paradox in sport

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Joby Martin 1 PARADOX          in          SPORT     MISPERCEPTIONS IN A MYTHMAKING MEDIA
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Joby Martin 2 JOBY MARTIN 3/5/05
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Joby Martin 3 PARADOX       in      SPORT     and MISPERCEPTIONS in a MYTHMAKING MEDIA I. Introduction: Sport in Society a. The role of sport in society i. Sport mirrors society 1. Kenny Moore quote  ii. Sport mirrors the human existence 1. Frank Deford quote  iii. Ubiquitous nature of sports 1. i.e.-  Super Bowl a. Super Bowl statistics b. The paradoxical nature of sport in society i. Definition of paradox  ii. ‘Just a game’ of football…  1. or a billion dollar industry? a. Super Bowl revenue statistics b. TV deal statistics iii. ‘Just a game’ of football… 1. or the ultra hype of media selling a product? a. Rise of ‘sports information’ industry b. 24/7 sports coverage; access and excess iv. “Sport deserves a more critical examination”  II. The Paradox of Gender in Sport
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Joby Martin 4 a. Commonly held belief i. Allen Guttman quote ii. Idealism obstructing reality b. The Reality i. Sexism in the Media 1. Women in the Sports Media a. Statistic  b. Lisa Guerrero and Julianne Barberie c. The effect of a sexist sports media  2. Sexist Language a. “Men” vs. “Girls”, use of word “girl” b. “National Championship” vs. “Women’s National  Championship” c. “NBA” vs. “WNBA”, “PGA vs. LPGA” 3. Sexist Imagery a. Anna Kournikova vs. Lindsay Davenport ii. Sexist symbols 1. The important of symbols a. Janet Lever quote b. Team identity c. marketing 2. Feminine Suffixes a. Dukes vs. Duchesses 3. Use of the Word “Lady” a. Gators vs. Lady Gators
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Joby Martin 5 4. Masculine names for Women teams a. Rams 5. Direct Gender Confusion and Oxymorons a. Lady Hokies b. Lady Friars iii. Effects of media sexism on female sports as a whole 1. Statistics a. Athletic scholarships b. Recruitment c. Average salaries for female prof. athletes III. The Paradox of Race in Sport a. Commonly held belief i. Idealism  ii. From Jackie Robinson and Kenny Washington… iii. …To Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali b. The reality i. Native Americans 1. “Indians”, “Braves”, “Redskins” a. TBS’ broadcasts racism b. Mocking sacred Indian tradition 2. Susan Harjo and the American Indian Movement a. Indian Country Today survey b. Sports Illustrated survey i. Fallacies in SI’s research ii. African Americans
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Joby Martin 6 1. Uncle Reb and whistling Dixie a. Ole Miss’ use of confederate flag, symbols 2. Language in the Super Bowl a. The “black quarterback” b. The “Natural Athlete” c. Refuting the “Natural Athlete” concept 3. Evidence of the “Natural Athlete” Myth a. “Stacking” and statistics b. Lack of black head coaches, team officials
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