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  • Millions And Wont Play
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    Greed In Sports Recently Michael Jordan wanted to de-certify the union of the National Basketball Association, because he felt he could never make what he was "worth " under the current agreement. Michael Jordan had an estimated income of $33 million in 1994. Last year, Major League Baseball players went on strike because they felt the deal that the owners were proposing was unfair. The minimum salary for a major league player is $119,000. For the first time in ninety years, there was no post-se...
  • Players In Professional Sports
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    Salaries in Professional Sports Back in 1965 if you were playing professional baseball for the richest team in the league you would be earning approximately 35 000$ a year, being the case you " re a standout type player, a "franchise player" as there also referred to. Thirty-five years later, if you were to hand 35 000$ to a super star, they would turn and laugh. For in today's game, 35 000$ would not even come close to covering the signing bonus. Somehow over the last thirty-five years or so pr...
  • Pel'e S Career
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    Pel'e was born on October 23, 1940. He was born in the small Brazilian town of Tr^es Coraco nes (Tres Coratsoin, translated it means 'Three Hearts') in the state of S~ao Paulo. His birth name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento. His father was Dondinho, another excellent soccer player. His birth name Jo~ao Ramos do Nascimento. Pel'e's father had been a great soccer player before Pel'e was born. Pel'e's father had to retire prematurely. During a game, he was slide tackled and sustained serious career-...
  • Sports Rules For Ultimate Frisbee
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    Before you hear about Ultimate Frisbee, you should first know the history of the Frisbee. The Frisbee Pie Company sold their pies all over the East Coast, and it just happened that the pie tins were easy to throw around. At Yale, students began to make up games to play with the tins, and started to call them "Frisbees". The name stuck and tossing the tins around became popular at many East Coast colleges. Several years later, an inventor decided to recreate the Frisbee tin. He wanted to make it ...
  • Ball Past The Player Who's On Offense
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    BASEBALL Baseball is a unique sport in many different ways. It is the only major competitive sport that has no time limit. The success of a player is determined on how well he can play as an individual and how well the team plays along with him. There are many rules that determine the success of a player's performance. A baseball game is played with two teams and each team is permitted 25 players per team; however this is only true for professional teams. There are three parts to baseball: offen...
  • Player With The Highest Card
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    To all you incoming college freshman that don't want to make a fool of yourself at college parties, learn this drinking game. Perhaps the King of all drinking games, Asshole is a true American classic. Asshole is a game that tests one's ability to concentrate, as well as one's threshold for humiliation, for the object of the game is for those in power to abuse those who are not. I'm sure that most of you out there have at least heard of this game, and I am aware that there are many different way...
  • Season Mickey Mantle
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    ? Questions 1.) How old was Mickey Mantle when he joined the New York Yankees? When Mickey Mantle joined the Yankees in 1952 he was 20 years old. 2.) In what year did Mickey mantle first play in the World Series? The first year Mickey Mantle played in the World Series was in 1956.3.) In what years did Mickey Mantle win the Triple Crown Award? In 1955, Mickey Mantle won the Triple Crown Award and the Most Valuable Player award. 4.) Where and when was Mickey Mantle born? Mickey Mantle was born on ...
  • Good Racquetball Player
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    Racquetball Racquetball is a fast-paced sport played indoors by two or four players. It combines elements of other games such as squash and tennis. Players use racquets with wrist straps to hit a ball that is a slightly smaller and lighter version than a tennis ball. Racquetball enjoyed a rise in popularity throughout North America in the 1970's, although interest and participation in the sport has since declined. HISTORY Joe Sobek developed racquetball in the United States in 1950. Sobek was tr...
  • Wilt Chamberlain
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    Why Wilt Chamberlain is the Greatest There have been many greats to play the game basketball, but we have never, and maybe never again, see the likes of Wilt Chamberlain. His entire life Wilt Chamberlain made the improbable look routine. No professional athlete in any team sport combined the size, strength, and fluidity of movement that Wilt Chamberlain brought into the sleepy, dimly lit NBA arenas of 1959. I+ll go one step further: No one who has played pro team sports has ever dominated every ...
  • Checkers On Higher Numbered Points
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    Hello. Today I am going to teach you how to play a timeless and very entertaining game. But this is not just any game. It's a game that combines luck and skill all into one. What game am I talking about Backgammon. Now maybe some of you are saying to yourselves right now, "Eww, backgammon what a loser! That's an old farts ie game" but I am here today to maybe change those opinions. I will explain the history, fundamentals, and rules of the game. And hopefully by the time that I am done with this...
  • Good Shooting Skills
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    Basketball Basketball is a great game that is one of the most popular in America. In this sport you have to have good aim to shoot, good jumping skills to rebound, you have to be quick, and also have good ball handling skills. In a real game there are only five players on the court, referees, foul outs, and rules like no running with the ball, no fouling, out of bounds and no running over the other teams players on offense. I really enjoy playing this game and I practice a lot outside on my cour...
  • Request For An Olympic Size Rink
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    Changes In The NHL In the past there were more goals, less penalties, and never any talk about an Olympic size rink, all that has changed in the last few years. The NHL has changed since the introduction of, the new crease rule, the enforcement of obstruction, and the request for an Olympic size rink. The new crease rule is the most controversial rule change that the NHL has ever introduced. There has been less goals since the players have not been allowed to have even a toe in the goal crease w...
  • Allen Iverson And Tim Hardaway
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    The Battle of Guards Today in the world of sport their is a lot of talented players. In National Basket Ball league (NBA), their is a lot of emotional players how stride to be their best. Two of these players are Allen Iverson and Tim Hardaway both thrive on breaking down their defender. The weapon for their defenders assault is their wicked killer crossover. Both play a major role on each of their team. A point guard is basic known for being the leader on the team. Allen who players for 76 ers,...
  • Advantages Of Field Turf Over Grass
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    Tough Stuff Every Saturday college football players line up and dig their cleates and hands into the playing surface. Some playing fields are hard while others are soft, some are bone dry while others are pure mud. There have been some great advances in college football over the years but I think one of the greatest inventions is the creation of Field Turf. Once one look at the advantages of Field Turf over grass it is hard not to agree with the concept that overall Field Turf is the best choice...
  • Nba Titles Without The Two Greatest Players
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    Although Michael Jordan and Larry Bird are two of the greatest players ever, they both have some differences and similarities. Here are some of their similarities. Jordan and Bird where dominant players at an young age. Michael Jordan won the slam dunk contest, and Larry Bird won the three point contest in there history. Both players have several championship rings. Michael Jordan and Larry Bird are the two best players to ever play in the NBA. Well, however; I can not say that both are the best...
  • National Basketball Coaches
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    Michael jordan was a famous basketball player he played for the north carolina in college. His high school coach didn't think that he was any good and he wasn't going to make it any were in life. He played on varsity his senior year and showed the coach that he was able to play basketball as well as any of the other players on the squad. He then moved on to college were he attended north carolina and trained and worked hard every day to become better. He played college basketball for three years...
  • Big Money For A Certain Player
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    Athletes are amazing human beings. They have incredible strength and durability. They spend hours of time training and preparing all for the sport they love; or is it for the money? Nowadays, in professional sports all the big time athletes have an agent. An agent deals with negotiating contracts, which ultimately determines how much money the player makes. There are three types of paid athletes: the ones who get paid way too much, the ones who get paid way too little for the job they do, and th...
  • Two Teams Of Four Players
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    Through the years Britain has developed their own unique sports that they are associated with. The use of recreational time has led to the development of sports that are distinct and influential in Great Britain. Polo is a mounted sport that has made its mark in England. The object of the game is like our soccer in which "each team attempts to score goals by striking a ball with its sticks between the opponents' goalposts" (ROTG 274). Obviously the team that scores more goals is the winner. Polo...
  • Plays Against The Scout Team
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    Football has always been life around my house. From the time I was 3 years old, I would put on oversized, hand-me-downs of my brothers and "play" football with the older boys in the neighborhood. I have always wanted to play for my father, Jerry. He never pushed me to play football at all; he only wanted me to do what made me happy. He is one of the most respected coaches in Metro Atlanta, and I have always looked up to him. Every day I strive to better myself in hopes of being as respected as m...
  • Multi Million Dollar Contract From The Team
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    sports what have become of sports. people use to play the games because of the love of the sport they play. now that we have entered the twenty first st century, it no longer the love a sport. it how much i am worth and that is not the way it should so the hell with the players that get those multi million dollar contacts. players don not even care about the game any more al they care about is when they are gonna get paid and how much or what kinda of endoesnebt they will get no one is worth two...

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