Sports is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment, as defined by the oxford dictionary. There are various different types of sports played all around the world ranging from single contestants to team contests and certain regions in the world tend to be heavily concentrated on one sport for example Asia is mostly dominated by Cricket while in the US, American football is loved by everyone. Some examples of popular sports games are Soccer, football, Tennis, Basketball, Cricket, Baseball etc. the list goes on. It’s always about the physical aspect that makes a sport games such as Chess is all about mind games which is also categorized under sports. Sports began as a purpose of entertainment such as in the Roman Empire where gladiators would fight for survival in front of people purely for their entertainment. In China there are artifacts to prove that sports started as early as in 2000 BC. Over the years the meaning of sport has changed and now it involves a competition for Pride, for improvement and providing enjoyment for participants. Moreover, sports have now become a job for most people around the world, Sport is considered a profession.
The Challenges of Getting into the NBA
There are millions of Americans who are looking for jobs; however, there are not enough opportunities available to them. The rate of unemployment for people who have recently graduated from college is 7.9% (Huffington post). This number shows just how tough it is for people in America to find a job, especially college graduates. One of the hardest careers for any college student to try and pursue is professional sport. In basketball, there are 340 division 1 schools in America.…...
The Role and Responsibility of Sporting Mega Events in the Rebranding Concepts of Nation and Identity
Throughout much of history contestations between nations have historically been expressed through violence and war and out of these conflicts, societies have created their own national identities which have helped shape and cement beliefs throughout much of history, however with the formation of the 'self' (Perry, 1943.) in what can be called modern society, there has been a greater focus on not only the identity of a collection of people but the identity of the individual. Sporting and in particular,…...
The Role of Sport Hunting in Conservation
The controversial and complex relationship between sport hunting and its affect on global conservation efforts is a multifaceted dilemma. The benefits of sport hunting in conservation are often accompanied by adverse side effects. However, through Andrew Loveridge's work titled Does sport hunting benefit conservation?, and through the in-class lecture by Dick Stein, President of the Safari Club International Connecticut Chapter, it has become made clear that under the right conditions “...the benefits of sport hunting can outweigh any disadvantages if…...
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Free Shoes and Equipment for High School Athletes
There are many pros and cons to this discussion. There are also different rules that must be followed. During the course of this paper, I will provide information for the reader to make their personal decision on the topic should shoe companies be able to give away free shoes and equipment to high school athletes. Here are few topics that will be discussed, some kids are poor and can’t afford shoes and equipment, this could be used as advertisement for…...
Best shoes for Overpronation
Looking for overpronation shoes that will grace your walk/run and elevate the experience to a whole new level? Well, look no further! In this buyers guide, find an all-inclusive and unbiased review of the best overpronation shoes there is. Also know as stability shoes, overpronation footwear is currently at its height. All thanks to the comprehensive and holistic nature of this product. I mean, previously, shoes for overpronation were strictly produced under the sports category. These models were ideal only…...
TOMS Shoes and Social Enterprise Theory
TOMS is an American footwear and eyewear company that was founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie after a trip to Argentina. The main reason why he founded the company was seeing the poverty and the condition of people in villages in rural Argentina. Mycoskie’s sole mission for conducting business was based on the idea of creating this for-profit footwear company where every pair of shoes that were purchased, a subsequent pair of shoes would be donated to a child in…...
Unique Strategy of TOMS Shoes
Blake Mycoskie founded TOMS Shoes in the year 2006, when he realized what children in underdeveloped regions were experiencing living without shoes. He decided he wanted to make a difference in individual’s lives and created a shoe business that would donate a pair of shoes to a child in need every time a customer would purchase a pair. TOMS was rapidly growing, so Mycoskie expanded and developed new products of eyewear. Which followed the same principle as the shoes, every…...
Five Stages of Making Shoes
Everybody adores shoe shopping, yet shouldn't something be said about shoe making? On the off chance that you have a smidgen of an inventive energy, you may appreciate structuring and making shoes. The apparatuses you'll requirement for an essential match of shoes are very straightforward and promptly accessible. What's more, carefully assembled shoes have the additional advantage of being redone for an ideal fit. Here's the means by which to make your own shoes: Stage 1 Settle on the structure.…...
Every Kid Should Be Required to Take Gym
70% of children in the United States don’t meet the 60-minute daily exercise recommended goal says the CDC. Chances are that your child is one. The main cause of this problem is that once gym becomes an elective course, only 29% of kids end up taking it. This means that only 1% of kids in the us meet the exercise recommendations without the help of gym. This is only one subsection of the four most important reasons why kids should…...
Influence of Progressive Era on Society in USA
The Progressive Era was a period of time when mass groups of people pushed for major changes. Some became successful while others weren't. Many different approaches were used to try and change four areas. They were protecting social welfare, promoting moral improvement, creating economic reform, and fostering efficiency. The Progressives believed in four major principles which are demonstrated in the actions they took to support them. One objective the Progressives enforced was protecting social welfare, which they established in many…...
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Discourse Community Analysis
In order to be accepted into a discourse community, a person must learn typical ways people in that community communicate and argue. In this paper I will prove that I entered the discourse community of my high school soccer team by acquiring knowledge, establishing my credibility, and learning the game I love. In other words, I will be using the ethos, logos, and pathos appeals. I love to play soccer and watch the professionals who play on TV. I have…...
Re-Injury Anxiety in Sports
The physical challenges associated with participating in sports activities are risky enough to warrant that an athlete will encounter some consequences of injury at some point during their career. In addition to decreasing confidence, self-esteem, and mood, physical injuries can lead to increased levels of anxiety among athletes. As such, any serious injury can be a significant form of distress for athletes, and real threat to their focus and confidence after resuming their official duties in sports. Various scholars have…...
Basketball vs. Volleyball
Two friends playing different sports argue which sport out of basketball and volleyball is better. Basketball and volleyball are very popular and well known sports that are important icons for entertainment purposes. Both sports were originated during the similar time period between 1891 and 1895. Although basketball and volleyball are excellent pastimes and seem like they have much in common they differ in how the players are positioned in the game, the scoring system, and the length of the game.…...
The 1936 Olympic Games Were A Failure For Nazi Propaganda
There are many different answers to this question and none of them would be accurate without looking at all of the different sources. To do this all the sources will have to be explained, analysed in different areas and the concluded. This is what I will attempt to do. Source one is, at first glance, just a photo of a big building until you look closer. It is in fact the newly built Olympic stadium. It seated 100,000 people which…...
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Quarantine at Home
Are you dreading being quarantined in your house for 14 days? No contact with friends, limited food options, practically almost nothing to do — it can be quite daunting. However, with just a few simple tricks, Take a break from the polluted indoor air and spend some time on the rooftop; the fresh air will strengthen your immune system and leave you feeling more energetic, while the exposure to sunlight ensures that you get some much-needed Vitamin D. Stay active,…...
Home Gym DIY Ideas for New Healthy Habits
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. We all know this old adage. But even the best nutritionist will tell you that any diet must be coupled with some physical activity. You probably try to eat as healthy as possible already. You check products’ ingredients, you count your calories, the sugar, the food allergens. You might even care if your food is organic or kosher. But what’s the point in following a strict diet if you don’t exercise? The…...
The Effects of Exercise on Memory Retention
Introduction Memory is the facility and process by which the human brain acquires, stores, and later retrieves information (Cherry 2018). The human brain has the ability to remember and recall information and past experiences by means of memory, substantially influencing human behavior (Mastin 2018). Neurologically, memory is a set of encoded neural connections in the brain, and such neurons fire in the brain when the human remembers the original information or experience (Mastin 2018). Memory involves three major processes: encoding,…...
Exercise Effects on Depression with Traumatic Brain Injuries
Introduction Approximately 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries each year. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are classified by a significant physiological change in the function of the brain due to a blunt force trauma to the head (1). The change in brain function is measured on a scale of mild to severe and is calculated by the Glasgow Coma Scale. The Glasgow Coma scale provides a practical technique to evaluate and assess the impairment of conscious level in…...
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Sports Diplomacy During the Cold War
The Cold War was a period of extreme tension that divided the globe between democracy and communism. Diplomacy was essential in preventing conflict between global superpowers. Diplomacy is quite an interesting subject however, as it shows up in many different forms. One of the most important forms of diplomacy in this time period was that of sport. Many nations prided themselves on the dominance of their sport programs, and in many cases used sport to provide a common ground between…...
The Importance Of Nutrition in The Bodybuilding
Nutrition plays an essential role in bodybuilding despite it being very simple. It, therefore, becomes necessary to understand how to build an effective bodybuilding plan. Various people in society take a nutrition plan applied in bodybuilding from different perspectives. The research focused on a nutrition plan for bodybuilding as the genre of interest. An effective nutrition plan is essential for bodybuilding in human beings. Fitness is a topic that may or may not be of importance depending upon who you…...
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My Moment of Truth
“Football is God’s gift to humanity.” From the age of three, the tactical, physical, and elegant game of soccer has been a part of my life. When people meet me, one of the first thing’s they learn about me is my love for soccer. Over the past decade Saturdays and Sundays have always been filled with countless soccer games and tournaments, and the game has brought me and my family across the country. I started out playing for local recreational…...
My Passion is Track and Field
My name is Mieana Lum, and I have a passion that allows me to feel stronger, free calm, and relaxed in a mental way. My passion is Track and Field or just running in general. I got my passion from my earliest childhood because when I was little, I always loved to run and just be wild outside and active. I just always loved running. But I didn't realize that it was going to become my passion until I was…...
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Best College for Athletic Training
This is for a bachelors degree for future colleges for athletic training. The better choice is the university of Florida because it cheaper. Another reason Florida is better is because it is warmer than Michigan. Florida has a smaller class so you can get more one-on- one time with your teacher. The ranking was the top 10 in the nation. If you go to the university of Florida you will be a Florida gator. They are wanting to move up…...
All is Fair in Love and War
In this essay, war is the sport. Man vs. Man. Team vs. Team. Fairness is questioned in sports when one side has an advantage that the other player or team can’t get. I believe that it would be fair in sports, if all players are allowed to use PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs). The definition of a Performance Enhancing Drug is: “ Any drug taken to improve athletic performance. Athletes taking performance enhancing drugs have always been trying to hide or…...
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Volleyball: Game and Sport
GROWING up in an all boys school, it was evident that some sports were favored more compared to the others. P. E class was that special time of the week for students to relax and unwind from the burden of academics. Basketball, Soccer, and Baseball were always the top picks that everyone looked forward to playing. I must admit, I’m a fan of team sports that require not only plenty of skill but teamwork as well. I suppose that’s why…...
My Favourite Sportsman Gianluigi Buffon – One of the Greatest Goalkeeper of All Time
The first part of the following text is about Gianluigi Buffons achievements and why he is a great sportsman. After the description of Buffon, the text tries to explain what personal criteria makes a sportsman/sportswoman great. Gianluigi, also called “Gigi”, Buffon, born 28 January 1978, is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Juventus Turin. He is one of the greatest goalkeeper all of the time. He was the runner–up for the Ballon d’O (given to the…...
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What to Do in the Gym for Weight Loss?
Description Many people go to the gym to lose weight and achieve their fitness goals. Find out how you can maximize your gym time and do just that in this article. In order to shed some pounds, you need to make the right food and lifestyle choices. This involves the mastery of the basics: Have a well-balanced diet, get adequate hours of sleep, and do some form of physical exercise. Many people want to accelerate their weight loss, and more…...
Importance of Exercise in Old Age
Introduction to the Article Gretchen Reynolds in his July 2018 article “Exercise Makes the Aging Heart More Youthful” as published by the New York Times attempts to present his argument on the need for the old adults to practice physical fitness during the middle and old age. Old people usually face many challenges which include heart problems, and it requires special attention from individuals nursing them. The author has, therefore, mentioned the importance of daily exercises to reduce heart failure.…...
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The Seriousness of Concussions in High School Sports
Broken bones are taken very seriously in today’s world, but what about injuries people cannot see? Traumatic brain injuries are currently becoming increasingly common, with a majority of them being caused by sports. Both professional and high school athletes suffer from traumatic brain injuries, one of the most common ones being a concussion. Concussions are unable to be seen and can be caused by a hit to the head or an impact that is absorbed by the head. They have…...
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What Was the Practice and Impact of Sport Games on Ancient Greece?
Imagine sitting down on the couch on a Sunday in early February, but instead of turning on the Super Bowl, you are stuck watching reality TV. Without Ancient Greece’s influence in sport games, there would not be sports like there are in modern times. That’s right; say goodbye to the beloved World Series, March Madness and definitely the Summer and Winter Olympics. From the span of 800 B.C. to around 100 B.C., the emergence of sports occurred in the city-states…...
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Politics and Athletics in Ancient Greece
In his Anacharsis, the rhetorician Lucian described the value that the ancient Greeks placed on athletics. He claimed that various athletic competitions in Ancient Greece were fundamental in training men to become good citizens and preparing them for both times of peace and war, thereby benefiting the “chief good of the public and the supreme felicity of the state.” In addition to this belief, the ancient Greeks also held the views that victory in athletics allowed individuals to gain and…...
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“Get Out of Football” Article Analysis
The article 'Get Football Out Of Our Universities' by Steven Salzberg is very effective. It employs multiple rhetorical strategies which include exemplification, logos, and strong diction. Throughout the paper, Salzberg uses all three rhetorical strategies. The first example deals with exemplification and states, 'At the University of Maryland last year, the football coach fell out of favor with the athletic director, who wanted to replace him'(Salzberg, pg.2). ('This despite the fact that the coach was very successful, with an overall…...
Scholastic Benefits of Chess
Chess is a solution-based game that has a positive impact on children’s cognitive skills, encourages inventive solutions and promotes imagination and creativity.1 Introduction An estimated 600,000,000 people play chess in the world2, with some countries like Armenia even making chess a compulsory school subject3. Researchers have been delving into the empirical merits of chess since the 70’s4 and there is renewed excitement as teachers and policymakers turn their attention to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and are using chess…...
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Why Chess Is My Favourite Game?
I believe in Chess. “Did you know that there are more combinations in chess than all of the atoms in the universe?” This is the quote that led me to chess exactly a decade ago. When that quote came up to me from my teacher, I dragged my mom with me to the chess tournament which happened to be the first match that day. I arrived a few minutes before the game, so right after I took a seat, the…...
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Why Bo Jackson Is My Favorite Sports Person?
My assignment was to write an essay about a famous athlete. I chose an athlete from the eighties, Bo Jackson. The reason I chose this athlete did not only do he have so many accomplishments over the years, but also because he is my dad’s favorite Raider player of all time. I also decided to choose him because of how many people he has inspired, he is a really good athletic role model. You can see what he has done…...
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The Dangers of Football
Football is a very intense game. It’s a very tough and physical sport with a lot of big collisions. With that comes bruises, bumps, blood, broken bones, fractures, and a bunch of other things. People say that if it were an easy sport, everyone would play it. To play football you have to be ready to give and receive hits. Especially big ones. It’s a game of physical and mental toughness. Not only does it consist of mental toughness, but…...
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Football: Rules and Regulations
Some people say there’s no such thing as in good pain, but if you love football there is. Football is my favorite sport and even though it is demanding mentally and physically I would never spot playing it. The way football came to be was through another sport called rugby. Because of rugby, the Football Association in England was formed, becoming the sport's first governing body (profootballhof.com). There are many rules when it comes to playing football and the actual…...
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Exercise Benefits for Physical and Mental Health
Everyone knows that exercise helps your physical health and can help you lose weight, but is that the most important part of exercise? The more research that is done on overall health we are finding that exercise doesn’t just help your physical health, but also can help release stress, help your immune system, improve mental health, and help impact the body in almost every way. There is more to it than just going out and running or lifting weights and…...
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Correlation Between Concussions and the Sport of Football
Football is considered the American pastime and has created a name across the globe. However, this “great” organization has a controversial background. The NFL claimed to not be aware of the distinct correlation between concussions and the sport of football. They related concussions on the same level as “an everyday football injury and mentioned in the same stories as broken bones and pulled muscles”. They feared that the game of football would gain a dangerous reputation would would cause them…...
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How Concussions Affect the Game of Football?
One team just got blindsided and is now lying on the ground unconscious. He clearly has a concussion, but what will be the effects of that concussion? The impact of concussions and their relationship to playing football has become a major topic of public health concern. Recent studies have attempted to identify the lasting effects of concussions, determine the link between concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), ways to adapt the rules of football to limit the number of concussions,…...
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Sports is about trying to overcome the other team and end up being victorious. As a result we have a number of different competitions that are well known around the world, one such notable event is the Olympics when countries from all around the world participate to be crowned as the champion country in the world. Sports run with a set of rules that participants have to stick to, failure to stick to them would result in unfair play that may cost you a game but also tarnish your reputation and also result in bad sportsmanship. Nowadays there are governing bodies that help keep track of sports and how they are played, they also tend to keep records of players. Over the past few centuries we had a lot more types of sports emerging resulting in more variety among sports nowadays.
Evolution of Sports
The meaning of sports is now larger than ever so what makes sports? Why are sports such a huge part of our lives, there’s plenty of reasons for the evolution of sports in the modern era. One such major reason in technological advancement which as caused sports to be safer and more welcoming to new players. Things have become more scientific where a player’s health is now well looked after, there’s les errors and keeping records have become an easier task. For instance, in Cricket we now have an array of different types of technological devices such as hotspot, Hawkeye do determine a wicket with ore accuracy. In short technology have made playing sports more effective and efficient. Another factor that makes sport is the media, the media has become such a huge part of any game that is played in fact without the media the impact of sports would be far less than what it is today.
Sports in Social Media
Every single day you would notice that the media has a separate section to cover sports, it’s been given a lot of recognition just as much as any other news. It has become a lot easier to keep track of your favorite team, get expert views, and much more with the influence of the media. It’s not just mainstream media, social media is also a reason for the growth of sports, there’s a large percentage of people with some sort of access to social media. Every team, league, and sports association has a social media account on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc… These profiles also include individual athletes who keep a very active profile and consist of large fanbases. Out of all, Twitter has the biggest impact as research showed that in 2013 50% of tweets regarding TV in the United States, a total of 492 million tweets were about sports events. Sports events compromised 12 of the top Most-Tweeted-About TV broadcasts during the year.
There’s a large number of forums, chat groups where people chat about sports. Sports have become an engraved part of a culture. Just as Mainstream media social media has become a powerful source for getting news, engaging in topical discussions, and empowering brands. The media has impacted the sports industry and this impact will only grow in the future. Sportsmanship is a key factor in defining sports. It defines the attitude that strives for fair play, it’s a way of showing respect towards your opponents and teammates, no matter what the result of the game is or how intense the situation gets. Over the years we have had numerous moments when the point of sportsmanship was completely thrown away by people where they disrespected the game such as taking illegal substances or match-fixing.
Sports Culture Today
The sporting culture today has placed greater importance on the idea of winning, forgetting sportsmanship, Moreover violence has also been very notable among athletes, coaches, and even fans. These are moments that destroy the sport. Sportsmanship help build the sport, it helps attract young people to play the sport the right way thus builds up a person’s character. In short, Sportsmanship refers to characteristics such as fairness, self-control, courage, and persistence. As Pierre de Coubertin mentioned “The most important thing….is not winning but taking part” Any sport would not be complete without the involvement of Spectators or fans. Fans that attend matches and support their team or athletes play a huge role just as much as the athletes, in most sports the spectators are considered the extra team member in a team, the collective strength of a fan base is sometimes underestimated in victory for a team. Both amateur and professional games attract spectators, both in person at stadiums of events and through social media.
Raw Emotions of Spectators
Raw emotions of spectators are common nowadays to be seen all over the world, the passion for a certain sport is thoroughly grounded in the hearts of spectators these days. In the US the championship game of the NFL and the Super Bowl are some of the most-watched television broadcasts. Politics also makes sports. Courtiers have politics to back up their team in terms of finance or any other needs. Politics are also involved in the creation of events such as the Olympics, such as Germany where they used the Olympics to give itself a peaceful image while it was actively preparing the war. Although in my opinion I strongly believe that the involvement of Politics has ruined sports to a certain degree with the amount of corruption in politics in some countries. The meaning of sports, the type of sports, and the way sports are played differ according to different cultures, certain cultures have ways that they play a sport in which may be completely different in another, a type of sport may not be accepted in one culture while it would be a regular sport in another. However, we bow to see the increasing amount of global sports that get people from all over the world varying from different cultures to join and compete together which I believe is a real bright future for sports.