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The Old Ball Game

An American dream can be defined through an examination of the American lifestyle, and by picking out the most common themes. The most common themes Americans associate with are the basics: graduating at the top of the class, finding a high-paying job, settling down with the perfect spouse, a ...

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Gun Control Isn't About Guns Its About Control

I'd like to read a quote by our 3rd president Thomas Jefferson. "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to encourage than to ...

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Supply And Demand For The Pors

Unveiled in February 1996 at a low-profile motor show in Hamburg, the Porsche Boxter was not born on a computer screen or in a focus group, but in the hearts, minds and imaginations of a small band of engineers with a passion for driving. Many were surprised when Porsche unveiled its new sports ...

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Diamonds Are My Best Friend

“It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again. And it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings. And then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.” A. Bartlett Giamatti, the ...

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Muscle Growth

Introduction With the introduction of such modern conveniences such as the automobile, remote control, and even the electric toothbrush people are relying on technology to do everything for them. With a generation growing up in todays society physical tasks have almost become obsolete. Tasks ...

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A Link Between Anxiety And The Performance Of Athletes

Is there ? Previous research in the field has suggested that the majority of the consultations conducted by sport psychologists be related to anxiety (Humara 1999). This is a large part of the athletes’ own mind-set. It is necessary for him or her to demonstrate the ability to deal with the ...

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Jackie Robinson

Michael Jordan may be the most worshiped athlete of the 20th century, but he is not the greatest. Neither is Babe Ruth, Tiger Woods, or even Muhammad Ali. Instead, the greatest athlete of the century is a man who dealt with pressure infinitely greater than any other athlete before or since, and ...

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The Psychological Effects Of Using Steroids

Anabolic Steroids. What are they? Where do they come from? Why are they used? From amateurs to pros, from body builders to football players and every sport in between, Steroids, or "roids" as they are referred to, have been in the circle of athletes since the 1950’s. Is it vanity that drives ...

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Mandatory Physical Education I

Current high school students are becoming fatter, slower, and less motivated than past students. Many of these young people would prefer to be sitting passively in front of the television rather than to do something physically active. Most high school students believe they do not have sufficient ...

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Drugs In Football Making An Ap

Drugs in Football: Making an Appropriate Decision Breaking the rules in football, because of drug use, is causing physical and mental damage to athletes and those who associate with them. It is also setting a bad example for the youth of America. There is just too many available drugs for ...

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Dangerous Driving And The Effects On Youth

In today's society, dangerous driving is criminal and is also considered to be deviant. There are different levels of dangerous driving, all of which have different meaning to different people, some are considered part of the social norm and others are considered to be deviant. Speeding for ...

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History Of The Automotive Industry And Ford Motor Company

The automotive industry started in 1893 when Charles and Frank Duryea designed and built the first gasoline-engine-propelled motor vehicle. This invention opened the doors to the automotive industry. During the next 30 years, many people tried to enter the industry, but only a few ...

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Drugs In Football Making An Ap

Drugs in Football: Making an Appropriate Decision Breaking the rules in football, because of drug use, is causing physical and mental damage to athletes and those who associate with them. It is also setting a bad example for the youth of America. There is just too many available drugs for ...

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The Lost Art Of Typography

E-mail: Joanna.Karbowska@Worldnet.Att.Net Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business was published in 1985. The theories and concepts described in the book could easily apply to today's world. Postman goes to great detail in his book about the ...

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Diamonds Are My Best Friend

“It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again. And it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings. And then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.” A. Bartlett Giamatti, the ...

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Why Do Kids Want To Play The Guitar

Today's Youth: Playing the guitar A recent trend that seems to be prevalent in the youth of our society today is the desire to play an instrument. I am a musician and want to help explain from other's experience as well as my own why playing an instrument is so popular among teens today. My ...

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Wilson's Fences

We encounter everyday tragedy of self-destruction. In the play Fences written by August Wilson, forces in African-American life are used by Wilson to counteract the story of Troy’s fall from grace. First, Troy was a man of hard work and responsibility. Second, Troy taught his son not to make ...

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The Evolution Of Professional

Wrestling is defined as a sport in which the opponents wrestle, or struggle hand to hand. This has been done for thousands of years. Wrestling is probably one of the oldest sports in the world. Along with the discovery of mummies, gold, and priceless artifacts that had not been seen by human ...

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Jackie Robinson

was one of the best players that proffesional baseball has ever seen and greatly helped major league baseball accept African American players that otherwise would not have palyed. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia (Hill 1). Jackie's grandfather was a ...

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What is a Sport?: Defending Dodgeball

What is a sport?: Defending Dodgeball Defining something as a "sport" is not always as easy as you might think. This is because there really aren't any official guidelines as to what makes a sport a sport. Personally, I believe that a true sport should consist of team effort toward a goal, ...

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