Chapter 6 Gender in Sports

This chapter does a real good job in covering how women in sports have been treated over the years. It goes into great detail on the problems women had to over come while playing in sports. Such problems as not being treated the same as men even though they play the same game. They are also faced with being stereotyped like they are not as good as men in sports. Women have not always got the same recognition as men in sports. Probably the biggest problem is tha women have not been paid the same amount as men who are doing the same sport they are doing. But the chapter also goes over how over time women athelets are beginning to receive more and more recognition,money,and popularity. And women are becoming more of a household name like men are. Gender in sport may still have along way to go as fair as women being on the same level as men but with help from former women athletes maybe the future will be better for the young girls who want to became professional athletes.

Chapter 5: Sports and Mythology

Chapter 5 discusses the different ways myths and heroes are perceived in sports and how fans respect these myths and heroes.  The chapter defines how fans believe in certain myths regarding the way fans approach sports like baseball.  Cooperstown is listed as an example of how baseball was started there and is now where the baseball hall of fame is.  People travel from all over the country just to come see the hall of fame.

Chapter 5 also covers how the fans sometimes portray their favorite players as heroes even though the players are only human.  The players are thought of as heroes if they make a good catch in football or hit a home run in baseball.  The chapter also talks about the downside of fans labeling players as heroes.  The author uses the example of Michael Vick and how he was a great player, but was caught having illegal dog fighting events.  This made him look a lot less heroic.  When this happens the players may not bounce back from these types of situations.  This chapter discusses how the beliefs fans have regarding players as heroes whether they are or not.

Chapter 2 – Community in Sports

In chapter 2, the author describes four different roles that take place in a sports community. These four roles are described as the four major players, and they include participants, media entities, organizations, and the fans.

Throughout chapter 2, the author describes and gives examples of each one of the different players. The focus is on how each player has affected sports – positively or negatively. The chapter also talks about how each player is designed and set-up for the people who are involved with sports, regardless of whether they are amateurs or professional athletes. The way money affects the players is also discussed. Finally, the chapter gives different descriptions of fans depending on how they view sports.


Chapter 1 – Introduction to Communication and Sports

Chapter one gives a look into what we will be studying during this course.  this chapter breaks down the other chapters and gives us a brief look into what each chapter will consist of.  It also provides us with a few definitions on sports communication and describes how some of these terms are used today to communicate various ways.

Some other topics including in this chapter include how we will be learning about different ways in which sports have impacted the way we view sports as a particular discipline.  The chapter discusses how sports media, including Twitter and other social media, play a big role in how fans are able to interact with the players.  It also talks about how we will be able to look at just how much sports plays a role in politics.  There are several different hot topics, including race, gender, and money

A Little Bit About Me!

Hello! My name is Donald but I go by Donny. I graduated from high school way back in 1995. I was a football player for Banks County football team. After high school I got married to my wife Jennica Moore (Dr. Moore who teaches accounting at Piedmont). We have two children; Madison Moore who just graduated from Piedmont and Carson Moore who is graduating from high school in May. After high school, I worked in the cell phone tower industry for several years. For the past ten years, I have owned my own tree service business. I will be graduating in May 2018 at the ripe old age of 41. I’m taking this class as an elective in my history degree program because I love sports. I’m looking forward to this class!