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On Sport and Society

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A Remarkable Weekend, Richard C. Crepeau Aug 2005

A Remarkable Weekend, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Watching Tiger Woods play golf is one of the great treats available to those who follow sport in the television age. Win, lose, or draw, Woods shows what it takes to operate at the highest levels of professional sport, and offers a role model for anyone who dreams of even minimal success at the lowest levels. At least two elements are essential, physical skill and mental focus. Woods has both in abundance, and it is the mental side of Woods' game that even the casual player of any sport can emulate.


Tiger Woods, Richard C. Crepeau Apr 1997

Tiger Woods, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

There is a character in Thomas Klise's 1974 novel, The Last Western, whose name is Willie. The young man was born in New Mexico, became a baseball pitcher with a supernatural pitch, and was of multi-racial origin. As he developed his athletic skills he quickly achieved perfection, which vaulted him into the public limelight and super stardom. Shortly the public tired of his perfection, being bored by it. He was cynically manipulated by greedy sports owners and ultimately the public turned on him.