Sports Papers

  • Narrative - Sport As A Lifestyle

    1321 words, 6 pages

    English 103 A sport is not just physical activity; to an athlete, it is a lifestyle. This lifestyle will teach you things you never would have thought you would learn and it will open windows and doors you never thought would be open. The lifestyle of an athlete shapes an individual and makes them their own unique character. Gymnastics is my lifestyle. It has made my path, and with all the bumps and curves along the way, guided me to the person I am today. I started gymnastics at the age of four, doing preschool and rec classes and when I turned 7 I was invited to join the competitive t

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    Analyzing Stereotypes: Gymnastics Is A “Women’s Sport”

    1515 words, 7 pages

    English 103 Women’s U.S.A. Gymnastics has been getting people’s attention recently because of the amazing teams America has sent to the Olympics in the last twelve years, where the girls have been basically dominating the podium. On top of them rising in popularity, they have the sparkly leos, the graceful beam routines, and the fun floor routines, which are all things that media highlights, giving today’s society the perception that Gymnastics is only a “women’s sport.” Because of this view, society is also beginning to disregard the masculinity and strength that is a crucial part of the

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    Pro Campus-carry Summary

    244 words, 1 page

    Maura Ewing wrote Campus Carry: The Movement to Allow Guns on College Grounds, Explained to address the question if whether or not guns should be allowed in Universities. One of the most important supporting points in this article was the protection of students in the event of a crisis. Throughout the article she provided research that showed some campuses believe that having guns on campus would increase the risk for more issues than it would prevent. However, looking back to the beginning of the article, the main catalyst for campus-carry laws to be enacted, was a mass shooting at Virginia T

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    Disability Interview Assignment

    1112 words, 5 pages

    Disability can be a delicate topic to talk about, but thankfully the four friends that I had interviewed were all very open about their opinions, and they all gave me plenty of insight and different views on disability. I have very well informed friends, therefore each of their views, values, and opinions I take into consideration and compare them to my own. All four of my interviewees, regardless of having a disability or not, have rather similar views on the topic. The first two people I had interviewed, both not having any sort of disability, have relatively similar answers. Upon being p

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    Disparities In Major Sports Coverage Between Men And Women

    1291 words, 6 pages

    Sociology 300 Sport is a major part of the American culture. People play the sports they like, as well as watch their favorite teams. Although, there is so much love for the game, sometimes the media has a different way of showing its love. There is also an unbalanced representation in sport coverage between men and women. For instance, in women’s soccer, they have had more successes than the men’s team, yet they do not get as much media coverage and are paid less than the men’s team. Not only that, in media coverage, if an athlete is involved in a crime, it will make headlines and the top

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    Personal Statement Final Paper

    670 words, 3 pages

    Participating in various sports has acutely shaped my seventeen years of life for the better both physically and mentally. I have tried so many different sports, especially as a child, to help me find the real me. My mother put me in swimming, tap dance, ballet, cheerleading, karate, and tumbling, and I also tried volleyball and basketball through my own ambitions. But the sport that helped me find my full potential in being able to accomplish whatever I set my mind to was gymnastics. This sport brought out both mental and physical training not just in the gym, but strengthened many of my weak

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    Two Hours Of A Gymnast’s Life

    1417 words, 6 pages

    It is just another Sunday night and I have all my equipment packed for practice. I text one of the officers of the Club Gymnastics team asking for a ride to practice because officers provide car-pools for those unable to go to practice without a ride. We head over to the gym in Sycamore, cleverly called Energym Gymnastics, a gym that doubles as a club gymnastics team as well as provides tumbling classes. Car-pool after car-pool, it is seven at night, and more and more people trickle in, putting away their gym bags, backpacks, and extra clothes into the provided cubbies at the entrance of the g

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    Big Goals For A Little Person

    1581 words, 7 pages

    All my gymnastics gear was ready: grips, leotard, spandex, ponytail holders, athletic tape, and ankle brace. Before leaving my house, I was constantly checking my gym bag for everything I would need to bring to practice, making sure nothing was missing. Then I left my house, going to school with my school backpack on one shoulder, and my gymnastics bag on the other. The entire day was just plain nerve wrecking. I became doubtful by the end of the day, and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to reach my goal. How could a freshman possibly achieve such a high goal? It was a position no fresh

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    The Sports Myth - Effects Of Practice On Success

    1746 words, 7 pages

    An American football player who, despite his rough childhood and not starting football until he was in high school, was drafted in the NFL as the 23rd pick for the Baltimore Ravens on April 26, 2009. He was also projected as one of the top prospects for the 2009 NFL draft. His story is told in the book by Michael Lewis The Blind Side, which was also made into an award winning film. His jersey was numbered 74 and the back side said Oher. The way he got there though is an interesting one. Michael Oher played football for the first time as a freshman at a public school in Memphis; he then transfe

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    Violating Social Norms

    1028 words, 5 pages

    An entire population of people act upon a certain set of rules, a set of rules that define what is considered acceptable behavior. These unwritten, unspoken, and unheard of set of rules are called social norms, and these are what control a group of people’s behaviors. There were many social norms that I could have violated, ranging from sitting in an elevator or escalator to dressing oddly or inappropriately, but the one norm that I chose to violate was the norm of acting in a grocery store; Wal-Mart to be specific. Although Wal-Mart already has its reputation for breaking many social norms, I

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    Differences Between Men And Women’s Sport And Their Coverage In Media

    508 words, 3 pages

    Sociology 300 Introduction In this study, we are focusing on the differences between men and women’s sport and their coverage in media. Would the increase in coverage of women’s sport generate more interest with women’s sport? The independent variable testing was the participant’s gender and age. The dependent variables were if they watched sports, if they are interested in watching women’s sport, and if they do believe women’s sports are being covered more in media. Methods The sample data collected through those that are conveniently close. It was shared on social media for friends t

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    Redemption In The Ring

    3958 words, 16 pages

    The sounds of blaring sirens and heavy traffic were muffled inside the Osaka Boxing Center, where all that could be heard were the heavy outcries from the audience. The grand finals to determine the Middleweight California State Champion was about to commence. The two fighters were longtime rival and friends Damon and Alfonso. Both fighters were known for their sense of compassion and nobility, especially being boxers, but recent tabloids claiming that Damon would triumph contaminated Alfonso with a sinister state. As the two boxers approached the ring, both were met with a swarm of interviewe

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    Expertise

    1175 words, 5 pages

    Baseball is as American as the red, white and blue that sits on our flag, it is a sport that was created by us, and to this day is one of the sports that we dominate the most in. Growing up in the suburbs right outside Chicago, almost everyone is a Chicago Cubs fan or a Chicago White Sox fan. While that makes sense for them, considering those are the two teams that play close to our town, I chose to be different, I chose to be a New York Yankees fan. Growing up in the minority wasn’t fun, most people look at the Yankees and think of them as the bad guys because they have the money and willingn

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    Differences Between Men And Women's Sport And Their Coverage In Media

    504 words, 3 pages

    Introduction In this study, we are focusing on the differences between men and women’s sport and their coverage in media. Would the increase in coverage of women’s sport generate more interest with women’s sport? The independent variable testing was the participant’s gender and age. The dependent variables were if they watched sports, if they are interested in watching women’s sport, and if they do believe women’s sports are being covered more in media. Methods The sample data collected through those that are conveniently close. It was shared on social media for friends to see. It was als

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    Where The Red Fern Grows

    479 words, 2 pages

    Where the Red Fern Grows book summery This is an especially good book about a boy named Billy and his two loyal Coonhounds, Old Dan and Little Ann. Throughout the story, Billy learns a lot of life lessons that help him to become a man. The story takes place on a farm in the Ozark Mountains of northeastern Oklahoma. At the beginning of the book, Billy buys two coon hounds puppies for .25 cent each. Soon after he gets the dogs he wants to train them to become great hunting dogs, which is where the story really begins. Billy is eager to teach his brand new puppies hunting techniques

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    Escape

    1068 words, 5 pages

    Escape to freedom A slave’s escape story I am running, running faster than I never knew I could. The dogs caught on to my scent after the creek and now they’re closing in. I have no choice but to keep running because if I stop death by lashing is almost certain. I should probably explain how I got here in the first place. Hi, my name is Sally Shayne and until a few hours ago I was a slave of the Cottonwood Family in South Carolina. This story all starts back about a week ago when the warden announced that we were going t

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    St Luois Rams; Glen Dorsey

    2069 words, 9 pages

    I've been mulling over how exactly to share my views on this for months. I've been reading all of the draft talk banter back & forth. Pro & con..........good & bad.......reasons for drafting him or not drafting Glenn Dorsey. In addition to all of the other guys we're considering at No. 2. As a long time Ram fan I know what it's like for us to be drafting early. This ain't my first rodeo, & I've been here b4. However an early draft pick, not to mention the No. 2 overall pick in the draft presents it's own set of problems. I'm sure many of us still remember the Lawrence Phillips DISASTER bac

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    Breakthrough In Organization Performance

    516 words, 3 pages

    Breakthrough in organization performance: competitive advantage through employee-centered management. Sustainable competitive advantage can best be achieved through employee-centered management which encourages widespread participation and contribution of employees in problem-solving and decision-making. This article describes the experience over a six-year period at Ault Foods, Ltd. of Canada, which implemented a structured seven-step strategy for improved organization performance through employee-centered management. A significant change in the condition of the human organization resulting

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    Sportsmanship

    562 words, 3 pages

    Sportsmanship is one of the most overlooked parts of sports today. People who are sports fans tend to care more about statistics and not about how those games are played. The blame can very easily be put on sports shows like ones on ESPN which prides players on how many points a player can score. Although those statistics are important, there is a problem with sportsmanship both on and off the field or court. The players who decide that is necessary to talk trash to other players and/or about other players are poor role models. Although there are these bad examples there are some great exa

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