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World Series, NBA Finals, Final Four, Super Bowl, National Championship, College World Series, The Masters, these are the ultimate competitive goals for both athletes and fans. America loves to watch these highly competitive sporting events. From ancient times to modern day, sports have always been a part of the makeup of our society. Beginning with the Native American sportsmen “who competed for religious, medicinal, and gambling purposes” sports of old and new have continued to change and evolve in our society’s culture (“Sports”). Sports over the years have advanced and changed both in positive and in controversial ways, not only in its rules but in the attention paid to it by society. Increasingly, sports have become a common factor that the American culture could relate to no matter the gender, age, or ethnicity. Indeed, sports are a part of the threads that make up our society.
Sports of old were simply competitive activities rooted in heroism and romanticism (Cashmore 3). Sports activities today, however, have no such innocence or simplicity. Currently in America, the ac…