Sports of old were merely competitive activities rooted in heroism and romanticism. Sports activities today, however, have no such innocence or simplicity. Currently in America, the activities that make up our sports culture is not only the competitive events themselves but the processes and issues that underlie and surround them. Entwined in our sports culture is the giant business of mass broadcasting. Indeed, sports and the media go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly, like Mickey and Minnie, Darth Vader and Luke. They are intertwined and depend on each other to continue to grow. Sports media includes television, radio, magazines, newspapers, books, films, and, now, most importantly, social media devices provided by the
Growing up in Atlanta, I was surrounded and engulfed with the culture of sports and fandom; I cheered for each of the hometown teams: The Hawks, The Falcons, and The Braves and I was proud of my association with these teams. I enjoyed (and still do) the camaraderie and family atmosphere that attending a game or watching the game on television with family and friends encompasses. As a young child, I believed that sports were a pastime that brought people of all races, genders, and creeds together. As a child, I attended many local collegiate and professional games, I believed that sports were an inclusive activity and that my experience with participating in sports and being ridiculed and ostracized was an isolated occurrence. Therefore, this
Professional sports has become one of the most popular industries in the world today. The media spends billions of dollars on advertisements and teams spend millions of dollars on professional athletes all for one reason, the fans. The fans ticket sales and merchandise purchases are what keeps all the sport teams around and prevents professional athletes from losing their jobs. There are three types of fans in the sports world, average fans, fanatics, and fair-weather fans.
Sports are the one thing that has often worked towards uniting people. Whether it is in times of crisis or giving the entire nation a lift that was much needed, it has always been an activity that has dominated our lifestyle. This has often got several people gripped to their television sets or at stadiums waiting for the favorite layer to have a good game. The fan following and the entire event are a spectacle to savor as it allows people to take a break from daily activities and indulge in something far more interesting. It has evolved in the past so many years and the rules have changed in several sports. However, the one thing that has remained the same is the energy and support of fans. Most of these people end up following their team so much that they can actually predict who is going to do good and when, For people who have this uncanny habit of spotting the good and the bad, there are options to take part in playoff fantasy football.
Sports are extremely popular around the world and only get more popular as time goes on. Sports is on television (TV), in the news, in the newspaper, and online. It only makes sense that this is the case. A sporting event is the ultimate drama. The variability of a game is what gets people so into it. Sports can tell a story, and teach great life lessons as well as inspire people. If sports are that important to the people around the world who watch it, just think about how important sports are to the ones who actually play it and coach it. It is their passion, their persona, their life. With the media’s harsh expectations of teams today, unless a team wins a championship, they are deemed unsuccessful. Since expectations are so high,
Sports provide a reason to hang out with other people who enjoy watching, analyzing and cheering for the same teams. In the midst of a game, “you have guys hugging each other, cursing at the ref, and bonding by sharing a sense of commonality,” observes Edward Hirt, PhD., a professor of psychology at Indiana University. Even marriages, can benefit, too; nearly half of relationships get a positive boost from watching sports together (Kirchheimer, 2012, p.295). With social events centered on sports, it’s not just the shared sports, but the other shared areas of life that people happily talk about. Even commercial breaks can be a fun source of laughs and stories. Sports provide a way for new friendships to be forged and old friendships to be strengthened. Sharing good times together and developing friendships with fellow sports fans can increase happiness, which non-sports fans may not
Sports are an intricate part of most people's lives and popular culture today, whether it be football (soccer) in Europe, football or baseball in the United states, or rugby in Australia and New Zealand there is always a cult following of those sports in those regions. These sports develop the players into role models for the adolescent child, but with a following the ego of a player could be boosted to such a level they become jerks and try to put the “I” in “Teiam”
The passages present a discussion about arguments concerning whether or not professional athletes are overpaid. This is an important debate since professional sports represents a multi-billion-dollar-per-year industry. The two positions argue whether or not professional athletes should be paid the large yearly salaries they are paid. Both viewpoints have valid claims warranting consideration. For example, evidence suggests that people with far more important jobs are paid much less than professional athletes; in contrast, opposing evidence suggests that since professional athletes generally have short careers and must train very hard to build and maintain their skills, the higher salary is justified. While both sides of the issue have valid points, the viewpoint that professional athletes are not overpaid is the best-supported position, the position supported by the preponderance of the evidence cited in the passages. The strongest and best reasons supporting this position are that professional athletes must endure grueling and intensive training, they generally have short careers that often end in injury, and the amount that they are thought to be paid is often inflated. Accordingly, these reasons and opposing viewpoints will be discussed next.
Sports are part of the everyday life of many people across the world, and in the United States sports are even more present in its society's life due to the fact that there are four major sports in the country. But should the professional athletes from these sports earn salaries as high as ten or twentieth times more than the national average wage? The answer should be NO. Professional athletes must be well remunerated but can not be overpaid when there are many issues around the world that can be solved with money. At this present age, professional athletes do not play for the love of the sport, and what they really care is what is going to be the amount of money in their contracts. The fans who support their teams have the majority of guilt in the high salaries of these athletes. Any team or franchise of any sport will not be able pay excessive salaries to their players if they do not sell jerseys, tickets, packages trip, accessories related to players, and games package on TV cables. The national government should intervene in the sports federation's policies and set a salary cap that do not diverges from its population reality.
In this website article written by “The Doctor Chris Mueller”, a featured columnist from Bleacher Report, he explores both sides when it comes to the question “Are athletes overpaid?” and talks about the
Over the last couple years, college athletics have hit their peak in revenue and have gained immense popularity in every state across the U.S. With millions of viewers and thousands of athletes, college sports have become a huge part of American society. But with this popularity also comes the controversial question of college athletes being paid more than their athletic scholarships for the revenue, admissions, and excitement they bring to their universities. With both sides having valid viewpoints about the idea of college athletes being paid or not, the argument is debated more and more every year as college sports popularity continue to rise. But for the meaning of this paper and for everything college athletes do for their schools, they should be paid for the money they bring to their school, that they receive none of in return, the 43.3 hours a week they put into their dedicated sport, which is an average work week, and the countless other abuses they are put through by their universities to play the sport they love.
The world we live in, our every action is driven by some economics motivation. Every task we perform now has some kind of monetary value attached to it. While some may argue that has made us materialistic, others believe it’s just a way of acknowledging each other’s hard work. A similar trend is seen in sports; athletes and coaches are paid, highly to acknowledge them and show appreciation. However, when it comes to college sports, everyone’s views change and only the coaches are the ones being compensated. Today, I would like to argue against these double standards because, the effort college athletes put towards their sport and the commercialization of college level sports, justifies the notion of monetary compensation for college athletes.
If an employee earned millions of dollars for a company and received little to no compensation, many issues would arise, possibly even a riot. In contrast, when this same dilemma comes about for a collegiate athlete, the only people who believe that these athletes deserve this money are the athletes themselves. The definition of a full-time job is commonly considered to be a 35-40-hour work week, and these everyday employees get paid, so why do college athletes who work over 40 hours for their sport not get paid (Edelman, Marc)? During recent years, there has been a great debate that has arisen over whether these athletes deserve to be paid for their hard work, rather than simply receive scholarship money that the athletes never see. Many spectators wish to preserve the amateurism of the sport, filled with athletes that play because of their love for the game, not because of a paycheck. On the other hand, there are a growing number of proponents who firmly believe that
Your body screams with every step. You gasp for the air you desperately long for. The urge to collapse to the ground, with your heart pounding in your ears. The pain drips from your chin, and drops onto the ground with a single, tiny splash. But you keep running through the bitter weather who is wearing you down. This is the daily warm-up every athlete has to power through to stay in their top-condition. In return, many professional athletes get paid millions of dollars. But, some people think that these athletes are being paid exorbitant amounts of money, whom they don’t deserve, because they believe high salaries should go to doctors and firefighters, who save the lives of others in their excruciating work. While others believe that athletes’ sacrifices to their health, and their dedicated time and energy to achieve their goals and dreams should be definitely be rewarded with a higher salary than most people. To look into the future, it is obvious that this issue’s outcome will open up revealing truths about an athlete’s salary. However, athletes are definitely not overpaid. If their salary was any lower, their hard work and bloodshed would go unnoticed. The risks of their overall health they experience daily would never be supported if those risks become a reality.
In today’s society many will argue whether or not professional athletes are overpaid. In the present time athletes are being paid phenomenally large amounts of money for their entertainment. It is my claim that all professional athletes are overpaid because they do not offer society an essential function that improves or enhances our world in comparison to other professionals such as medical doctors, lawyers, and teachers. Society does not value entertainment enough to warrant such high salaries such as those of many professional athletes. There is no reason that these athletes should demand these tremendous amounts of money. This is why you have to put into question their reasoning for demanding