Their 2013 season was as dismal as their last ten seasons, in last place in the national league’s central division with a record of 66-96. So why do fans still come to Wrigley, to watch the team of lovable losers? Wouldn’t they rather see a team winning and being successful? The answer may lay in being optimistic. The Cubs were always positive, even when they blew a seven run lead in the 2003 national league division series, even when they lost the 1946 World Series in heartbreaking fashion on Jack Spinner’s walk off home run in game 7 against the Brewers, even when the team’s slugger Sammy Sosa was found guilty of steroid usage and was suspended, the Cubs and their fans still remained contended, even optimistic about their team’s chances to win the Central and go to the playoffs.
These men are on the field to make a difference for their community, family, and themselves and they are having to overcome a difficult factor that can’t be determined, home-field advantage. From the beginning of birth I have always been interested in sports and the competitiveness of every aspect of life and how to win. Being a three sport athlete has helped me develop a numerous amount of tools in my “toolbox” to help me get a feel of each sport and how they differ from one another. Football is much different than baseball, baseball is much different than basketball, and basketball is much different from baseball, the one thing that they all have in common is that there are two teams and there is only one winner. I have managed to play baseball longer than any other sport and have stuck out the grind through 14 years.
When baseball’s Babe Ruth was reportedly asked about earning a larger salary than the United States President Herbert Hoover during the Great Depression in the 1930’s Ruth defended his salary in response, “Why not? I had a better year than (Herbert Hoover) did.” Ruth earned $785,900 for 14 years in the MLB which hardly compares to New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez who will make $33,000,000 in one year, not including endorsements. Even the best Olympic athletes don’t make as much as these American sports athletes, such as Usain Bolt, who won gold in every event he participated in, yet makes substantially less than any of the American Athletes. Also, another problem caused by these
Sport Of The Turn Of The 20th Century Sports play a very big part in American society. In this paper I'm going to explain 3 different sporting events; Boxing, Basketball, Baseball. From the rules, objectives, and to mention a few famous stars of then and now. These sports came alive and symbolize America during the late 1800's to the early 1900's, took place across the nation from small towns to the largest cities. Boxing, is a popular international sport with both amateur and professional leagues.
I remember the first quarter so well. I played horrible that quarter which I couldn’t understand coming off an outstanding performance from the season opener where I recorded a school record for the amount of tackles by a single player in one game. I couldn’t understand why I was having such a bad first quarter. Was it because of the mixed emotions and excitement for this big game? Was it because I was thinking too much because it was on live TV?
Just like any other media outlet, sports programs, newspaper sections, magazines, etc. have just as powerful of an affect on its viewers as do the tabloids and entertainment news shows. Athletes, professional or collegiate, are constantly in the media spotlight, and now more than ever. This is due to the rise of televised sports, sport specific television channels, and advertisements featuring athletes. Channels such as ESPN and all of its substations (ESPN2, ESPN News, ESPN U, etc.
Serving thousands of coffee shops and home consumers across the U.S., Coffee Bean Direct is among the fastest growing coffee companies on the web. Approach When Marketing Associate Floyd Wallace heard the buzz about Google Checkout, he was intrigued for several reasons. Checkout promised reduced credit card transaction fees, Google promotions, the Checkout icon on every Google AdWords™ ad, and easier transactions for customers. Since the beginning, AdWords has been a big component of Coffee Bean Direct’s advertising and marketing strategy; Checkout seemed like a natural complement. “We are always excited to offer convenient choices for our customers,” explains Wallace.
However, this has threatened the true meaning of the game. It has given rise to scandals involving players and media portraying being a good athlete will get you by with anything. While some people take the position that commercialization corrupts sports I believe there are probably more positives than negatives regarding commercialization in sports, but the negatives that are present are still worth talking about. Ultimately the biggest downfall of commercialization in sports is the craziness of all the advertising that goes on through sports. For example, the Super bowl, companies pay millions of dollars to get their perfected thirty-second commercial on the screen of the millions watching and the next day the majority conversations are not even about the game but about which commercial was the best some people even admitting the commercials are the only reason they
IS SOCIAL NETWORKING GOOD FOR SOCIETY? Is Social Networking Good for Society? Social networking today is a requirement of our fast and advanced technological society. As America has moved deeper into the information age, Social Networking has provided an outlet for everyone to access information with incredible speed. While it has its cost to society, the positive impact it provides as a whole is worth any negative impact.
A famous movie star can receive several millions of dollars for a single film as well as a football player has a one hundred million contract with a certain club. Like every problem, the question about the salary of actors and athletes has its supporters and opponents, but let us dwell on the positive sides of the high payment. It does not worth mentioning that actors and athletes work hard to achieve success in their profession; they have to keep to the standards in everything: shape, weight, fashion, etc. They spend more than 12 hours working on the role in the movie or training in the gym. The most reasonable explanation of the high payment is that these people present not only themselves but the whole country on the international arena in sports and art, so they should be supported and praised as they create the image of their country.