According to an article by Daniel Leritz, Kroenke’s “dream has been to host a Super Bowl to hold his head up there with other major NFL owners and tout his team’s facilities to the world” (Leritz, 2015). The city of St. Louis also has a stake in this agenda because of the fans who have support their home team through the ups and downs over the past 25 years. Rams fan Ron Kruszewski said, “We need to be an NFL city. I don’t care what people say” (Kirn, 2015). NFL owners also play a major role in this decision because the location directly affects the income for other teams like the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers with revenue sharing.
With the recent advances in technology the head injuries experienced by National Football League players has been made more noticeable to the public. So the public has raised an eyebrow, questioning who will take responsibility to battle the issue of brain injuries in the National Football League. This subject involving player safety isn’t anything new, “In fact, a quick search of historical press reports shows that football related concussions have been associated with deaths and debilitating injuries since the late 1800s”(Lange 178). In football one of the most important parts are player safety. In fact, players wear equipment such as helmets, to help prevent head injuries.
College football millions of diehard fans throughout the country, and the vast television market in the BIG 10 region naturally creates monopoly for BTN. Stadiums cannot hold an entire fan base of a collegiate football team, and what better way, to broadcast live games at the local homes, and sports bars of fanatics. In 2007 the BTN made settlements with 40 minute cable companies, and DirecTV’s basic satellite package. Eventually the BTN cut a deal with Dish Network, which permitted the BTN to spread 28.5 million households world-wide. From 2008 to 2010 the BTN was alone returning $66 million a year to the conference, only collecting 80 cent per
N.C. A&T for example, possesses that one in every twenty year player who just wows his teammates, opponents and the world. Black college football possesses some of the best athletes in the country but these athletes often come with baggage. Baggage meaning, there’s a lot that comes with this specific player whether it’s his performance in the classroom or who he is as a person. Big time college football programs must deal with this problem as well but its higher chance of coming across a HBCU football coach’s desk than an SEC coach’s desk.
Many people think that soldiers in the military should make more money than sports players. In this essay,I will be authorizing the statements and facts of what i believe. One reason why i think soldiers should get more money because they put their life on the line,they don’t have to,but they do. I do not agree on sports players getting more money than soldiers. According to the internet,sports players make $5.15 million dollars per year and soldiers make $1,531.50 dollars per month.
The athletic training centers, tutors, and the large amount of scholarship money that athletes are similar to being compensated, especially because of the cost of these facilities. Due to the considerable amount of money spent on athletes, and even more if they were to be compensated, other activities or clubs would have less money to be spent on them. For example, smaller sports such as volleyball or clubs would have less funding because of the cost of paying the major sport athletes, football or basketball players. It would be unfair to the participants in the other sports or clubs, because they worked hard just like football and basketball
I think that people don’t even really know that cheerleading consists of competitions just like any other sport. I am a firm believer that if more people would start to look at it like a football team or a hockey team, we would have a lot more people supporting cheerleading as a major sport. First of all, if people were to do this, cheerleading would start to be considered a major sport in more areas and get recognized as a sport that more people want to get into. Take the super bowl, for example, I mean sure it’s about football, but what about the cheerleaders on the side lines.
These athletes of big-time division I college football and basketball teams aren’t your typical college students. They were chosen to come to these universities for a reason. However it is not for a higher education, rather than to play sports. The student-athletes of today’s big-time college sports are closer to full-time employees rather than students. In this paper, I’ll present
If college was free it could attract more young people who are not suited for college and more students would major in jobs with little or no market value. It is understandable that free college might attract the wrong people, but it opens up new opportunities for others that couldn’t go to college before. More students going to college means a higher chance of more people graduating. With higher chances of people graduating it means higher chances of people getting more
If you had the chance to go to college for free because of a sports scholarship, would you take it? Or would you be scared that you might be hurt?This is a pretty obvious question, considering that college is growing more expensive by the year and kids need more exercise. There are so many more benefits to playing sports in highschool/college than not playing because you’re scared you’ll get hurt! Playing sports is a great way to be outside and exercise. Not only that, but also you have the chance to make many new friends on the field.
One style of scholarship that colleges can give their athletes is a full-ride. Schools do not need to pay their athletes more than the cost of attendance, which is why some colleges give full-rides to some athletes (Roberts). There are also many other scholarships that colleges award their athletes. Among these other scholarships is the basic athletic scholarship, which many colleges are quite ‘open-handed’ with (Lewis 22). In case the above forms of payments aren’t enough for all college athletes, there are other options if athletes show the need for more money.
Over recent years a question that has been of popular discussion is, should college athletes get paid? Throughout the past few decades college sports have become as popular as professional sports in America. As of right now college athletes do not get paid although many people believe that they should. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) brings in an average of six billion dollars annually, which is because of the athletes so why should they not get paid? College athletes promote the school they attend by playing, and with all the money they bring to the school there is no reason they should not get some type of compensation.
“If you don’t think you’re a winner, you don’t belong here,” Vince Lombardi. To me, this is the definition of the NFL playoffs. This is why I think 8 teams from each conference should be in the playoffs. I know some people like the playoffs the way they are, and others don’t really care, but I think the playoffs should expand. Expansion would mean more games in a season, allow more money for some teams and the league, and it wouldn’t be the same teams in the playoffs.
Soldiers coming home are the biggest issue. Most soldiers return with devastating wounds, PTSD, unemployment, or their homeless. However, protecting the greater good means you 're willing to give up
as well. I get the feeling that NCAA football has hit an apex. I think a lot of people are unsure of what college football's going to look like going forward. The big conferences will certainly continue to be strong, but some fans have said, enough is enough. Even Texas Longhorns fans pushed back at the administration when they asked for more money for season tickets, tailgating rights, etc.