Sports in Today’s Society
Sports are an involved part in today’s society. The ways that the athletes act
are an important part in the playing of sports. Sportsmanship is found in every
single sport there is. Whether it is professional football or the local little
league, players on each team should have a certain respect for the other team.
Yet, many people still question the ethics of professional sports. Do these men
and women who get paid for their talent still have respect for themselves, the
fans, and the opposing team?
Sports such as Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Hockey are prime
examples of how some athletes display their sportsmanship. These signs of bad
sportsmanship are sometimes fighting or acting irrational just because the team
lost the game, missed a catch or block, dropped the ball, or simply not doing
better than they thought. Many times you can hear or read such events in the
paper or on television. Dennis Rodman is an excellent example of bad
sportsmanship. People like him can leave an influence on young sports athletes.
People should learn about good sportsmanship, not the bad which the media find
important to us.
As people learn about how bad sportsmanship is in sports, the players
will realize this. To the players this means they will concentrate more on
playing their best, not trying to be someone they are not. In addition, it will
allow athletes to feel better and more proud of what they are.