Baseball and 9/11

Explain how baseball helped heal the emotional wounds of 9/11/01. Choose one specific example from the documentary “Nine Innings from Ground Zero” that illustrates your idea.

A radical proposal

Please carefully read the scholarly article by Ellen Staurowsky 2011 ‘A radical proposal’
I would like you to provide a 100 word report in your own words of what you think the argument/s in the paper are.
You do not need to reference the report. Importantly please provide an argument and not a summary of the paper. You may have to read the paper a few times before you are able to identify the arguments the authors make.

Shandur Polo Festival

This project/paper incorporates the core concepts learned in this course and demonstrates an understanding of Sports Event Management.
Over the course of these eight weeks you must select a sport event to attend and provide a critical assessment of the event. You must have your event approved by the end of the fourth week of the course. Your write-up of this assignment should be 8-12 pages in length, not including the title or reference page and follow the criteria below.
The purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to visit a sporting event and evaluate the key elements comprising the sport experience based on information from the text and course. Your task is to apply course-related material to a real-world sport event. For this assignment, you are to attend a sporting event and perform an assessment of that event. By analyzing the event you should heighten your understanding of consumers’ reactions to the event and understand how to better manage an event that meets customers’ and sponsors’ needs.
Name of event, date, location, and other descriiptive information (e.g., website address, scanned ticket stub, flyer, other pertinent information that you see fit).
Briefly describe the event and the organization responsible for hosting the event. You should provide a background and historical perspective of the event and venue.
Conduct a detailed SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) for the following:
The organization that put on the event.
The event itself.
Describe some of the various stakeholders and their influence on the event.
Explain if there are short term benefits and long term legacies developed by this event.
Describe some of the sponsors of the event and their relationships to the event, community, organizers, etc.
While at the event, observe both the spectators and the event staff. What does the organization do well? What do they do poorly? How effectively did the organization meet customers’ needs? Do they offer what customers want? Are there ways in which the services could be managed or performed more effectively? Report your key observations.
Interview at least three customers/spectators and make note of the demographic characteristics of the people you interview (sex, race, age, etc.). You may not interview people with whom you attended the event. Try to find out what influences a person’s decision to attend the event. What really attracts customers to this event and how are they attracted to the event? Try to find out what influences customers’ overall experiences at the event. What aspects of the event do customers find most/least appealing? What aspects of the event most influence customers’ satisfaction?
Based on your observations and interviews, make some recommendations that seem appropriate for improving the overall event experience. What will keep customers and sponsors satisfied? What will it take to bring them back and encourage others? Base your recommendations on what is in the text and what you found through your interviews and your observations.
If you were to do a post-event evaluation, which method would you use and why?
• Decide early on which event you will select.
• Do the assignment from a manager’s perspective rather than a fan’s perspective.
• Summarize your impressions by placing emphasis on the evaluation rather than mere descriiptions.
• Be sure to tie your evaluations to the things that we have learned in class.

Documentary Commentary

Watch the documentary “Fists of Freedom”
After watching the movie (by next class on Monday Sept. 12 3:59pm) post your comments and react to your classmates comments.
The documentary has many symbolic moments, political, sporting and personal stories about human rights issues, politics and the Olympics, How you reflect on those issues will determine the quality of your contribution to the discussion. Class discussions points are welcome in your comments.
Your reactions are personal and can include the content, the story, the production, the sport etc. .


SMGT 404
Each Case Study assignment is designed to help the student make application of course content to a real world situation. Read the assigned case study and connect the key issues in the case to assigned readings and presentations. Respond to the questions with direct, thorough responses.
Each case study assignment should include the following:
• Title Page in APA format
• Introduction to the case summarizing the situation
• Questions converted to sub-headings – responses to each question
• Strong conclusion that summarizes the ideas
• APA Style Reference page (as needed)
Submit each Case Study by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned module/week, except for Case Study 7, which is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8.
Kent Lampert Case Study
One year ago Kent Lampert achieved his primary professional goal. At age 42, he was named athletic director of the third largest university in his state, StateUniversity. It was quite an accomplishment, considering that his background in athletics was modest and the university has had a history of hiring well-known high-profile former athletes to lead its athletic program.
As a child, Kent dreamed of playing professional sports, particularly basketball or golf. Ever since he could remember, sports were a big part of his life ,and he never doubted that he would someday be involved in the management of a sport organization. After high school, Kent attended a small private university where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. While in college, Kent played on the basketball and golf teams, lettering in golf during his last two years. Upon graduation, Kent worked as a salesman for a small golf manufacturing company. He traveled to golf pro shops and sport stores throughout the midwest, promoting and selling the company’s golf equipment.
After seven years of golf equipment sales, Kent decided to go back to school at a local university to purse an MBA with an emphasis in marketing. While earning his MBA, Kent got involved with the intercollegiate athletic office by providing extra help for event management. In addition, he worked with the sport marketing department, using his skills in marketing the golf and soccer teams. When he earned his MBA, the university’s athletic director, recognizing Kent’s leadership traits, offered him a position as an assistant director of athletics to oversee minor sports. Kent enjoyed his new job, and coaches liked his leadership style. He worked with each coach and let the coaches participate in the marketing strategies for their particular sports. The coaches respected Kent’s marketing expertise and sought his advice regarding their operations. Word spread quickly of Kent’s success as an assistant athletic director, and it was apparent to many people that Kent had promise to be a good athletic director.
At the end of Kent’s fifth year as assistant athletic director, he received a phone call from StateUniversity asking if he was interested in interviewing for their position of athletic director. Kent was surprised yet honored by the call. After all, StateUniversity had a reputation of hiring former athletes, often alumni of the university. StateUniversity explained that they needed some new blood—fresh thoughts and ideas to improve their entire athletic program. Kent agreed to an interview; shortly afterwards he was offered and accepted the position of athletic director.
Kent had reached his goal of becoming an athletic director. Shortly after taking the reins, Kent learned that about 90 percent of the athletic administrators in the athletic department differed from him in one basic way: They had been promoted to their current positions within the organization. In fact, many had never worked for another university’s athletic department. This information was significant with regard to the dismissal of his predecessor, for he too had worked his way up through the university system, and his dismissal was opposed by most of the administrative staff.
Kent speculated that there would be some resentment toward him as an “outsider.” He was comforted, however, by the knowledge that the entire athletic board supported his appointment. Kent decided that he first had to convince the administrative staff that he could provide leadership. He prepared an official statement outlining his position on key issues. Included were the following points:
• His administration is focused on the future. He is not interested in the ways things were done in the past or in previous relationships or allegiances.
• He expects the administrative staff and coaches to function as a team, in order to accomplish department goals.
• The first goal of his administration is to review all of the programs from top to bottom and to come up with a strategic plan to improve all programs.
Before distributing the statement to all of the administrative staff and coaches, Kent had his associate and assistant athletic directors read it. As a group, they thought Kent was making a big mistake. They warned, “The rest of the administrative staff and coaches are not going to like your approach. That is not the way things have been done around here in the past. Coaches are used to reviewing their own programs and not receiving mandates from the athletic director.” Kent decided to send out the statement anyway.
1. Based on Kent’s progression through his career, how do you think his experiences might have shaped his leadership style?
2. What leadership traits does Kent have which might make him successful as an athletic director? What leadership traits might Kent need to improve in order to be successful in his new position as athletic director?
3. Using the various leadership models presented in Chapter 11, analyze Kent’s leadership style. What changes in style would you recommend to him that might result in acceptance of his official position statement?
4. According to Fiedler’s views on leadership, how might the university change the situation to make it more favorable to Kent? Do you think Kent can be successful in his new role as athletic director, assuming no major changes are made?
5. Which types of power does Kent have in his new role as athletic director? Which types of power would be most beneficial for anyone accepting the role of athletic director?
6. If you could find the “perfect” athletic director for StateUniversity, what leadership traits, characteristics, and style(s) would this type of person have?
7. Go online and find websites for three university intercollegiate athletic departments. After reviewing these sites, can you determine the type of leadership style of the athletic directors? Do there appear to be any visible trends in what makes a particular athletic director and department successful or not in terms of leadership traits, behaviors, and so forth?

Risk Management and Agency Law This week, the assignment is for you to be a litt

Risk Management and Agency Law
This week, the assignment is for you to be a little creative and apply some of the legal concepts from our readings to two fact patterns.
Fact Pattern#1
Imagine you are the attorney (or advisor) for the owner of the golf court in the fact pattern below. Your assigning attorney hands you two documents dealing with risk management in sports and then asks you to provide your client with advice on which of the following courses of action used in risk management described in your text (Retention, Treatment, Transfer, and Avoidance) is best suited to the following scenario:
A golf course is owned and maintained by Little Jimmy, who is a long-time resident of Birmingham, Alabama and is concerned about its liability but wants to keep the beauty of his golf course as a paramount feature. However, over the past ten years, Birmingham, Alabama has experienced a tremendous amount of growth. Thousands of new residents have moved into town and traffic around the course is becoming denser. The course has 6 of its 18 holes either adjacent or adjacent and “perpendicular” to the streets with less than 100 yards from the middle of the fairway to the street.
Lately the club has received complaints about cars, and potentially people, being hit by errant shots. The course had been on notice of some shots leaving the erected nets along the areas most likely for shots to go out of bounds. However as equipment has changed, more balls are getting hit over the nets. Moreover, the increase in traffic and cars is escalating the numbers of accidents per year. Additionally, several customers have complained about the barrier nets. According to some customer complaints, the barrier nets are not very attractive.
What is the best risk management action to take and why? Please remember to conduct research and list your references.
Below are the two documents that your assigning attorney handed you while assigning this client matter to you:
Sport Safety and Risk Management for Coaches
Fact Pattern #2
Assume you are a young and aspiring attorney. One day, a young fellow named James Varney enters your office looking for legal advice. James Varney is 21 years old and recently graduated from college. James states that he would like advice on how to become a sports agent and the basics of agency law. He asked you how he can become a sports agent and what are the different types of agency. Because James Varney seems like an eager, but clueless fellow, please write up a short paragraph or two on how he should proceed with his career and the possible pitfalls of agency law.

Turnitin® enabledThis assignment will be submitted to Turnitin®. Instructions Br

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Brief the case University of Texas at Arlington v. Williams, 459 S.W. 3d 48 (Tex. 2015), which is attached as “Williamscase.docx”
Please use the approved case brief format that includes the following parts: (1) Facts, (2) Procedural History, (3) Issues Statements, (4) Holdings, (5) Reasoning, and (6) Decision.
Case briefs are used to highlight the key information contained within a case for use within the legal community as court cases can be quite lengthy.
When writing case briefs, all information must be properly cited. Make sure you are not copying and pasting from your source. Most of the material should be paraphrased; quotations should make up no more than 10% of the brief. Note: since the purpose to is highlight and summarize key information, merely copying and pasting from the case does not accomplish this goal. You must summarize the facts in your own words, using quotations sparingly.
Please take a look at the three handouts that I have attached here. One handout outlines how to brief a case with a detailed explanation of each part of the case brief. Another handout outlines how I will grade these case briefs. The third handout provides an example of a properly done case brief. If you would like to read the case briefed in the model case, you can find it at Delanhanty v. Hickley, 564 A.2d 758 (D.C. 1989).
Legal case names should be done in standard “Blue Book” format. For example: York v. Smith, 65 U.S. 294 (1995). For further information see Cornell University Law School Website and look under the “How to Cite” section. Bluebook citation information is also found in the course materials and announcement sections of the class.
Your brief should be 2 pages in length and in the approved format.
Remember that if you need any help with this case brief that I am here to help.
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Please develop a 2 to 4 page submission on the following: List and briefly descr

Please develop a 2 to 4 page submission on the following:
List and briefly describe the main areas of event planning.
Describe an event SWOT Analysis.
Describe the value of a mission statement and outcomes.
Create a table of desired outcomes and goals.
You assignment should include a minimum of three (3) scholarly sources, and be formatted according to APA guidelines.
I would like to do in event planning for a coed softball tournament