Monthly Archives: October 2013

The NCAA’s “Whiff of the Plantation”: Critical Response

Dave Zirin’s critique of the NCAA and it’s corrupt structure was an extremely revealing read and answered all of my questions and critiques as the chapter continued. There are still a lot of questions to be asked about where some … Continue reading

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How the Charter of Rights has made the NHL more Multicultural (Creative Response)

The Canadian Encyclopedia states; “The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) included multiculturalism as an important part of the Canadian identity, and multiculturalism was entrenched in the Charter which specifically recognized it as a Canadian value.” As was defined … Continue reading

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Chapter 8: “Is Your Underwear Flame Retardant?”: Sexuality and Sports (Critical Response)

In chapter 8 of Zirin’s book, Game Over, he highlights and discusses the ongoing topic of sexuality and sport, and the ways in which they have been intertwined throughout various fields of sport. He expresses a multitude of examples in … Continue reading

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Bucks-Raptors preseason game canceled (Creative Response)

This past Friday October 25, 2013, I tuned into a Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks preseason game that was being hosted by the Bucks. I then came across an article that had been written later that night, which was unusual … Continue reading

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Is it time to pay NCAA athletes?

In recent years the debate about paying NCAA athletes has heated up to the point where analysts and columnists believe it is going to happen. I would not be so sure of that. After doing some research on the topic, … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno: Death, Remembrance and the Wages of Sin

After reading chapter 5 of  “Game Over” it becomes very clear, Joe Paterno was very conflicted about what to do regarding Jerry Sandusky. For Paterno, had he gone the moral route and played the whistleblower on Sandusky the reputation of … Continue reading

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Critical Response, Chapter 4

Critical Response, Chapter 4 I found Chapter 4, “Zombie Teams and Zombie Owners” quite fascinating. I thought the title of chapter 4 was very clever and I wanted to know more about the issue. The chapter referred zombie owners as … Continue reading

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