While some believe that athletes should have their own choice at making a decision to go pro straight out of high school, they should not do so because they will not be able to manage their million dollar contracts respectively. Speaking of contracts, the NBA should eliminate guaranteed contracts for rookies drafted in the first round of the NBA draft. They should do this because a careless high school kid, could just go into the draft not knowing, or caring on how much they are going to make, with the lack of experience on handling millions of dollars. This is very unrepsonsibible for a teenager, and not only for the high school athlete, but also for the basketball association as well. This is because of there noncommitment to have these players
College sports are becoming more popular than ever in the United States. It’s attracting a lot of people, not only students, teachers and people close to the players. College sports games are covered by important TV sports channels. Thanks to it’s growing popularity, it has also attracted money. The earning that colleges receive from athletics programs, fees paid by TV networks and tickets to attend games have made college sports a successful business. So colleges are always looking for young talent and awarded them with even full scholarships. These young hopefuls most often attract attention for their sports skills and not for their intellectual skills. Many people are upset of this situation. They think institutes are places for learning, not for sports. Some others are angry because a lot of these athletes and their coaches earn more money than even the university president. They don’t see the good points of it. But, what about the opportunities that these scholarships give to young athletes with limited resources to learn?
The professional hockey league should allow players fight. This has been a long standing debate especially for the National Hockey League (NHL). Some administrators see it as unnecessary; some fans just want to see the teams play actually hockey; but many people feel that hockey would not be the same without the fighting. Players have said that fighting is fun, but actually part of the game.
Ice Hockey is one of the most entertaining sports you could see or play. I would only assume most people love at least one sport but there has been quite an issue on which sport is the best. Ice Hockey is debatably the best sport ever created because of its intensity of the sport, the amazing experience of playing at a competitive level, and Hockey is always changing.
The National Hockey League has a problem, but it’s not the one you think it is. For decades, a group of contemptible, no-guts, cowardly momma’s boys have been trying to eradicate one of the more integral and important parts of the sport: Fighting. Since 1922, the NHL has wisely allowed bare-knuckle fighting. This has had many benefits over the years. For starters, it’s given employment to hundreds of players who couldn’t otherwise make an NHL roster, except for the fact that they can beat a guy senseless. How else do you think Colton Orr and Derek Boogaard made it past the AHL? It also serves as a way to police the game amongst players. It prevents many dirty, dangerous, and cheap plays from happening. Opposing players know that if they try to do anything funny, there will be consequences. This policing has done a great job at reducing the number of on-ice casualties over the years. There’s also the fact that it’s one of the most effective, consistent, and reliable ways of changing the momentum of a game. It’d be like the NFL removing the onside kick. As a nine-year old Pittsburgh Penguins, I remember watching Maxime Talbot bait Philadelphia’s Daniel Carcillo into a pointless
Failure is not easy to cope with. Failure gives people a sense of apprehension, a lack of confidence that they are not capable of achieving their goals. Although it does not feel the best at the time, this is where success is made. Starting off my ice hockey career at the age of 5 I met many new faces and did not realize at the time that one sport would have such an impact on my life. Through the ups, and the downs, ice hockey has taught me how to be a hard worker, contribute to society, and most of all, how to handle situations when the tide is against you. Here is where my journey, and also the most dreaded part of the year comes, tryout season.
For many years, people have debated whether or not school sports are good for children. Many people have stated, that after their students have been removed from sports, they have had an increase of some kind in their grades. Therefore, schools should eliminate sporting activities to save money, give the United States a better title, and help students boost their grades in class.
There has long been the debate for whether kids should be allowed to participate in competitive sports. Most people against say that sports make kids get severely injured, which is true, but only if the kid is unprotected and not in a safe environment, which is not the case with sports these days. In fact, sports promote more of a healthy lifestyle. Sports also promote life skills and help kids later in life Sports should be for all ages and kids.
The variety of sports which take place on ice are very limited. The main two sports that come to the general person’s mind are hockey and figure skating. Although those are the main two sports, forthrightly, hockey is much more popular than figure skating to Americans. In general, most people would rather go to a hockey game than a figure skating competition. A hockey game is a lot less complex than a figure skating competition, but people find hockey games more regaling. A hockey game consists of watching a team try to score goals against the opposing team, much like soccer but on ice with a hockey stick. On the other hand, a figure skating competition consists of a figure skater trying his or her best to make it through a four-minute program,
Canada is known for the beer and our brewery’s. Everybody loves to drink it as well as make it. For my eighth symbol I chose hockey because hockey is a main part of canadian peoples lives. We play the game for fun with friends, we watch it every Sunday night and we wait for hockey season in the summer. When people think of canada a lot of people think of our popular sports, hockey and lacrosse, and we have proved to the world that we don’t mess around. From winning gold at the olympic games to being the champion for who owns hockey. Hockey tends to be a big part of Christmas around my house because of the world juniors and even at my work we always had the radio on with the game playing. When it comes to protecting the streets you can always look up to the police but when it comes to the mountains that is out of the cops range so you call in the royal mounted police. Everyone that I know of from outside of Canada, when they talk about the people who ride horses with the big puffy pants the royal mounted police always come to
The Miracle on ice was a memorable event that popularized hockey. In 1980, the youngest U.S.A. Olympic hockey team went up against the experienced Soviets. Considered the underdogs, the U.S.A. coach, Herbert Brooks worked to make the U.S.A. the most successful team on the rink. The miracle on ice became one of the defining moments in hockey history.
Should kids be sitting on the couch, watching movies, and eating chips all day? What kind of childhood experiences and learning opportunities for growth and development can be attained from being a couch potato? If you really think of it of course; your child is missing out on a lot of childhood experiences. Sitting on the couch, eating chips, is one of the factors to the fact that over one third of the world’s population is obese. Daniel Gould, Ph.D., director of the institute for the Youth Sports at Michigan State University, says, “A solution to obesity is competitive sport. The percent of obese people would drop about eleven percent.” (http://www.parenting.com/article/are-kids-sports-too-competitive) This proves that kid ages four to eleven, should participate in competitive sports. Competitive sports keep kids healthy and fit. Second it teaches kids to face competition and work as a team. My last reason is that it improves self-esteem levels; helps improve self-confidence and helps kids deal with pressure. This is why I believe competitive sports should be a part of all kids’ lives.
Women playing hockey challenge the ideologies of gender that society has grounded itself upon. Historically, “professional sport remains largely a male preserve in which the majority of opportunities and rewards go to men”(Theberge, 73). The writer explains how gender historically constructed hockey to be solely for men. She entails that hockey was shaped the way it was to only attract those with power and no limitations, therefore suggesting that women can not take part in this activity. Needless to say, being a woman does not mean she is weak or has restrictions. This seizes their opportunity to pursue a professional life in sports. The gender norms shaped by social constructions forces women to experience limitations while pursuing their interests; physicality and inequality among sexes are the obstacles that women face to pursue a dignifying professional hockey player
Do you ever think about the benefits that you get when playing competitive sports? Well there's more than just fun to it. In this essay I will be talking about Why playing competitive sports benefits you. Some people say that competitive sports are not good because of cost, attitude and injury, Others say it prevents obesity, heart diseases, makes you healthier and happier. So is it good or bad. I have three reasons why it matters there is more but I will be talking about theses three. First it improves your health and prevents obesity or stem weight gain. Playing competitive sports makes you happy and if you are happy got get a good health and keeps your family healthy by being happy. The second reason is competition. Competition makes you
Nearly all Americans love sports but is it really worth it. In this generation, competitive sports has become more dangerous than ever sports experts are starting to worry that competitive sports has a more negative effect than a positive effect on children. Most competitive sports can lead to severe injuries, pressure which can lead the youth using illegal drugs, and all the money parents spend on their kids to play sports is ridiculous, and worst of all most children are starting to burn out of sports emotionally and physically.Competitive sports do not have a positive effect on all children because of the cost, pressure/injury, and enjoyment.