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  • Teams Local Broadcasting Revenue
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    Troubles in Baseball Baseball is a game that America has embraced from its early existence. Regarded as the national pastime baseball has embedded itself it our culture and has captured both adults and youths alike. It is a game that mirrors the image of America; a game that combines fine tuned skill with intellectual strategy, one that provokes emotions, the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat. Baseball is also a game that has evolved with the nation. As America's class system becomes mo...
  • Dream Team's First Game
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    The Dream Team Era During the summer of 1992, the NBA took center stage as the world watched the greatest team in sports ever assembled joke, pose, and finally play its way to the gold medal at the summer Olympic games. The team was named the "Dream Team" and it featured eleven of the NBA's best players. Names like Michael Jordan, E arvin "Magic" Johnson, and Larry Bird headlined the games and the play of Scottie Pippen and "Sir" Charles Barkley stole the show. After only eight games, the world ...
  • First Two Seasons Of The Sharks
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    The San Jose Sharks are one of the most popular teams in the The Shark's franchise began in the spring of 1990. When the NHL approved of George and Gordon Gund to sell the Minnesota North Stars to Dallas. In return for the rights to an expansion team in San Jose to began play in the 1991-1992 season. On July 30, 1990 there was a "Name the Team" sweepstakes that drew over 5,700 entries from all over the world. The winner received tickets to the '92 All-star Game. On September 6, 1990 the team ann...
  • Running Game
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    Pats vs. Eagles Through the 2004-05 National Football League season, there was a lot of speculation about who would win the Super Bowl, just like every other year. As the regular season ended, it came down to just twelve teams, then eight, then four, then just two. Two teams who have worked very hard to represent their separate leagues, and the game they shared was a great one. Although the Philadelphia Eagles played a very good game and were able to put up 21 points, the 24 points by the New En...
  • College And Pro Teams
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    College Football vs. Pro Football With a growing number of people becoming interested in professional football along with college football, I thought I would explain some of the contrasts and comparisons' between the two divisions. The first big contrast is the number of teams and number of games they play in a season. College football has 117 teams in the division 1-A, which is the top division. There are over a thousand teams in the 5 lower divisions. College teams play any where from 11 regul...
  • Professional Basketball Players
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    THE BIG DANCE A "Persuasive" Paper Jeff Patterson University of Phoenix 22 May 2005 THE BIG DANCE It is an event that happens every year and one in which I look forward to with great anticipation. There are those who have such a high interest that they invest not only a great deal of money, but also the effort to debate and argue their position with great gusto. I do not refer to which team they devoutly back, but the level of competition and the greatness of the National Collegiate Athletic Ass...
  • Season In The First Team
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    In the Summer of 2002, Dean Marney, a young starlet seen by scouts while playing for Queen's Park Rangers was signed by Tottenham Hotspur manager Glen Hoddle. Tottenham Hotspur Football club, or Spurs as known by its supporters is a London based club with a huge fan base. There are three teams in the club. First team, reserves and under 18's. Dean had been placed in the reserves for assistant manager Chris Haughton to watch him play with the other reserve lad's week in week out. Dean became a ke...
  • Argentine Team To The World Cup
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    Diego Maradona: One of Soccer's Greatest Players " Every morning that I get up, I should light a candle to the soccer ball. ' ; -Diego Maradona Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and one of the most popular soccer player's in the world is Diego Maradona, star of the Argentina national team and a professional who has led his team to many championships in Argentina, Italy, and Spain. During the 1986 World Cup tournament, won by Argentina, Maradona gave what was perhaps the greatest per...
  • Team Game
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    Over the years since basketball was invented, its popularity has gotten very big. The game is played all over the world and has made a lot of people rich through its many professional leagues. The National Basketball Association is, by far, the most popular league in the world, but a lot of people like to watch college, high school, and recreational basketball as much. The game of basketball is one of the most popular and exciting games to watch or play on any skill level. In December of 1891, D...
  • Beer I The Back Three Cups
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    Beer pong is one of the most popular drinking games known to collegiate students across the country. This game is so often played in college life that most of the time, rules cannot be agreed upon because there are so many different versions. Everyone who plays the game knows a different set of rules, based upon what they had previously been taught. This paper will discuss not only how to play the game, but popular variations that I have come across while doing extensive and grueling research fo...
  • Creation Of Notre Dame Football
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    Sperber, Murray, Shake Down the Thunder: The Creation of Notre Dame Football. Henry Holt and Company. New York, 1993, pp 634. This book is excellent. The author not only cheers the team on but also shows that the Fighting Irish can be a team that many want to lose. He is very partisan in the fact that he wishes for the reader to get the whole story of the creation of a team that would be a major factor in the history of football. It is all about Americas ability to love the team but also to hate...
  • Their Home Games
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    ST. LOUIS -- Super Bowl XXV. That's all I can think about this morning. Giants-Bills. New York, of course, was the Little Engine That Could. The Bills, who had just beaten the Raiders 51-3, were the big, bad offensive wolves, the best offense of their day. Like this year, there was no off-week between the conference title games and the Super Bowl 11 years ago. The Giants played San Francisco at Candlestick, winning 15-13 on magnificent defensive and special-teams efforts; Matt Bahr's fifth field...
  • Good Team The Minnesota Vikings
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    Classifying Three NFL Teams According to Attitude The National Football League was formed decades ago by the merger of two national leagues. The Super Bowl is the traditional season-end activity that crowns the national champion. Each team represented starts with one of the original leagues. The number of teams active in the NFL does not remain the same for long. o. the game of professional football is big business and can be highly profitable. When the NFL announces that it has approved new exp...
  • Final Quarter Of The Game
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    Final Shot It was Feburary 3, 2005 it was my championship game. I still can't believe you didn't go to that game Kenny. It was the best game that I played in my whole career of basketball. It all started when I was listening to my CD player I was already in my zone so at game time I got on the court with my team warming up talking about the other teams best player. I was trying to get warmed up properly so I wouldn't get injured in the game it was just to important for me to miss out on. Time mu...
  • Game Of Paintball
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    Paintball is a fast and furious sport. It is played on both a social and serious level by over 16 million people around the world (Cooke, 11). It is one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. Paintball's history, games, guns, and safety are all part of the fun. In 1970, James Hale, an engineer, invented and patented the first commercially successful paintball gun. Paintball guns were first used by the National Forest Association to mark trees that would be cut down. Then, it was used to ma...
  • Rochester For Games Six And Seven
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    When the Rochester Americans started the AHL finals, they were looking to add to their sixth Calder Cup banner to the ceiling. To get to this feat, they would have to go through the Portland Pirates. For teams making the playoffs, all teams start fresh and every team has a shot to win it all. This year's finals, is true of that last sentence because both teams had losing records for the regular season. When the playoffs arrive, that's the sign that the best hockey is yet to be played. When the R...
  • Championship Game The Special Teams
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    Personal Statement Describe and discuss a significant experience or achievement that has special meaning to you. The 1998 varsity football season was both a significant experience and achievement for me. It was so extraordinary that it defiantly has a special meaning to me. As a team we won North Coast Section (NCS) of California, Division, and were ranked number one in the state, Division. This immense reward was not simply given out to every team but instead we had to earn it. After it was all...
  • Their Soccer Team
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    The date was Feb. 5 2001. The day began like any ordinary day. I woke, up went to school, went to soccer practice, but when I got home that day, I received a special letter in the mail. The letter was from United Soccer Academy International and they were inviting me to a try-out for their soccer team. The soccer players that make the team represent U.S.A. in the Gothia Youth World Cup. I was ecstatic and shocked that I've been given this opportunity to join their team. The try-out was on Feb. 1...
  • Major League Baseball's Wild Card Playoff System
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    Major League Baseball's wild card playoff system was started in 1995. Before 1995 there where the same two leagues, the American and the National League. In each league there where only two divisions and each division had one winner, each winner played each other in a 5 game series, which was changed to a 7 game series in 1985. The winner of the American and National league championship series played each other in the World Series. The wild card system saw each league separate from its two divis...
  • Fan Of The Team
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    Sports are a very large part of the entertainment industry. Everything from professional sports to children's sports serves as a source of entertainment for people of all ages. The people that use these sports for a source of entertainment are considered to be sports fans. Fans give a team pride. It also gives them a reason to win. There are many different types of sports fans, but three of them can be easily identified by how loyal they are to their respective team. The first type of fan is Fai...

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