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  • Canadian Teams
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    Over the past few decades, the Canadian sport of hockey slowly moved on to the United States and Europe. Only six teams remain in Canada and most of them are either just making enough money to survive or they are in dept. Only two or three Canadian teams are doing ok, fiscally that is. The NHL should try to bring hockey back to its former 'glory' days. Currently there are 27 teams in the NHL, which is way too many. Either 5 or 6 teams get all the talent or the talented players are spread so thin...
  • Players The Rangers Owners
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    Players Behind Bars The National Hockey League (NHL) has a great history. Many think the 'original six' was the beginning. This is not so. In 1917 it consisted of five teams, namely the Montreal Canadians, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs and the Toronto Arenas. Toronto was the only team with artificial ice. During the 1923-24 seasons a franchise was granted to the first American team, the Boston Bruins. As can be seen the first six team NHL occurred in 1924-5 but varied grea...
  • Captain Of The West Indies Team
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    Carl Hooper: Should He Be In The West Indies Team And If So Should He Captain It A debated topic among the West Indian cricket community right now is whether or not Carl The Prodigal Son Hooper should be in the West Indies team for the upcoming series against South Africa. More importantly, some seem to think that he should not only be recalled but that he should be also made captain. Hooper's return to international cricket, if he is successful in his campaign is going to be met with a mixture ...
  • Team As Good As The Chicago Bulls
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    Why Are The Chicago Bulls So Good? Two weeks ago, I was home watching a Chicago Bulls game. I started to analyze why the team had the best record in the league. About nine years ago, the Chicago Bulls selected Michael Jordan in the third pick of the college draft from North Carolina. A few years later, the Bulls drafted Scottie Pippen from Central Arkansas State and just recently acquired Dennis Rodman from the San Antonio Spurs. After my diagnosis, I concluded that the Bulls have the three key ...
  • 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 ...
  • Brooks 1980 Olympic Hockey Team
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    Herb Brooks: Charismatic Motivation in Coaching In the following essay, I will argue that Herbert "Herb" Brooks was a charismatic leader due to his powerful motivation and his high expectations. He expected great things from the players he coached, but mostly, he expected them to think of the team and not themselves. He motivated with a powerful punch, mostly through fear, but was able to unite his teams and eventually the country. Herb Brooks was born on August 5, 1937 in St. Paul Minnesota (He...
  • High School In December Of 2002
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    Widely regarded as the nation's top high school quarterback... a pocket passer with a strong arm and a quick release... also effective as a scrambler... has displayed strong leadership qualities... enrolled at Miami for the spring semester... described by his coach as 'a once in a lifetime type of player'... led Monte Vista to two consecutive North Coach Section 3 A East Bay championships... passed for 2,825 yards and 37 touchdowns in 2002 while completing 61 percent (167 of 282) of his passes w...
  • 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 ...
  • Major League Baseball Team Payrolls
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    Competitive Balance in Major League Baseball There has been a large amount of controversy over competitive balance in major league baseball. It has been a critical problem facing the sport. The scale has always been tipped to one side. The big money teams tend to consistently prevail. There are a few significant problems that contribute to the uneven balance of the teams in major league baseball. Some of the reasons the balance is harmed is a result of the little revenue sharing, inexistent sala...
  • Teams Like The New York Yankees
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    Anyone who has been involved in an organized sport, whether it is backyard football or a high school sports team, knows that these sports all have organizations that are responsible for setting rules, determining conditions of play, and penalizing individuals who infringe the rules. Some of the organizations like the National Football league and the MLB are familiar to most people, the rules they follow are not generally understood by anyone who is not closely associated with the sport. Most fan...
  • O League Wide Salary Cap A Formula
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    The rookie salary cap was gutted when teams took advantage of a loophole, adding lucrative 'bonus' payments on top of the 'maximum' base salary. It began in 1997, when the Boston Bruins gave two rookies, Joe Thornton and Sergei Samson ov, the maximum salary allowed under the rookie cap. But those contracts also had bonus clauses that would roughly triple the base salary if certain criteria - such as statistical benchmarks - were met. From then on, all high draft picks began demanding and receivi...
  • One Player On The Team
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    The Spirit of the Game This was one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. It spoke about periods of time throughout the evolving of one of Americas most intense and loved games. The book was split up into two large sections and then divided into chapters inside the sections. The first section was called The Spirit. The first chapter of this section deals with the early stages of development in the game. From the beginning hockey was known as a sport of integrity, grit, hard work all mixe...
  • Player Movement Of The Early Major Leagues
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    Baseball is North America's oldest and most storied professional team sport. Certainly, there have been numerous moments which are still remembered by baseball fans of all ages many years after they happened. We all remember moments like 'The Catch' in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series and Bill Mazeroski's World Series winning home run in 1960. There are also the players who transcend the ages like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson. These players continue live on in the hearts and minds ...
  • Salary Cap In Major League Baseball
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    "Major League Baseball Needs a Salary Cap" A salary cap in pro sports is the amount of money every team in a league can spend on all of the players on its roster in one year. Major League Baseball does not have a salary cap. The reason for a salary cap is to keep teams competitive and not have just two or three outstanding teams that dominate everyone. Another reason leagues like the National Football League and the National Basketball Association have a salary cap is it is fair and gives teams ...
  • Team Fairness And Team Co Operation
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    According to Chuck Noll, the key to a successful professional football team is good management, fairness to team members and team co-operation. Without these three important factors, your team may be doomed from the first time it sets foot on the field. Ever since the beginning of his career, Chuck Noll has never needed to drastically change his coaching style. He went in knowing he would have to have a very good management plan. As he states, if you don t produce, you don t last, no matter what...
  • Team Captain And Other Top Players
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    When you think about a leader you think of someone who possesses a number qualities. You would like to think that they are enthusiastic, have good judgment, are intelligent, a good people person, and a great speaker. You can go on and on naming what you think are good qualities. In this weeks discussion several types of leadership were brought up. The charismatic leader was the most appealing. The film we watched in class brought up three qualities that I feel are very important: passion, compos...
  • Good Team Player
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    Joshua Santiago Dr. Harvey Levine / BCC 3-28-01 FILE pg 270 Extended Definition Essay ENC 1101/Pines Center 630 Words A good team player has many positive attributes, they include; a tremendous personality, he / she contributes to the team, and has the ability to motivate others. The dictionary defines a team player as someone who is willing to work cooperatively with others and to subordinate personal interest in order to achieve a common goal. Team players are found in a multitude of areas, in...
  • Local Professional Soccer Players
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    Hockey Soccer Night in Canada Hockey is no longer our nation's favourite pastime. Are you surprised Well, you shouldn't be, because over the last ten years, the number of people registered in soccer has tripled that of hockey. What should surprise you however, is that even with the number of Canadians becoming involved with organized soccer drastically increasing every year, Canada has yet to successfully sustain a professional league for more than a few seasons. The answer to this problem is no...
  • Coach Of A Basketball Team
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    HOW FEEDBACK AFFECTS A TEAM 1. Just image you are the coach of a professional basketball team and one of your players won t pass the ball to other teammates, during in a game. What are you going to do Well, the information I m going to give you about will help you solve this type of situation. Today I m going to tell you how effective feedback will benefit a team. First, I will define a team and how to manage it effectively. Secondly, I will talk about some key ways for feedback. Finally, we wil...
  • Players's Salaries In Professional Sports
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    Over the last decade, players's salaries in professional sports have been increasing dramatically. Some people suggest that these oversized salaries are hurting professional sports, while others would suggest that these players are simply being paid what they are worth. With each passing season, the paycheck comparisons are getting stranger and stranger. From the baseball diamond to the gridiron, players' wallets are bulging. The Forbes Super 40 - the nation's 40 richest jocks - watched their sa...

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