“It 's true: Williams is black, she 's very muscular, and she 's a skilled player. But breathless commentators sometimes talk about these qualities in a way that buys into what sociologist Delia Douglas, in an article on the Williams sisters published in 2004 by the Sociology of Sport Online called "the essentialist logic of racial difference, which has long sought to mark the black body as inherently different from other bodies (Harris)."The result is that Williams 's athleticism is attributed to her ethnicity.” In todays society most media reporters and social media portrays the famous tennis player Serena Williams the way they do because she is a “black female”. They view Serena Williams as manly, untamed, and boisterous, because of her
Billie Jean King announced to the United States, “ I have often been asked whether I am a woman or an athlete. The question is absurd. Men are not asked that. I am an athlete. I am a woman.” She spoke those words in 1982 when women were continuing to challenge traditional gender roles. Billie Jean King, an American female tennis player, has never been one to back away from controversy. She is a powerful voice for the advancement of women’s rights, equal pay, and the acceptance of sexual orientation. King is probably best known for accepting a challenge from Bobby Riggs, a former number one male tennis player in the world, to a “Battle of the Sexes.” She beat Bobby in straight sets. (The Official Website of Billie Jean King). But what
The Dallas Cowboys, the one NFL football team recognized around the world. Not only for their success in the NFL in recent years, but mostly for how wealthy the brand has become nowadays. The Dallas Cowboys have won a total of 5 Super Bowls and have been really successful in their conference and division since the 1900’s. Recently, they have not been doing well in the NFL. However, this does not matter because the Dallas Cowboys are still the wealthiest team in the NFL no matter if they win or lose throughout the regular season. The Dallas Cowboys brand has been noticed by Forbes as being the mostly wealthy brand in American sports, coming in at $4 billion dollars in 2014 (Citation). The Dallas Cowboy brand has grown since the day Jerry
All sports fans may think of their favorite athlete as a hero, a god, a role model, or someone they wish to be. As an athlete there is always the fear of failure or missing the one shot that could have achieved their life goal. As athletes they are always expected to live, breathe, eat, and die for their sport, which in the end causes them distress. In the novel Friday Night Lights, the small town of Odessa, Texas they put that same unneeded pressure on their athletes. To them it is more about winning then actually enjoying the sport, putting an immense pressure on their team to succeed. Knowing that the town is counting on them each player adds more pressure on themselves to satisfy their town while also trying to secure football scholarships. Buzz Bissinger clearly shows the great amount of unnecessary pressure that is put upon the football team from the town, themselves, and the prospect of the future.
Jerry Jones took the biggest risk for the Dallas Cowboys when he decided that the Cowboys were going to create their own merchandise line. Sports business daily had stated that they were in third when it came to merchandise sales in the NFL (7). According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association, sales of NFL merchandise has averaged $3 billion annually from 1995 through 2000. The Cowboys accounted for 16% of those sales during that time (14). Therefore, Jerry Jones knew he had to take into their own hands of producing, marketing, and distributing their own apparel. Instead of going with Rebook, who was the NFL sponsor making apparel for every team, he would rather have all the profits gained for the team rather than paying others to create their apparel (14). The Cowboys had the option to use Rebook as their supplier, but at that time they decided not to use them anymore even if they had to invest more money. This was huge opportunity for the Cowboys because now they don’t have to worry about paying suppliers, and producers. They will be getting all the profits to themselves (8). Today the Cowboys have their own merchandise apparel along with their own
“Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” by Jessica Statsky is a thoughtful insight on the competitive sports for children. She is of the view that the competitive sports can ruin the enjoyment that games are supposed to provide. These methods of playing the games like adults can prove to be lethal for physical and psychological health. The author quotes from an authentic source that “Kids under the age of fourteen are not by nature physical.” (Tutko) This means that the games for children need to focus more on their pleasure and enjoyment rather than on the competition. Competition only makes children bound to be winners. It also discourages sportsman spirit. Instead of being a source of healthy growth, these competitive sports have started becoming the source of depression for children when they don’t fulfil the expectations of their parents. These sports should enhance the sportsman spirit in children and must be beneficial for their mental and physical health. Concentrating on winning or losing spoils the fun that games hold. In addition, equal chances should be provided to every child to participate. Competitive nature can assist the children in their life later on, but the focus should be on better mental and physical health. (204 words)
Over twenty Grand Slam titles, ten doubles championships, countless Olympic gold medals, and being considered the best female tennis player in history are just a few of Serena Williams’s many astonishing accomplishments (bio.com). She not only has maintained the perfect physical structure to be a tennis player for over two decades, but she also has the mental strength to push through each match. Serena Williams is a perfect example of the American dream that one can come from nothing and be successful through her hard work and determination.
In October of 2012, Marcus Lattimore suffered a gruesome knee injury in a South Carolina vs. Tennessee college football game. His medical bills built up causing Marcus to go into great debt due to his lack of money. Due to incidents like this, college football players should be paid to play. On average, the NCAA makes over 1 billion in annual revenue. College football players deserve some type of income. Colleges generate billions off of players, therefore it should not hurt to compensate student athletes, furthermore, these players are risking their health and well-being without receiving a penny in return, and lastly, getting paid to play can teach these young student athletes financial responsibility.
The first meeting between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants was December 4th, 1960. This game ended as a 31-31 tie and was one of 107 meetings between these two teams. Despite a slow start in the rivalry for the Dallas Cowboys they have had a lot of success after the early 1960's. Dallas leads the series 62-43-2 with the largest victory of 52-7 in 1966. With the win in week one of the 2015 season, Dallas current win streak over the Giants is 5 wins.
No matter who you are or where you’re from, you know the Dallas Cowboys. You might know them as America’s Team, Big D, The Boys, or the Doomsday Defense. People either love them, or you hate them. You know the Dallas Cowboys, but how much do you really know them? The Cowboys have a rich, interesting history that will open your eyes to what happens on the football field, and what happens behind the scenes at the front office.
12 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception (Greg Hardy Stats,1). These may seem like random words and numbers to some people, but in actuality they are the stats for Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy through week 12 of the NFL season. It might seem odd to consider his stat line unless you know the whole story; Hardy is convicted for a major crime. He should not be allowed to be playing, yet he is on the field making a significant impact for the Cowboys. Professional athletes tend to be lightly punished for crimes both major and minor as compared to the general public. What makes a difference if an operations manager at Citi Financial hits his wife versus a professional football player hitting his wife? Both are people
Ineptness on the offensive side of the ball has influenced Cowboys HC Jason Garrett to shake things up – giving Matt Cassel the nod at quarterback – and the progress of rookie standout O-lineman La’el Collins has earned him the starting spot at left guard over Ronald Leary. According to reports from Valley Ranch, the Cowboys have been giving Christine Michael first team reps at running back during practice. Joseph Randle hasn’t rocked the house as the lead ball-carrier for Dallas’ ground game, averaging only 3.9 yards per carry, but the yards in total have been decent with OC Scott Linehan getting Randle and the backs involved in the passing game.
2015 has been full of injuries, muffs, miffs and miscues for the Dallas Cowboys, who are currently in last place in the NFC East after their 27-20 hard fought loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. Even when the Cowboys’ run first philosophy finally had a breakout performance, gashing the Giants’ defense for 233 team rushing yards, with Darren McFadden handling a heavy workload (29 of the teams 41 attempts for 152 yards and score), it wasn’t enough for the Cowboys to stop the bleeding.
Since the beginning of time, sports have been a method for exercise and entertainment. Sports, such as baseball, basketball, and rugby, have been participated in by a myriad of the public and professional athletes. Rugby was originally the contact sport of choice until the rules were slightly altered and rugby was transformed into the magnificent game known as football. Today, football is one of the most acclaimed sports in history. Likewise, the most anticipated game of professional football is the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl, indisputably the utmost important game in the NFL, contains some of the most sensational moments that have ever been witnessed by spectators.
Michael Sander 's points are well thought out with a world view perspective. In his article, he mentions how society is already in this phase which humans expect more out of others. Moreover, pro athletes are under an immense amount of pressure to excel and often times they take enhancing drugs to improve their performance. I agree to this world view, we can all see this in our own experiences while being in colllege, the students that excel are more likely to get jobs. Evolution is based off of the concept of survival of the fittest and it shows in certain phasates of life. To continue Michel 's arguement, he mentions how people believe they 're gifted thanks to god. That could all change and simply have everyone modified so everyone is