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    Academy Award celebration for television commercials.On February 5th, 2012 during the Super Bowl between the New York Giants and New England Patriots a new type of commercial premiered. It was as much social innovation as it was a stirring up of American pride. Motor City, otherwise known as Detroit, Michigan, experienced a downfall when Chrysler and Ford went bankrupt in the year 2009. Over the span of the next three years, the country faced the biggest decline in unemployment, and economic…

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    Ezekiel Elliott, a natural athlete born in an athletic family, but now could be considered the best running back in the NFL, leading the NFL in most yards per carry after contact. Thanks to his offensive line, Zeke is just pure talent on the football field, if you ask any running back, fullback, quarterback, or anybody behind the offensive line before a play, they would tell you that the play would not ever succeed without those lineman protecting them. Zeke admits that that statement is true,…

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    There is no question that in American society baseball is America’s pastime. Although, most American’s would argue that football has taken over as the most popular sport in America. But for those who truly admire the game, like me, would absolutely disagree. Watching two rival teams duel it out from the first pitch to the last, or a pitcher going for a no-hitter, nothing is more exciting. ''Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball,'' Jacques Barzun, the…

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    of January 3, 1919. Breaking the color barrier, Jackie Robinson turned into the first ever African-American to play in Major League Baseball. The most youthful of five youngsters, Robinson was brought up in relative destitution by a single parent. He went to John Muir High School and after he attended Pasadena Junior College, where he showed his skills playing four sports: baseball, track, football, and basketball. In 1938 he was named the area's Most Valuable Player in baseball. Robinson's…

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    Mr. Houck, I am sure you have received a plethora of emails about the defensive issues surrounding the University of Oklahoma football team, however I think I may have solved the team’s issue; a man by the name of Alex Grinch. Mr. Grinch is currently the defensive coordinator for the Washington State Cougars, after taking over the job in 2015. I took the following passage from the Washington State athletics website, “The Washington State defense saw rapid improvement in 2015 under Grinch who…

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    The story of the National Football League is the greatest success story in the history of American sports.(American Football and Its Heritage) Baseball may always be called "the national pastime," but in recent decades pro football has become a national obsession. (American Football and Its Heritage) Pro football is now by far the most popular sport in America, its tens of millions of impassioned fans turning the NFL into a rapidly growing multibillion-dollar business that is now known as,…

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    that people are fighting for are not for them or benefit them. They would rather live life oblivious to the social injustice around them. Another reason this is the best option of protesting is because of the NFL’s wide audience throughout the week. Football is America’s sport and is generally the most popular to talk about and keep up with. It generates a conversation that can not normally be grown as large because of its large fan base. It is generally hard for people to advocate for a cause…

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    two different types of running backs, shifty back and power back. Although they have different styles of running the ball, all back have a certain skills required to be successful on the field. One skill all backs must have would be vision, or in football terms, the ability to see to a hole in the line of scrimmage as the play develops. Vison also applies to being able to run and follow one’s blockers to produce the best amount of yardage. Also, a running back should have good hands or be able…

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    explains the universities of successful sports teams make millions from selling team products and especially tickets to the games. For football and basketball coaches, the average salary exceeds well over $1 million per year. According to Forbes, “In 40 of the 50 U.S. states, the highest paid public official is currently the head coach of a state university’s football or men’s basketball team” (qtd. in Edelman). The NCAA makes a total of $6 billion every year according to the US News website.…

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    In sixth grade, I wanted nothing more than to make Lusher’s middle school flag football team. I had dreamed of being on the team from the very first day I heard about it; all of my friends were trying out with me; and we had grand plans for a year of non-contact, semi-athletic exertion ahead of us. Having been anxiously awaiting the lunch period when the team roster would be revealed, I was thusly dismayed, disappointed, and disheartened when my name was not one of the eighteen posted on the PE…

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