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A Cultural Analysis Of Human Sportsmanship Written In Retrospect

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The now worldwide event known as the Super Bowl hardly began in the same dazzling light it comfortably shines in today. The first “Super Bowl” was a quickly thrown together world championship game between the two rival football leagues, the American Football League and the National Football league. It was broadcast on two separate television channels, entertained by a college marching band performance halftime show, and played in a stadium with a disappointing 70 percent attendance. 12$ could buy you the best seats in the house. That’s about 80$ when adjusted for inflation. Super Bowl tickets in 2008 sold at a minimum of $700, while some sold as high as $4,300. The cost of a 30 second ...view middle of the document...

Maybe there’s no specific deeper meaning to their existence other than just that. They are fun. For now, let’s assume sports just have to matter, and look at some of the things they create simply because they exist.
It is without a doubt that sports do an excellent job of bonding human beings. Whether it’s within a team environment or through competition, sports may be the one thing that brings people together regardless of class, color, creed, or religion. Think of North Korea. The Olympic Games are the one event that connect the stubborn, secluded nation to the rest of the world through a somewhat casual medium. Though sports, fans can come together at a certain time and place, forget their problems, enjoy themselves, and all just agree on the same things for a little while.
Furthermore, sport teaches collaborative efforts by way of a common goal or set of goals that can’t be achieved independently. While these types of skills craft more effective athletes, they also help to shape attractive personalities in the real world. Children that are introduced to sports grow with them and develop valuable life skills. There is a natural competitiveness and motivation to...

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