• Sportsmanship Coaches And Parents
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    Sportsmanship Sportsmanship is the character, practice, or skill of a person involved in sports. This includes the participant, the parents, the coaches, and all spectators. Sportsmanlike conduct includes fairness, courtesy, learning to be a good loser, being competitive without rude behavior, or experiencing any ill feelings toward the opponent. Too often in any sporting event, the purpose of the sport is forgotten. Winning has become overwhelmingly important to the adults involved. This attitu...
  • American Dream Gatsby Money Daisy
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    When first opening the book, The Great Gatsby is about passion between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, but once you dig down deeper into the soul of the book you find that, in fact, that the book is more displaying the American dream, or in reality, the dissolution of it. The green light, first shown in chapter 1, represents the hopes for the future of Jay Gatsby, but in reality the light is representing that the desire for money and pleasure surpass more noble goals of Jay Gatsby. The green ligh...
  • Trojan War Troy City Winning
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    The Trojan War took place more than a few thousand years ago in ancient Greece. It was a war waged by the Greeks on the city of Troy. This war was said to have lasted ten years. I twas caused by the abduction of Helen by Paris. Helen at the time was married to King Menalausof Sparta. To avenge the kidnapping King Agamemnon of Mycenae and the warriors of Odysseus and Achilles followed Helen and Paris back to Troy and waged war upon the city for ten years. One day, the warriors thought of an idea...
  • Major League Baseball Billy Beane
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    A Winning Hand 1 A Winning Hand Daniel Habib Keystone College A Winning Hand 2 A Winning Hand In all professional athletics a team's general manager is a huge piece of their overall success. In this particular situation we are dealing with baseball, where a team's general manager is huge. There are some excellent general manager's in Major League Baseball such as the Dodgers Paul De podesta and the Red Sox Theo Epstein. But in this article the author specifically focused on the one GM who everyo...
  • Drugs Sports Illegal Professional People
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    From the beginning of time sports have been around. It is the competition that everyone loves. The feeling of winning makes many people do anything to achieve it. Even if this means one must cheat to win. Cheating is monitored in professional sports by the use of referees or umpires. With the discovery of many "nutritional" supplements, many new forms of cheating have arisen that cannot be monitored on the field. Many players used and still use steroids to enhance their muscles so they are stro...
  • A Sweepstakes Scandal Publishers Clearing
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    Persuasion is 'the process by which a person's attitudes or behaviors are, without duress, influenced by communications from other people (Encyclopedia Britannica Online). There are numerous types of persuasion and in many forms. In the following pages I will take you on a journey through the tactics of sweepstakes companies, one in particular - Publishers Clearing House. This is an interesting subject matter that I have grown up around. My mother has sent in each and every Publishers Clearing H...
  • Paula Abdul Academy Award
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    Rarely in the history of entertainment has there been an artist equally recognized, awarded and celebrated in front of the camera as well as behind the camera, as is Paula Abdul. Abdul's extraordinary music career encompasses worldwide album sales exceeding 40 million records, two #1 Albums, six #1 Singles, a Grammy Award, seven MTV Awards, 3 American Music Awards, two Emmy Awards, two People^1 s Choice Awards and two Kid's Choice Awards. She has also been honored with her very own Star on Holly...
  • Winning Isnt The Most Important Thing
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    Winning Isn't The Most Important Thing Vince Lombardi's famous saying "Winning isn't the most important thing. It's the only thing" is unfortunately the motto of too many athletes today. Although winning is important and sports are, and should be taken seriously, by far, winning isn't the only thing. Putting everything you have and giving one hundred percent to the effort is also very important to competition. A team that puts everything they have into a game and comes out the losers, has a lot ...
  • Sports Ethics Gold Medal
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    Vince Lombardi, most likely the best coach to ever lead a team to victory or multiple ones on a football field. His ethics sometimes questionable, but never misunderstood, were always meant to lead and encourage his team to be nothing but the best, and the best was achieved in 1967. After nine incredible winning seasons with the Green Bay Packers, Lombardi decided to retire as head coach. The Packers had dominated professional football under his direction, collecting six division titles, five NF...
  • Importance On Sports Team School Winning
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    TAAS Writing Dear Editor, Recently while reading the paper, I came across this topic "Do schools place too much importance on sports programs" Well, being a fellow athlete I understand how some people may think that "star" athletes get special treatment and in some cases they do, but they are given the extra help for a reason. The good athletes are the ones who make the teams win and without them you have a losing team that has no support from the students, faculty, and fans. So, here are a few ...
  • Ahl Finals Won Game
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    When the Rochester Americans started the AHL finals, they were looking to add to their sixth Calder Cup banner to the ceiling. To get to this feat, they would have to go through the Portland Pirates. For teams making the playoffs, all teams start fresh and every team has a shot to win it all. This year's finals, is true of that last sentence because both teams had losing records for the regular season. When the playoffs arrive, that's the sign that the best hockey is yet to be played. When the ...
  • Olympic Games Essay American English
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    The first Olympic games were held in Olympia, Greece. The Olympic games we have come to watch today are only part of what the first Olympic games used to be. In the ancient games people also competed in poetry, mathematics, architecture and sculpture. Competitors were only men. Nowadays Olympic games are international sports competition. In the Olympics, athletes play in many types of games. Some athletes compete in the summer Olympics. Some compete in the winter Olympics. The Olympic games...
  • Poor Start Fans Bulls Eagles
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    Fans all over the city of Philadelphia are very upset and confused with the eagles poor start of the 2003-2004 NFL Season. The general controversy in this article is fans need to give the Eagles positive motivation than negative motivation when their backs are against the wall. The author purposes for writing this article were to share not only his thoughts about the childish acting of fans but to also share a personal experience. The author's argument has some major points. First, he said "Ther...