Earnheardt, A. C., & Haridakis, P. M. (2008). Exploring fandom and motives for viewing televised sports. In L. W. Hugenberg, P. Haridakis, & A. C. Earnheardt (Eds.), Sports mania: Essays on sports fandom in the 21st century. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press. pp. 158-171.
Chadis the author of the book, Hold On, Honey, I’ll Take You to the Hospital at Halftime, a collection of his humor essays on sports television. He has also has written scripts for Coach (ABC) and Arliss (HBO).
168 Words Short Essay on Sports for kids
Anyway, I've just published a book on the nature of history that includes anumber of essays on sports cultural & literary history. The book's called MILTON'S TEETH & OVID'S UMBRELLA (Simon & Schuster, June 1996). It includeschapters on Football, Running, The Sporting Chance, Betting, Lotteries, Cards, Chess, Baseball Talk, and the medieval games of American cowboys.
Accurate records are kept and updated for most sports at the highest levels, while failures and accomplishments are widely announced in sport news. Sports are most often played just for fun or for the simple fact that people need exercise to stay in good physical condition. However professional sport is a major source of entertainment.However, as I would learn later when I studied sports history, the concepts of meritocracy and fair play were more exceptions than rules for African Americans. During the first half of the twentieth century, African Americans were barred from participating in most professional sports leagues no matter what their talent level, and unable to play on most college and recreational teams. Nowhere was this racial caste system more visible than in Major League Baseball, which drew the color line from the first World Series in 1903 until Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. This was not because African Americans didn’t play baseball at the highest level or because white players and coaches weren’t aware of their talent. At the turn of the century, baseball was the single most popular sport in black communities throughout the nation, and the pool of black talent was deep and strong. The best white major leaguers knew this because they competed against the best black players in winter leagues in Cuba and in off-season sandlot games where black players more than held their own.