Imagine you are sitting at a baseball game eating cracker jacks or at a football game yelling because your team scored or you could be yelling at the refs because they made a bad call. There are many people that love sports but there was also a lot of people that loved sports when they became popular in the 1920’s. Sports have came a long why since then. They have became more competitive, the skill levels have improved a lot, and they are also easier to watch and keep up with because of how far technology has came.
In 2016, there are a plethora of challenges facing professional, college, and high school athletic departments. According to Howard and Crompton (2014) the recession of 2007-2009 had a substantial impact on the sports industry across all levels. Professional sports are challenged with providing affordable tickets to games as “total attendance dropped for three of the four major leagues from 2007 to 2011” (p. 9). The “overall financial state of intercollegiate athletics is grim” as collegiate athletic departments struggle to control soaring cost (p. 55). High school sports are also struggling financially as they attempt to maintain deteriorating facilities, remain observant to Title IX spending requirements, and provide the needed resources,
In his essay “Gil’s Sportsplex”, Gil Fried states that Gil Giles is always obsessed with softball and thus, he tends to invest a sportsplex after he retired (1). Fried introduces Gil’s backgrounds that he is a former police officer without any experiences in running a sports facility (2). Elsewhere, Fried demonstrates various industry analyses about sportaplex, for example, the definition of sportsplex is a facility offering multiple indoor and outdoor sports (2), and the “Sportsplex Operators and Developers Association (SODA)” propose some guidelines for implementing a sportsplex, such as “developing a needs assessment, feasibility study and preliminary design”(2). In addition, Fried cites CT sportsplex information, which includes the location, population, the charging fees, sponsorship packages, and the competing component research, as a frame example for Gil’s sportsplex (3-4).
Sports are something most Americans can relate to; many of us played some type of sport as a kid and some of us are die-hard fans. Sports have developed with us as a society and have become an interwoven piece of our culture and their effects can be seen in many cities countrywide. The facilities where these teams play can become a centerpiece of the local community and the teams themselves can bring people from all walks of life together in search of one mutual goal, for their team to win. The controversy arises when it comes to how many professional stadiums are routinely being funded and whether taxpayers should foot the multi-billion-dollar bill. This has not always been a controversy, however, as prior to 1953 stadiums were largely funded
David Laskin’s The Children’s Blizzard explains the devastating force of an intense blizzard, which caught several people unprepared, and it tells the tragic stories of these people. On January 12, 1888 a massive blizzard struck the center of North America, killing between 250 to 500 people and affecting thousands. There were many factors that made this blizzard exceptionally deadly. Many farmers and children who were outside were unprepared to deal with any cold conditions, “a day when children had raced to school with no coats or gloves and farmers were far from home doing chores they had put off during the long siege of cold” (Laskin 2). The reason for this is because they had no idea the blizzard was coming. In this time the weather forecasts
Baseball is a very popular sport in America although there is very much controversy on whether it is fading away or still thriving strong in America. Baseball has been around since 1839. The sport has evolved very much over the past 178 years. The game has always been thought to be “Americas Pastime” but in modern society some people believe that may not be the case.
Our natural hazard is blizzards. Blizzards are a severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility. Blizzards can form when warm air must rise over cold air. There are two ways this can occur when winds pulls cold air toward the equator from the poles and it brings warm air toward the poles from the equator. Cold and warm air brought together forms and precipitation occurs. Most blizzards often happen in the Northern east states and the provinces of Canada. When a blizzard happens it can shut down a city, transportation is impossible there would be no electricity. If people are outside they can get frostbite or hypothermia. Flooding can happen after a blizzard. Blizzards can not be prevented because blizzards are a natural hazard. Blizzards can be predicted by finishing the center of a low pressure system by looking at maps. By identifying areas at low pressure wind flow patterns, temperatures, and the dew point.
In the 1920’s an uncountable number of inventions were introduced into society that sprung the nation during its time. Society faced only a over all increase in every way possible. Many inventions were introduced during the 1920’s like the lie detector test, the radio station, and the invention of television.
As Industrialization kept on progressing and going further and further, it allowed people to have more leisure time to do recreational activities. And none of these activities was done more often than sports. From baseball to football, table tennis to polo and everything in between, sports saw a rise in popularity during this time.
When you think of a blizzard, you usually don’t think of tragic 40 below zero temperatures. You don’t always imagine extremely high winds blowing the snow every which way, making it very difficult to see what’s in front of you. You certainly don’t think of a blizzard to kill 235 people, including 213 children just trying to make it home from school. The Children’s Blizzard of 1888 included many details common to blizzards, had incredible devastation due to the welcoming conditions beforehand, and involved some very surprising circumstances.
The sun illuminates countless all-American names, with the occasional Coke or Papa John’s sponsor signs. The play clock ticks down to zero, and the stadium is finally filled to maximum capacity. Kickoff commences, players scramble across the field, and suddenly the only problems in the world hinge on if the Nike plastered football is past the downs marker. There are the elite suites high above the stadium cloaked in shade, but the majority are cramped and blisteringly hot. We are all united as one, cheering our team to victory, and thriving on the culture that is modern day sports. Every aspect of game day, from the Nike apparel to the intricate regulatory facets within the game itself, developed from influences that existed in the era between
The “Black Blizzard” from Scholastic Scope is about how a major drought caused a horrible disaster in the middle of the U.S.A. When all of this happened, thousands of animals and people died of suffocation when a 7,000 foot tall wave devoured the area. After that, all of the other stuff just went down hill. All of the crops died because of the major drought, farmers lost money and couldn’t afford their houses they lived in, and they couldn’t care for their family. Then another storm hit and scooped up all of the dead crops and the soil that the crops were in.
The only real difference is how this commitment is shown. Fans make sure to wear their team’s colors in support, chant during the innings to encourage the team, and sing along to the nation anthem before the beginning of the game. Many fans boo the opposing team to show how dedicated their love for their team is.
The National Football League is an integral part of American culture, practically owning a day of the week. Though they do not release their annual financial data, they are valued upwards of $45 billion placing them tantamount with some of the world’s largest companies. However, the current corporate structure significantly limits its organizational effectiveness; recently, the organization’s culture and questionable practices have been largely scrutinized. Although the National Football League continues to generate high revenues due to favorable competitive forces, we recommend they provide a more sustainable product with a focus on public perception to address issues of misfit and centrality.
In the mid-1930s, the Cubs owner, Philip K. Wrigley, was pouring over yearly figures when he noticed a correlation he didn’t like: When the cubs won fewer games, fewer people attended the games. He was set into fixing this. As the owner of Wrigley’s gum company he was a master of advertising. Wrigley wanted to emphasize in his ads about how going to the ballpark was fun and relaxing. The idea, he said, was “to get the public to go see ball games, win or lose.” It worked so good that when the Cubs’ suddenly plunged to the bottom of the standing in 1948, a near-record 1,237,792 fans still came to the park that season. Philip Wrigley saw the game through an economic lens. What he did not recognize was how one corporate function could subtly foil the goals of