Sports Illusion, Sports Reality

A Reporter's View of Sports, Journalism, and Society

Author: Leonard Koppett

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252064159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

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Relocating Teams and Expanding Leagues in Professional Sports

How the Major Leagues Respond to Market Conditions

Author: Frank P. Jozsa,John J. Guthrie

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567201932

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

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Examines the business of professional league sports, focusing on league expansion and franchise relocation.
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Inside the Sports Pages

Work Routines, Professional Ideologies, and the Manufacture of Sports News

Author: Mark Douglas Lowes

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802081834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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The working world of contemporary sports journalism through the eyes of the reporters, editors, and athletes who inhabit it. An account and analysis of the ideology behind sports news.
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Women, Media and Sport

Author: Pamela J. Creedon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803952341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

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This book - the first to link feminism, sport and media theory - provides a broad cultural studies orientation. In addition to a theoretical analysis, it provides a practical look at models of sport, media effects and the construction of the sportswoman and women's sports. Divided into three parts, the book: provides an overview of the three areas; focuses on the print and broadcast media portrayal of women's sport, examining such issues as the relationship of sports promotion to media representations of women's sports and the ways in which sports reporting is taught to future journalists; and seeks to develop a new model for the future.
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The Business of Professional Sports

Author: Paul D. Staudohar

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252061615

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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Série d'articles sur le business des sports professionnels nord-américains : TV, agents, joueurs, NBA, NHL, NFL, baseball, athlètes olympiques.
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Sports Illustrated Great Baseball Writing

Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 1603204571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 560

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When Sports Illustrated was launched in 1954, baseball was, indisputable, the national pastime, its stars America's epic heroes, its rivalries the era's mythology. As baseballs fortunes rose and fell over the next 50 years - and then rose again to new heights, drawing more than 65 million fans to ballparks in 2004 - the game never failed to produce great drama and inspired storytelling. This collection is a virtual Hall of Fame from the pages of SI, bringing together the stories of baseball's greatest heroes (Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Sandy Koufax) and villains (Ty Cobb, Pete Rose, Denny McLain) and characters (Casey Stengel, Max Patkin, Yogi Berra); its legendary quests (the home run chases of Roger Maris, Hank Aaron, Mark McGwire, and Barry Bonds; the thrilling pennant races, from the Dodgers - Giants in 1951 to the Yankees-Red Sox in 1978); its world-class writers (Frank Deford, Mark Kram, George Plimpton, Peter Gammons, and Tom Verducci) and its own players writing from the inside about their game (Ted Williams, Jim Brosnan, and Jim Bouton). In the wake of SI's acclaimed Fifty Years of Great Writing comes this baseball anthology worthy of Cooperstown.
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Bullfighting

Art, Technique and Spanish Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412818990

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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Ernest Hemingway, best-known to layman and aficionado alike, in his fiction described bullfighting, or "toreo, "as a cross between romantic risk and a drunken party, or as an elaborate substitute for war, ending in wounds or death. Although his descriptions of the "beauty"in "toreo "are lyrical, they are short on imaginative creation of how such beauty, through techniques and discipline, comes about. Hemingway may have sculpted a personal mystique of "toreo "but, in the opinion of some, he ignored or slighted the full, unique nature of the subject. In "Bullfighting: Art, Technique, and Spanish Society "John McCormick sorts through the complexities of "toreo, "to suggest the aesthetic, social, and moral dimensions of an art that is geographically limited, but universal when seen in round. While having felt the attraction of Hemingway's approach, McCormick knew that he was being seduced by elements that had little to do with "toreo. "To try to right Hemingway's distortions, he named the first edition of this book "The Complete Aficionado, "but then realized that the volume was directed at more than just the spectator: "BullFighting "is written from the point of view of the "torerro, "as opposed to the usual spectator's impressions and enthusiasm. With the help of a retired "matador de toros, "Mario Sevilla Mascarenas, who taught McCormick the rudiments of "toreo "as well as the emotions and discipline essential to survival, the authors rescue "'toreo "from romantic cliches. They probe the anatomy of the matador's training and technique, provide a past-and-present survey of the traditions of the "corrida, "and furnish dramatic portraits of such famous figures as Manolete, Joselito, Belmonte, and Ordonez. Here then is an informed analysis and critique of the origins and myths of "toreo "and a survey of the novels it has inspired. Defending the faith in a lively as well as clear and discerning manner, this volume provides a committed and vivid approach to the rich history, ritual, and symbolism of the bullfight as it currently exists.
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Sport, Culture and History

Region, nation and globe

Author: Brian Stoddart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317997026

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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In addition to being an internationally recognised pioneer of sports history, Brian Stoddart has also been a leading thinker and influence in the field. That influence has crossed several areas of history, sociology, business, politics and media aspects of sports studies, and has drawn deeply upon his own training in Asian studies. His work has been characterised by cross-disciplinary work from the outset, and has encompassed some very different geographical areas as well as crossing from academic outlets to media commentary. As a result, his influential work has appeared in many different locations, and it has been difficult for a wide variety of readers to access it fully and easily. This volume draws together, in the one place for the first time, some of his most important academic and journalistic work. Importantly, the pieces are drawn together by an intellectual/autobiographical commentary that locates each piece in a wider social and cultural framework. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society
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The man in the dugout

baseball's top managers and how they got that way

Author: Leonard Koppett

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 404

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A veteran sportswriter provides a close-up look at some of the most influential managers of modern baseball, tracing the influence of baseball legends Branch Rickey, Connie Mack, and John McGraw on modern managers, and sharing entertaining anecdotes about the game. 25,000 first printing.
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Sports Coaching Cultures

From Practice to Theory

Author: Robyn L. Jones,Kathleen M. Armour,Paul Potrac

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415328524

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 185

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Sports Coaching Cultures is about expert coaches and the ways in which their individual life and career experiences lead to their personal beliefs about effective coaching.
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The Athletic Trap

How College Sports Corrupted the Academy

Author: Howard L. Nixon, II

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421411962

Category: Education

Page: 232

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The unrivaled amount of cash poured into the college athletic system has made sports programs breeding grounds for corruption while diverting crucial resources from the academic mission of universities. Like money in Washington politics, the influence bought by a complex set of self-interested actors seriously undermines movement toward reform while trapping universities in a cycle of escalating competition. Longtime sport sociologist Howard L. Nixon II approaches the issue from the perspective of college presidents—how they are seduced by prestige or pressured by economics into building programs that move schools toward a commercial model of athletics. Nixon situates his analysis in the context of what he calls "the intercollegiate golden triangle," a powerful social network of athletic, media, and private corporate commercial interests. This network lures presidents and other university leaders into an athletic arms race with promises of institutional enhancements, increased enrollments, better student morale, improved alumni loyalty, more financial contributions, and higher prestige. These promises can cloud the judgment of college presidents and governing boards, entangling them in an athletic trap that restricts their influence. Unable to control spending, inequalities, and deviance within commercialized athletic programs, universities are ensnared in financial, political, and social obligations that are difficult to sustain—or escape. Nixon clarifies the structure of this trap, describes how higher education institutions fall into it, and explores what it means for institutions and presidents caught in it. This timely analysis also has relevance to the debates about the role of the NCAA and ongoing reform efforts in college sports. The Athletic Trap will be of interest to university presidents, board members, and administrators, sport sociologists concerned with the balance of power between academics and athletics, and anyone else with a serious interest in college sports and its future.
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Sport in the Modern World — Chances and Problems

Papers, Results, Materials Scientific Congress Munich, August 21 to 25, 1972

Author: Ommo Grupe,Dietrich Kurz,Johannes M. Teipel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642657842

Category: Medical

Page: 616

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Should scientific congresses take place in connection with Olympic Games, and should science be represented not only in the form of applied science engaged in the care of athletes, but also as an informing, reflecting and critical authority? The Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad answered this question in the affirmative, and the results have justified this decision. The invitation sent out by the Organizing Committee was accepted by numerous eminent scholars and many participants from all over the world; it was their merit that the general topic of the congress could be discussed in manifold ways under various aspects and without prejudice. For this reason, they deserve our gratitude and appreciation. By now, the congress report has been completed. It is part of the total scientific concept which includes the preparatory publication, "The Scientific View of Sport Perspectives, Aspects, Issues", the congress itself and the present report; and, in close connection therewith, the exhibitions, "100 Years of German Excavation Work in Olympia", "Sport and Medicine" and the literary exhibition. It is to be hoped that this report will prove an important source of information and a stimulus for discussion among participants and scholars, students, teachers and coaches; and that it will safeguard the fruitful continuation of the work initiated by the Munich congress. Thanks are due to those who took pains in preparing this document. It will be an essential element within the framework of all that will remain of the Olympic Games of 1972.
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Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

Author: Rob Steen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408181363

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014 Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all. Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins, evolution and impact, inside the lines and beyond the boundary, this book offers a thematic history of professional sport and the ingredients that magnetise millions around the globe. It tells the stories that matter: from the gladiators of Rome to the runners of Rift Valley via the innovator-missionaries of Rugby School; from multi-faceted British exports to the Americanisation of professionalism and the Indianisation of cricket. Rob Steen traces the development of these sports which captivate the turnstile millions and the mouse-clicking masses, addressing their key themes and commonalities, from creation myths to match fixing via race, politics, sexuality and internationalism. Insightful and revelatory, this is an entertaining exploration of spectator sports' intrinsic place in culture and how sport imitates life ? and life imitates sport.
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Understanding Sports and Eating Disorders

Author: Debbie Stanley

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823929931

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

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Describes how the pressures of sports can contribute to the onset of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
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The Sports Immortals

Deifying the American Athlete

Author: Peter Williams

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879726706

Category: Music

Page: 170

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The Sports Immortals is the first serious and scholarly attempt to explain the psychology of hero-worship in sport. While others (most notably Michael Oriard) have studied the heroes and villains of sports literature, this book is the first study of the very similar creation of gods and demi-gods in the arenas of real games.
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Video Production Handbook

Author: Jim Owens,Gerald Millerson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240522206

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 395

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Rev. ed. of: Video production handbook / Gerald Millerson, Jim Owens. 2008.
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Sports Coaching E-Book

Professionalisation and Practice

Author: John Lyle,Chris Cushion

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455725226

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Sports Coaching: Professionalisation and Practice is a comprehensive evidence-based textbook of sports coaching theory and practice. The book is edited by leading academics in sports coaching studies and authored by a world-renowned team of experts in sports coaching research. It deals with all aspects of coaching behaviour and practice, including coaches’ decision making, coaching pedagogy, and the development of expertise. Each of the chapters provides an up-to-date position statement on coaching themes, and makes explicit reference to the professionalisation of coaching. Written in an accessible style, and identifying critical ideas and issues, the book will complement and challenge both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, and will be an invaluable source of ideas for researchers and academics. Multicontributed chapters follow uniform structure to increase clarity and accessiblity of text 'Snapshots' of critical ideas and issues presented as models or diagrams to facilitate students' understanding Case examples and scenarios illustrate key concepts in each chapter Latest research and current literature summarised for each thematic topic.
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Die verborgene Wirklichkeit

Paralleluniversen und die Gesetze des Kosmos

Author: Brian Greene

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641082072

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Wir sind nicht allein! - Brian Greene über unsere Doppelgänger im All In seinem neuen Buch macht sich Physiker und Bestsellerautor Brian Greene auf die Suche nach der »verborgenen Wirklichkeit« im Universum. Er zeigt, warum vieles dafür spricht, dass wir in den Weiten des Kosmos nicht allein sind, und er beschreibt, welchen Parallelwelten die Astrophysiker auf der Spur sind. Wie keinem Zweiten gelingt es ihm dabei, physikalische Spitzenforschung mit hohem Unterhaltungswert zu verbinden.
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