Photo by Curtis Lin Daily Utah Chronicle At the University of Utah, the Red Rocks are a premier college gymnastics team. I think that an easy fix to these problems is just to expand the conversations that we are having about athletics. Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best soccer players in the world; he is incredible on and off the field. I know that is a very strong statement but it rings true. These figures are visible to us on a weekly basis. Athletes can never take the roles of parents, teachers, and coaches as the actual role model in today's culture.
Now compare the national and local media attention along with the level of intensity with which Ben's indiscretions received versus the very small amount of coverage that was given to the many honorable things his teammates have done for years. During my years of taking hitting lessons from a male baseball coach who taught me to swing like a baseball player, I was told to model my swing after hitting greats such as Chase Utley, Mike Trout or Barry Bonds. These athletes are the ones that propose questions over whether athletes should be considered role models or not. He says that parents shouldn't be blaming the athletes if they can't control their own children. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks.
No videotapes or selfies will remain private. Jackie Robinson had a great influence on black athletes everywhere. A professional athlete is at the pinnacle of his or her career. It gives you a goal to reach for if you want to become a professional athlete in a particular sport. Without question, Americans have a great appreciation for pro sports and a fascination with the pro athletes that play the sports. Athletes like Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to join Major League Baseball.
Our only choice is whether to be a good role model or a bad one. Some athletes will get drunk and say things do things that they did not mean and then they can end up arrested. To start, I respectfully disagree with you, Shane. In today's world, sport stars and other athletes are looked up to by all ages. Being a good role model requires attention to the audience.
Please confirm the information below before signing up. That information just did not seem pertinent. Are you really going to argue that these men are not role models when their opinions are valued on aspects outside of sports? The growing trend of finding athletes involved with criminal acts is growing at a considerable rate. They are extremely active and eat healthy to keep their bodies at a top performance level. What about sport stars as role models? They can teach how to play with sportsmanship and integrity. Some of my favorite players growing up were Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez, and I would have done anything to be like them.
The excesses of Babe Ruth -- perhaps the greatest athlete of all time considering both his prowess as a pitcher and a hitter -- became daily fodder for the press. In these ways, the off-field expectations of athletes are couched in punitive terms. There is just something attractive about the thought of being in good physical condition and being talented in sports. Recently the question has been raised as to whether or not this is a proper thing for them to be. Athletes can set an example wherever they are, whether they are on the playing field in front of thousands of people or off the playing field out doing their own thing. Nonetheless, he was a hero to many, especially after one game in 1896 when he hit four consecutive inside-the-park home runs. They must where they are every day of the year, and must be available for drug testing from 6am to 11pm.
Many children have a tendency to want to quit something if they feel they are not good at it but if they can see that athletes have flaws and are not perfect at what they do but that they continue to stay committed to the team, then maybe the child will feel like they too can remain commited to their own team. Making a good impression is always a great way for them to be great role models. Athletes are seen all over the place, we see them in commercials, on television shows, we read about them in magazines, and we watch them on television. The athlete promotes the virtues of working hard to achieve and the importance of enjoying the journey. His son, who, along with his mother, Vera, operates the Roberto Clemente Sports City for children in Carolina, Puerto Rico, believes there still is a place for such idealism. There are many other athletes who commit less serious offenses, but still give off the same negative image. That is clearly not fair and balanced reporting.