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

View: 7676


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

View: 4297

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

The Illusion of Reality

Author: Howard L. Resnikoff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461234743

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

View: 3285

The Illusion of Reality was conceived during my tenure as director of the newly established Division of Information Science and Technology at the National Science Foundation in 1979-1981 as a partial response to the need for a textbook for students, both in and out of government, that would pro vide a comprehensive view of information science as a fundamental constitu ent of other more established disciplines with a unity and coherence distinct from computer science, cognitive science, and library science although it is related to all of them. Driven by the advances of information technology, the perception of information science has progressed rapidly: today it seems well understood that information processing biological organisms and informa tion processing electronic machines have something basic in common that may subsume the theory of computation, as well as fundamental parts of physics. This book is primarily intended as a text for an advanced undergraduate or a graduate introduction to information science. The multidisciplinary nature of the subject has naturally led to the inclusion of a considerable amount of background material in various fields. The reader is likely to fmd the treat ment relatively oversimplified in fields with which he is familiar and, perhaps, somewhat heavier sailing in less familiar waters. The theme of common principles among seemingly unrelated applications provides the connective tissue for the diverse topics covered in the text and, I hope, justifies the variable level of presentation. Some of the material appears here for the first time.

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

View: 5157

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.

Patriotic Games

Sporting Traditions in the American Imagination, 1876-1926

Author: S. W. Pope

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195091337

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 3293

In this book, S. W. Pope examines the rise of America's sporting culture in the years between 1876 and 1926. His focus offers a unique look at the formation of American attitudes toward work, leisure, class, assimilation, and national image.

From Illusions to Reality

Time, Spacetime and the Nature of Reality

Author: Vesselin Petkov

Publisher: Minkowski Institute Press

ISBN: 1927763002

Category: Space and time

Page: 160

View: 7368

The greatest mystery in the world is its very existence. In our intellectual development, we all reach a turning point when we start asking the perennial existential questions: "What is the world?"; "What am I?"; "What is the meaning of the existence of the world and myself?". As the German philosopher Schopenhauer put it: "The lower a man stands in intellectual respects the less of a riddle does existence seem to him... but, the clearer his consciousness becomes the more the problem grasps him in its greatness." This book explores what fundamental physics tells us about the physical world and how the scientific picture of what exists often differs disturbingly from the "common sense" view based on the way our senses reflect the world. Centuries-old illusions are identified by showing that they contradict experimentally-confirmed results of modern physics, which clears the way toward deeper understanding of reality. The greatest illusion that the world exists only at the present moment of time has been realized by many great thinkers, but so far the human race has been unable to free itself from it, prompting Einstein to write this: "the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." Getting rid of such stubbornly persistent illusions by open-mindedly examining the implications of modern physics for the physical world can help us rise above the fog of everyday life and see Nature the way she herself is.

The Man in the Dugout

Baseball's Top Managers and how They Got that Way

Author: Leonard Koppett

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566397452

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 5774

A study of the strategies of baseball managers and speculation about their styles of managing. Leonard Koppett's analysis is based on personal interaction with all of the managers active since 1950 and their descriptions and judgements of the generation of men who preceded them.

The Vital Lie

Reality and Illusion in Modern Drama

Author: Anthony S. Abbott

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817312021

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 8332

The Vital Lie is the first book to examine the reality-illusion conflict in modern drama from Ibsen to present-day playwrights. The book questions why vital lies, lies necessary for life itself, are such an obsessive concern for playwrights of the last hundred years. Using the work of fifteen playwrights, Abbott seeks to discover if modern playwrights treat illusions as helpful or necessary to life, or as signals of sicknesses from which human beings need to be cured. What happens to characters when they are forced to face the truth about themselves and their worlds without the protection of their illusions? The author develops a three-part historical analysis of the use of the reality-illusion theme, from its origins as a metaphysical search to its current elaborations as a theatrical game.

The Reality Illusion

How You Make the World You Experience

Author: Ralph Strauch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967600932


Page: 224

View: 9298

Look around you. Notice your surroundings. What you see seems solid and real, a fixed objective reality existing "out there" separate from you. But it's not, Ralph Strauch argues in this provocative exploration of perception, reality, and the mechanisms that link them. What you perceive are images you create, part of a grand illusion that you participate in and support. The external world is a "rich reality" -- offering far wider possibilities than most of us realize. THE REALITY ILLUSION explores the mechanisms you use to to bring the particular world you experience into focus, and explores the benefits of more fully understanding the collective illusion we call reality.

The Business of Professional Sports

Author: Paul D. Staudohar

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252061615

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 6311

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


when reality and illusion collide

Author: Ron Bruguiere

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456725242

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 7184

Hidden in a theater’s orchestra-level wall is the pass door. Step through it, and you will enter the backstage area, but beware, once you enter, you will encounter the realities dwelling in the kingdom of make-believe. In this seriocomical look at life, with a who’s who in the theater during the 1960s and 70s, attend the final days of the Golden Age of Theater and the beginnings of its new sounds – Hair and Company. You will read about Carol Channing prior to her acclaim in Hello, Dolly! Liza Minnelli’s stage debut and Judy Garland’s final stage appearance. Be a spectator during Hair’s first year. Reach for something other than a glass of Remy Martin as you watch cognac shatter a relationship with Maggie Smith. Observe a coterie of distinguished Broadwayites destroy a gift from the United States Government. Be a witness to Deborah Kerr’s strength knowing that she’s in a failed play, and Billy Dee Williams, the then hot-hunk with the chiseled body, take on the role of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Also appearing (in order of appearance) are Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Barbra Streisand, Barbara Cook, Stan Getz, Ethel Merman, Fred Astaire, Elaine Stritch, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, James Baldwin, Kim Stanley, Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, Fidel Castro, Doris Day, and Mae West. Fly to 1960s Havana; drive through France; experience the London of 1974, and visit Venice Beach, CA before it became an in-place. You’ll see reality warp into illusion, then comprehend how a young boy, whose own family turned to illusion during World War II, spiraled to drugs and alcohol at adulthood. You’ll also view that young gay man, who ignored reality in favor of illusion, immerse himself into a dark hole whose force of gravity was so intense that escape seemed improbable.

Reality Is Just an Illusion

Author: Chuck Coburn,Tim Scapillato


ISBN: 1456602829

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 229

View: 5476

Join former businessman and long-time professional psychic Chuck Coburn as he searches deep in the rain forest of Ecuador for a shaman of a headhunting tribe- and encounters the mystical realms of angels, spirit guides, sacred sites and psychic healers. With down-to-earth humor, Coburn melds amazing true stories of his personal journey with teachings of metaphysical laws, including how to activate your own natural psychic abilities. Learn the three step process for manifesting your desires. Overcome the obstacles of fear and limitation Explore the shamanic arts of healing, psychonavigation, non-ordinary reality and time journeying Open the lines of communication between you and your spirit guides

Illusion and Reality

The Meaning of Anxiety

Author: David Smail

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1782202854

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 1693

This work challenges the notion that anxiety and depression amount to a mental illness denoting that something is wrong with the individual sufferer. Instead, anxiety and depression are described as perfectly rational responses to difficulties in the sufferer’s world, experienced subjectively by that person. An essential contrast is drawn between objective conceptions of normality (what reality ought to be as per commercial and other objectifying sources) and the reality of the individual’s subjective experience of the world (abuse, unemployment, and so on). Chapters include tackling the myth of normality; examining shyness; and analysing the way in which assumptions behind the use of language can foster anxiety and depression. The book’s primary purpose is to explain the meaning of anxiety as experienced by the sufferer. These insights also lead to a view, by way of secondary purpose, that the role of the therapist is not in ‘curing’ the individual, but rather to negotiate demystification and to provide insight into the effects of the problems in the sufferer’s world, based on the sufferer and the therapist’s shared subjective understanding. The curative claims of other models of ‘treatment’ are evaluated. Whilst David Smail’s training in psychology and philosophy shines through his analysis, the primary source for his views is his experience as a clinical psychologist working in the NHS in Nottingham seeing ‘patients’ from all walks of life.

The Atheist's Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions

Author: Alex Rosenberg

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393083330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 2855

A book for nonbelievers who embrace the reality-driven life. We can't avoid the persistent questions about the meaning of life-and the nature of reality. Philosopher Alex Rosenberg maintains that science is the only thing that can really answer them—all of them. His bracing and ultimately upbeat book takes physics seriously as the complete description of reality and accepts all its consequences. He shows how physics makes Darwinian natural selection the only way life can emerge, and how that deprives nature of purpose, and human action of meaning, while it exposes conscious illusions such as free will and the self. The science that makes us nonbelievers provides the insight into the real difference between right and wrong, the nature of the mind, even the direction of human history. The Atheist's Guide to Reality draws powerful implications for the ethical and political issues that roil contemporary life. The result is nice nihilism, a surprisingly sanguine perspective atheists can happily embrace.

Beyond the Ring

The Role of Boxing in American Society

Author: Jeffrey T. Sammons

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252061455

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 376

View: 4923

"Carefully documents the ruin waiting for almost all those ill-advised enough to become professional boxers. He confirms all the legends, of crime, of swindling, of the miserable economic rewards allotted to the vast majority of fighters. . . the traditional racism of the American ring. . . . No one, reading Sammons, can doubt that it is evil." -- Times Literary Supplement

Governing the Energy Transition

Reality, Illusion or Necessity?

Author: Geert Verbong,Derk Loorbach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136456627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 8976

The Energy Transition, the inevitable shift away from cheap, centralized, largely fossil-based energy systems, is one of the core challenges of our time. This book provides a coherent and novel insight into the nature of this challenge and possible strategies to accelerate and guide such transitions. It brings together prominent European scholars and practitioners from the fields of energy transition research and governance to draw attention to the current complex dynamics in the energy domain, and offer elegant and provocative explanations for current crises and lock-ins. They identify multiple energy transition pathways that emerge and increasingly compete, and emphasize the need and possibilities for novel governance. By analysing the complexity of energy transition processes and the difficulties in shifting to sustainable pathways, this text questions the extent to which actually governing energy transitions is already reality, just an illusion, or a bare necessity.

The Painted Body

Author: Michel Thévoz

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications


Category: Social Science

Page: 138

View: 9245


Sandlot Seasons

Sport in Black Pittsburgh

Author: Rob Ruck

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252063428

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

View: 1114

A new preface updates this richly detailed look at the major role sport played in shaping Pittsburgh's black community from the Roaring Twenties through the Korean War. Rob Ruck reveals how sandlot, amateur, and professional athletics helped black Pittsburgh realize its potential for self-organization, expression, and creativity.

From the Madness of Illusion to the Joy of Reality

A Journey Within the Realms of Human Consciousness

Author: Roy M. Fields

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781606724644

Category: Religion

Page: 126

View: 6414

What would our lives become without the incessant stream of thought through which all our actions manifest? The mind can only conceive what it has seen so the 60,000 thoughts which we all act upon daily only stand as a reflection of what has happened in our past. By relying on thought as the driving force behind our lives, we are blindly choosing the past over the present. This unconscious denial of life is the root of all suffering and obstacles. You will be astonished by the reality of your life once you begin to realize this simple yet self-destructive misconception. The mind was intended as a tool to experience the vastness and beauty of life. If this isnat how your reality appears today, then open your heart and mind and journey with me as we uncover the truth.