Research Papers on Professional Athletes

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  • Transformational Leadership Example of U.S. Hockey Coach Herb Brooks

    In four pages this paper examines the effective transformational leadership of American hockey coach Herb Brooks, who took his inexperienced team of underdogs and went on to orchestrate a miracle on ice during the 1980 Winter Olympics. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Errant Professional Athletes and Image Enhancement

    In ten pages this paper considers how crisis management can be successfully undertaken by professional sports teams with examples of Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens and Rae Carruth of the Carolina Panthers featured. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Encapsulated Story of Babe Ruth

    In five pages this paper critiques an article that appeared in U.S. News and World Report in 1994 on Babe Ruth in terms of the information provided along with the contention that many of his baseball contributions are neglected.

  • Book and Film Adaptations of the Life of Jackie Robinson

    This paper consisting of five pages compares the text Baseball's Great Experiment Jackie Robinson and His Legacy with the film Bingo Long Traveling All Stars in an evaluation of historical accuracy in each.

  • Baseball's Color Barrier and Jackie Robinson

    In four pages this report presents a biography of Major League baseball player Jackie Robinson, the man who successfully broke the sport's color barrier and paved the way for African American professional athletes who followed. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Lasting Legacy of Baseball's Jackie Robinson

    In eleven pages Brooklyn Dodgers' baseball player Jackie Robinson, who successfully broke through the sport's color barrier in 1947 is examined in terms of his professional contributions and the endurance of the legacy he left behind. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social Contributions of Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson

    In eight pages this Brooklyn Dodger is considered for not only his professional accomplishments but for the social contributions he made. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Critical Review of Jules Tygiel’s Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy

    In three pages this paper discusses the text’s theme, author’s main argument and how he approaches the subject matter such as his source documentation, intended audience, and personal assessment of the author’s position. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Great Baseball Batting Legend Ted Williams

    In fifteen pages this paper examines the batting prowess of the Boston Red Sox's baseball legend Ted Williams. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Baseball's Great Experiment by Tygel Reviewed

    In five pages Major League baseball player Jackie Robinson's lasting legacy is examined within the context of Tygel's book.

  • Steroid Abuse in Major League Baseball

    In five pages this paper examines whether or not steroid abuse has tainted the professional baseball in a consideration of if there should be random drug testing, whether or not player records should be upheld if convicted of steroid use, whether there should be a ‘one strike rule,’ and if this steroid abuse by the pros has tainted baseball’s image at high school and college levels. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The History of Basketball

    A 5 page paper on the history of basketball. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Detrimental Impact of Performance Enhancing Anabolic Steroids

    In five pages this paper examines anabolic steroids and the side effects associated with their nonmedical uses as an athletic performance enhancement. Nine sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Lance Armstrong and the notion 'Its Not About the Bike'

    This five-page discussion considers bicyclist Lance Armstrong's fight against cancer, with quotes from Armstron's book and a detailed review of the physiological changes that result from cancer. There is also a source bibliography provided.A 5 page discussion about Lance Armstrong's account of his fight against cancer. This paper provides several quotes from Armstrong's book as well as a detailed review of the physiological changes that come about with cancer. Bibliography lists sources.

  • Performance Enhancing Drugs and Their Alteration of the Baseball Playing Field

    In seven pages this paper analyzes the use of performance enhancing drugs in baseball and how they have forever changed the way the game is played. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Life and Personality of Dennis Rodman

    In five pages former professional basketball player Dennis Rodman is examined in terms of his life and personality with an application of Alfred Adler's personality theories in order to determine if his outrageous antics are a way of channeling inferiority feelings in order to achieve greater self acceptance. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Korean Influence in Baseball

    Baseball is examined in this four page paper that contains four bibliographic references. The Major League's first Korean player is noted in the analysis.

  • NFL Salaries and Econometrics

    In ten pages this report examines the top 10 National Football League quarterback salaries and then discusses how they are representative of NFL econometrics. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

 

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