Football Papers

  • A Sport Divided Men's Versus Women's Football

    1243 words, 5 pages

    Speed, agility, the ability to out maneuver, and the ability to reflect are what separate the champions from the amateurs, the sluggish from the swift, and the acute from the dawdling. The ability to think on ones feet and out smart an opponent is important and needed or you’re left with an unwanted conclusion. The player pounds down the field out maneuvering forwards, mid-fielders, and defenders, and finally it is just the player, the goalie, and the net. The instant roar of the crowd with complete amazement and wonder is sufficient to know an unbelievable shot from an impracticable place was

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    Michael Vick Dogfighting

    1499 words, 6 pages

    Michael Vick has been through many things in his short lifetime. He played major college football, and played Quarterback in the National Football League. But along with the great things he has done, he is also in the center of one of the biggest Dog Fighting cases in our nations history. We will discuss Vick’s past both on and off the football field, as well as his now even more famous troubles with the law. Michael Dwayne Vick was born on June 26, 1980, in Newport News, Virginia. Michael was the second child born to Brenda Vick and Michael Boddie, who were then u

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    Philip A. Payton Jr. In Harlem: Did He Play A Significant Role In Opening Homes For Blacks

    2194 words, 9 pages

    In a career that spanned less than twenty years, Philip A. Payton Jr. became known for providing African Americans in New York City with an opportunity to live in quality housing in the northern Manhattan community of Harlem. As a real estate broker, property manager, and owner, Payton gained a national reputation among African American business leaders during the first decade of the twentieth century. Philip A. Payton was born February 27, 1876, in Westfield, Massachusetts, the eldest of four children of Philip A. Payton and Annie Ryans Payton. Although both of Payton’s parents were entrepre

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    Chad Johnson And Terrell Owens

    1201 words, 5 pages

    Before making it to the National Football League Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson lived through difficult childhoods. Now having made it on the main stage Owens and Johnson are two of the most well known wide receivers in the National Football League today. They aren’t known only for their game breaking ability, but for their demeanor on and off the field. Both of these receivers have changed the game of football, making it a performance instead of a game. Both Terrell and Chad are excellent athletes, but besides that they have similar character traits, beliefs, and behavioral patterns. Chad

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    Playoffs

    1554 words, 7 pages

    John Gill Mr. Richard Thornton English 1101 5/5/09 Playoffs What if there were a playoff system instituted into the college ranks of football? Would we be satisfied as fans? Would the controversy of who is actually number one be settled? All these questions and many more will play into the fact of whether we need a playoff system or keep the current BCS system. I strongly believe that the current system is great for college football. It brings excitement to the collegiate atmosphere, as well as the constant pressure of performing every Saturday to remain undefeated. From day one, t

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    Football

    5227 words, 21 pages

    The history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and association football. Both games have their origins in varieties of football played in the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century, in which a ball is kicked at a goal and/or run over a line. Many games known as "football" were being played at colleges and universities in the United States in the first half of the 19th century.[6][7] Walter CampAmerican football resulted from several major divergences from rugby football, most notably the rule changes instituted by Walter Camp, c

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    Capitalism

    1254 words, 6 pages

    Capitalism is word heard in everyday life. Capitalism is one of the social system used in most all countries of the world. Under Capitalism system, the means for producing and distributing goods which is factories, land, technology, and the system to move those goods are owned by a small quantity of people. We refer to this group of people as the Entrepreneurs. The working class sells their abilities to these companies. Adam Smith outlined the fundamentals and institutions of capitalism in his book, Wealth of Nations. One of the most important points of the book is t

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    Footballs Ugly Past

    2653 words, 11 pages

    The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game For nearly a century now they have dazzled us. They have been at the helm of glorious memories, pulsating from the steel mills of Sheffield to the slums of Rio de Janeiro, people throughout the world know them and remember their goals, their tackles and their saves. It is a universe in which, for ninety minutes, nothing else matters. Where the onlookers can forget about the trials and tribulations of their daily lives and be entertained by modern gladiators. Names like Maradona, Pele, Beckenbauer, Platini, Best, Zidane, Cruyff, Euseb

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    Managing “The Beautiful Game”

    1593 words, 7 pages

    Introduction We, as optimists, believe that the global economy is on the cusp of a great transition. We aim to play a significant role in the metamorphosis of this sluggish economy into a financial juggernaut. Armed with management theories, we will pave the path to a brave new world. However, these illusions of grandeur are also responsible for bringing the global economy down to its knees in the first place. Reflection on the events that triggered this downfall tells us that the very management theories that helped fuel the economy brought about its collapse too. As

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    Why College Football Should Have A Playoff System

    1450 words, 6 pages

    Season after season the BCS continues to ruin several college football teams hopes of a National Championship. Instead of allowing the decision take place on the football field they leave it up to a computer and an outdated formula that very few can understand. The statistical rating system used to determine the teams that will participate in the championship game of the Bowl Championship Series consists of three components and each will count as 1/3rd of the final BCS formula; subjective polls of Harris Interactive, coaches (USA Today) and six computer rankings. Is this system fair to all t

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    Systems Of Knowledge

    995 words, 4 pages

    Before beginning this project I had already shed a bad light over it and thought to myself that it would be a waste of time. However, as I started helping out as an assistant coach at Melita F.C., I grew to enjoy the project very much and was actually disappointed to have stopped work on it. However, I intend on continuing to help Marc Psaila as an assistant coach with Melita. The aim of my project is to accompany Marc Psaila Soler as an assistant coach with Melita F.C. My role is very simple; aid Marc in certain activities during the football session, helping him to keep order and also di

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    The Game

    999 words, 4 pages

    The stadium filled with smells, noise, and excitement. As we drove around the parking lot looking for open spaces we heard the roar of crowd, along with the sound of a beautiful marching band. As you look in the air you can see the bright sun, beam down through the smoke that was clouding the air. The smoke from the tailgaters filled the air and brought with it a smell so mouthwatering you could almost taste it. As we finally found our parking spot we headed to the ticket booth. On our way we seen countless numbers of parking spaces filled with barbeque pits, where families and friends were re

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    Irish Culture

    1001 words, 5 pages

    John "Johnny" Giles John Giles is one of the well-known Irish football players of all times. Giles was born on 6th November in Ormond Square, Dublin. His father Christy, who played for Bohemians F.C. and managed Drumcondra, encouraged him to play football. As a child, John played football on the streets with his friends and fell in love with the game. For most kids it is a dream to become a professional footballer, John had this same dream. At the age of 12 he realized that he had a gift and wanted to utilize it. A Dublin-based Manchester United scout identified him as

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    Leadership Analysis

    1001 words, 5 pages

    Leadership Analysis Abstract This paper explores a published article that reports on Roger Goodell’s response to domestic violence and how it has and will be handled in the National Football League (NFL). This paper examines Roger Goodell’s use of leadership, and possible improvements that can be made to enhance his overall leadership. Keywords: leadership, improvements On September 19th, 2014, Americans witnessed a clear example of adaptive leadership in a press conference held by Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL). He de

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    Footballers Wages

    1003 words, 5 pages

    Are footballers paid too much? Premiership footballers are amongst the richest people in today’s society. With their hundreds of millions of pounds, and the county in recession, I think that professional footballers are paid too much for they actually do to earn the extraordinary amount of money. The average wage of a footballer is £33868 per week, meaning that they earn, on average, in excess of £1.7 million per year. This is outrageous in comparison to the average wage of an average male

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    Hotty Toddy

    1005 words, 5 pages

    Caleb Ellenburg Descriptive essay Hotty Toddy The morning of the Ole Miss vs. Texas game, people are already flocking to the grove, a legendary tailgating spot, on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Mississippi. Hundreds of open sided tents are rising, creating a sea of blue and red. The atmosphere is becoming chaotic as more and more people arrive with their coolers, food trays, and for some, even tv’s to set up in their tents. Texas fans are out numbered 5-1 while they try to find some orange to gather by. As time get’s closer and closer to ki

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    Al Pacino Speech Analysis

    1007 words, 5 pages

    Inch by Inch – Speech Analysis Al Pacino's Inspirational Speech - In this scence of the movie – Any Given Sunday, Al Pacino plays a football coach. The scene is set just before the final match. The speech in written form: I don’t know what to say really. Three minutes to the biggest battle of our professional lives, all comes down to today. Either we heal as a team or we are going to crumble. Inch by inch, play by play till we’re finished. We are in hell right now, gentlemen believe me and we can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us or we can fight ou

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    The Blind

    1007 words, 5 pages

    The 2009 docu-drama, 'The Blind Side' directed by John Lee Hancock follows Michael Oher, a poor, less-fortunate teenage boy with a tough family situation. He is taken in by a kind woman, Leigh Ann Touhy (Sandra Bullock), and is eventually adopted by her. 'The Blind Side' demonstrates that doing the correct thing in life can be the toughest thing to do. This is shown though a number of events throughout the movie. For example, when Michael left his childhood family in the bad part of town to find a better life somehow even though he had no place to go. Also, when Leigh A

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    Subject

    1000 words, 4 pages

    ENC 1101 Let’s get to the Subject There are thousands upon thousands of different subjects that can be discussed. The process of writing on theses different topics most importantly starts with the foundation of research. If you get lucky enough to where your subject is actually one that sparks interest in you this process becomes much easier. Reading and writing about a subject that is boring or you don’t care much about tends to add stress and that annoying factor. Regardless information must be gathered along with your thoughts and ideas that you will incorporate into your paper along wi

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    Wisdom Of The Crouds

    1005 words, 5 pages

    In the book Wisdom of the Crowds there are many different decisions making examples, as well as how important trust is in a society. Some examples of decisions mimic the way a democracy approaches making one and others that are a simulation of a monarchy or a republic. In the book Wisdom of the Crowds it states that in Cape Canaveral a tragic event occurred. In the year 1986, middle of the day on January 28, the space shuttle Challenger exploded only ten miles high into the air. It was not before long that this horrible accident was widely known. News spreads like a wildfire. The first

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    Why Do Footballers Get Paid More Than Soldiers

    1010 words, 5 pages

    Why do footballers get paid more than the military? This is a very clichéd topic to write about, but one I have deliberately picked to best explain the wage differential between professions - it is a hotly debated topic, both from a more emotional standpoint and also from ethical and economic points of view. For the purpose of this essay, I will mainly stick to the economic arguments. The wage differential between these two occupations is massive. For example, Christiano Ronaldo’s monthly salary 2012-2013 is said to be about £800,000, whereas a private in the army woul

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    Essay On Nfl Rookies

    1255 words, 6 pages

    Last August, the Miami Dolphins' first overall draft pick Jake Long stepped into the locker room just like everyone else. Like everyone else he laced up his pads, studied his playbook, and listened intently to his coaches’ instructions. He wore the same uniform as everyone else and had gone to college before joining the team… just like everyone else. However, there were two major differences between Jake Long and nearly everyone else on the Dolphins. Long had never played one snap in the NFL and yet had just signed a five year $57 million contract. That contract would p

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    Management

    1255 words, 6 pages

    It is highly regarded by many sporting enthusiasts that we in this country have one of the most successful sporting organisations in the world, the English Premier League. In terms of success in terms of profit per team, in can be compared to the likes of the major sporting organisations of the United States of America (U.S.A.), i.e. Major League Baseball (M.L.B), National Basketball Association, (N.B.A.) yet is still just behind the National Football League (N.F.L) (Rosner, 2010) .In 2009 the English premier league was worth 2 billion and is ranked first in the Union

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    The Globalization Of Sports

    1243 words, 5 pages

    The time has come for the major sport brands of the United States to begin marketing their product abroad, even consider possible expansion. When sports are viewed from the global perspective, one can see organizations from all over the world in sports such as rugby and soccer compete against one another in order to spread the overall popularity of the game itself. When sports are looked at in the United States, the teams compete solely in North America. The World Series is not truly a “world” series, is it? Sure, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, and the Nationa

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    Anishinnabe Sports

    1260 words, 6 pages

    Larry James Anishinaabe of lake superior Ms. patton Native Americans and Ojibwe in Sports In all my years of playing sports I have never heard of an American Indian playing sports. I came from an island full of Hawaiian and mixed bread of people, so to come to the mainland state such as Minnesota playing with an real Native American was a total change for me. Well the story I am about to share with you all will show you that no matter what race you are, how big you are, or how talented you are sports can be played by anyone. The Davis family has a big imp

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    Brief Vs Ravens

    1266 words, 6 pages

    Brief the case Bouchat v. Ravens Michael Chambers American Public University Frederick Bouchat is an amateur artist. He has a ninth grade education, and now works as a front entrance security guard at the State of Maryland Office building on St. Paul Street in Baltimore. Bouchat often showed his artwork to people passing through the building's main entrance. As news of an NFL team for Baltimore spread in 1995, Bouchat created drawings and designs for the team based on his favorite possible team name--the Ravens. Bouchat created a helmet design and affixed his cr

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    Football Is Crap

    1267 words, 6 pages

    Newcastle produced an excellent attacking display to beat West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns and move level on points with fifth-placed Chelsea. Hatem Ben Arfa crossed for Papiss Cisse to open the scoring with an easy finish from what appeared an offside position. The superb Ben Arfa then curled in the second before again teeing up Cisse to drill past home goalkeeper Ben Foster. DID YOU KNOW? • Papiss Cisse is the joint-quickest Newcastle player in Premier League history to reach five goals (six games, same as Les Ferdinand) A defensive mix-up let su

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    Thomas David "Tom" Heaton An English Footballer

    1494 words, 6 pages

    Thomas David "Tom" Heaton (born 15 April 1986) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Burnley, having joined them from Bristol City in May 2013. Heaton began playing at a very young age at Chester School boys. He was managed by Darryl Pickering, a well established junior football manager. He said when interviewed "Darryl helped me a lot over the years." He began his professional career with Manchester United but was unable to break into the first team and spent time on loan with Swindon Town, Royal Antwerp, Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers, Rochdale and Wycombe Wanderers, befo

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    Memory Can Be Likened To A Place Or Process Discuss Using Either Metaphor

    1510 words, 7 pages

    Cognitive psychology is an area of psychology that studies mental processes of how people think, perceive, remember and learn. Ulric Neisser (1967) was the first to coin the term “cognitive psychology” and stated it concerns all the processes in which a “sensory input is transformed, reduced, elaborated, stored, recovered and used”. (Neisser, 1967, p.4). However, cognition is not observable as it concerns the internal mental processes of the brain. Memory is an internal process carried out by the human brain that allows one to obtain, retain and recall any experiences o

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    Pay For Play: Should Athletes Be Paid

    1511 words, 7 pages

    For years, the question about should athletes be paid has been a controversial topic. Division one athletes competes at an elite level, so why should athletes not be paid? Athletes are the key source of income, especially for division one universities. The athletes put in so much time and effort every day and bring so much revenue to their universities. On the division one level, college sports are considered more of a business and a job because the athletes put in so many hours a day in their sports as well as academics. Athletes give up their personal lives, and universities make money off

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    Ncaa Compensation How Student-athletes Could Be Paid And Its Effects

    1505 words, 7 pages

    Ever since I was a little girl, I would sit on the couch with my two older brothers, wearing my favorite college football player’s jersey. We would watch the college teams play, screaming at the television, arguing at a referees call or disapproving at a quarterback’s decision. Then after the game, my brothers would plug in their Xbox 360 and play the latest version of the NCAA football video game. They would pick the team with their favorite player that they had been cheering on when we were watching the game on the television. Just recently, a question crossed my mind after I had watched my

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    Pierre Garcon Hero Essay

    1519 words, 7 pages

    A hero is something more than a caped crusader or a big green monster. A person can’t just magically come into the spotlight and be proclaimed as a hero. To be a hero, one must act with selflessness and do what it takes to help others in dire situations. Somebody cannot expect to be known as a hero for their actions, because a true hero is someone who does not expect any glorification at all. Sports athletes are unique people. Once they reach the pinnacle of success and are known to the world, they symbolize and represent the communities in which they are from. Pierre Garcon was an underrate

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    Becoming A Professional Football Player

    1514 words, 7 pages

    History of Football When becoming a professional football player it takes steps and time. So with the information I’m giving it will be needed to take notes. Things steps aren’t hard and they are defiantly aren’t easy. So just take the mindset, knowing that anything can be accomplished if you put your mind to it. The process of becoming a professional football player requires dedication, education, and getting to the Canadian, Arena, or the National Football League. First, to get you ‘all to understand the importance of football you have known the history of football. The history of football

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    Personality

    1527 words, 7 pages

    Personality is all of the characteristics and traits that make you unique. Personality can affect sports performance in many ways depending on what sort of personality the individual has. For example if they are an extrovert they are loud and outgoing and will be more likely to be in a team sport like football or rugby. But if they are an introvert which is quiet and reserved they will be more likely to play an individual sport like tennis or athletics. This is because in individual sports it is better for the performer to try and make them ready for the game as they have no one with them exc

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    Victor Cruz As A Role Model

    1761 words, 8 pages

    First of all, Cruz is a New York Giant, one that played a huge role in helping the team win another Super Bowl season. So people are always interested in learning more about his personal life, and finding out how they made their long and winding journey to play football for the G-men. Call it human interest, if you will. Also, it's interesting to see how history played out and how it may have played out if Cruz had signed with, say, the Redskins, as he almost did. And it's always fun to relive a season like the Giants 2011 campaign, through the eyes of one of its main characters. The memorabl

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    American Football Vs European Football

    1770 words, 8 pages

    Football = foot + ball. How could a word so simple be so ambiguous? One could only imagine the word football to mean usage of the feet to maneuver some sort of ball. And this is true, in one type of "football" - European football. Football played all over Europe involves people literally kicking a ball with their feet into a net. But when referring to football in America, the game has nothing to do with kicking, or even feet. American football is actually a game with primary focus on throwing, catching carrying the ball with the hands. In the world of sports, the biggest culture shock when

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    Jay Cutler 2012 Season

    1779 words, 8 pages

    When I first moved to Atlanta about a year ago there was this burning and consistent question that was asked of me over and over again. It just so happened that my move coincided with the Chicago Bears' 2010 playoff run in which Jay Cutler was unable to return to that now infamous NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers. So my new Atlantan friends and colleagues all were interested in my thoughts and insights as they pertained to the Chicago quarterback: "What do you think? Couldn't that pansy get back in the game?", "Hey man, do you like Jay Cutler?", "You think he's the quarte

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    Head Trouble

    1780 words, 8 pages

    English 1301 Jackson Wegner is a 16-year-old high school football player from Novato High School. This past season, he suffered from a concussion mid-practice from “[his] head just whipping back and slamming against the turf,” making a catch as Jackson described (Sriskandarajah). The worst part of the accident, however, was that he wasn’t pulled from practice immediately after the injury. He continued to play and even attempted three field goals before a coach confronted him after Jackson couldn’t remember which field goal to kick towards. Jackson’s story is only one of the 250,000 concuss

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    Concussions And Head Injuries In The Game Of Football

    1785 words, 8 pages

    Matthew Colby died in the fall of 2001 at a high school football game after a helmet to helmet collision with an opposing player. He had complained for two weeks that he had a headache from an earlier helmet to helmet hit (Nowinski 45). A concussion is a serious injury that happens to many football players. It is estimated that there are 1.5 million high school football players in America today (Slattery 1). Of the 300,000 sports related concussions reported annually, 83% are suffered by football players (Scoggins 1). Sadly, since 1968, eighty nine high school football players have died

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    Common Theme In Art Forms

    1786 words, 8 pages

    The three art forms we chose to write about are visual art, sculpture, and music and the three artists we chose to write about are Ernest Eugene Barnes Jr., Thomas Blackshear, and Ray Charles. The pieces of art from each person we chose to compare are “The Advocate” a piece of art that was created by Earnest Barnes. The second piece of art is called “Liberty”, a piece of art that was created by Thomas Blackshear. The third piece of art was a music rendition called “America the Beautiful” sung by Ray Charles Jr. The theme that is expressed in each one of these pieces is liberty and freedom for

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    Investing In The Future

    2130 words, 9 pages

    It is sad seeing college sports overshadowing college academics and achievements. With so much money flowing in from sport venues, it is only fair that the athletic programs get their share of funding. Exactly how much should the athletic program get would be a fair question? Is it fair that students coming in to school every day must look at other student athletes and coaches, knowing that their tuition fees helps pays for their equipments and necessities? This being the case, colleges put too much emphasis on their sports programs, some even go as low as curving rules and standards to be

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    From War To America’s Game; The Afl/nfl Merger

    2103 words, 9 pages

    The National Football League dominated the professional football landscape when it was formed in 1920 until the 1960s. Rival leagues that tried to complete with the NFL often went bankrupt and folded shortly after they were formed. The American Football League was organized in 1960 by Lamar Hunt. He decided to start his own league after several failed attempts of owning his own team. Lamar Hunt was the son of Texas oilman H.L. Hunt, and had the financial needs to start up a new league to rival the NFL (Tucker). The NFL did not take the AFL as a serious threat in the early 1960s. They ref

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    Joe Paterno

    2350 words, 10 pages

    Joseph Vincent Paterno born December 21, 1926 in Brooklyn New York & is nicknamed JoePa, is the head coach of Pennsylvania State University’s colege football team a position he has held since 1966. Paterno has won more football games against teams currently in NCAA Division I -FBS or Division I-A than any other coach in history. He also has the most bowl game wins and more FBS undefeated seasons than any other coach in college football history. Paterno's thick glasses, rolled-up pants legs and white athletic socks have become signatures every bit as familiar to the

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