A common theme I noticed within the readings, videos, and discussions this week is idea of deviance in sport. After watching Dr. Kent’s video about violence in sport, I feel that athletes can potentially develop a violent behavior based on the environment they are exposed to. For example, in past discussions, I learned that some people feel that football players are more likely to be abusive due to the fact they are highly aggressive on the field. Boxers and MMA fighters are looked at similarly, therefore many parents do not want their children to look up to these athletes. Also, it was mentioned this week how domestic violence is the number one crime committed by athletes. Although some athletes convey this deviant behavior outside of the sport, I feel that the sport organizations have been trying to regulate these combat sports while also helping bring awareness to the issues of domestic violence and
On September 21, 2017, two National Football Players complained to further the case to summary judgement for intentional misrepresentation. During this process three employers continued with the case and prove that there is not any misrepresentation. The NFL player’s Reggie Walker and Alphonso Carreker were against San Diego Charger, Denver Broncos, and Green Bay Packers. Alphonso Carreker was against the Denver Broncos, and the Green Bay Packers. Whereas Reggie Walker was only against the San Diego Chargers. Both Reggie and Alphonso were suing the clubs, because of the misrepresented allegations showing that the clubs cared about the employees’ health before playing. Walker also had another allegation towards the San Diego Chargers which was the when he sprained an ankle in 2014 and continued to work and play with the team and caused him to be injected for the pain in his ankle
The term sport is highly complex and often tough for people to define. Concepts that are associated with sport can be equally hard to understand. One such concept is deviance among athletes. Coakley states that “Deviance occurs when a person’s ideas, traits, or actions are perceived by others to fall outside the normal range of acceptance in a society” (Coakley, 2015, p.108). These normal ranges of acceptance are created by societal norms. There are two kinds of norms; “formal, which are explicitly written rules or laws and informal, which are unwritten customs and traditions of how a person should think and act in society” (Coakley, 2015, p.108). In order to be able to examine deviance, one must first define the norms in their area of interest. For the purposes of this paper, the area of interest is football. Football is a social world in which the prevalence of deviance is high. There are many levels of football, and this paper focuses on High School football players.
On May 11,2015 the NFL AFC championship between the indianapolis colts and the new england patriots. New england won 45-7 to go on to the super bowl but controversy started surrounding because someone accused tom brady of intentionally deflating the game footballs to almost a pound under the regulation pounds per square inch or PSI of 12.5 to 13.5 PSI. The ball was obviously below regulation PSI but the controversy is whether it made the ball easier to throw and catch in the rainy conditions the game was being played in.
It was a bright, sunny, hot day at the end of august. Our football team had an amazing offensive line as we were stacked with linemen each exceeding over 200 pounds. There were many pressures on us to be a very good team and they pushed us all very hard to be the best. Practice five days a week with lifting on the other two days, no days off was our motto! Our scrimmage had gone very well that day and as it was coming to an end, the starters were out and we were taking our pads off when I heard my coach yell from the side that one of the players got a stinger and he needed me back in. I threw my pads back on and went in. The play was called and the ball was run to my side. I threw my blocker off me and went for the tackle. As I threw my
There are many repercussions that are projected upon both men and women when they enter into a sport that typically isn’t thought of as gender appropriate. Some of those cultural and social stigmatisms may be abandonment by your peers, and friends questions regarding your sexuality, and even in some cases criticism as to how you are living your life. In some cases, it may lead to you not being accepted by either group, theone whose norems you are not following, of as well as the one with whom you are trying to get involved. This paper will address all of these issues and how these seemingly negative situations can, will, and are, leading to growth. It will also discuss how this is a situation where repercussions are
I enjoyed your assessment on deviance and over conformity, but I have to disagree on the form of deviance. I think PED's are certainly a problem in sports, but I think it's definitely more under control because of the more severe penalties handed down in today's sports. If this was still the steroid era in baseball I think I would agree with you more. I think marijuana is becoming more of a concern than PED use in today's sports.
Ricardo Kaka, Zindine Zidane, these are the names of two legendary soccer players who represent the polarized sides of a very diverse spectrum of player attitudes, behaviors, and perspectives. Each player demonstrates a very high level of skill and determination that has brought them fans from across the globe, however one has conducted himself to a higher standard following respect and demonstrating fairness and honorable behaviors, whereas the other has acted disgracefully on multiple occasions and has sealed himself into the infamous side of the history books. These ideals must be reviewed and analyzed in order to understand what we have become as audiences, and what we venerate in society. Will we promote ethics or immorality? I believe these reflections can reveal a great sum about how we conduct ourselves and how we truly regard ethics in sports.
In the articles, “The Secret Life of Tiger Woods,” by Wright Thompson, and “Are parents ruining youth sports? Fewer kids play amid pressure,” by Michael S. Rosenwald, they explain the sacrifices that are made by athletes, whether it be losing privacy and compassion, or that the parents in the sport turn the activity into a competition instead of a game. I believe that the sacrifices that are made are not worth the fame and fortune.
What if you were just a little kid at a football game? And you saw some of the pro athletes kneeling down during the National Anthem. Would you get distracted and kneel because you look up to some of the people doing it or just stand like you usually would? Pro athletes have not gone too far by bringing politics into sports because Kaepernick and the other players have a right to do what they believe, it is something to keep in conversation, and it was the right time to do it.
I agree with kidder that If we inhabit on the various differences that are among the interpretations of the one being in the state of good life, we are more easily and likely to miss and lose various similarities. With the absence of these similarities there is a chance of losing the confidence that gives us the ability to receive identification on common points towards interest that are more of agreements that are involved and cut across things such as politics, religion, gender, culture, age and even our history. With kidders perspective he noted that there was a rough consensus that didn’t exist on particular and certain issues. He then came to a conclusion that various societies that
What is the social role of sport? To what extent does social structure influence the practice and experience of sport? Discuss in relation to two of the following: gender, class, ethnicity or Aboriginality, or region. Illustrate your answer with at least three examples from sporting contexts (local or international).
Salaries, wages, and compensations have always been major and generally controversial topics in democratic America. And, with the rising popularity of college athletics, particularly football, compensation (or lack thereof) for college athletes has recently been a hot topic in American sports. While some of the debate stems from the similarity between responsibilities college athletes have to their programs and those of professionals, most of the issue involves the principles of amateurism. Recent “scandals” involving college athletes such as Terrelle Pryor, Johnny Manziel, and Todd Gurley have raised questions about the ethics of amateurism, particularly with regard to the NCAA organization. The issue is found in a very gray area, where there is most likely no definitive one-size-fits-all solution, but the resolution of this issue is one that will change and shape the future of college athletics across the national landscape.
A competitive, honor based, tagging game not dissimilar to paintball, in where opposing teams or individuals tag each other with small biodegradable pellets.