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A 10 page paper on the integration of Black athletes into major league baseball. The writer describes the evolution of the Negro Leagues and the reasons why it would have been beneficial for these leagues to remain in effect as they contributed to social bonding. It is argued that integration damaged some of the pride ...

6 pages in length. Baseball and television have had a rocky but financially rewarding union. The writer addresses various pros and cons of televised baseball, particularly with respect to the ever-increasing status of player salaries, and discusses aspects of the game that have come into existence specifically through the inclusion of television.

The writer of this 8 page research paper attempts to answer the question of whether the media can effectively serve any function in sports other than commercializing our favorite ones. It is argued that while the media does help promote our sense of spirit, motivate fans, etc.; it also helps create unfair stereotypes for athletes, ...

In this well-reasoned 6 page essay, the writer discusses what the media's ethical responsibilities should be in covering sports-related issues & events and how these measure up with reality. It is argued that the media spends too much time influencing the opinions of fans while it should really be providing objective news. Ultimately, the media's ...

A 7 page paper the explores the negative aspects of youth sports, and includes consideration of the impacts of competativeness, parental expectations, and outside pressures on the children participating. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 20 page research paper on hazardous chemicals and pesticides used on golf courses. Bibliography lists at least 15 references.

A 7 page paper that provides an overview of the phenomenon of soccer hooliganism and suggests some of the sociological determinants that have resulted in considerable problems in the British sports arena. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 7 page paper discusses the sociological aspects of the violence in hockey. Issues of social approval, aggressive play, opinions of fellow team members, and public response are outlined in terms of their roles in the continuation and validation of violence in hockey. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

A 6 page research paper on professionalism and the Olympic Games. The writer feels that professional athletes should indeed be allowed to compete and provides documented, historic evidence to support this argument. It is believed total integration, unity, and utter lack of prejudice should be the focus of the Olympics-- not political bickering and controversy ...

A 5 page paper discussing the phenomena of sports' and athletes' unethical and, often, immoral behavior both on the playing field and off. Bibliography lists four sources.

A 6 page look at the Olympic Games; covering their history, purpose, and growth. The writer goes on to examine modern issues affecting the Olympics such as the controversy over allowing "professional athletes" to compete, disqualification of drug users, and the changing role of nationalism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper examining the affect violence has on children and society at large, and particularly addresses athletes as role models. The writer argues that, even though children look on athletes as role models, they are somewhat more advanced in their thinking than adults. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the incidence of violence in the stands at major league baseball games. The wtriter also examines the social factors that either encourage or support violent behavior at sporting events. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 14 page paper which discusses various gender concerns with relationship to anabolic steroid use in sports. The paper presents information concerning the supposed benefits and realistic side effects of steroids. It also breaks down the gender concerns and illustrates how the anabolic steroids effect men and women, as well as adolescents. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

10 pages in length. Athletes represent a special group of people who are keenly aware of their nutritional requirements. After all, they demand a great deal from their bodies as a means by which to achieve their varied and often rigorous athletic goals. Still, this is not to say that just because ...

This 8 page report discusses the controversies that have revolved around labor issues of Major League Baseball and baseball umpires. Certain fundamental labor issues are in force, however, the unique aspects of professional sports adds to the overall complexity of the process. The decision by the umpires to “quit” rather than strike in September of 1999 ultimately backfired on them and ...

This five page paper presents a discussion on the book " Mad As Hell : How Sports Got Away from the Fans-And How We Get It Back" by Mike Lupica. The belief of the author that the sports world has gotten out of control with greed and attitude is the main themes of the book. ...

This 8 page report discusses the current trends in the construction of professional baseball stadiums. The technology and construction is top of the line high-tech while the theme and the style is a return to classicism. Stadiums such as Camden Yard in Baltimore and Comerica Park in Detroit (with its merry-go-round and Ferris wheel) attempt to make every effort to recreate ...

This 5 page report discusses the fact that professional basketball ticket prices have skyrocketed in the past few years. The average fan cannot afford a ticket, much less a ticket for a good seat. One has to wonder what sort of impact the lack of affordability and the elitism that has evolved around basketball will ultimately have in terms of ...

(12 pp) This discussion exams the role of television broadcasting in sports, through the personality of the sportscaster and through the game itself. The sports of figure skating, golf, and basketball are examined for their impacts in this media. The possibility of a new network entering the picture in these sports ...

This 16 page report discusses the benefits and controversies that exist in the sports world regarding artificial and natural turf playing fields. In the big money realm of professional sports, playing surfaces are generally chosen and maintained on the basis of what is the most cost effective and least problematic. Concerns regarding aesthetics, the “feel” of the surface, and personal preference ...

(5 pp). Bernard Malamud's (1914-1986) first novel, The Natural, an allegory about the rise and fall of a baseball player, was published in 1952. According to Rothstein (1986), it is different from most of his work in that there are no Jewish characters. After the book was made into a movie starring Robert Redford in ...

Violence In Hockey

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page paper explores the relationship between aggression, violence, masculinity and hockey. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

This 5 page report discusses San Diego, California’s decision to build a new, downtown ballpark for the San Diego Padres baseball team. From the public administration frame of reference, the addition of any sporting complex must be considered with both a great deal of careful review, cost benefit analyses, public support, and the financial ramifications associated with such a massive ...

This 7 page report discusses the issues associated with the fact that baseball is big business. The acrimonious strike by major-league baseball players in 1994 and 1995 dealt the game a terrible blow. But the strike only confirmed what baseball fans already knew. Each new season sees the game’s best players competing for the title of highest-paid athlete. But in ...

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