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Effects Of Free Agency In Sports - 1,866 words
Professional baseball is in a state of turmoil. While the National Basketball Association and the National Football League are prospering, America's "favorite" pastime is faltering. It is no coincidence that this downward spiral began in 1976. That year the court decided in favor of Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally, two pitchers fighting for their own free agency (Burns and Ward, Art. 10). Free agency grants players the ability to choose what team they want to play for once their contract expires. Prior to this case players were confined to stay with their original team. They only changed teams if they were traded (Worsnop, Art. 83). Once Messersmith and McNally won their case, twenty-four ...
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Did The Lockout And The Loss Of Michael Jordan Have A Negative Effect On The NBA Disputes between the NBA Players Union and owners extend deep into January of 98, the NBA season was shortened to a 50 game schedule due to the disputes between the two groups and the lockout of the players by the owners.. Before the beginning of the shortened season on February 1 of 1999, many experts predicted a number of negative effects to the NBA as a result of the labor disputes. Among these were; a decrease in attendance, less support by the fans, non-competitive games by players that are out of shape , and a season that wouldnt be as entertaining as people or the media were used to. However, after search ...
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Yeah - 1,094 words
Baseball is an immensely popular American game, known as the "national pastime," played between two teams of nine players each. The basic implements used in the game are a leather-covered ball, wooden bats for hitting the ball, and gloves for catching it. Baseball is played on a large scale in Latin America, Japan, and other places besides the United States, but it is in the United States that it thrives most both as a participant's and spectator's sport. It is played at its highest level in the United States and two Canadian cities, where 26 teams make up the American and National Leagues (each with two divisions, East and West). Combined, these leagues are called major-league (professional ...
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History Of Basebal - 1,488 words
Title Page .................................................. ............................... Page 1 Table of Contents .................................................. ................... Page 2 Paper Begins .................................................. ........................... Page 3 Work Cited .................................................. .............................. Page 8 A child's game played with a wooden bat and a small white ball is "our national pastime." Baseball has climbed from being played by children in their backyards on Sunday afternoons to becoming a multimillion dollar corporation over the last hundred years. Baseball as we know it first came into existence in ...
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Pedro Martinez - 798 words
For my Famous Hispanic American report , I am writing about Pedro Martinez. He was born on October 25 , 1971 in the Dominican Republic. Pedro speaks two languges which are spanish and english. His parents are Paulino and Lapoldina Martinez and they just speak spanish .Pedro also has an older brother and his name is Ramon Martinez and he speaks spanish and english like his younger brother Pedro .Pedro and Ramon grew up to be very ahletic . They played baseball for a long time , even when they were toddlers they played tee-ball together .As they grew up they became better at it . Pedro was selected to play for the Dominican Republic national basesball team. Around that time he was asigned toa ...
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Sports Agents - 1,167 words
As sports has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry, there has been an explosion in the number of lawyers who specialize in sports law. There has been an understandably significant increase in the number of persons desiring to represent professional athletes. This increase can be explained by the high-profile status of sports and the tremendous The concept of a sports agent representing professional or amateur athletes is a relatively recent phenomenon. As recently as twenty years ago, few athletes employed sports agents. Instead athletes would rely on lawyers or family to negotiate their contracts. However, since the late 1960's and early 1970's, sports agent representation of athletes ...
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Sports Agents - 1,173 words
... . Furthermore, the reputations of the colleges that these student-athletes attend suffer from the negative national publicity that occurs when student-athletes lose their NCAA eligibility by contracting with sports agents. In addition to their involvement in intercollegiate athletics, sports agents have also not always acted in the athlete's best interests in the area of professional athletics. Many professional athletes have lost thousands of dollars because of improper financial investments and advice made by their sports agents. Many sports agents' inadequate qualifications have led to their failure to act in the best interest of athletes, by causing many intercollegiate careers to en ...
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A Brief History Of The Nfl Superbowl - 1,271 words
This was war! Since its inception seven years earlier, the upstart American Football League (AFL) had fought the National Football League (NFL) for players, fans, television revenues, and respect. The successful new league had won everything except, respect. On January 15, 1967 the first World Championship game against the AFL and the NFL took place. The powerhouse NFL champions the Green Bay Packers against the AFL champion the Kansas City Chiefs. What ended in a 35 to 10 loss to the NFL, the AFL earned its long sought after respect. But the winner that day was not the AFL or even the NFL; it was professional football. January 15, 1967 was the first ever Super Bowl. A few seasons later it w ...
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A Brief History Of The Nfl Superbowl - 1,312 words
... Super Bowl on CBS; although, they had a dismal rating most of the 40.3 percent of viewers stayed glued to CBS after the Super Bowl to watch the season premiere of "Survivor." In the 1999 Super Bowl FOX ran promotions for their new show "The Family Guy", when the show premiered it was one of the top shows of the week. So in retrospect television networks pay money to be achieve more then just money, they get in return a new fan base perhaps higher ratings on new shows and a loyalty that has no value. In her book Television and National Sport Joan Chandler say's that "the success story would seem to indicate that professional football owes its present popularity entirely to t.v." I tend to ...
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