Sport and Religion
On this earth, there may are several religions you conform to with out even knowing it. Let’s get to what religion means from a definitive text. According to webster’s dictionary online, religion is a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices (Religion 2010). This means that my everyday actions can be considered a religion. From the way I dress to the way I eat food. So why couldn’t sport play a part as a religion. It certainly has it’s similarities with churches in your community so let the debate begin. Read more »
Doping in Sports Drugs are bad but why do people feel it’s necessary. There is an ego inside us all that lets us know that we are the best, the worst and never in between. People get lost in that fight and explore different, more extreme avenues for self worth. We live in a day and age where if we don’t like something, we take pill for it. Or if we hate something about our appearance, we choose surgery. This to me, is the main driving force behind every scandal in sports. Before I get into the clichéd portion of this topic, I would like to digress and explore the possibilities of racism. I know, I'm doing it again. Well tell the media and arbitrators to stop making it so easy to see. Read more »
Sports Economics: Oppression and Blacks Myths Exposed. What’s Really Going On? (Proofread and edited)
Sports Economics: Oppression and Blacks Myths Exposed. What’s Really Going On?
The History of golf in many ways begins all the way back to Rome. Throughout the years almost every civilization in some way had a game involving a ball and a club. The Scottish are considered to be the inventors of golf as we know it today. It was in 1735 Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh was created in Scotland which is the oldest organized golf club. It was around this time that organizations began to make rules and regulations on the play of the sport. Read more »
When I sit back and analyze the chapter about intimidation, I can only think about Kevin Garnett. Intimidation is a sports tactic to distract players from their games. Intimidation is also a way to get respect from people under you. Intimidation can come verbally, non-verbally, or physically. It is away to show the opposition or people under you what you are capable of. Intimidation is an attribute that players should have in any sport because nobody is being intentionally hurt (well not typically in basketball). I think that day is dead. This tactic has been mastered by the future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett because of his intensity and physical prowess. Read more »
Violence in sport is not an oxymoron in my opinion because it can easy get to that level based on competitivety alone. Physicality in sports is far to great and sports to some degree brings out the inner animal in us. Think about, what other forces can cause fights in games governed by rules. It’s sports, and chaos is always welcome so the people watching want to be entertained. Nobody wants to see a love fest out there and this makes violence in sport all the more plausible because of how serious the game is. The question still remains; is it apropos to commit violence as self defense in sports? Also when does competition become so heated that it turns to violence? Everytime something irrational happens this discussion pops up. Read more »
1873-major walter wingfield invented the game
1877- very first wimbleton held place in the UK
1881- the US national lawn tennis association is founded
1884- wimbleton open to women for the first time
1912- first international lawn tennis federation is founded
1920- Suzanne Lenglend becomes first player to win the triple crown of ladies singles, ladies doubles, and mixed doubles.
1922- australian championships are open to women for the first time.
1938- first tennis player to complete the grand slam of all 4 championships in the same year, don budge.
1949-Ten Tinling creates a tennis dress that shocks wimbleton
1970- a points system is introduced for tennis tournaments
1979- a tie breaker rule is put into place. Read more »
Pro wrestling like any other sport requires athletic ability, strength, skill and sportsmanship. However as most people may know it is scripted. I would say that requiring all of these different characteristics, the same characteristics required for other sports, pro wrestling would have to be considered a sport.
Competition or cooperation, the question everyone has been asking. After recently reading an article written by Alfie Kohn I found myself to be in somewhat of a dilemma regarding what side I actually took. After considering both sides of the argument I, however was able to come up with my own decision. I am 100% for competition. Read more »
Alfi kohn has a distinct opinion about competition and cooperation. In an article he wrote he says, "Competition undermines self esteem, poisons relationships, and holds us back from doing our best."(1) I think that Kohn makes excellent arguments in his fight against competition. In some aspects I agree with him but ultimately I am pro competition. I think that competition is unavoidable. Not only is it unavoidable but in my opinion it is desireable. We are born with a competitiveness in us. Think about two young siblings, they have not been taught competition yet but still end up competing for attention from mom and dad. Although no score is being kept officially these two siblings are still consciously or subconsciously striving to be th Read more »
How violent are we going to get in sports just trying to win. Is there any way of removing the violence. It is getting worse and worse as winning becomes more important to people. Some think that in order to win you will have to hurt the other player. Some coaches are telling the players to take a player out that is the star of the team. And in football they are sharpening part of the gear to cause harm to others. They are doing this in hopes it would help them win. these are ways violence is bad in sports and should be removed. Read more »
One of my favorite movies of all time is the movie Blue Chips. It is a story about a college basketball coach at Western University who is going through a rough patch as far as his team winning games and it is getting harder and harder recruit the top athletes. He finds out that other schools are secretly paying athletes under the table, and with the push of a rich, crooked booster decides to go through with it even though he knows it is against college rules. Some of the things he gives the three top high school players are a new Lexus, a house, a new tractor, and bags of money. The players don’t know who the items are coming from just that it they are from Western University, and they happily accept. The players keep making demands and Read more »
Nicholas J. Witmer
Pro Wrestling: Sport or Entertainment
Professional wrestling has attracted fans from around the globe. Its dramatic acting, high flying acrobatics, and pure athletic nature has entertained people for many years. However, professional wrestling is often the topic of controversy in the sports world. Many of these controversies involve one single question. Is pro wrestling a sport or pure entertainment? Read more »
I myself don't watch soccer or know to much about it so I wanted to learn a little more about it. I found this video on you tube and thought it was intersting and gave some good facts about the sport and how is started and talked a little about some great players over the years that have come out of the sport itself.
The game of basketball has gone through quite a few changes throughout the years. The transformation that has taken place has been pretty extensive. The dream that Dr. James Naismith had has grown into the great sporting event it is today.
"Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. The concept of basketball was born from Naismith's school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhouse. The game involved attempting to knock a "duck" off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it (History)." Read more »
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