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This 6 page paper looks at the economics of baseball and how high salaries play into the overall concept of capitalism. Theories of Marx, Durkheim and Weber are used in the analysis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

7 pages. This paper is an overview of the history of American football and its relation to football as we know it today. Comparisons are made between players in the first football league to those of today's players, as well as information on salaries, drafts, players' lifestyles, and other intriguing information about the game of football. Bibliography lists ...

A 17 page paper which examines the history and importance of soccer and baseball in Latin America. The paper also focuses on how important soccer is in Brazil and how important baseball is in Central America. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines the success and effectiveness of teams as opposed to groups as seen through the history of the Killer Bees basketball team in Bridgehampton, NY. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page paper presents an overview of the debate concerning school mascots. The use of American Indians as mascots and symbols is discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 2 page, creative essay on the various applications of Tae Kwon Do in modern society. The writer reviews several uses of this Korean martial art and discusses some personal experience with its study. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 7 page paper that describes the significant developments in competitive gymnastics in Germany during the 1800s. Of special consideration are the development of schooled gymnastics processes and the participation of Germany in the first Olympiad in 1896. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

In 5 pages the author discusses the variances in leisure practices between the black and white culture. "This is a cultural variance in the leisure practices between blacks and whites, particularly those blacks and whites who are in different socioeconomic classes. Although not a significant amount of research has been done concerning the variances ...

Karate

  • 5 page paper

5 pages. Describes the techniques, theory and some background of Karate as well as the way in which it deals with the mind and body as far as self-discipline. Karate in actuality is considered a hard style. It is more linear than circular and it can be very aggressive and devastating to ...

Negro League Baseball

  • 18 page paper

An 18 page paper which examines the effects of Negro league baseball on the African-American community, on the players themselves, and on the white community. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

This 5 page report discusses two of America’s most famous boxers of all time. Their lives and boxing careers are discussed and various aspects of grammar and style such as metaphor, simile, relative pronouns, and conjunctive adverbs. Comparing Marciano and Tyson serves as an example that allows the writer/reader to understand the ways in which the English language is most ...

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 ...

Concepts of Leisure

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper considers different concepts of leisure and play and argues that the best definition of leisure comes from Csikszentmihalyi’s flow theory. This is compared with other models including attribution theory, achievement-motivation and compensatory theory. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

A 20 page paper arguing that integration of the races has improved the quality of the game and positively contributed to the professional development of baseball. The paper looks at conditions immediately following Jackie Robinson's debut with the Dodgers and the firsts achieved by Larry Doby, Henry Thompson, Willard Brown, Buck O'Neil and Ken Williams and others, concluding that ...

(5 pp.) There is no doubt about the power of Martin Scorsese's 1980 film Raging Bull: The film was named the year's best picture by Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, USA Today, the American Film Institute and Premiere Magazine. Robert DeNiro's performance as boxer Jake La Motta won De Niro his second Oscar. ...

(5 pp) Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, has been goin' strong for over eighty years. Once more it is spring and time to play ball - against the Yankees of course. You mean there is another team? This discussion concerns the Red Sox-- Yankee game of 4/20/2001. ...

5 pages in length. Baseball during the American Civil War represented everything that the war did not: It was a way in which soldiers and ranking commanders could return being just men as much as it was critical time spent regaining one's mental and emotional balance amidst overwhelming conflict. Albert Doubleday – a ...

This 8 page paper considers the occurrence of violent and antisocial behaviour in soccer fans. The paper considers the different causes and contributory factors such as national identity, racism, collective responsibility, hero worship. Media incitement and as a reaction to aggressive policing. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

5 pages. There is a phenomenon on the rise in small towns throughout the southwest and its name is high school football. Small towns such as Odessa, Texas, depend on high school football to make their city known. This paper looks at the phenomenon to determine why this sport has become the mainstay of the ...

This paper evaluates the question of a player’s worth from the perspective that this is a capitalist country and that baseball is big business and it pays its players what it is assumed they are worth. In other words baseball salaries are a product of supply and demand. The very fact that baseball ...

This 5 page report discusses the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the scandal that erupted over vote-fixing in the pairs figure skating competition. The controversy over the gold medal for the pairs competition was complicated by allegations (and proof) of unfair judging and judging collusion that resulted in the removal of a ...

5 pages. The Boy Scouts of America has been a well-known organization to many generations of boys. This organization has given boys the chance to make things, do things and experience things that help shape their character and in many cases to turn their lives around so that they make something meaningful out ...

This is a 5 page paper discussing the life and short stories of Ring Lardner. Ring Lardner (1885-1933) was a columnist and humorist who was well known for his “busher” stories which told of his years as a sports and baseball writer from 1905-1913. Even after he stopped touring with the teams, all based in ...

Categories of Leisure

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page papers outlines the three main concepts of leisure; the use of residual time, leisure as an activity and leisure as being functional and then discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each concept. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

This 3 page paper discusses the means by which college basketball players are recruited. This paper explores the different techniques as well as the many new technologies available which have expanded the available options. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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