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Just Football Players
1,171 words1 PAY TO PLAY Its a joke that the NCAA doesnt pay student athletes. One of the greatest thrills of college football are the weekend trips to all those sacred stadiums that havent changed since Pop Warner roamed the sideline. But they have. The stadiums now look like the coliseum in Rome. The game is much more sci-fi now, that to a fan listening to an audible sounds like an alien language. Thou most of all, the players have changed and along with them the entire concept of an amateur athlete. No ...
Being A American Citizen
582 wordsStating that I'm a American citizen I really can't explain what the role of a Canadian citizen would be. So I'm just going to talk about what I understand the role of a American citizen should be in the U.S. As American citizen I feel as though participating in the political process should become a law in the U. S because many American bicker and complain about their local mayor, representatives, or the president, but the citizens who complain are those that do not get out in vote. These citizen...
Athletes And The Hard Work
1,556 wordsWhy Athletes Are Good Role Models Ever since the ancient years, we have admired athletes and the hard work that they do to achieve their goal of winning. We idolize them and wish we were more like them. What happens though when the realization sinks in that the yare human too and that some of them do get greedy and selfish? A lot of athletes are model citizens that you should really look up to, but there are also some bad apples in the bunch that ruin it for everyone. Athletes can inspire young ...
Proper Taper From My Coaches
780 wordsAthletes throughout the United States have so much devotion and dedication to their sport than anything else in the world. For most people their sport comes first even over their families and school. In order for me to enhance in the sport of swimming, training had to be my number one priority, and school and family was no where in my mind. Competing as a swimmer at Conference Championships representing Golden West College to try and earn a spot on the State Championship team was my major goal f...
Successful Team Desires
595 wordsToday people probably think of desire as the emotion of wanting something. This understanding of the word probably came from its origin. Derived from the Latin word, "desiderate", desire means, "to long for or wish for" (Online Etymology Dictionary) ". However, desire has a deeper meaning. Desire doesn't just mean to wish for something, but it stands for what drives us to work hard to achieve our goals. Desire fuels success because it makes us work harder to be the best. Desire means "to long or...
584 words"Where have you gone Joe Di Maggio", by Goodman focuses on the misguided perception that society has on our athletes. Athletes are placed on a pedestal above the rest, and are given special privileges in order to maintain their heroic status. "Hero", and "supreme beings", are used to describe our athletes' personalities but underneath the glory they are just like us; only they are trained to focus on one skill. Hero is defined in a dictionary as a person of distinguished courage or ability, admi...
Michael And Other Athletes
642 wordsAre Athletes Good Role Models We have admired athletes and the hard work that they do to achieve their goal of winning. We idolize them and wish that we were more like them. What happens, though, when the realization sinks in that they are human too and that some of them get greedy and selfish? A lot of athletes are model citizens that we should really look up to, but there are also some bad apples in the bunch that ruin it for everyone. Athletes can inspire young people to work hard so that the...
Athlete As Role Model
1,926 wordsIn today's world, sport stars and other athletes are looked up to by all ages. Everyone loves them. They look great in the eyes of the everyday public. They appear on television, they perform like rock stars, and do this with the entire world watching. No wonder we make heroes out of our favorites. They are seen, as heroes because they can do things that most of us can? t. They hit fastballs at 95 mph, leap at balls in mid air, or defy gravity and throw down a dunk. Their words are repeated and ...
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