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hypothetical question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by cubs, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. cubs

    cubs Member

    Lets say you are back in college...taking an American history coarse covering the years since 1945. You are assigned a 12 page paper in which you can write about any sports history in America over a decade. What sport covering which decade would you choose to write about and why?
  2. Are you referring to a decade as any 10-year period, or a set 10-year period, e.g. 1950s, '60s, '70s?
  3. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    I would start by going to English class and learning the difference between a college class and the texture of sandpaper.
  4. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Great post, right down to the tagline.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Ummm, a coarse is a course?
    Of course, a course.
  6. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Hockey, the 1970s or 1980s
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    1966-1976 -- covers original expansion, secondary expansion and the WHA...
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Yes, American history was oftentimes coarse. But we grew, overcoming our rough edges.

    In all seriousness, I would write a paper about hockey in the 1990s. The decade saw a thief (Alan Eagleson) brought to justice by an American newspaper reporter. The ascendant of Mario Lemieux to a legendary status, only to be failed by his body. The death and reseruction of high-caliber hockey in Edmonton and Calgary. The sport reached its high water mark in 1994, only to shoot itself in the foot, a wound from which it still hasn't recovered. Following the 1994 lockout, players and agents found loopholes and blew the salary structure to previously unfathomable levels, causing owners to shut down the sport and implement a hard salary cap a year and a half ago. Furthermore, you could write about how the style of play changed. Hockey is a transition game, one that lends itself to the possibility of high scoring. However, there was a league-wide movement towards stifling defense that choked the creativity and scoring from the sport. Societally, the sport saw the influx of Russians and Europeans to what was a North American-dominated sport. Black hockey players began to slowly populate the NHL, and there were several on-and-off ice racial incidents (Peter Worrell and John Vanbiesbrook).
  9. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Let's say you took an English class and a typing class and stayed awake in both of them.
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Let's say DyePack was forced to take nothing but design classes for an entire semester.
  11. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Let's say spnited used a suppository today.
  12. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Let's say DyePack didn't since he'd have had to remove his head from his ass to do so.

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