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Title: Super Bowl

  • Super Bowl
  • Winter Olympic Games
  • Football and Homophobia
  • Michael Sam Speaks Out
  • Player and Fan Interaction
  • Marcus Smart pushes fan
  • NBA Basketball
  • Tradition and Change
  • College Athletes
  • Is It a Job? Should they get paid?
  • Social Stratification in Sports

Super Bowl Match-Up
Super Bowl Match-Up
  • Denver Broncos
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Number 1 Offense
  • Legendary Quarterback
  • Payton Manning
  • 882,352 for each week of the 2013 Season
  • How is your legacy defined?
  • Number 1 Defense
  • Young Quarterback
  • Russell Wilson
  • 526,217 for 2013 Season
  • As a young player, where do you find motivation
    after winning a Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl in Numbers
  • Stadium capacity 82,500
  • Game broadcasted in 180 countries and in 30
  • Most watched Television event in U.S. history
  • 112 million people watched it.

Super Bowl in Numbers
  • 3,019 for a ticket
  • More than 100 million in bets
  • 4 million for 30-second commercial
  • (288,000 in 1967)

  • Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial
  • A Hero's Welcome
  • Winter Park, FL

  • Super Bowl Commercials
  • 1)     How does the ad convey the advertisers
    message? Whats the overall mood for the ad?
  • 2)     How are images and music used to convey
    messages in this ad?
  • 3)     How might the intended audience respond to
    the people in the ad and their states of mind?
  • 4)     Where does the situation take place?  What
    significance is the locale likely to have on the
    intended audience?
  • 5)     Is the ad idealizing or stereotyping some
    aspect of life or culture?  If so, what is it and
    how is it presented?
  • 6)     What might this ad infer about the nature
    of human relationships? 
  • 7)  What does this ad say about what it means to
    be a man or a woman? 
  • 8)  What does the ad convey about social status
    or socio-economic class?  What about racial or
    ethnic identity?
  • 9)  What kinds of cultural beliefs are promoted
    in this ad? What human needs and values is this
    ad attempting to tap into?

Half Time Show
  • 1st Half Time Show
  • Anaheim High School Marching Band
  • 2014
  • Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chilly Peppers
  • NFL does not pay performers

Annual Pre-Super Bowl Media Address
  • Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed several
  • NFL as a microcosm of American Society.
  • Topics
  • Bullying
  • Health Insurance for Players
  • Medicinal Use of Marijuana
  • Security at the Super Bowl
  • Racism in the NFL?
  • Washington Redskins Name

The Week in Sports (February 10-14)
  • Winter Olympic Games
  • History of the Olympic Games
  • Defining Moments and Athletes
  • The Money Behind the Olympic Games
  • Michael Sam announces he is gay
  • Is the NFL ready for a gay athlete?
  • Was it the right time for the announcement?
  • College Basketball Players Pushes Fan in the
  • Expectations on young athletes
  • What are your rights as a fan?

Winter Olympic Games
  • Most other competitions are individual
    achievements, but the Olympic Games is something
    that belongs to everybody
  • Scott Hamilton, figure skater
  • Do you agree with this quote?

Winter Olympic Games
  • Started in 1924
  • 16 Nations
  • 258 Athletes
  • 6 Sports
  • Place Chamonix, France
  • Started off as Winter Sports Week
  • Women only participated in singles pairs
    figure skating
  • 10,000 people attended

Sochi 2014
  • 1st Winter Olympic Games hosted by Russia
  • 98 events in 15 winter sports
  • Warmest city to host events (42 F)
  • Formula 1 street circuit will be used after games

Winter Olympic Sports
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Biathlon
  • Curling
  • Freestyle Skiing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Luge
  • Short Track
  • Speed Skating

Defining Moments
Miracle on Ice
  • 1980
  • U.S. Hockey Team beats Russia
  • Russia had won 4 previous gold medals
  • U.S. team made up of college students and amateur
  • U.S. team went on to win Gold medal

Jamaican Bobsled Team
  • 1988
  • Calgary Olympics
  • First Jamaican Bobsled Team
  • Crashed in their first competitive run
  • Qualified for the next 2 Olympic Games
  • Will be competing in Sochi

Incredible Finishes
  • 2002
  • Salt Lake City, USA
  • Underdog Steven Bradbury was the unlikely
    winner in the 1,000 meter speed skating event

Winter Olympics Mythology
  • 1998
  • Nagano, Japan
  • Austrian skier Hermann Maier survived a crash and
    3 days after he won 2 Gold Medals

Incredible Finishes
  • 2006
  • Torino, Italy
  • Snowboard Cross
  • Lindsey Jacobellis loses the Gold in the last
    meters of the race

Rivalry on Ice
  • 1994
  • Tonya Hardings ex-husband hired a man to break
    her rivals leg.
  • Her rival was U.S. skater Nancy Kerrigan
  • Kerrigan earned silver while Harding earned the
    eighth spot

Emotional Moments
  • 1988
  • Calgary, Canada
  • U.S. skater Dan Jansen learns that his sister has
    died the morning before his race
  • Did not win any medals that year but won the U.S.
    Olympic Spirit Award

The Dangers of Winter Olympic Sports
  • Vancouver 2010
  • Georgian Olympic Team competed after the death of
    21-year old athlete in luge practice runs.

  • 1980
  • Lake Placid, USA
  • Eric Heiden claimed five gold medals in speed
  • Competed in the Tour de France after the Olympics

Olympic Legends
  • 1976
  • Franz Klammer is remembered for his downhill run
    at Innsbruck, Austria
  • He was the final competitor to take the course
    and defeated defending champion Bernhard Russi

Olympic Legends
  • Bjorn Daehlie
  • Most successful cross-country skier
  • Norwegian cross-country skier (Norway has won the
    most medals -303-)
  • 8 Golds 4 Silvers

U.S. Athletes
  • 230 Athletes
  • 106 returning Olympians
  • 13 Olympic Champions

The Other Side of the Games
  • Sochi is a traditional summer resort for Russian
    upper class
  • Massive construction projects
  • Most Expensive Olympics Ever
  • Original Budget 12 b.
  • 50 billion
  • Most expensive Olympics ever (China 44 b.)
  • Terrorist Threats

Michael Sam's Announcement
  • 24-year old Missouri Senior announces he is gay
    months before the NFL Draft
  • 1st Team All-America selection and SEC Defensive
    Player of the Year
  • Projected Mid-Round Pick
  • Is the NFL ready for a gay player?

Questions to Ponder
  • 1) Was this the right moment for Michael Sam to
    make his announcement?
  • 2) Is the NFL culture ready for a gay athlete?
    What are some of the concerns that owners,
    coaches or players might have? Is there an upside
    on drafting the first gay athlete to play in the
  • 3)How do you think the media is going to treat
    this story in the upcoming months?
  • 4) Your coach tells you that you will be sharing
    the locker room with a gay athlete. What would
    your reaction be? Would you have any concerns?

College Player Pushes Fan
  • Oklahoma States sophomore Marcus Smart goes into
    the stands and pushes Texas Techs fan
  • Player publicly apologized but was suspended for
    three games

College Players and Fans
  • Can a player ever go into the stands to confront
    a fan? Is there any situation in which you would
    understand this reaction?
  • A fan buys his/her ticket. Do they have the right
    to say whatever they want to the players? Should
    there be some form of suspension for these fans?
  • What do you think about fan behavior at the
    different levels of competition (high school,
    professionalism, etc.)?
  • Whats your stand on court storms, the moment in
    which fans of a college go into the court after a
    big win?

NBA All-Star Weekend
Can the NBA rival the NFL?
  • "As much as we talk about international ... I
    still think there's an enormous opportunity in
    the United States. ... I think this game should
    be a rival to football. In the United States,
    it's the No. 1 participatory sport. We've all
    played it. I want to focus on the game. The
    business is going well, but this is a beautiful
  • Adam Silver, New NBA Commissioner

Can the NBA rival the NFL?
  • NFL annual revenues 10 billion
  • NBA annual revenues 4 billion
  • NFL playoff TV ratings often double or triple
    those of the NBA
  • 36 of people consider football their number 1
  • 5 claimed Basketball.

The Old Boss David Stern
  • NBA Commissioner from 1984 to 2014
  • Leagues Finances
  • In 1984 there were 23 teams worth 400 million
  • Today, 30 teams worth 19 billion
  • Globalization of NBA

The Old Boss David Stern
  • Creation of NBA Development League (D-League) in
  • Creation of the Dream Team
  • Rule Changes
  • Number of Referees
  • Suspensions for punches or leaving the bench
    during fights
  • Dress Code for Players
  • Rule disallowing players to enter NBA after right
    after high school

Adam Silver NBAs New Boss
  • Replaces David Stern
  • Adjustment of NBAs age limit
  • Currently One-and-done
  • NBA requires players be at least 19 years of age
    (or one year removed from the graduation of their
    high school class) before entering draft
  • Thinking about changing it to two years after
    high school

NCAA Athletes
  • Social Differentiation
  • Social Stratification
  • Class Consciousness
  • Social Mobility
  • Vertical and Horizontal

Social Differentiation
  • The process by which different statuses develop
    in any group, organization, or society.
  • In a sports organization, players, owners,
    managers, fans, cheerleaders, and sponsors all
    have a different status within the organization.

Social Stratification
  • A relatively fixed, hierarchical arrangement in
    society by which groups have different access to
    resources, power, and perceived social worth.
  • Differences lead to greater status, power or
    privilege for some groups over the other.
  • Social Classes in the United States 1950s
  • In a sports organization
  • Owners control the resources of the teams.
  • Players earn high salaries, yet do not control
    the team resources.
  • Sponsors provide the resources.
  • Fans provide revenue.

Types of Stratification Systems
  • Slavery People own others as property and
    control their activities
  • Estate - Elite owns property and has control
    over resources.
  • Caste - Rigid hierarchy of classes. People are
    assigned to social group of parents
  • Class - status is partially achieved, there is
    some potential for movement between classes. Ex.

Means of Social Inequality
  • Income and wealth Some people have more money
    than others.
  • Occupation People work at different kinds of
  • Innate ability People are born with innate
    differences, from appearance to brainpower.
  • Motivation For various reasons, some people try
    harder at certain tasks than others do.
  • Connections People have different and
    differently sized social circles.
  • Credentials Official credentials like academic
    degrees are possessed by some people.
  • Specialized knowledge Each individual has a
    particular set of skills and experiences.
  • Race/sex/caste discrimination discrimination
    against certain groups of people based on their
    physical characteristics or the families they
    were born into.
  • Age discrimination In all societies, people are,
    to some extent, treated differently based on how
    old they are.

Inequality in the United States
  • The wealthiest 1 earned 19 of all household
  • Top 10 captured 48 of all income
  • 95 of income gains in last 4 years have gone to
    the top 1
  • CEOs of major companies earn an average of 13.1
    million dollars per year.
  • Nearly 1 in 6 children in the U.S. live poverty
  • Minimum Wage Battle

Class Consciousness
  • The perception that a class structure exists,
    along with the feeling of shared identification
    with others in ones class.
  • There are two dimensions to the definition of
    class consciousness
  • the idea that a class structure exists
  • ones class identification
  • Struggling with Class Identification

Social Mobility
  • The movement of individuals or groups in social
  • Vertical Mobility
  • Movement of individuals or groups up or down from
    one socio-economic level to another
  • Horizontal Mobility
  • Movement from one position to another within the
    same social level