Essay on Sports Memories

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Many people enjoy attending sporting events because they enjoy the action, or perhaps they follow a particular team. Some may follow one team closely for a very long time – possibly their entire life. Unfortunately, sometimes a person’s long-term memory is limited in how much it can remember. You may have attended a football game 10 years ago, but you might not remember it very well. In addition, a game that you attended in person will have a bit of “added meaning” and you may want to document your experiences at that game.

As implied, those sports fans that enjoy attending games have a problem with tracking the events they have attended. I am assuming that most sports fans don’t already meticulously track games and highlights and
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The user will enter relevant information to the game such as location, teams, final score, highlights and lowlights of the game, and any other “unusual” events that may occur. This game is added to a database, although it may be edited later. The real benefit of the system comes in when the user returns to the application looking for information relating to a past game. The user can search for a specific game by entering one or more fields (sport, location, winner, team, etc.) or simply view all games in the database. Those results will be sortable by a number of categories. This will allow the user to answer a question such as, “How many Husker football games have I seen at Memorial Stadium?” or “What were the main highlights of that overtime win against Kansas a few years ago?”

My claim is that this information will better help a person recap his sporting memories throughout his or her life. Users can use this application to answer a variety of curiosity questions concerning trends, specific teams, or games. I believe the reason that an application such as this would be successful is because people feel “connected” to games that they attend. They feel a part of them and want to relish in the big wins years later by saying “I was there!”

As mentioned, the preferred outcome of this web application is to see users use this over a long period of time, possibly 10, 20 or more

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