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Are Humans Really As Unique As We Think We Are? Have you noticed lately that most of the young people wear Nike shoes and sagging Tommy Hilfiger clothes and like to dress and look like their peers, to fit in with the "in" crowd? Isn't is amazing that all parents try and send their children to the finest schools and make sure they receive the best education possible? Is cloning really any different from the society we are already living in, and do we truly believe in the absolute uniqueness of each individual? (BE248) According to Caltech biologist James Bonner, humanity will not survive forever and we will eventually lead ourselves to extinction unless we create a new and better species he calls a superhuman. Some of his plan is a little far fetched but some of it makes good sense. For example after an individual dies, it would be up to society to determine whether or not this person's cells would be allowed to procreate. The human race could be dramatically improved with the best genes possible. So why not lift humanity to a new and better species? Critics may argue on how to decide what the best genes are, but I think most would agree that there are certain genes that we would want our children to have and not to have. For example we would want them to be free of genetic disease if possible and most would want them to have intelligence, longevity, and high energy. (CF240) And who would be in control of the cells and determining if we want this type person in our society. For example Adolf Hitler, we Redfearn 2 would not want to recreate him, but society as a whole could make that decision and there would be rules and regulations to follow. For example if...
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added: 09/25/2011
Amazing, ground breaking and shocking." Those are words to describe the inflation in contracts in the world of sports. As player salaries increase higher than gas prices, the quality of the teams is down. It seems as though the only reason professional athletes play is for the money. It's like a race to see who can manage to get the largest amount of money. I believe athletics are only a game, so why should athletes get paid so much? Television stations sometimes try to promote some athletes. The athletes let the money go to their head, so they keep asking for more. It really seems obvious that athletes get paid too much. Some athletes are extremely good, but there are very few professional athletes that deserve as much as they ask for. Most professional athletes get paid more than any president ever has. Does that seem right? Every year we hear of some new name, some new player in the sports news getting a new record contract which sets a much higher mark and blows away the high from the year before. So we ask who's fault is this that theses men and women are getting paid more and more? Most fingers point our way, the peoples way, the fans way. We are the ones that go to these sporting events pay $50 dollars for a ticket, pay a $100 dollars for a jacket, and $20 dollars for a cap of our favorite teams. We are the ones who support these teams and the players. The reason ticket prices keep going up is because money is needed to pay all of our great players. It doesn't help that they know that we will pay these ticket prices no matter how ridiculous they start charging. There are thousands of more appropriate places for the...
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added: 01/04/2012
Two Austrian physiologists studying testicular extracts of a bull in 1894 tested the extracts by injecting samples into themselves. They measured the strength of their fingers before and after the injection with a Mosso ergograph. When the results came back showing a significant increase in strength, the idea of steroid/prohormone use for performance was born (Hoberman 147). The only bad things about these steroids were their negative side effects. The most prominent negative effects are: severe depression, shortened temper, public shame and damage to internal organs. One negative effect of steroid use is severe depression. Depression often is seen when the drugs are stopped and may contribute to dependence on anabolic steroids (Nardo 23). It can be imagined the drop in self-confidence when one goes from a strong, muscle building machine, to a totally different feeling of diminished strength and appearance. "They (steroid users) can go from feeling happy to feeling angry or depressed in only a few seconds" (Nardo 23). Depression is a hard thing to experience making it a significant point against steroids. Most have heard the horror stories of "roid rages" or intense bouts of anger and aggression. One of these is a story featuring a police officer that shot and left a storeowner paralyzed over phone usage while on steroids (nardo 25). On the field or in the gym, users have reportedly loved this rage. It may be fine in these places but "… it is undesirable, even dangerous in everyday life" (Nardo 24). This states that living with other people in the world can be potentially hazardous to the user and his or her peers. This is another negative effect of steroids. Getting caught with steroids, in the past, has left the offenders with a load of public shame. Take Ben Johnson for example: "In the 1988 summer...
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added: 01/04/2012
Arthur Ashe did many things in his life; he was a great tennis player, father, son, role model, and social activist. It is amazing to think that Arthur Ashe as a black man was able to achieve all he did coming from where he did, and that he was able to do it in a society dominated by white people. Born in Richmond, Virginia to a lower class black family, Arthur Ashe had to deal with many hardships at an early age. Despite the hardships he was able to succeed in the game of tennis, and won many major tournaments. Away from tennis, Arthur Ashe was an important activist against apartheid in Africa and he also had a voice in the United States. When he contracted the AIDS virus, he became an activist on the AIDS epidemic. After his death, Arthur Ashe was honored in his home state of Virginia like only confederate general Stonewall Jackson had been before. Arthur Ashe was born in Richmond, Virginia on July 10, 1943 to mother, Mattie Cunningham, and to father, Arthur Ashe Sr. He always had a strong relationship with his parents. His mother died in 1950, when he was only seven, of complications in pregnancy. It was very hard on him to live without her. "I eventually had no memory of what she was actually like, how her voice sounded, how her touch felt. I wanted desperately to know these things." Although he does not remember much of her, Ashe's mother exerted a very strong influence on him in the few years she was with him. "My last memory of her alive; I was finishing breakfast and she was sitting in the side of the doorway looking lovingly at me. I remember the last time I saw her, in a coffin at home,...
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added: 02/18/2012
In today's world, sport stars and other athletes are looked up to by all ages. They look great in the eyes of the everyday public. They appear on television, they perform as if they were perfect, and do this with the entire world watching. No wonder we make heroes out of our favorite athletes. I think that athletes become role models to thousands and thousands of children, and they must accept that responsibility and act in the proper manner. Athletes are also humans like everyone else in society and they should have some space to make mistakes. Many of today's athletes take their stardom for granted. They constantly get into run-ins with the law and have their personal lives publicized. I think that athletes should be one hundred percent responsible for their actions on the court or on the field. People watch athletes to see how well they play, they do not watch their favorite athletes to see them get into altercations. Athletes get paid money to perform the talent that they are blessed with, they are not paid to go out and fight. An example is when Latrell Sprewell a professional basketball player for the New York Knicks, struck his coach and was waived by the team. Professional athletes are also human like everyone else in the society and they make mistakes like everyone else. I do not think that athletes should have their personal life publicized because no one else does. They should not be considered less of a role model because they had an argument with their wife. Everyone has an altercation with a loved one, why does an athlete have to be looked as someone different when they have an argument. For example Allen Iverson a pro-basketball player had an argument with his wife and a big altercation...
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added: 01/30/2012
The major social problem in which I decided to use is Steroid abuse and the Athlete. The first article I used is "Abusing Anabolic Steroids"; this article discussed the facts of steroids and their effects. Some athletes over abuse steroids by taking hundreds of milligrams a day. This is called mega dosing; mega dosing is taking massive amounts of steroids by injection or pill. (www.doctorwhoswho.com) All athletes who are mega dosing on steroids are at great risks of side effects. Here are examples of side effects found commonly in males who abuse steroids: shrinking of testicles, reduced sperm count, impotence, baldness, difficulty or pain in urinating, development of breasts, and enlarged prostate. I funny but disturbing image of the side effects of steroids is shown in the movie "Fight Club" there is a ex-weightlifter who abused steroids, and the side effect of the abuse he had size DD breasts. Even though that was just a movie there are many abusers in the world who probably do suffer from this deformity. There are also side effects that men and women endure and are can be seen physically: High Blood Pressure, liver damage, acne, trembling, and aching joints. (www.doctorwhowhos.com) The article concluded that it is up to the athlete to find a way out of steroid abuse, and sometimes there are many athletes who have an addiction. It is just like the addiction to Marijuana, Cocaine, or any other type of Narcotic. The major addiction to steroids is the craving in which an athlete receives when he/she cannot acquire the steroid. Lastly this article gave me a good look on what to for when finding a person abusing or having the side effects of steroids. The second article I used is "Hazard Alert" by Pennsylvania State University professor Charles Yesalis. Yesalis identified some...
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added: 11/17/2011
An athletic trainer seeking employment in today's job market is likely to encounter many problems and obstacles along the way. The need for higher education greatly affects the prospect for the athletic trainer with only the baccalaureate degree. Those with this degree are better suited to seek employment in the rehabilitative therapy clinic setting. Many of these clinics have contracts with the local high schools or university thus allowing for more employees and allowing these entry-level positions. Clinics also tend to employ the student trainers who also have a tendency to move on after their education. With third party payees coming more into this field there should be an increase in the job availability for the athletic trainer in the clinical setting. There are also many openings for trainers in the high school level. The down side to this area of work is that this position is not generally based on the care and concern for the health and well being of the student athlete but is contingent on the budget aspect. The most dismal field for an athletic trainer seeking employment is in the college level. Athletic trainers most certainly need advanced degrees as well as certification of the National Athletic Trainers Association. Most athletic trainers in this level have accepted employment while in college or attending that particular university. The college level for the athletic trainer position has not increased over the past few years due to the impact to the hiring of the student trainers leaving no openings for the athletic trainer who is seeking full time employment. Obviously there is a definite need for advanced degrees in today's society, if one is seeking employment as an athletic trainer due to the fact that there is a very limited job field and openings are few and far between....
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added: 01/22/2012
The Augusta Golf and Country club has been one the most beloved and chariest golf courses in the United State. It holds probably the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world, the Masters. But Augusta now is facing a situation that it never wanted to have to face. Augusta does not have any female members and the reason is because they do not allow any females to join the club. Now women are speaking out, they demand Augusta drop their all male policy. But many members of the club like it the way it is, and do not see the need to change the policy of this club. The best resolution to this situation would be to allow one or two female member into the club. They will have to spend funds on women's locker rooms and such so that they are equal to the men. The way the U.S is going, women and men are becoming more and more equal in society. So it would be in the best interest of the club to allow women now. Making a wise choice should reconfigure the situation, so that it reduces impositions on the people involved so as to provide them with the opportunities and stimulate their aspirations. Allowing a women member into Augusta is a wise decision because it will provide women with the opportunity to shine in golf. This will also inspire women, who do not play the game, to take up golf. This also will provide the male member with the opportunity to meet and interact with females. By doing this, the males will learn to respect and appreciate the opposite sex more. Being compassionate is being sensitive and responsive to the suffering of others. Augusta showed they were being compassionate toward all women by allowing a women member into the...
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added: 02/05/2012
The International Cricket Council's decision to have World Cup matches played in Zimbabwe, under the protection and trustworthy word of the very "civil" Robert Mugabe is about as crazy a decision of the ACB and the English Cricket Associations to still send their players to this hostile part of the world. The Western society in Zimbabwe is not exactly treated with the most hospitality possible as has been seen over the years under the Robert Mugabe regime. These people are known to torture, kill and destroy anything that opposes their ways. This is the same country that only last year had Mugabe bully his way back into power by killing any known supporters of the opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change, the MDC. Any known or even suspected supported had to flee to remote country areas or be killed and if they were not discovered as MDC they had to pretend to be Mugabe supporters until there election day and now that he is back in power, they must keep living in fear. . . . pretending. If he has done these things to his own people then how can the players be kept safe if the people that are supposed to be protecting them are the same criminal leaders of Mugabe's Zimbabwe? It is not the public that the players have to fear; it's the government and authorities themselves. The ICC and Zimbabwean cricket associations argument is that the money that would be raised from these World Cup matches is essential for the survival of Zimbabwean cricket and that a boycott would cripple it. If this cash crisis is as serious as they say it is then we should just compensate Zimbabwean cricket and have the game moved to South Africa. It is a small price to pay for player safety....
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added: 09/27/2011
Why Auto Racing is a Sport There are many arguments for and against auto racing being a sport. This shouldn't be an argument in my eyes. To understand this argument one needs to know what type of auto racing people are saying that is a sport. Automobile racing has been around as long as there have been automobiles. Every sixteen year old kid weather they will admit it or not has raced someone or even the clock in their car. There aren't very many teenage males that can honestly say they have never drag raced anyone either. This type of racing is not however a sport in my eyes. There is no stress on the body, and not any practice needed to participate in this. This is the reason that most people believe that auto racing is not a sport. The type of racing mentioned above is not what most people consider auto racing and neither do I. Auto racing occurs on ovals, drag strips, and road courses all across the world. No matter what kind of race track a driver is on it is strenuous, both physically and mentally. Drag racers do not have to have the endurance that drivers who race on other types of tracks has to have. They are only actually driving for usually less than eight seconds, some can be even less than four. However, don't let the short amount of time that they are driving fool you. The amount of g-forces that they encounter in that short amount of time is unbelievable. It also takes great hand eye coordination to time the lights like they do. The reaction time (time from when the light turns green until the car starts moving) will usually decide the race if both cars have clean runs. Keeping the car straight down...
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Introduction I have chosen the topic: " Avalanche" as I am interested in the outdoors and am an enthusiastic skier, who would like to do back country skiing. To do this safely I have to learn about the avalanche danger. The following questions I have chosen and researched: Who is affected by avalanches? What different avalanches do we know? Where and why do avalanches occur? How do you keep safe? and How do you recognise avalanche terrain? I also watched a video produced for the NZ Mountain Safety Council, called Avalanche Awareness! A guide to snow safety in the New Zealand Mountains. As my oral component I interviewed a friend, who was actually involved in an avalanche. General facts Avalanches are one of the great hazards facing winter travellers in the mountains these are mainly skiers, snowboarders, trampers, climbers, people who are using the backcountry for recreation or passing through in cars, buses etc. (eg on the Milford Road). Every year appr 250 people are buried and the majority of the victims trigger the slide themselves. More than half (180) of all buried victims will die if they are not rescued within 30 minutes. Many are killed during or within minutes of the avalanche from suffocation, the severe trauma of being buried alive, by hitting boulders, trees during the slide, or having been crushed by massive blocks of snow. If the victims are still alive the only realistic hope for survival is a fast and organised rescue from the rest of the party. What are the different types of avalanches? There are two types of avalanches, loose snow and slab avalanches. Loose snow avalanches begin from a single point and expand as they move downhill accumulating more snow as it flows down. Slab avalanche starts when a large mass of snow breaks away, leaving an obvious fracture line at the top, the crown...
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My Experiences in America It all started when I got engaged with Pankaj, my husband. He is a Graduate student at Sam Houston Sate University. Because he was already in America, I was suppose to join him too after getting married. I had seen America in different Hindi movies. But what I imagined was entirely different than what America was, especially, Huntsville. My husband's uncle was financing his education and his wife was the one who came to receive us when our plane landed in Houston. She is an American, I was told about that but I was very nervous to actually see her until she came and hugged me. She broke the ice between me and her on the way to Huntsville. So my first experience was what she taught me when my husband was busy getting some stuff from Wal-Mart with his friend. The first thing she told me was that when you come to any new country then you will have option to choose between good and bad. It will depend on you as to what you choose. She also told me that America is a land of opportunity and if you work hard here then it will pay for sure. She told me that in America there are different kinds of allergies; therefore, keeping things clean at house is very important. She made me acquainted with all the means of utilizing space efficiently, as we had very little room available. Till today her support in different areas of my live has been a tremendous help to me. Another very important experience of mine was with starting my studies in America. I had to take GED, TOEFL, TASP examinations in order to get into the college. Each of the tests was full of new experiences and tested me on different...
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added: 06/25/2011
Kelley morrison 8/28/02 Basketball at Its Best Five, four three, two, one and that was it, over before I knew it. I was in eighth grade and playing for varsity. I felt the need to perform, to score all the points, make good passes, and to basically prove that I could cut it. Our first game was against Shades Mountain, a team from Birmingham. Rumors of their play had spread and we knew we would have to work as a team, and never let up in order to win this game. We were warming up before the game and everything seemed to go wrong. Bad passes, air balls, and messing up the drills seemed to make up most of our warm-up. It was not good for our morale in general. Everyone thought we were done for, and that we were obviously having an off night. The warm-up ended and we started toward the bench. The starting five was announced and took their places on the court. Before we knew it the jump ball was thrown up and to none of our surprise they got the tip and scored a lay up off of it. Within five minutes we were down fifteen-five, and everyone was just digging themselves deeper into a hole. By the second quarter our game had picked up a little, but so had theirs. Half time came and all the cheerleaders trotted out onto the court waving their pom-poms and cheering on Shades Mountain as we trudged along into the locker room. We took our seats in expectation of your typical pep talk, or speech about how we aren't playing to our potential. The coach walked in, we raised our heads in dismay, and prepared for the worst. Instead she simply said, " You all know what you are capable of and if you...
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added: 01/08/2012
Sitting on the porch over looking the sky. I feel like I could fly away on an open cloud just me and the stars. I sit here dreaming of what tomorrow might bring and wonder why I can't enjoy myself like I want to. Oh, how I wish that one day I could find that special someone who would sweep my off my feet and take me to all the places where I have always dreamed of going. I think of my friends and how much they are so happy with people they love and want to spend the rest of their lives with. I envy those people and I hope that one day I will have those joys and special gifts that come with a wonderful relationship. Why must I always wonder what I might find if I never go out and try to reach that dream? Someday I will find something that I have always been longing for and I will be the most happiest person alive. On cloud nine just me and my special someone. Along a river we camp out and have a picnic together. We just lay under the stars and stare at them for hours and hours and hours. We talk about all the wonderful times we have had and the ones that we will share together in the future. We talk about our future plans. WHere we're going to live and how many children we will have. Oh, how I long for that day when we will be married and live happily ever after....
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added: 11/10/2011
Throughout history dreams have been documented, studied, and interpreted by researchers, therapists, even the Bible, proving that despite doubts and disbelievers, dreams can reveal issues in relationships, causes of stress, a childhood trauma, etc; things helping people to heal mentally, who otherwise may not have. Looking back thousands of years people have been trying to explain them and what they represent. The ideas that have seemed to stick are the ones that deal with dreams as the subconscious, trying to tell your conscious something, rather than some of the earlier ideas that dreams are messages from God, or that they will tell you the future. For such philosophies to come about, it is necessary for dreams and all their details to be documented. While specific objects do not always represent the same thing, the idea of what is being dreamt can be very revealing. The earliest records of dreams are the Assyrian and Babylonian dream books from Egypt, around 626 BC (Stevens, 14). During this time period, the primary interest in dreams was in warnings they were believed to provide about the future. For example, if one were to dream of drinking water, it meant long life, while drinking wine meant a short life (Stevens 15). There was an Egyptian god of dreams know as Serapis. He had numerous temples throughout Egypt that were worshiped regularly, just as other gods were. Dreams were not taken at all lightly. The first dream analysis to come from Egypt was Chester Beatty. His papyrus is now in the British Museum. It contains some 200 records of dreams. While Beatty supported some ideas of dreams telling bits of the future, he also used the same principles in interpreting dreams as Sigmund Freud did many years later: the elucidation of visual or verbal puns, the detection...
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added: 10/28/2011
1.) How can getting sick make you healthier? When you get sick your bodies immune system goes to work and it gets the white blood cells to come out and do its cleanup job. After you have recuperated from your sickness your body will become immune to whatever you became sick with. Cells will be traveling around your body with the know-how of what to do if you get infected with the same sickness again therefore you have become immune to it and you are healthier. 2.) Why can the Flu be deadly for senior citizens? babies? The common Flu can be deadly for senior citizens because at their old age the senior citizens immune system will have somewhat deteriorated and they cannot help themselves against the Flu. As for the babies at there young age their immune system is not yet fully developed so a flu could be deadly for them. 3.) Why are immunizations so important for newborns? Immunizations are very important for newborns because they need the immunizations to help there immune system when they are attacked by such viruses like the flu because their immune system is not fully developed at their young age. 4.) Explain the difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection. The difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection is that in a viral infection the viruses have to reproduce inside a living cell as to where in a bacterial infection the bacteria reproduce independently. Also viruses affect multiple parts of the body as to where a bacterium concentrates on one part of the body. 5.) How are bacterial infections prevented? How are they treated? Bacterial infections can be prevented by being very clean and by being in an average sanitized area. Bacterial infections are treated by antibiotics. 6.) How are viral infections prevented? How are they treated? You can...
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Basketball has been apart of my life since I was the tender age of 5. Ever since the day my dad put that round leather sphere into my hands I haven't been able to get enough of it. To me basketball isn't just a sport, but an outlet from schoolwork, a basis of enjoyment, a place where I can socialise and obviously a source of exercise. Anytime I start to feel the stress of school and work, I always basketball as my way of winding down. The moment I step out onto the concrete paved court in my front yard I feel released. Whether it is the swish sound of nothing but net or the rhythmic bounce of the ball when I'm dribbling. Whatever it is, for those 10 or so minutes I'm out there, I feel completely refreshed, and feel that I can take anything on. It's almost, eerie how much better it makes me feel. But I positively believe that is something in my blood. Both Mum and Dad played, so they've rubbed off on me somehow. I play both representative and domestic basketball. Representative is a great deal more competitive and serious than domestic, however I find playing representative much more enjoyable. I guess it's the fact that I'm playing with girls of the same age as myself, that have the same interests as I do, and are all as serious about basketball as I am. It's also nice to have that separate group of friends away from the group of friends at school. I sometimes find it easier to talk to my friends at basketball than those from school, I presume it's because we all spend some much time together, with us training three days and playing twice a week. I don't really look at basketball as a way...
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added: 09/17/2011
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - I will be in Chattanooga on Dec. 19th, watching intently while two as yet undetermined teams square off for the I-AA national title. The question as we enter the I-AA quarterfinal round this Saturday is, "Will there be anyone to join me?" With McNeese State and Montana gone from the field along with their plentiful fan bases, there is whispered concern about the size of the crowd that will descend on Max Finley Stadium on that Friday night six days before Christmas. I-AA stakeholders will be wishing for a sizeable gate and a strong, vocal crowd for the ESPN-televised affair. Thus, I have provided for your perusal my ranking of the most desirable championship teams, which is listed below. Please note that this list has nothing to do with talent level, overall team strength, style of play, or anything other than the ability of fans of the program to mobilize, travel, and attend the game. 1. Delaware Average home attendance: 20,339 Distance from Newark, DE to Chattanooga: 692 miles Blue Hen fans haven't been forced to travel to a playoff game since Marshall in the 1996 First Round, but Delaware football is a statewide phenomenon, and the prospect of a first-ever I-AA title would likely garner plenty of interest in the trip. Famous alum we'd like to see at the game: Rich Gannon, QB, Oakland Raiders 2. Northern Iowa Average home attendance: 12,080 Distance from Cedar Falls, IA to Chattanooga: 829 miles UNI supporters are passionate in a crazed, Midwestern-sort of way, which I found out after mildly criticizing head coach Mark Farley back in the 2001 playoffs. The Panthers have been to the I-AA semifinals five times without ever making the big show, so the school's first-ever title game appearance should go over big with their fans. Famous alum we'd like to see at...
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added: 01/13/2012
The Women's American Basketball Association is the premier showcase and developmental league for women. The W.A.B.A. organizes professional women's basketball teams throughout the United States. The W.A.B.A. provides quality family entertainment through the sport of Women's Professional Basketball. The W.A.B.A. provides exciting action, competitive performance, comfortable surroundings and affordable ticket prices. Through the promotion and organization of talented owners, directors, league officials, franchisees, teams, coaches, trainers, staff and players, the W.A.B.A. will help to develop the communities in which we play by providing role models for our fans and exposure for the talented women athletes. Playing a 20 game regular season schedule with a full playoff format, women's professional basketball players get to showcase their talent. There are many extremely talented women who have played at all levels of semi-pro or college basketball. With escalating popularity in women's professional basketball, both in the United States and internationally, the W.A.B.A. exists to assist talented women players achieve the positions of their dreams. The scheduling of W.A.B.A. is formatted to coincide with the W.N.B.A. off season. This allows representatives from the W.N.B.A. and international leagues to evaluate players for positions in women's professional basketball teams. The W.A.B.A. will also provide developmental opportunities for coaches, statisticians, trainers, and administrative staffing positions within professional basketball. The W.A.B.A. is inviting quality teams from the Northeastern United States to join the Association's roster. The states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C. currently make up the W.A.B.A. Northeastern Region with Southern and Western regions to follow. Each organization is encouraged to develop marketing and sponsorships both locally and nationally. By joining the W.A.B.A., each franchise shares in the responsibility of contributing to the overall future success of the W.A.B.A. by presenting a professional image both on and off the court and upholding the...
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added: 01/09/2012
THAT IS THE NAME OF MY BOOK that came out of this website and my experience coaching and scouting. And it came out well. Longtime UNC Coach Dean Smith said, "Oliver's book provides an insightful framework for basketball. His approach highlights and simplifies the basic goals of team offenses and defenses, with an interesting description of how teamwork among players with different roles can be evaluated. This book is a unique and surprisingly practical addition to a coach's library." Pete Palmer, the co-author of The Hidden Game of Baseball and The Hidden Game of Football said, "Oliver goes beyond stats to dissect what it takes to win. His breezy style makes for enjoyable reading, but there are plenty of points of wisdom as well. This book can be appreciated by fans, players, coaches and executives, but more importantly it can be used as a text book for all these groups. You are sure to learn something you didn't know about basketball here." Basketball on Paper is available for pre-order online at the publisher Brassey's (or at either Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com), to be shipped in October. If you pre-order early, they're giving 20-30% discounts, so don't wait. Whether you are interested in the NBA, the WNBA, college basketball, or high school basketball, the book has a lot of insight into the principles of how to assemble a winning basketball team, based on the type of statistical analysis I've done here. We've also been discussing some of this at the Association for Professional Basketball Research (APBR) Discussion Group, at the APBR Analysis Discussion Group, and at the Basketball Coaching Discussion Group. Those are good places to see the growth of the statistical evaluation in basketball...
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