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  • Orenthal James Simpson Case

    Orenthal James Simpson, also known as O.J., or the Juice. Was born on “July 9, 1947, in San Francisco, California (Encyclopedia.com).” Mr. Simpson was a star football player at the University of South California won the Heisman Trophy in 1968. This trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football in the United States. He eventually ended up being drafted to the Buffalo Bulls and then with the San Francisco 49ers as a running back for 11 seasons. This gained this…

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  • College Athletes Compensation

    Should College Athletes Be Compensated? (Social & Scientific) For over 100 years, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has been known for their excellent and intense college sports programs. Now, in 2014, the NCAA earns themselves revenue of approximately $912.8 million dollars. A deal with CBS regarding television rights accounts for well over half of the money, about 81% of it. With the money, the NCAA pays for scholarships, educational opportunities, and distributes the money…

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  • Oj Simpson Murder Case

    Why would a successful football star throw his life away? OJ Simpson, who previously and still continually accused of murdering Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, was an American Football Star Player, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1968. Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman were both murdered outside of Nicole’s condo, and many believe it was OJ, but was it really? In the controversial court case of OJ Simpson, the verdict correctly appointed him innocent and acquitted him of the murders of Nicole Brown and…

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  • Iron Bowl Essay

    Beginning in 1893, The Iron Bowl has been referred to as the biggest sports rivalry nationwide. In the film Roll Tide War Eagle, Cam Newton, former Auburn quarterback, states, “You either have to be crimson or orange and blue.” Greg McElroy, former Alabama quarterback, adds, “And if you don’t pick either one then they both hate you” (Roll Tide War Eagle). Experiencing this first hand, I have seen this turn from a rivalry to an all out war. There is true hatred in this rivalry. No matter where…

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  • The Knee Joint

    The knee joint is the largest joint within the human body. It joins the thigh with the leg, and contains two articulations; one between the femur and tibia, and the other between the femur and patella. A human knee is a mobile “trocho-ginglymus” also known as a hinge joint, a hinge joint is a bone joint that permits motion in only one plane. The knee permits flexion and extension, while also providing a slight internal and external rotation. The knee joint is extremely vulnerable to acute injury…

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  • The Four Types Of Voting Systems

    Throughout the world there are numerous types of political systems that are used to determine the leadership within the government of a nation. Not all nations are alike in the ways that the winner is ultimately decided. The reasons for holding elections are simple. In a society, people have differences of opinion. Within countries there are millions, if not hundreds of millions of people who hold opinions of their own. In order to fairly elect leaders and vote on decisions it is necessary to…

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  • Jim Brown: Best American Football Player

    Brown once ran for 196 yards against Colgate in 1956. He scored 6 touchdowns and kicked 7 extra points scoring an outstanding 43 points that held a NCAA record for over 40 years. Senior year Brown was selected All American and came in 5th for the Heisman Trophy (Brown,…

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  • Tim Tebow's Use Of Religion In Sports

    an outfielder in Major League Baseball’s New York Met’s minor league system. In his college days, Tebow was a standout quarterback at the University of Florida where he won the BCS National Championship games in 2006 and 2008. He also won the Heisman Trophy, for the best college football player, in 2007. He then was drafted into the National Football League by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, his career as a professional football player was short lived…

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  • Comparison Of Bo Jackson And Michael Jordan

    When discussing who the greatest athlete of all-time, two names come to mind: Bo Jackson and Michael Jordan. Although they grew up in different time periods and played different sports, they both dominated in their respected professions, in which they performed at levels that no one has ever seen before. Jackson and Jordan both displayed crazy statistics over and over again throughout their career but physically watching them helps to truly understand their greatness. Besides being great…

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  • Biases In Football History

    Football has created a tradition that dates back to the 1820’s, Making joy, creating rivals, and picking sides. That is for the ones who watch it or play it. Everyone has their favorite position in the game of football, either it’s the quarter back, running back, wide receiver or even the lineman people pick sides and share biases. I believe in the game of football it’s the backfield, the running backs, the stone carriers. Montee Ball is one of the best running backs who ever went to the…

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