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  • Exciting Professional Football League
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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...
  • Modern Game Of Football
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    Though beaten, bloody, and drained of energy, the two teams in competition still thirst for victory and strive to defeat their opponents. Both teams can smell victory in the air and give their all to come out on top of this football game. All kinds of emotions stir, and as the men pound at each other constantly, the crowd roars. Because of all of the intensity involved in the game, football is on of the world's most popular sports, however, understanding the game of football is not easy. Footbal...
  • National Professional Football League
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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 ...
  • War And Football Alike In Game
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    "The claim that men like seriously to battle one another to some sort of finish is a myth". Or is it Let's examine the facts: Football is a sport. "It is a sport in which body wreckage is one of the leading conventions". Football is the number one contact sport. When you are young football is fun, or at least it is supposed to be. Running on the damp green grass early Saturday morning, no refs, no rules, no worries. But, as the years progress, the game changes. You are introduced to a "dog eat d...
  • Why I Like Football
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    Why I like Football Many people love watching and participating in sporting events. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd U.S. president once said, 'Sports is the very fiber for what we all stand for. It keeps our spirit alive. ' No matter if watching or playing, football is one of America's most popular sports. Many people attend high school, college, and professional football every year. You can relate many aspects of football and sports to life... I think football is the best sport I have ever play...
  • Banshees Website At Web The Team
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    Woman's football to tackle Chabot campus A tough group of ladies is coming to hit the Gladiator football field in April, and these might not be the kind of ladies you want to mess with. As Chabot will now play host to a woman's tackle football team, the Oakland Banshees of the Independent Woman's Football League. The Banshees will have its home opener on April 9 against the Santa Rosa Scorchers at 7 p.m. The Oakland Banshees are the Bay Area's female answer to the NFL's San Francisco 49 ers and ...
  • Prayers In Public School
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    Spectrum of Opinions: Prayer in Public School There are many different philosophies regarding prayer in public school. It seems to be a difficult issue to decide. The opinions are wide-ranging and convoluted. I am going to highlight the many ideas and opinions as to whether prayers in public school should be allowed and to what extent. The first opinion I am going to look at is that there should be absolutely no prayer of any kind in public schools. Bob Croddy has been teaching for almost 30 yea...
  • Equal Comparison Between War And Football
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    Survival of the Fittest John McMurtry, in his essay "Kill 'Em! Crush 'Em! Eat 'Em Raw!" states "that body shattering is the very point of football, as killing and maiming are of war". The main points the author makes are based on words such as "for the kill" and "casualties". There cannot be an equal comparison between war and football because football is entertainment, but by definition, war, in its purest form, is survival. The three differences in football and war are the draft, the attack, a...
  • National And American Football Leagues
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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...
  • Football Games
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    Sports play such a huge role in our society; many people form their lives around watching or playing a certain sport. In my house, when football season starts, my dad and brother watch football religiously every Sunday and Monday. On Sundays some of my dad's friends come over to watch the game, my mom prepares snacks and lunch for "the guys". When the game is on they are so interested in it, that they have no idea what is going on around them, I try to talk to my dad when the game is on and he a...
  • Referees The Game Of Football
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    Per. 1 AP English October 7, 2004 Football Referees: Friends or Foes? In football referees can be categorized into three types -Blind, Deaf, and Dumb. Being a football player myself, I have experienced all of these different types and I am still trying to discover which one I like best. The referees categorized as blind were cursed with the inability to see more than two feet in front of their faces. No matter how blatantly obvious a penalty appears to be, this type of referee will flabbergast t...
  • Football The Rest Of The World
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    Popularity of Soccer Around the World am going to talk about the most popular sport in the world: football. Now, you may be having visions of huge quarterbacks, dressed up in their padding and helmets, parading down the field during the Super Bowl. But the other kind of football, the football the rest of the world knows, has no padding or helmets. This other football is known in America as soccer. In more than 175 countries across the globe, football, or soccer, rates as the number 1 national sp...
  • Prayer At A High School Football Game
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    Prayer at Public School Athletic Events-Can We Get a Moment of -- Silence Here? - If public schools are just that, public, then why is the issue of prayer in school such a prominent and controversial debate especially when most of the public wants prayer in school? The first amendment grants the right to free speech, yet everyday students are punished and ridiculed for their beliefs. Is this a fair system? Every person has his or her own rituals and for many students prayer is one of them. Agree...
  • Post Game Media
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    The United States of America advanced a sporting event into worldwide media frenzy. On January 26, 2003 individuals worldwide received information and entertainment for Super Bowl VII. The setting was Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego; the teams playing are insignificant to the true capital venture of the game. From Super Bowl I to Super Bowl VII the actual victor of the game has been lost in the sea of media that surrounds the venue. Super Bowl VII saw every form of mediation used to attract, infor...
  • South Carolina Football Game
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    Today sports are full of advertisements. There is no such thing as a game just for the fans. Every game is about everyone making as much money as possible. We are not just talking about the players but also the sponsors. Day after day it gets worse. the fans. But maybe some day the game will change and things will get better. For the look out now it doesn't seem that way. John Mcgraw, eDiets Editor-in-Chief, is not a dietitian. Nor is he a nutritionist. He is, however, a connoisseur of calorie-r...
  • Modern Game Of Football
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    The modern game of football, as we know it is in essence an invention of the 19th century. It is a game that was developed with particular aims in mind. It was these aims; of teamwork, discipline and respectability which defined both the way the game is organised and played. The modern game belongs to the era of the industrial revolution and the time that has passed since. Its origins are believed to lie from ancient times, it is widely accepted that both the Romans and Greeks [never an ancient ...
  • First Set Of Football Association Rules
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    Sam Hughes 12 t-Physical Education History The Beautiful Game, as it is known across the world, was first organised in England in the 1800's. The World Cup, held every four years, is the most-watched sports event on Earth. There are more member-countries of FIFA, the sport's governing body, than there are in the United Nations. The modern game began in England but interest soon spread around Europe and other continents. FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football) was created in France in 1904 a...
  • Get Ready For A Football Game
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    It's Thanksgiving morning at about 7 o'clock and I am wide-awake. That night all I could think about was my last game as a senior at Andover High School. I tried to eat that morning but I couldn't and all I could see was the Eagle Tribune saying how the Warriors were 12-point underdogs against Central Catholic. All I could think about was how I would walk off that football field at the end of the game and wondering how I would be feeling. Wondering if I would be able to enjoy my Thanksgiving Day...
  • Afl Competition
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    AFL football is one of the most loved sports in Australia. This popular game attracts over 13.9 million people a year. It has, according to research conducted in 1999 the 3rd highest number of registered players in any Australian sport with the figure standing at 447,436. As the AFL is a premier sporting competition it commands high levels of corporate sponsorship, massive media coverage for 12 months of the year and huge attendances. AFL's main sponsor is Coca-cola with other major sponsorship ...
  • Community Of A Professional Football Game
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    Argumentation Communities Arguments can Argumentation Communities Essay, Research Paper Arguments can be made anywhere we want them to be made. We can look at some of these arguments that we are making by examining the communities we use to make them in. Perceived in terms of context, argument is discussed in terms of the audience to whom it is addressed or in terms of the community, field or sphere in which it takes place. (McKerrow, p. 27) By looking at a professional sports event I will addre...

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