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  • Media Coverage Of Sports
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    Media 1. One of the paradoxes associated with the media coverage of sports is that the media open up new opportunities for spectators to view sports, but they also limit and define the experiences of spectators. Explain how the media can do both of these things simultaneously. Many people would agree that they would rather go to a sporting event rather then watching it on television. But on the other hand some would prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home. In the past decade or so, media...
  • Colors In The Nintendo 64's Games
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    In the two years of 1995 and 1996, the video game world was taken into another gaming dimension. The releases of the Sony Playstation in September of '95 and the Nintendo 64 in September of '96 has given the gaming world an enormous boost of technological advances in the home entertainment system. Sony and Nintendo soon became heated rivals as each company tries to out sell each other in the gaming marketplace. Eventhough the Sony Playstation and Nintendo 64 are two similar game systems upfront,...
  • Sport Of Lacrosse
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    Although lacrosse is not the most popular sport, it is considered to be America's first sport. The sport of lacrosse is a combination of hockey, football, soccer, and basketball. Lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America dating all the way back to the 1400's. After it was brought upon by the North American Indians, the French christened it, and the Canadians helped raise it. It was first played by the Indians to settle their disputes. The early history of lacrosse shows that it was a game to...
  • Lacrosse Games
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    Lacrosse is the oldest team sport in North America, having been played by Native American tribes long before any European had even set foot on the continent. A century after European missionaries discovered the game played by Native Americans, they began to play it themselves, starting in the 18th century. From there, it evolved and grew in popularity from a very savage game that resembled war, into what it is today, a recreational sport played widely in America and other countries. As U.S. Lacr...
  • Baseball Salaries
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    It can no longer be said that baseball is just a game. Actually, it has been many years now that baseball has been more than just a simple game. Only recently did the entire nation catch on. All athletes for the most part are paid higher than the average American. Now, with Alex Rodriguez's new contract he is worth just as much as the entire franchise is. Baseball salaries have skyrocketed, and something must be done before the integrity of the game, and eventually the game itself is destroyed. ...
  • Sporting Events Before Television
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    Remember the time when Michael Jordan hit the game winning shot, with Byron Russel from Utah in is face, to win his six NBA title? Remember all the times that Joe Montana and Jerry Rice connected for touchdowns? Remember the time when Mark McGuire hit his sixty-second home run to break the old record? All of these sporting events are part of the mosaic that is the American society. The media bombarded American viewers with dazzling athletic feats and heroism. But has the media gone too far in ma...
  • Chess A Sport
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    It seems almost like an oxymoron to combine the words mind and sport especially when the 'sport' under consideration is chess. It is difficult to picture the game as a sport when the most physical activity it seems to require is moving the pieces across the board. Recently, though, the Olympic committee voted chess legal for competition in 'The Games. ' This acknowledgment of chess as a sport by such a high council requires us to rethink our view of chess and athletics. Although chess does not a...
  • Objective Of Sports Before World War II
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    Randy Roberts and James Olson in their book, Winning is the Only Thing: Sports in America since 1945, explored the world of sports since the end of World War II. Their book covers the many aspects of sports, from the athletes and management to the fans and the media. The authors first make clear differences in the way people viewed sports before the war and how they did after the war. The book talks a lot about the astounding transformation of sports in America during the post war era. The objec...
  • Sports In Roman Times
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    SPORTS THEN AND NOWROMAN GAMES AND MODERN TIMES Throughout history, sports have evolved into today's organized professional elite sports. Through certain periods in history sports were very different then they are today and meant very different things to the cultures in society of those times. During Roman periods people did not take part in organized team sports as they do today. In modern times most of the popular sports of the day have professional counterparts. A person can take the sport wh...
  • Extremely Entertaining Winter X Games Sport
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    ESPN X Games: Commercialized Extreme Sports for the Masses Paul M. Pedersen & Matthew L. Kelly The Florida State UniversityABSTRACTFor years, extreme sports had little to nothing in common with each other except for high risk, and an appeal to women and men from the ages of 12 to 34. Entertainment Sports Programming Network (ESPN), realizing this age group was a prime viewing audience, brought together several extreme sports and created yet another commercialized sporting spectacle. Since 1995, ...
  • Rise Of Professionalism In Sports
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    Sports, in the context of our present day society, cover a vast range of activities, such as athletics, bowling, basketball, soccer, etc. Any game or competition that is designed to test physical skill is considered a sport; hence the list of sports can go on endlessly. In the past, all these were only very simple games, but they have evolved tremendously over the years and now, have become very professional sports, with many high-tech equipment to boost the sportsman's performance. Take bowling...
  • First Modern Olympic Games
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    Cultural Imperialism and the Olympic Games Virtually since their resumption in 1896, every four years the press is filled with complaints about the intrusion of power politics into the Olympic games. David B. Kanin has commented that while we are told that international Olympic system idealizes and promotes fair play and sportsmanship and ameliorates struggle, hatred, and petty jealously through structured competition and international goodwill, the realist is that "international sport thrives o...
  • Responsible For The Increasing Violence In Sports
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    With the increase in society taking a stance against violence by many people, sports has become an area where some feel that the violent acts such as the hitting and fighting that occurs should be eliminated. You can not change something that has been around for so long because it would change the aspect of the game to something completely different. The elimination of violence should not be done in sport because the violence is a part of the game which would only hurt its popularity. The reason...
  • Known International Tournaments
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    Badminton is a court or lawn game played with lightweight rackets and a shuttlecock, a small, cork hemisphere with 14 to 16 feathers attached and weighing about 80 grains (0.17-ounce [5 g]). A nylon shuttlecock with the apron furnished by feathers is also used. The game is named for Badminton, the country estate of the dukes of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England, where it was first played in about 1873. It may have started much earlier in India. In the 1860's British army officers stationed th...
  • Great Emphasis On Sport
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    Australia Sports Good morning ladies and gentlemen, adjudicator, and fellow debaters. There are a few discrepancies in the affirmative teams argument. (Then rebut) With a generally temperate climate, relatively low cost access to tennis courts, golf courses and other sporting facilities, and the presence of beaches and waterways, open spaces and bushland, no wonder Australians are encouraged to take up sporting activities as part of their lifestyle. As a whole Australia does not place too much e...
  • First Badminton Club In America
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    Many Americans play baseball, basketball, soccer, or tennis. Many of them watch these sports on TV, and many buy tickets to their games and matches. But the average American has never even heard of competitive badminton, let alone gone to see a match. As a player myself, I can assure you that the common misconception that badminton is merely a backyard sport couldn't be farther from the truth. Badminton began as a leisurely backyard sport and evolved to competitive sport ranging to Olympic level...
  • Market In Terms Of Sports Game Production
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    Sponsorship Research Report VIDEO GAMING INDUSTRY Overview: Sports are quite important to this lucrative Industry which is made up with a number of key players who dominate the market, there are essentially 3-4 organizations that hold significant market share in terms of actual game consoles; these being in order of popularity Sony's playstation, Microsofts X-Box and Nintendo's gamecube. Sega do produce their Dreamcast machine however they are no longer in production, but games are still availab...
  • 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...
  • Injuries Per Game
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    Sports now a days are considered rough by most standards. They resolve these conclusions by number of injuries occuring per year. NFL has approx. 15 injuries per game, some large and some minor injuries. Coaches and players think the game's being played are perfectly fine its the fans and critics who care about all this nonsense. so ya what is the thought by critics. The sporting world should make new rules to avoid such injuries to the players along with safer equipment. Everyone who actually p...
  • Their Choice Of Sports
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    The cultural differences between the two nations are shown in their choice of sports. In the UK we play a lot of cricket, a very slow but intellectual game. Our US counterparts however prefer the hard hitting adrenaline seeking thrills of Ice Hockey and American Football. This is probably due to the way we are brought up. Cricket is very much a national game in the United Kingdom and almost all schools teach it. This slow moving, 'gentelman's' game is perhaps correlated to the so called 'polite ...

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