and the United States had been playing variants of the game for years such as rounders, one o cat, and base. In 1845, some young men in Manhattan organized themselves into the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club and wrote down the rules of the game they were playing. Twenty years later dozens of baseball clubs in New York and Brooklyn, and their journalist brethren, had made what they called the
History of Baseball
History of Baseball
History of Baseball Baseball seems always to have lived more in myth that in history. Children in England and the United States had been playing variants of the game for years such as rounders, one o cat, and base. In 1845, some young men in Manhattan organized themselves into the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club and wrote down the rules of the game they were playing. Twenty years later dozens of baseball clubs in New York and Brooklyn, and their journalist brethren, had made what they called the
History of Baseball
History of Baseball
History of Baseball Baseball seems always to have lived more in myth that in history. Children in England and the United States had been playing variants of the game for years such as rounders, one o cat, and base. In 1845, some young men in Manhattan organized themselves into the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club and wrote down the rules of the game they were playing. Twenty years later dozens of baseball clubs in New York and Brooklyn, and their journalist brethren, had made what they called the
History of Basketball2
History of Basketball2
History of Basketball2 Inventor of Basketball Theres no such sport more convenient or accessible than basketball. It is fun, practical, and affordable. Its also a common and healthy alternative to electronic entertainment. However, such a great sport could not come about by itself. There was an idea behind it. And behind that idea was a man, Dr. James Naismith. James Naismith was born near Almonte, Ontario on November 6, 1861. He was the eldest son of Scottish immigrants John and Margaret Nai
History of Golf
History of Golf
History of Golf Imagine the sun bursting through the trees for the first time of the new day, the smell of freshly cut grass still potent to your nose as you tee the ball up for a round of golf in the cool mist of a spring morning. That is what brings you back every time, the smell of the air, the coolness of the whether and the beautiful surroundings that make every shot enjoyable. (Suess, PI) This is the game of golf in its finest and most exquisite time to many people and many people it ha
History of Racquetball
History of Racquetball
History of Racquetball Racquetball was invented by Joe Sobek in 1949. Looking for a game that was fast paced and that was easy to learn, Sobek designed the first “short strung paddle”, developed rules combining the basics of handball and squash, and named his modification paddle rackets. His experiment was an overnight success; the sport caught on quickly and has since evolved into racquetball. By the early 70\'s, court clubs could be found in every state and the sport enjoyed a rapid and ste
Improvement of Tennis Equipment
Improvement of Tennis Equipment
Improvement of Tennis Equipment Improvement is certainly one of the main principles which define American culture and its people. It is evident in politics, economics, technology and even in sports. The improvement in sports is continuously producing higher standards for athletes and their performances. Stronger clubs, faster engines, safer pads, lighter bats, and longer lasting balls are just a few of the elements in the grand arsenal of ever-improving weapons. Such is certainly the case with
Is Dance a Sport
Is Dance a Sport
Is Dance a Sport IS DANCE A SPORT... OR WHAT? Dance is a unique sport because it combines the grit and sweat of sporting events, such as track and field, with the style and extravagance of a fashion show (D.Fowler, 2000). With such an atypical style, dance can be found in various forms. Dance can be entertainment, tradition, recreation, a competitive event, or even a simple act of joy. So should dance be classified as a sport....or what? Many people believe that dance is a cute activity that
Japanese Baseball
Japanese Baseball
Japanese Baseball Japanese Baseball Japanese Baseball has existed in Japan since 1873. It first appeared amid the social, cultural and technological spasms Japan endured on the heels of the Meiji restoration. The game began as a club sport; Japan\'s first team was the Shinbashi Athletic Club Athletics (composed mostly of people associated with Japan\'s first railroad which ran from Shinbashi, in Tokyo, to Yokohama). For a relatively good treatment of Japan\'s early baseball history see Robert W