You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

15 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Career Of Professional Athletes
    1,183 words
    It is the Stanley Cup final, the Toronto Maple Leafs are playing against the Buffalo Sabres. With one minute left in regulation time the game is tied at 1-1, the fans are cheering and the anticipation begins to rise as the time on the clock slowly decreases. Steve Thomas of the Toronto Maple Leafs, sees an opportunity and goes for the puck. He skates towards the net of the opposing team yet is slammed into the boards by Satan of the Buffalo Sabres. Steve Thomas slowly skates to the bench and it ...
  • Meaning Of The Word Athlete
    1,008 words
    Anthony Lofton English 10134 April 2005 Argument I believe professional athletes are overpaid. These athletes are making millions of dollars to have fun and play. They are getting paid to do what elementary kids do every day. Professional athletes are should be paid about sixty to ninety thousand a year. The reason I say this much is because they are at a professional level and have worked hard to get to that status. In theory, professional athletes are overpaid because the U.S. is more focused ...
  • College Athlete
    348 words
    Everybody's All-American is the story of a famous football player who becomes an overweight middle-aged has-been. Gavin 'the Gray Ghost' Gray is a legendary college football player who marries his homecoming queen sweetheart and embarks on a professional career full of difficulties. "The Gray Ghost" is a Louisiana football legend. There had never been a better, faster ball player, and everyone knows the hero is headed for pro football. To no one's surprise, Gavin marries his sweetheart, beauty q...
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias
    1,832 words
    Mildred Ella Didriksen was born June 26, 1914, in Port Arthur, Texas. Her mother, Hannah Olson, was born in Norway and immigrated to the United States in 1908. Her father, Ole Didriksen, also from Norway, came to Port Arthur in 1905 and worked as a sailor and carpenter. Through her adult life she was known as Babe Didrikson, taking the name "Babe" from the sports hero Babe Ruth and the spelling of her last name, Didrikson, to emphasize that she was of Norwegian rather than Swedish ancestry. Afte...
  • Steroid Use Among Professional Athletes
    2,024 words
    The United State is a country that thrives on competition. We idolize our sports stars and practically make major athletic events holidays. Children grow up with their favorite athletes plastered to the wall of their bedrooms and dream that one day they will be the next Barry Bonds, Shaqullie O'Neal, or Tom Brady. Professional athletes train year-round to be in ideal psychical shape in order to perform their best. But what happens when their best just isn't good enough? We expect our sports star...
  • Professional Athletes Demand
    1,432 words
    In today's society many will argue whether or not professional athletes are overpaid. In the present time athletes are being paid phenomenally large amounts of money for their entertainment. It is my claim that all professional athletes are overpaid because they do not offer society an essential function that improves or enhances our world in comparison to other professionals such as medical doctors, lawyers, and teachers. Society does not value entertainment enough to warrant such high salaries...
  • Salaries Of Professional Athletes
    688 words
    Today, professional athletes became the richest people in this country. So much money is involved in contracts with the athletes, and it does not seem to be a problem for the clubs to pay them. Some people say that playing certain sports for living is not worth millions of dollars of salary and that the athletes are absolutely overpaid. Is it fair that Michael Jordan used to make $30 million a year for playing eighty-two basketball games Yes, he did deserve to get paid such a huge amount of mone...
  • Public Stereotype Professional Athletes As Being
    800 words
    'Dumb jocks'; , 'Women don't belong in a professional setting, they belong in the kitchen'; , 'He must be a Jew, just look at his nose. ' ; Our society is based solely on face values where we tend to place someone in a category because of his or her actions. Prejudicial notations used to define members of a social or ethnic group are called stereotypes. We stereotype various groups of people, but none like women, different ethnic groups, and athletes. We typically stereotype women on the job. Wo...
  • Professional Athletes As Role Models Sports
    911 words
    Professional Athletes as Role Models Sports have played a major role in society since the beginning of man. From the Greeks to present day, the influence of great athletes has been tremendous. However, today's media has elevated sports and the people who play them. Athletes are seen all over the place, we see them in commercials, on television shows, we read about them in magazines, and we watch them on television. Sports are a big part of our society. There is a strong need for positive athleti...
  • Our Money To Professional Athletes
    1,229 words
    Amazing, ground breaking and shocking". Those are words to describe the inflation in contracts in the world of sports. As player salaries increase higher than gas prices, the quality of the teams is down. It seems as though the only reason professional athletes play is for the money. It's like a race to see who can manage to get the largest amount of money. I believe athletics are only a game, so why should athletes get paid so much? Television stations sometimes try to promote some athletes. Th...
  • Talented Like Their Favorite Athletes
    394 words
    In today's world, sport stars and other athletes are looked up to by all ages. They look great in the eyes of the everyday public. They appear on television, they perform as if they were perfect, and do this with the entire world watching. No wonder we make heroes out of our favorite athletes. I think that athletes become role models to thousands and thousands of children, and they must accept that responsibility and act in the proper manner. Athletes are also humans like everyone else in societ...
  • Jones 2 More Athletes
    703 words
    A professional athlete is one of the biggest role models in this day and time. All of his or her accomplishments has given them the lifestyle that they have always wanted. A professional athlete now has the money and fame he or she has always dreamed of having. In the past couple of years, more and more athletes seem to be getting in trouble with the law. Drugs are becoming more easier and cheaper to get than ever before. More athletes are taking supplements to enhance their athletic ability. Pe...
  • Career Of A Sports Agent
    407 words
    Pursuing a career as a sports Agent Professional sports agents not only handle the business and legal deals for professional athletes but also negotiate contracts and help athletes manage their money. One thinking that the career of a sports agent is a nine to five desk job is seriously mistaken. In most cases, sports agents do much traveling to meet athletes and league representatives as well as to recruit new clients (Bridges). Although this information may be true for this career today, it's ...
  • Successful Athletes
    1,756 words
    In today's society, we are running out of good citizens for our children to look up to in a positive way. For many years, there have been many controversies surrounding the lifestyles of America's professional athletes. A great number of children love to play and watch sports every day. An interesting question that comes up frequently is should athletes be role models? For many years athletes have been role models, and I have trouble understanding why they should not be considered role models. E...
  • Problem With Athlete's Million Dollar Salaries
    510 words
    Athlete's Salaries Sports, one of the oldest activities humans participate in can be traced back thousands of years, but only recently has it emerged as a problem that effects everyone regardless of if they follow or even like them. Today the average worker in Canada earns about 45-thousand dollars per year. Compared to the salaries professional athletes make it is a miniscule amount. The average professional athlete makes at least 100-thousand dollars a year and some of them don t even play a s...

15 results found, view free essays on page: