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Friday, September 27, 2013

Who Killed the USFL

1. Who do you blame? I blame Donald Trump for the ultimate demise of the USFL. I believe that Trump is to blame because of his ego, one that is too big for society. His decisions and actions like taking on the NFL, an established football program, and his idea that he is superior to the other people involved with the USFL and NFL ultimately proved to be what killed the league. His arrogance, which is almost as funny to see as his hair style, and his need to rush the USFL in its infancy, was his mistake. Although Trump acts like the Grinch, his hairstyle reflects more that of Cindy Lou.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Genius Hour

My sports and Society class will be doing a genius hour every friday. For my genius hour project i chose to research surfing in New Jersey and its impact on the people and the culture of New Jersey. I chose to research this because although surfing is popular in the summer months when the coastal towns are packed with people, many people do not know about winter surfing in New Jersey. In the cold winter months surfers paddle out into the cold water in snow and freezing temperatures, all to surf some of the best waves around.

Friday, September 20, 2013

30 for 30

In class we were presented with two 30 for 30 videos. After seeing both of them i believe we should watch ESPN's 30 for 30 video about Eddie Aikau. This is a good video because it profiles Eddie Aikau, a legendary Hawaiian surfer whose legend has inspired many people around the world.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Winter Surfing

The reason why Sam Hammer is the man.

Hurley Pro

this is the Hurley Pro in California. This is a stop on the ASP World Tour and is one of the most popular events of the year due to its close proximaty to the surfing community in Southern California.

Surfing and Sports in Society

This blog is aimed to show the impact surfing has on society through topics such as economics and media issues. I like surfing because of the thrill you get from surfing a wave, and the culture that surrounds this unique sport. Surfing has a huge economic impact in every area where there is a beach, however it is mainly focused on areas such as the west coast of the United states, Hawaii, and Australia. Media also plays a role in surfing. The ASP world tour, surfings professional competitive circuit, is comprised of 34 men on tour copmpeting in various parts of the world, all wanting to win the title of world champion. Despite attempts from the surfing community surfing is not widely televised however you can watch world tour events and other surfing competitions on the internet.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Article 1

This article is about the unusually calm hurricane season on the east coast. This has impacted the surfing community by limiting the number of days in which there are quality waves, causing economic impacts on the surfing community.