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  • Jim Thorpe
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    James Francis Thorpe accomplished without argument what no other athlete in history has. The Sac and Fox Indian won gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon in the 1912 Olympic games in Sweden and played both professional football and professional baseball. His feats on the football field put him on the 1911 and 1912 All-American football teams. In 1920 he became the first president of the American Professional Football Association (later to become the NFL). In 1951, he was one of the first m...
  • Ecr At Canoga Park
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    Ever wonder what a football player is thinking before or during a game You might be surprised to know that football is not the only thing on his mind. Sure, they think of strategy and game plan, but numerous other thoughts go through their heads. WEEK 3: ECR at Canoga Park I had just come out of the game, we had just scored another touchdown and we are know winning forty-eight to seven, and God am I ever so hungry. I was wondering what I was going to eat. Should my group of buddies and I go to t...
  • Fields Of Biomechanics And Motor Control
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    Case Study: Biomechanics and Motor Control in "Remember the Titans" Both biomechanics and motor control are extremely prevalent subjects in the film "Remember the Titans". The movie instills the basic principles of kinesiology throughout the entire story line. It is very interesting how each different position on the field is accompanied by its own sub-set of kinesiology, exemplifying the diversity of the field. Throughout the movie, biomechanics, the study of the physical movement, is essential...
  • Sports In The Media
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    Task 1: The behaviour of the modern professional sports person is coming under increasing scrutiny. They are expected to portray good behaviour at all times, whether on or off the sports field. This is because there is an increasing interest in sport, and sports people, and the media coverage is huge. Along with this coverage, sports people are gaining larger salaries and sponsorship deals than before, so they are now under more pressure to act as role models. Any bad behaviour they commit is pi...
  • Half Field Line
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    Some of my best sports memories come from my four years of high school soccer. I was one of the only kids that actually looked forward to the end of summer. Ever year I could not wait until August fifteenth. You could feel the excitement build in the air all summer long. Build up to the start of another soccer season. We never won a state title or a conference championship. We never even had a winning season, but I still will never forget those long days of practice and the trill of competition ...
  • 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...

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