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  • The Effects Of Performance Enhancing Drug Use In Professional And Amateur Sports

    “One of the most exciting sports stories in recent years was the attempt to break Roger Maris’ single-season home run record. On September 8, 1998, Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals made history by hitting his sixty-second home run,” writes William Dudley. He also notes, “However, many people believe that McGwire’s achievement was tarnished by a revelation some weeks earlier that he had been using androstenedione, a compound that temporarily boosts levels of the male sex hormone testosterone” (7). This revelation drew attention to the serious problem of performance- enhancing drug use in professional and amateur sports. In the world of sports, performance enhancing drugs and blood doping can cause health problems, damages to…

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  • Scavenger Hunt Persuasive Speech

    Momma told me to come here...the scavenger hunt. It’s of course because of the money, but she doesn’t care if I win or not. It doesn’t matter if I lose, this scavenger hunt is a viral TV show meant for entertainment. Entertainment meaning even if I don’t find that mone- the reward, I sti- we still get paid. I tried to explain to my mother that entering this show is dangerous, last episode a thirteen year old girl was caught on fire, and she passed away. The sad part about it is that she…

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  • Advertisement Analysis: Nike's Unlimited You

    The ad I selected to analyze was an ad from Nike called “Unlimited You”. The people that are depicted in the ad are children, amateur athletes, pro athletes and anyone who has a dream that may seem unbearable to accomplish. Both male and female are symbolized in this ad. There are very well skillful men and women in this ad that are competing in high competition. There facial expressions in the ad show their competitive side, meaning they have fierce looks. They are dressed in uniform for…

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  • Should College Athletes Be Paid Pros And Cons

    Although many athletes are given scholarships, they still can fall in debt to other things such as books, living, and extras. Meshefijian stated, “In the past twelve years, the amount of money generated by sports has increased nearly 300%” (par. 3). Student athletes lose the opportunity to have a job for a majority of their time because they are preoccupied by games, practices, conditioning, and on top of that they must also be a full time student and maintain a GPA that keeps them eligible to…

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  • Ncaa And College Sports Case Study

    understanding that college sports is a commercial consumption and that colleges can benefit financially from having top performing athletes. He did this by implementing regulations in order to segregate professional sports from amateur sports. In addition, while the colleges had athletic programs that generated revenue, the rules assisted with limiting the cost of having athletes on the team, thus increasing profit. The rules that are set by the NCAA are meant to preserve and reproduce the…

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  • Should College Athletes Should Be Paid?

    College athletics have always been an essential part of American culture, and they have gradually developed into a multimillion dollar industry over the past century. Big time college sports have not only made schools popular, but have also made them wealthy. Schools are making million dollar deals with private corporations through advertisement, merchandise, and broadcasting rights. However, debates erupted when people started to wonder where do college athletes, the backbone of the athletic…

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  • Essay On The NCAA Amateurism System

    be seen in the tremendous profits schools make yearly due to their athletic programs. Where the problem/injustice comes into play here is in how the colleges/institutions are able to get away with not spreading their wealth/profits to those have earned compensation. I believe this is a direct result to the rule system in place by the NCAA enabling it’s colleges/institutions to be highly hypocritical. Specifically, I see this as yet another flaw of the NCAA amateurism system. However, instead of…

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  • Persuasive Essay: Should Student Athletes Be Paid?

    high quality education and a good paying job once they graduate. Now, imagine doing all of those plus a sport. Imagine competing at a higher level than they have ever competed at, while under the pressure to succeed. Imagine the amount of stress they will compile over the hours of training to only get five minutes of playing time. They are seen as the leaders on campus and EVERYONE comes to watch them. Are they getting any sort of “reward” for their sacrifices? Should student-athletes really be…

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  • Steroids By Athletes

    Many people think performance enhancers create only positive outcomes for an athlete, but do they? Everyone has heard of professional athletes using steroids, but for high school athletes, it is hard for them to get acquire steroids. Since they can’t get steroids, they turn to other performance enhancers, such as Adderall, which gives athletes higher energy levels than they would have without them. Another drug used by athletes is Hydrocodone, which is used to take the pain away. They use this…

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  • Professional Athletes Should Be Paid

    Today, male professional athletes are one of the most entertaining groups to watch. Professional male athletes participate in crucial, competitive, and sometimes aggressive sports which can lead to severe injuries. Unlike any average person, the injuries will lead them to lose their job. Professional athletes face risking their starting position and their lively hood every single time they are practicing. Professional athletes get paid in salary just what they warrant financially. One of the hot…

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