• Xfl Excitement Or Excuse
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    20 April 2001 XFL: Excitement or Excuse Football is something as American as apple pie. It is thought of as gritty, physical, and all around fun just as most Americans like to be thought of. For decades the NFL has dominated the world of football. However, Vince McMahon, the founder of the WWF, has introduced a new and controversial professional football league called the XFL. Much of the controversy is about whether the XFL is a force to be reckoned with or just another of McMahon's clever mark...
  • Online Available Web Nfl Game Football
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    The game of professional football in America began, not with a single person s conception but rather as a gradual evolution. From soccer to rugby, to rugby- football, and finally to football (Camp 1). In the year 1823, according to record, a student at rugby school (William Webb Ellis) picked up the soccer ball during a game and ran with it. This action was strictly forbidden by the rules, but it shed some light for new ideas to come forth (Ask 1). Over the years, independent thinking Americans...
  • Sports Salaries Market Team
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    Sports Salaries Athletics in this country are bigger than ever. Today, more people are attending sporting events than ever before. Sports have a truly unique ability; they bring people of all races, genders, and social classes together forming one common bond, the well-being of the home team. For all the good sports bring, however, a growing majority of fans are becoming more and more disenchanted with the high priced industry. America whines while these athletes sign multi-million dollar contra...
  • The National Football League
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    The National Football League In the world today there is a lot of different kinds of sports. Most popular to us Americans is probably baseball, basketball, and football. The one that people enjoy watching is probably football. People of all ages like to watch this game, mostly because of the incessant body contact. One will get excited when there is an unbelievable play or a spectacular hit. Football like Classic Rock got popular right when it started. It is an exciting game when it started and...
  • History Of Football League Game Nfl
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    Sometime around 1050, Englishmen dug up a skull of a dane and started to kick it around in frustration toward the dane It became known as "Kicking the dane's head." The skull began to hurt the boy's feet, so a boy came up with the idea of using an inflated cow bladder to help their feet (Tuttle, 13). In 1189, King Henry banned the game, because people were too involved in the game to practice archery and fighting for war (Tuttle, 13). During the 1500's the game shifted to Ireland where people in...
  • Drugs Hurt Players And Sports
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    Drugs: Hurt Players and Sports Michael Soak Professor Rudolph English 101 15 November 1996 Brett Favre, Diego Maradona, and Darryl Strawberry are all big name sport stars. They all play different sports, but all have the same problem: they tested positive for using illegal drugs. Cocaine, anabolic steroids, and painkillers are just a sample of drugs found in sports. Cocaine is described this way, "It makes you feel like you can do anything, and for athletes who long to be in control all the time...
  • Super Bowl Television Networks Football
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    This was war! Since its inception seven years earlier, the upstart American Football League (AFL) had fought the National Football League (NFL) for players, fans, television revenues, and respect. The successful new league had won everything except, respect. On January 15, 1967 the first World Championship game against the AFL and the NFL took place. The powerhouse NFL champions the Green Bay Packers against the AFL champion the Kansas City Chiefs. What ended in a 35 to 10 loss to the NFL, the A...