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College Football Rivalry Between Ohio And Michigan - 841 words
The first is that a person always, if possible, buys an automobile that was made in the U.S.A. The other is to always root for The University of Michigan to beat Ohio State in any sporting event. I am not always very good at doing the first; my financial situation tends to overshadow my desire to buy American. But I am always able to uphold the second, no matter what is at stake. Michigan is a far superior school than Ohio State in a number of ways. Michigan dominates Ohio State when it comes to football, hockey, swimming and even team nicknames. I almost feel sorry for Ohio State because of how sad their programs are, but then I come back to reality and remember how funny it actually is. I ...
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Be A Writer - 493 words
I believe the meaning of being a good writer, is to be able to think, use your imagination, thoughts and put them onto a piece of paper. For some to look and treat me as a writer, it shows that they understand that I have an open mind and use it as a tool. To treat someone else as a writer, you have to be able to understand what he or she are writing and talking about. Also take into consideration, that they are a writer just like you, so you have to let them know where theyre at as a writer and give them feedback. ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺& #9786;☺☺☺☺☺☺ 9786;☺☺☺☺☺☺ 786;☺☺☺a ...
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The Waterboy - 832 words
Adam Sandler's "The Waterboy" is a comedy about a water boy for a college football team, who turned into a college football star. The main character, Bobby Boucher, is a slow-witted man in his mid-late 20's. He still lives with his overprotective mother in a Louisiana Bayou, so his social skills are very lacking. Another character is Henry Winkler, who starred in Happy Days. He plays another football coach and one of Bouchier's only friends. The movie starts out with Boucher getting fired from his job as the waterboy of the football team. He tries to get the job of water boy for his favorite wrestler, Captain Insano, but after failing this and many other attempts at finding a job, he lands o ...
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Go Devils - 524 words
On September 21, 1996, I attended one of the most amazing performances I have ever dreamed of. It was not a movie, play, opera, or a concert it was a collegiate football game. Number ten in the nation, Arizona State hosted top-ranked and two time defending champion the Nebraska Cornhuskers. It was such a stellar event because of the play of Jake Plummer, the Arizona State defense, and the actions of the crowd. Jake The Snake Plummer is the Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback. Jake finished third in the Heisman Trophy, and was by far one of the most exciting players to watch in college football. On this warm Saturday night Jake Plummer was magnificent. Early in the game Plummer was hit hard ...
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What To Write - 1,166 words
Do you recall the last 500-word essay you had to write? Or perhaps the last 500- word essay you had to read? As a teacher, Paul Roberts spent a large portion of his time reading 500-word essays. Paul Roberts found these compositions were uninspired, and done in the last possible minute. Paul Roberts wrote three books to aid you in becoming better writer. How to Say Nothing in 500 Words comes from Roberts best-known book, Understanding English. How to Say Nothing in 500 Words aids you by suggesting what not to say. This exert from Understanding English has 10 mistakes, and possible ways to avoid these mistakes. The first three sections deal with making your paper interesting. These three sect ...
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What To Write - 1,169 words
... rd choices. These categories include: Slip out of Abstraction, Get Rid of Obvious Padding, Call a Fool a Fool, Beware of Pat Expression, Colorful Words, Colored Words, and Colorless Words. In Slip out of Abstraction, Roberts tells you to avoid using obvious sayings. Roberts recommends giving examples; be illustrative. Roberts also warns it is possible to give too many examples. You are later advised to write tastefully and avoid four-letter words. Once you have slipped out of abstractions you need to get rid of obvious padding. Sometimes you may turn one word into as many as you can. If you can say it in four words dont say it in forty. Make sure you call a fool a fool, do not fill your ...
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No More Drunk Nights - 302 words
No More Pre-Game Get Togethers For Greeks With fall quarter just around the corner, Eastern Michigan students are gearing up for yet another Eagles football season. This year there is not only excitement but quite a bit of resentment in the air as well. For the first year ever, sororities and fraternities will not be permitted to host their own pre-partys prior to each home Eastern Michiigan football game. The Greeks will be forced to tailgate in the parking lots along with all other loyal buckeye fans and they are not too pleased to say the least! We are not happy about these changes, said Kelly Mor, a senior business major and member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. We werent hurting any ...
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Jack Kerouac - 1,433 words
Born on March 12, 1922, the youngest of three children in a French-Canadian family that had established itself in Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack Kerouac was by the age of ten already aiming to become a writer. His father ran a print shop and published a local newsletter called the Spotlight. Before long he began writing and producing his own sport sheet, which he sold to friends and acquaintances in Lowell. He attended both Catholic and public schools, and won athletic scholarships to the Horace Mann prep school (in New York) and then to Columbia University. In New York he fell in with fellow literary-icons-to-be Allen Ginsberg, the poet, and William S. Burroughs, the novelist. A broken leg hob ...
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Wome In College Sports - 1,372 words
... schools are known to put up their football teams in nice hotels before home games, two to a room, while women are bunked four to a room while out of town(Tarkan 27). Football players daily food allowances can average $25 for dinner and $15 for breakfast, while women receive only an $11 total daily allowance. Another luxury of being a college football player is the mode of transportation. While female sports and most male sports rely on busses and vans, the football team is flying. Football games also tend to draw the biggest crowds. For example, at the University of Iowa, home football games can bring in crowds in excess of seventy thousand screaming football fans. The big public respons ...
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Pay To Play - 1,092 words
Its a joke that the NCAA doesnt pay student athletes. One of the greatest thrills of college football are the weekend trips to all those sacred stadiums that havent changed since Pop Warner roamed the sideline. But they have. The stadiums now look like the coliseum in Rome. The game is much more sci-fi now, that to a fan listening to an audible sounds like an alien language. Thou most of all, the players have changed and along with them the entire concept of an amateur athlete. Nobodys an amateur these days, at least not on Saturday afternoon. Some people are just compensated that way. Were not trying to turn college athletes into higher paid individuals then professional athletes. For the m ...
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Compensation For Student - 957 words
In college sports today it is more than about education it is about big dollars being spent. It seems like every time that a school is doing well some nosey reporter has to get in their business, and it is never about the good the player does it is always about the mistakes they make. There is nothing wrong with the player getting paid for doing a good job on the field. Dont you think they have bills to pay too! How can they work if they are playing football, basketball, baseball, or other sports that are offer in school? So don t you think a little compensation is due? First there is the price of an education for a player. In Peter Warricks case at Florida State it will cost him $7,847 per ...
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A Waif In The Wind Of Obsessive Corruption - 1,788 words
... the end, Candide has come to learn the harsh lesson that Voltaire is putting forward (2). Having been subject to various calamities and philosophies, he finally gets it! The point is that though society, including Lady Cunegonde, may be corrupt, we (as individuals of free choice) must cultivate our garden (Voltaire 120). Garden, in this context, is a metaphor for whatever the reader considers an ideal situation. Voltaire is trying to say that the goodness of Providence is the only asylum in which man can take refuge (Bell 2). In Forrest Gump, Robert Zemeckis used Forrest in much the same way that Voltaire used Candide. Its like Candide in the way that its an unabrasive satire of the idi ...
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Ronald Reagan "the Great Communicator" - 2,149 words
There are few people in America, Im sure, that have never dreamt of becoming Americas next president or one of Hollywoods many stars and living The American dream. Our 40th president Ronald Reagan, however, did both. Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6th 1911 in Tampico, Illinois two years after his brother John Neil Reagan. His fathers name was John Edward (Jack) Regan. He was the son of John Michael and Jennie Cusick-Reagan. In the 1860s during the great potato famine Ronalds paternal great grandfather Michael Reagan immigrated to the United States from Ballyporeen, County Tipperary, Ireland. Before his immigration the family name had been spelled Regan, but after settling in Ameri ...
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Critical Analysis Of The Novel "sorority Sisters" - 765 words
The book that I chose to read was Sorority Sisters by Tajuana "TJ" Butler. Sorority Sisters is an African-American fiction. This fiction novel is about five young ladies all at a college together and they soon plan to join a sorority. The sorority that the ladies want to become a part of is the Pink Plush Rush, an African-American Sorority. The setting of this story is at a college whose location is not stated in the book. Some of the characters of Sorority Sisters are Cajen, Jason, Patricia, Stephanie, Sidney, Howard, Richard, Will, Jeff, Chancey, Malena, and Tammy. Cajen is one of the main characters in this book. She is a freshman who has unprotected sex with a guy on campus by the name o ...
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The American Phenomenon Of Gambling - 1,546 words
... tes 635). One of the most famous people to succumb to the addiction of sports gambling is Art Schlichter. Art Schlichter was the starting quarterback at Ohio State University from 1975 to 1979. Art started betting on sports in his junior year of college (Valente 83). In 1979, he led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record and was fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting. The Baltimore Colts drafted him out of college, and he lost his $300,000 signing bonus due to sports gambling (84). By the time Art had finally hit rock bottom, he had been thrown out of the NFL, bounced $175,000 in checks, almost lost his family, and now is still serving time in jail for the bounced checks (81). Many college stude ...
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Understanding The Basics Of American Football - 533 words
Football is a team sport mostly played in the US and Canada by high school, college, and professional players. It is a dangerous sport because there is a lot of physical contact. While millions of people watch the sport, not all of them understand how the game works because it is a difficult game to understand right away. It gets easier to understand the game after you have played it. The object of the game is to score points by carrying the ball across the goal line of your opponent, or by kicking the ball through your opponents goal. Football is played by two opposing teams, of eleven players. Each team tries to move the ball down the field to score points by getting in to the end zone gua ...
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Does Entertainment Influence Society's Attitude Towards Violent Behavior? - 1,857 words
In order to fully answer this question we must first understand what violence is. Violence is the use of one's powers to inflict mental or physical injury upon another, examples of this would be rape or murder. Violence in entertainment reaches the public by way of television, movies, plays, and novels. Through the course of this essay it will be proven that violence in entertainment is a major factor in the escalation of violence in society, once this is proven we will take all of the evidence that has been shown throughout this paper and come to a conclusion as to whether or not violence in entertainment is justified and whether or not it should be censored. Television with its far reachin ...
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Amer-i-can - 759 words
SBS318-01 Due: 4/11/05 "Amer-I-Can" "5.2 yards per carry, never missed a game, won the rushing title every year but one; there was a lot of contenders but if you have to select one, you have to pick Jim (Brown) as the greatest running back in history"- Bob Costas Multi-media, press, and prevalent negative propaganda would leave one to believe that Athletes are, besides accumulating points, only capable of drug abuse, domestic violence and extortion. Being a collegiate student-athlete, at times I too have fallen prey to such malicious stereotypes. However, what may not be read about in daily periodicals nor seen on the nightly news, are the positive things that athletes do outside of their re ...
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Criminal Acts In Sport - 2,401 words
... ed outside of a restaurant around one o'clock in the morning for alcohol related actions. The driver of the car, Goeff Hangartner, was the starting center for the Texas A&M team. He was charged with driving under the influence. The passenger of the car, Cole Smith, was cited for intoxication. The police were called to the scene after an argument ensued between two white males and the black passengers of a second car that was in front of them. In a statement made by a police officer that was across the street at the time of the conflict he had heard the racial comments that were made by the two Texas Players. Hangartner told police that Smith was the one who had gotten into an argumen ...
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