The Self-Esteem Participation in Sports
A sports movie is a fictional film genre which makes use of popular sport as the main theme of the movie. In it, a sport, particular sport, team, or viewer of sport are heavily involved, and that depend heavily on sport for their main plot motivation or conclusion. Some popular examples of this kind of movies are: The Perfect Team, Field Of Dreams, Invictus, We Were Puppies, and countless others. The genre itself originated way back in the late 70s, and has gone through several transformations since then. A common theme among these kinds of movies is the importance of a sports team or player for one or more of the characters.
As you would expect, there are two sides when discussing sportsmanship. On one side is the notion of fair play, which is used to justify the violent acts that take place during the course of a match. For this view, the game is not about rules, discipline, lines, or any other such nonsense. It is all about the spirit of sportsmanship, which is what the game is about – and that is about respecting one another and playing for fun. On the other side, we have people who consider that it is the harshness of the injuries and the aggressive nature of players which takes part in the games. They feel that the rules and regulations which are put in place by the sport’s authorities are just being used for the purpose of maintaining a competitive edge among players, and are no longer serving any meaningful purpose.
Both views have many points to consider. On the one hand, you have people who participate in thousands of regular matches every week, and take part in dozens of international competitions, and on the other hand, there are people who only watch a few high profile games, or who rarely ever take part in any competition or activity. So why do we have the two views? Why not just have the one? The answer is that we cannot have one without the other.
For those people who believe that sports is all about rules, and that sportsmanship means playing by the book, there is something deeply wrong with them. Rules have become the backbone of most sports. Without them, sports would have no meaning, and that meaning would be lost forever. And while some rules need to be followed, without them sportsmanship and physical fitness would be lost also.
For the group who believes that the game should be for everyone, and that anyone should be allowed to participate, then there is no problem. After all, sport is about fairness, and if sport can be fair, then why shouldn’t anyone be allowed to participate? The main article in this debate, which is the fairest sport, has a lot to do with personal opinion, which may vary from person to person. However, the argument here is not that about personal opinion, but about the overall purpose of sports, which is health and physical exercise. So if sports can promote a fair and healthy life, then no one should be excluded from it.
Finally, let us talk about the Olympic Sports. At the last Olympics, there have been a lot of debates about media influence on the performance of athletes. It seems that once they have won the games, all the media coverage turned into an advertisement for the athlete. This is why some people are saying that the entire purpose of the Olympic Sports is to promote a sense of Nationality and a sense of community. It seems that the Olympic Sports are a huge marketing scheme, which is in itself a form of advertising and sales. So what about the idea of a self-esteem participation model in sports?