June 10, 2009

Once in a Lifetime

This film is a documentary of how soccer became known in the U.S. It is very straightforward and uses a timeline as a building block to explain the history of soccer in the U.S. Since this is a documentary all the people in the film are representing themselves.

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June 9, 2009


Imagine you’ve been paralyzed and confined to a wheel chair. You can’t walk but can use your arms to a degree. What do you do? Do you give up all hope and sulk around all day, or do you see what new doors have opened up for you?

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June 6, 2009

King of Kong - Fist Full of Quarters

The Donkey Kong, A video game popular in the 1980s still carries its legacy today. With the attention to achieve a complex creation to challenge the gamers mind, it has proven the reputation it carries for carrying the unraveled codes to beat the game.

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June 5, 2009

Religion - Finahs

I have been involved with team in which the coach is not a professed "Christian", but before every game made the team kneel s down and pray. Do you see an issue with a coach that is not a "Christian" but make the team submit to God before competition? Why or why not?

Religion - Zach

When I was younger I played for a team that was coached by a "Christian". We had to wear practice uniforms that had various icons including a cross. If we didn't wear the practice uniform we had to sit out of practice for the day.

What if a player was not a "Christian" and refused to wear a shirt with a cross; should that player be banned from practice? Is this fair? What can be done so the player could practice?

Religion - Doug

In Facing the Giants Coach Taylor had his team take a knee and pray before every game. In this case the entire team held the same beliefs, but in the real world this is not always the case. Is it OK for coaches to make his athletes pray before a game/match? What issues could arise from this practice?

May 30, 2009

Question 2 - Finhas

Would it be okay for a gay man to play Football? What are the standards for a man to be considered manly?

Question 1 - Finhas

Why is it that we unconsciously value women's sports less?

May 27, 2009

Question 2 - Doug

Elite male cyclists are often made fun of for shaving their legs in the USA but not in Europe. The reason they sahve is to keep road tar and other debris from sticking to their legs while riding. Although their is a function for the shaving, why is it still joked about?

Question 2 - Zach

Homosexuality is not talked about very much in sports. When it is talked about its usually stereotypes for athletes. If a male is a cheerleader he is stereotypically a homosexual. If a woman body builds or resembles a very muscular figure she may be considered a lesbian. Why is it that we consider a woman a lesbian just because she looks and can perform at a level a male can? Shouldn’t she be congratulated for being a tremendous and skilled athlete?

Question 1 - Doug

Homosexuality came up twice in Bend it Like Beckham. Once from a cultural standpoint and another because of sports. Why are women stereotyped as lesbians because of sports they play?

Quesiton 1 - Zach

The dad in the movie makes all the choices for his family. He makes the decision for whom his daughter marries and what she can do with her life. Why does he need to make the decisions for his family? And is this fair, why or why not?