Disabilities and Sports

A sports movie is a fictional film genre which makes use of sport as the main theme of the movie. It’s a fictional production where a sport, particular sport, event, fan of a particular sport, or player are heavily featured, and that depend heavily on sport for their story’s resolution or motivation. For example, in the movie “The Blind Side,” Michael Oher touches the lives of those who had been accused of rape because of their sexuality. The Blind Side was one of the most talked about films of its time, largely due to its prominent gay characters.


Nowadays, however, many films touch upon sports, with varying degrees of intensity. A main article of debate when it comes to sports stories is whether they are newsworthy, or simply entertaining. Some people argue that sports are inherently less interesting than politics, while others see sports as a form of competition, wherein the winner is the person with the highest agility, speed, and strength. Therefore, depending on how a story is presented, the main argument on whether sports are newsworthy or not can differ. In order to determine this, we must take a look at the following main article of debate:

The first main argument against sports reporting involves the idea that sports should only be dedicated to providing athletes with entertainment, and that any real-life problems that might arise from the games and events shouldn’t be made known to the general public. This main article of debate points out that in some cases, a sports event could lead to tragic consequences. Therefore, news outlets need to keep this in mind, as well as the fact that the general public has a right to know about these events in order to have an adequate reaction and learn from them.

Another main article of debate centers around the idea that most modern games are played behind closed doors, which makes it impossible for news outlets to get an accurate picture of how players and athletes react during play. This is why in many sports coverage tributes are shown pre-game, as a means of giving the audience an idea of how real sports fans feel. The last main argument against sports reporting focuses on the idea that most people only watch the major bowl games and other spectator sports during the big game. Therefore, the sports reporting on these games becomes less important than the number of people who actually attend the game. Finally, this article of debate points out that since many people only follow the big games, sport journalists have a difficult time covering smaller events that are happening around the country or in different cities. For example, if a high school football game in Chicago is being broadcast on a local cable channel, there will only be a few hundred people watching at any given moment, whereas if the same game is being played in three different cities with thousand of spectators, that number goes up to millions.

One thing that both sides have in common with respect to the reporting of sports is the amount of criticism that often comes with them. Often times, the critics go as far as to say that sports are not as important as they used to be, because of how many people turn their backs on the sport when it is not being covered live. Additionally, there are many people who say that sports are becoming too commercialized and that the focus should just be on the sports themselves. The problem with that is that there are countless hours and millions of dollars that are spent on sports commercials and promotions, which means that the sport itself is losing its grip as the center of attention.

In the main article, we have looked at the differences between reporting on a popular sport versus a more intimate spectator sport. We have discussed the argument that the coverage of major sports is important and has a direct bearing on how people perceive a game. We also looked at the fact that disability sports can help people learn about and participate in a sport that may otherwise be overlooked by those outside of that particular niche. By taking all of these things into consideration, we can see that disability sports can have a positive impact on disabled individuals who would otherwise be completely ignorant of even the possibility of playing or watching a sports game.

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