Chapter 6 reading response

Chapter 6 of the book talks about women and how they have evolved in sports and their coverage in sports and how it relates to men’s sports.The chapter also talks about how women don’t get treated equally as men do, such as how women don’t get paid the same and scholarships are way different for women’s sports and men’s sports.

Women sports are often sought out as somewhat of “boring” to watch. I personally agree that female athletes don’t make as much money because of the publicity in women sports. They do not get the same advertising and showtime as such men sports. As well as sports media, they do not get equal media time as men and that could possibly be a reason why they don’t make as much bank.

Billy Jean King is an example of a woman who fought for girls and got them to be involved in sports today. She was a world champion tennis player and as many people have said, she was a very strong lady and a great sports competitor.

Ending this I would like to say one more thing. As a collegiate athlete myself, I couldn’t agree more that women should be able to participate in the same sports as men. If a girl would like to play baseball and is good enough to help us win, then by god she should be out there on that field and help Piedmont bring in a win.

Chapter 5 sports and mythology

Chapter 5 talks about sports and mythology, but first, let’s talk about the mythology part of the chapter.

Firstly, Cooperstown, New York is considered to be the “birthplace” of the great game of baseball. But as we see in many sources and etc. this shows that Cooperstown is somewhat a “hoax.” Abner Doubleday was said to be the founder of baseball in the summer of 1839 but we come to a conclusion that he was not the founder of baseball and that Cooperstown is not the birthplace of my favorite game of Baseball.

Secondly, Many sports fans see sports athletes as “heroes” for example, my cousin is a freshman in high school and sees the Georgia Bulldogs QB1 as his “hero” and every time Jake Fromm does something inspirational, my cousin decides to try and be like him. Some heroes can turn into “villains” in a second. Michael Vick is used as an example in the book and he was a huge hero here in Atlanta and then once he did the illegal dog fighting he became a hated person.

In conclusion of this paper, Myths are in sports to intrigue fans that certain stuff really happened. Neither do we know if anything is really true or not.

Chapter 2- Community in sports

Hello, in chapter 2 of the Communication and Sport book, the author has described four different roles of players in a sports community. These four roles are described as participants, fans, entities, and organizations.

the first player would be considered the participant. Talks about participants in different ways, as in intramurals all the way up to professional athletes. a little example of a participant is, right now I am a college athlete, I would be considered an Amature athlete right now because I got a scholarship to come to this school to study and play baseball.

The second player is described as the organizations. This certain area starts up at recreational parks such as in my hometown, Midway Park, all the way up to the big stage at, Yankee Stadium, Recreational parks are organized and unorganized at the same time but when it comes to big league parks, it’s always an organized scene. Beautiful.

The third player as the book would say is the media entities. As this player, there are three “jobs” such as hybrid, visibility, and production. A hybrid player is somewhat of a combo of both the other players, but as it does its own stuff as well. The visibility would be someone such as a radio host or someone such as a commentator on an MLB or NFL game. And lastly is the production, and the production is pretty much self-explanatory.

And the last player of them all is the Fan. The fan is, what I think is, the most important thing to a sports player. I say this because fans are a part of the reason you make a bunch of money. Selling out stadiums and buying you’re jerseys or even giving the fans autographs are reasons why fans keep sticking around.

Chapter 1 introduction​

Chapter 1 is mainly talking about the different chapters in this book. Such topics discuss different sports there are and the impacts they have in the world, as well as social media, social media in sports, is a huge thing and we talk a little bit of this in this chapter 1.

Social media is the main way to discuss sports around the globe. Such as Wikipedia, it can show fans sports athletes personal life inquires and stats. social media always causes problems for coaches as well as athletes as sometimes players will post something stupid or say some smart ass comment that will get them fined. Some comments that are said towards president trump are signs of dumb comments that athletes will use social media to get their sayings out.

Overall, social media and politics are a huge factor in sports and will continue as long as we live.

About Me




IMG_0483kj hvvuucouyMy name is Payton Passoff. I am a freshman Business Management major at Piedmont College. I am from Forsyth County, Georgia. I play baseball at Piedmont and I have multiple relatives that have played pro ball and currently play pro ball for the Yankees.

I have also played football in middle school and high school but ultimately chose baseball because of family-based materials. Sports have been in my blood and now baseball is apart of my heart.

I am very interested in this class because I love talking about sports and now I can actually put that to use in this class. Based on this semester I might switch my major to Sports Communication or even being a double major. Maybe one day I wouldn’t mind being apart of ESPN or something.