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The Human Rights, Infrastructural and Logistic Problems That Will Make 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar Difficult
He's the migrant worker busting a gut to build Qatar's shiny soccer stadiums that will host FIFA's World Cup in 2022 -- at a price. For Prem -- a metal worker and father of three from Nepal who carried out work on the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha between February and May 2015 -- that price was the loss of his famil...
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NFL Players Should Be Held Liable for Crimes They Commit
On January, 31st, 2000, star football player, Ray Lewis, supposedly assisted in the beating of two young men before a game, resulting in their deaths. He was a suspect and all evidence pointed to his involvement in the murder. He was jailed for 11 days before striking a deal in which he plead guilty. The NFL punished him by...
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An Overview of the Four Parts of a Soccer Team
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. The World Cup, which happens every four years, is consistently the most watched event in sports worldwide. Although it’s such a global sport, the makeup up the team remains constant. The four parts to a soccer team are the strikers, the midfielders, the defenders, and the goalk...
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An Argument Against Overpaying Athletes in Professional Sports
Athletes Are Paid Too Much In many ways, professional athletes are very overpaid and do not properly deserve all of the money that they are given. Whether you compare most athletes’ salaries to other professions, look at how much work athletes do, or compare different sports to one another, it is easy to see that the money...
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An Examination of the Insults and Apology of Philadelphia Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr.
Writing Assignment #1     When Philadelphia Phillies minor league pitcher Aaron Nola was dominating the minors, many Phillie fans questioned why he has not been promoted to the major leagues. In response to these comments from the fans, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. on May 25th 2015 said that the fans “don’t und...
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An Analysis of Chapter 2 in Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, a Book by Michael Lewis
Billy Beane, now general manager of the Oakland A's, is looking for
new, young, and skilled players. Chapter 2 of ,Moneyball, deals with this
scenario in depth. "Management Ideas" in this chapter range from
leadership, group mentality (such as in group, out group, social loafing,
old vs. young, etc..), management, problem s...
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Why Is Baseball My Favorite Game to Watch
People from all around the world anticipate the Olympic Games. Every four years, athletes from various countries compete in one big international tournament of sports. The sports involved span from the more popular sports, like tennis and soccer, to small the more obscure sports, like handball and water polo. Athletes compe...
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A Comparison between the Farewell Speeches of Lou Gehrig and Peyton Manning
On July 4, 1939 professional baseball player Lou Gehrig's farewell address to the New York Yankees and his sudden diagnosis of ALS left fans shocked and distraught. Similarly, in later years Peyton Manning, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, gave the conclusion of his playing career with the NFL football team on March...
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The NFL Should Pass the Player Safety Act
NFL Player Safety Act Intro Times change, people need to adapt. Nothing can be truer of what is happening in the NFL right now, we are starting to see a new time that the NFL does not seem willing to adapt to. With such a focus on injuries putting the NFL under a microscope, they need to do something to fix their tainted...
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A Comparison between the KU Basketball Game and the Minnesota Vikings Game
For my two sporting events I went to a KU basketball game and a Minnesota Vikings game. I would say that some of the ideologies expressed at these games is the idea that so much people spend so much time rooting for their favorite team. Especially for the KU basketball it is something that has become so engrained in the cul...
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