Pay for Play For many years now, college athletics have provided some of the greatest and most exciting moments seen on television. The exceptionally talented student-athletes responsible for this excitement are constantly praised by various sports media such as SportsCenter and ESPN; while given continuous praise and the majority of the credit for the teams success by their coaches. Why is it that the university, the athletic department, the coaches, and others are given the monetary awards of success while the athletes, who the overall success of a team is credited towards, are the only people who do not gain from their own merit? It is time to reform current National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, rules and regulations on paying
Athletes at the collegiate level should not be paid to play, due to the affects it might have on the classroom and the fact that they are technically already being paid through scholarships. It seems that college athletes aren’t looking at the big picture and are becoming more and more selfish. Athletes should be more thankful for having their educations paid for, while at the same time being able to enhance their athletic skills. Recently college athletes have gone as far as writing All Players United (APU) on their uniforms as a form of unauthorized protest. CNN reported that
Sports Agent A professional sports agent works for professional athletes, coaches, or managers. A sports agent manages their clients’ life. Five areas that provide valuable knowledge to people who wish to become a sports agent are: job description, work environment, educational and personal requirements, salary and advancement opportunities, and job outlook. The job as a professional sports agent can be beneficial to anyone because one can represent athletes that are row models to the community. It brings one satisfaction to represent athletes of the sports one likes.
A Critique of “Do Professional Athletes Get Paid Too Much Money?” In his article “Do Professional Athletes Get Paid Too Much Money,” Mihir Bhagat is for the argument that professional athletes are making too much money. He believes that the athletes do not deserve the immense amount of money they are being paid. Professional athletes are paid too much money for a “job” that contains little to no value in our society. Bhagat starts off his piece by making a point that in today’s society, salaries are usually based on the worth of a person’s job (1). According to Bhagat, one’s pay should be earned by economic importance and value.
I also think that not only should more states care but I think there should be some sort of funding for the school so that they can boost security, not just for their property but more for the students well-being. I also find that some schools don’t seem to care if their students are being bullied, they let it pass like it is nothing... for example my son has actually been being bullied and not just called names but the bullies would physically hurt him, and when he would tell his teacher or a yard duty what was going on they told him to suck it up and that there was nothing they could do cause he doesn’t know their name or what class/grade they are in. I know that it is not just my son’s school that does this because I have heard from several family members and friends from other towns and states that are having the same issue with their children’s schools. In my opinion more states and schools should care more about the children’s well-being; these kids are our future and what would happen to this country if most of the children end up growing up needing serious psychiatric help because they were bullied non-stop just for being different. Also the schools need to do a little more than just suspend the student that is bullying they should take a little more effort in getting these children help, suspending them isn’t going to do much all that is going to do is to stop the child from bullying for a day because he
Argumentative Essay: There’s a Reason Why Your Kids Aren’t Playing – They’re Not Good Enough When it comes to kids and sports, there always seems to be a big debate going on. Today’s most asked question is about playing time. Should all of a team’s players get it, or should only the best of the best play? And clearly, when you play to win, you need your best men (or women) to get the job done. Let’s face it, some kids are just better than others.
Final Reflection Paper It’s only a game. You hear it all the time. Many believe that sports are simply a game, and its meaning and impact remain limited to the field or court. However, I have always believed that sports are much more than just a game. This class has reinforced my belief, and it is great to see the meaning of sports being taught to others.
So therefore they are more likely to be very destructor because they know the team needs them and they can do anything they want and get away with it because they feel like they are “superstar”. Some teens who excel in sports and become popular may feel they are above the rules or their peers. These teens are in danger of self-destructing or causing damage to those around them. ( Bass 6). Some people, for these reasons, insist that sport is not the solution for getting out of trouble.
I believe as students enrolled in a History of Sports college course we are responsible for embracing the knowledge of our favorite child hood sports we enjoy so dearly and how the development of these activities came to past. Fellowshipping with other classmates enrolled in my Sports History course I noticed that some view the development of sports in different opinions. Some of my peers only see the value of how entertainment expanded the view and acknowledgement of sports in America, as well as the rapid growth of financial wealth sports have brought to American culture. I believe that playing the sport
For kids, playing sports should be a time of fun, a way to build social skills and promote healthy self-esteem. Unfortunately, these simple concepts can be lost in the wake of parental pressure to succeed and be the best. This paper will discuss different effects that parental pressure can have on children athletes such as burnout, anxiety and expectations and injury. No parent signs their kids up to play sports with the hope that their child will one day hate the chosen sport. They sign them up with the expectations that their child will have fun, learn to be socially skilled or have a healthier childhood.