The sport of baseball is facing its toughest test in recent history. The admission by Alex rodriguez of him taking drugs from the 2001-2003 Major League baseball season has struck sports fans across America. The emotions were running high as you can see on the video i posted with A rod, as fans like to call him came out about this awful wrong doing. It is not just him being hounded in the press. Barry bonds another baseball player has been subject to a number of court hearings to discus his dealings with performance enhancing drugs. From my experinces as a young boy growing up in England, i had never heard of athletes taking drugs but since i have moved to the states i have recognised a number of athletes that are taking performance enhances and i cannot think why this is? Obviously it makes them a better player but why not work yiour bum off in the gym and on the training field and get better that way. It frustrates me to look at these amazing athletes have a doubt at the back of my mind where i fear they may be on drugs. Thoughts please...
David Beckham has been at the forefront of much speculation this over the past coming weeks over his alleged move to European giants A.C Milan of Italy's Seria A. Beckham has expressed his desire to make his loan move to San Siro (Milans Stadium) permanent in order to reinforce his chances of playing at the 2010 World Cup.Milan are understood to have had an initial bid in the region of £6million rejected by Galaxy, who are thought to want around £8m for the midfielder, but the Serie A club's vice-president Adriano Galliani claimed earlier on Thursday that there had been substantial progress in this transfer. After you here of Baseball players over in the states getting money deals well in the excess of 20 million dollors a year, 8 million for David Beckham seems miniscule. It shows that the "big three" sports in America have substantial econiomic differences and can offer in my opinion ridiculous amounts of money to players and staff. What are your opinions on this?
Hi, In this blog i intend to inform you all of the similarities and differences both in English and American sport. As a member of the University of New Mexico mens tennis team, and coming from Sheffield, England, i have gained a great understanding of the way sport is treated in both countries and i am looking forward to sharing this information with you. Please feel free to add any comments or questions. I am open to anything and i hope i can be of help to anyone trying to gain knowledge on the two sports.
Hi, My name is Joe wood, i am a sophomore here at UNM. i am currently majoring in Journalism and i play for the men's tennis team. I come from Sheffield, England so Albuquerque is a whole other world than what i am used to but having been here a year and a half now, i am starting to get used to the climate, food and other general cultural differences that i struggled to grasp at the start.
Tennis takes up a lot of free time but i enjoy playing soccer (football) and going to watch the sporting events here at UNM and have just about learnt the rules for American football!
All my family live back in England and i travel back to see them every Christmas and summer. They have never been over to the United States but are planning a trip in May. I have 2 sisters. The eldest is studying dentistry at the university of Sheffield and the younger one is a primary school teacher in Sheffield.I have A girlfriend back in England called Jenni and i have been with her for a year and a half now.