Academic Papers on Professional Athletes

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A 5 page synopsis of the 1992 biography of Michael Jordan by Sam Smith. The writer demonstrates that while Smith's biography shows a negative side to Jordan's character not seen by his adoring public, debunking the Jordan mystique was not Smith's intention. Smith succeeds in presenting Jordan, not as a godlike superstar, but rather it ...

A 4 page biography/report on the life and accomplishments of Jackie Robinson-- the American baseball player known for 'breaking the color barrier' and becoming the first Black player to gain widespread acceptance playing for a Major League team. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 12 page paper that considers the portrayal of Joe DiMaggio in the biographies developed by Maury Allen (Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio) and Jack Moore (Joe DiMaggio) and demonstrates the elements that underscored DiMaggio's developments as a legendary figure.

This 10 page paper considers the influence of the family system on the development of basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. This paper considers the assessment of his family structure and life through the use of Peter Knobbler's biography Giant Steps. Bibliography lists 5 source.

The Legal Case(s) and Repeated Appeals of Mike Tyson : This 5 page report discusses the numerous legal cases that have followed fighter Mike Tyson for most of the1990s. The law allowed him a second round of appeals and Indiana Court of Appeals did decide to grant Tyson his hearing basing the decision on a ...

A 5 page paper on the history of basketball. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

In four pages this paper compares and contrasts legendary NFL quarterbacks Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Joe Montana of the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. Nine sources are listed in the bibliography.

A 7 page paper which discuses the differences between football in history and football today. Subjects covered include attitudes, lifestyles, and pay. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Technology in Golf

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This 5 page paper looks at the influence of chemistry and design on the game of golf from the shaft of a club to the tees and balls that the club will hit. The paper also considers 'illegal' golf equipment. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

In this 5 page paper, the writer is concerned with the historical accuracy of film & written accounts of the Jackie Robinson legend. The movie ['Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars'] is compared with the book 'Baseball's Great Experiment: --Jackie Robinson and His Legacy.'

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