There is always a debate about the merits of college football and professional football. Both sports have a huge fan base, yet the question about which sport is superior never seems to go away. It is important to understand that on a technical level, professional football is infinitely superior. Only the best college players make their way into the NFL, with a lot of them moving on to other careers. In addition, there are players who skip most of their college football careers (Continue reading…)
Sports athletes are idolized by children today more than they have even been before. Due to this fact, athletes have to held to higher moral standard than the rest of society.
It seems like there is a sports star getting arrested nearly every week. While there are thousands of professional athletes in this country, it just should not be happening so frequently.
Most people would get fired from their job if they got arrested multiple times, but this does not seem to be the case in professional sports. It (Continue reading…)
There is a popular saying that â€œThe NBA is all about the names on the backs of the jerseys.â€ In other words, the league is really marketing the individual player more than the teams. Just look at Michael Jordan. He has been retired for many years, yet he still sells more jerseys than most NBA stars. That was the greatest NBA marketing success in history.
Today, Kobe Bryant sells the most jerseys. Therefore, he is the player with the most fans. You might think it should be LeBron James, but he created a lot of (Continue reading…)
Are todayâ€™s top athletes being paid too much for the job they do? Looking at it from the perspective of being an employee, which they are, you would have to say no. Professional athletes have to train even when they are not in mandatory training. The competition does not start when fans are in the stands and yelling for their favorite player or team or when a team is facing their opposition, but it all starts in the training camps. The competition is between other potential teammates. There are so many athletes who want to be drafted into professional sports or even have the privilege of being scouted, so they must keep themselves fit and in shape. To keep their position, they need to pump iron, run, and eat the proper foods to maintain the proper weight for their position.
Athletes are not your regular run of the mill employees who clock in at 9 and clock out at 5. They do but at the 5 oâ€™clock hour, if they want to remain in the game, they continue on with their training until the clock strike 8 on the next morningâ€¦â€¦â€¦and if an athlete wants to continue working with his team, the cycle never ends because someone is always waiting in the wings for the door of opportunity to open.
History making plays within the NHL can be a subject of much interest for any fans. Learning more about the plays, games and players that are remembered, long after the season ended, can provide you with greater appreciation and enjoyment of the sport you love. Seasons, teams and specific plays that have helped to shape the history of hockey and make the sport what it is today could be an important way to expand you appreciation and knowledge of the sport.
Top players, golden moments and games that are long remembered for being the best can (Continue reading…)
The sport of baseball is considered the American past time, and has been very popular with fans for nearly 150 years. The best players in the world come to America to play in the Major League Baseball league, which has seen plenty of great players. While there have been many great stars to play, the greatest one has to be Babe Ruth.
Babe Ruth, who is also referred to as the Great Bambino, was an amazing player who played mainly for the New York Yankees. While players have surpassed many of the records that Ruth set during is playing days, his (Continue reading…)
Strikes, boycotts and teams and players that are unwilling to participate in a scheduled game for any reason can be a great disappointment for fans. The controversy and discussion surrounding a professional strike can become quite heated, and there are many fans who would be interested in ensuring that professional sports suffers from fewer such situations in the future. The question of whether or not all professional athletes should be prohibited from striking is an important one: fans that have done a little research into such issues (Continue reading…)