Sportsmanship. What does it mean to the game?

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Sportsmanship. In the dictionary refers as fairness, respect for one’s opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport. Having sportsmanship character is what makes sports admirable. showing consideration and respect to your opponent, wither in losing or winning is the most beautiful thing you can see in the playground.  Every time i play sports with my friends or family, We play hard and we show competition on the playground, sometimes we get injured and be mad at each other the whole game time but once the game is over we shake hands and pretend like nothing happen, because at the end it’s just a game and the main purpose of it is to have fun and increase the circle of friendships, my father always used to tell use sports as a gate to make friends.  Sports are not a way to cause fights or harm your other opponent. people pay money and take their families and friends to have good times, and this is what define sports. sports created to connect people not to separate them.

 

Some people define good sportsmanship as the “golden rule” of sports in other words, treating the people you play with and against as you’d like to be treated yourself. You demonstrate good sportsmanship when you show respect for yourself, your teammates, and your opponents, for the coaches on both sides, and for the referees, judges, and other officials.

But sportsmanship isn’t just reserved for the people on the playground. Cheerleaders, fans, and parents also need to be aware of how they behave during competition. Sportsmanship is a style and an attitude, and it can have a positive influence on everyone around you.

 

 

References :-

https://www.reference.com/sports-active-lifestyle/sportsmanship-important-3f46fe703ada0408

http://www.lhsaa.org/news/the-huddle/the-meaning-of-good-sportsmanship

 

Should athletes have to stand for the National Anthem?

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Before i answer this question, National Anthem is a mark of respect that represent any person’s country. It’s our duty to show respect to the armed forces which work continuously day in and out to protect the countries from any harm. As a result, my answer is yes, They should stand for national Anthem only if they truly believe in their country. Few month ago, an incident occurred by Colin Kaepernick, Since athletes represent the country globally, not standing for the national anthem portrays lack of respect for the country by such representatives. Kaepernick kneeled while the national anthem is performed in front of thousands of people,  and that was his right though, but the question is, was he trying to attract attention to himself? Or was he trying to protest but in a different way? A lot of questions have been circling this matter. However a lot of people said that Colin Kaepernick has every right to his manner of protest, but opinions were different on the media. Some quotes that 1) “While I respect his right to protest, he has to respect my right to feel what he is doing is inappropriate. And another person said ” 2) “Kaepernick should be punished by the San Francisco 49ers or the NFL.”

In Conclusion,  one cannot impose anything on anyone, but the respect for the country comes from within and the athletes who are representing the country globally and making use of the country’s sports fund to increase their skills do not look good while not standing up to the national anthem. If they can play for the country, then they can stand for the anthem as well.

References :-

Should Athletes Who Don’t Stand for the Anthem Be Punished? (n.d.). Retrieved March 29, 2017, from https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/item/24028-should-athletes-who-don-t-stand-for-the-anthem-be-punished

Refusing to Stand for the National Anthem: Top 3 Pros and Cons. (n.d.). Retrieved March 29, 2017, from http://www.procon.org/headline.php?headlineID=005323

is the NCAA drug policy (includes banned substances, testing, punishments, etc.). Do you agree with the policies? Do you disagree? If you could change anything, would you and what would it be?

I Personally believe that the NCAA drug policy is quite exaggerated and not fair at the same time. There has been gaps and not fair judgmental on some athletics as well as students who may someday be like kobe or LeBron James. Every year, there are new type of drugs that can’t be detected by the NCAA and players are always one step ahead from the drug test. The NCAA should put extra effort on awareness and educating athlete on how harmful those drugs on them instead of testing them randomly and ruin their career for a random drug test.

The policy bans only substances which enhances performance but allows for certain class of substances which do not affect the performances and do not contain caffeine, alcohol. So the policy supports healthy competition by banning performance stimulating products which needs to be supported. Changes can be suggested on educating students on the banned substances and create a place for appealing where a student is given enough opportunity to raise his concerns.

the NCAA is taking the drug testing policy in a whole new level where they don’t give drugs it’s priority in terms of risk on the consumer, you can’t compare weed with PEDs. Also it’s a matter of a personal choice. I understand that the NCAA will have to do some critical decisions to whoever is using this type of drugs, but for other drugs that are not harmful and they help athlete somehow to achieve their primary goal which is winning, why ban it then?.

Refrences.

N. (2015, September 24). Drug Testing. Retrieved March 24, 2017, from http://www.ncaa.org/health-and-safety/policy/drug-testing

Legal, I. U. (n.d.). USLegal. Retrieved March 24, 2017, from https://sportslaw.uslegal.com/drugs-and-testing/

Policy. (n.d.). Retrieved March 24, 2017, from http://www.ncaa.org/health-and-safety/policy

Should Athletics must have a college degree to go professional?

Yes, Athletics must have a college degree to go professional. in the present world the kind of money that pro athletics get paid is huge and therefore lot of young minds are getting attracted towards it but one thing to realize here is the fact that not everyone becomes a Ronaldo or a bolt or a Messi. it takes huge effort and also a certain amount of risk as to what happens if it doesn’t work out. having a degree provides a back up to switch careers and gain employment and a steady source of income if things don’t go your way. also studying the sport one wants to become a pro in also beneficial because even if he doesn’t become a great player but understand the game well he can become a manager or a coach. in football if you notice most of the great managers were not great players and all of them have degree. degree is very useful for future also as one may earn big amount now but what happens to the future. evander holyfied who earned a lot in his pro boxing career is now literally broke. degree in a way also provides an understanding on how to mage money which they earn as learning gives them first hand experience with such issues which many athletes wouldn’t have to face after they become famous. over all degree is a useful option and should be mandated to go professional.

PEDs and the Baseball HOF!

 

As a society we have an obligation to maintain the safety of our health as well as the health of our athletes. PEDs, is known as an enhancing drug that can give the user extra power and endurance. it can be dangerous and lead to random side effects if the user keep using them on regular basis. When taken by adolescents, PEDs can stunt growth. But there are also far worse consequences of PED use – including heart damage, liver damage and an increased risk for blood clots. From my point of view, i believe that athletes who made it to the baseball hall of fame, knowing that they have been using this substance drug, Are worthy of their achievement, why, because after all this drug only gives you power to finish the task, but it doesn’t give you the determination, consistency and the desire to be a great athlete. However, 80% of athlete they use this drug, and it became impossible to prevent this substance from athletes. every day you hear about a new drug. PED users should be allowed into the Hall of Fame under limited circumstances. Some individuals are worthy of the Hall, even with their PED use taken into consideration. However, these athletes deserve a little extra scrutiny to determine whether PED use made them a marginal Hall of Famer or whether they belonged even without the PED usage.

 

 

Is Cheer-leading a Sport?

Cheer-leading world wide is considered as an entertaining sport, which was made to to entertain the audience as well as the crawd during any major games, wither the games are for colleges, schools or professional games. I personally think Cheer-leading is a sport, why, because it meets all the athlete specifications, cheer-leading also requires physical activity in which relative performance can be judged or qualified, which make it as any other major sports, such as soccer, football and so on. As the article mentioned, the primary purpose of cheer-leading is entertaining schools, and competition in this domain (cheer-leading) is not common which make it not a sport. Sports in my definition, is any activity that can bring peoples attentions and it can make you feel the competitive environment and can generate money as well is called a sport for me. I believe if the popularity of this game (cheer-leading) continued to be in top as it is now in high-schools where they have major leagues for it, things would have been different and the popularity of this game will reach the top and people will ask to watch it more,, because if so, Cheer-leading will also be a great sport as long as they keep their stunts and jumps upgraded. Stunt is a sport!
Sources:-

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristidosh/2016/12/21/is-cheerleading-a-sport-the-ioc-ends-the-debate/&refURL=https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/
https://www.varsity.com/event/1262/being-a-cheerleader-sport