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‘I love football, instead of soccer.’ American said

According to Babaguchi, Kawai, Ogura, and Kitahashi (2004), from the history of the American compatriots, football is linked to their lives and family. In America, football is viewed as a game of high school reunions and homecoming as well. In most … Continue reading

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The Media Culture Of Basketball

In today’s generation the way advertising and media is presented to us become a viable factor in how we interpret the conveyed messages they offer consumers. Advertising companies do wonders with brands to mimic styles and culture so that individuals … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Stands

To this day, I have yet to play actually ice-hockey. The closest I have ever came to professional ice-hockey is going to the ice-skating rink with my 7 year old cousin. Although a much softer form of the sport, it … Continue reading

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Emotional Escapades With B-Ball

I  want to be able to uncover the phenomenon that occurs when people watch a sports game. Watching sports always tends to bring people together and join them to be a part of the same cause while ignoring all other … Continue reading

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Freaks of Nature

I chose this image in light of my topic which focuses on athletes with disabilities who’s goals are to continue pursuing their goal competitively in running.  This image is an ad for the London 2012 Paralympic Games and is promoting … Continue reading

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Strike a pose Vogue

I chose this photo of LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen from the Vogue, “Shape Issue,” because it hailed me through the facial features of the two individuals captured on the cover and how different they were. LeBron James, an NBA … Continue reading

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We are all Witnesses

The image is minimal yet powerful in the message that it conveys. The bulk of the ad consists of a solid black background, with Lebron’s image –from his chest up –displayed wearing his Cleveland jersey and his arms spread out … Continue reading

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Black guys can jump, but White guys can’t.

Can white men not jump? Of course they can, but this is an ongoing joke in our society that they can’t jump and that Black, African American, men have more stamina to jump successfully. The whole “jumping” action goes far … Continue reading

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Spandex and Sports bras for a uniform

As a runner for many years, I always got teased or mocked for certain things that I either wore, said, or did with my friends.  A lot of times, people associate being a runner with assumptions of us always being … Continue reading

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