What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Sports?
A sports movie is a movie genre which makes use of sports as the main theme of the movie. It’s a fictional production where a sports event, sporting competition, player, or fan of sport are heavily involved, and that rely on sports to an extent for their main plot point or resolution. They can also be produced as part of a documentary about a person or particular sport, where in fact they are an inspiration for the main characters of the story. These fictional sports movies are extremely popular with casual movie goers, particularly because they tend to depict the players, their actions, the events surrounding them, or even the whole rivalry between the various sports teams. There are a number of very successful sports movies that have been made over the years.
One movie that springs to mind when one considers the concept of sports fictional plots is Rocky. It’s one of the most well known sports movies of all time, having won five Academy Awards and setting a record for highest grossing movie at the time. The film was set in Miami, Florida, during the late 1940s during the “Golden Era” of sports movies, where professional athletes were idolized by millions of people. As such, this was a golden opportunity for a director to take advantage of the public’s love affair with Miami sports and make a movie which focused on the life of its most famous resident, Miami Heat star Lebron James.
Though not actually a sports film, another of those excellent mind sports fictions that I love is The Spirit Within. This movie depicts the trials and triumphs of an autistic child growing up in the Olympic Games. Though this is fictional, it’s an amazing film which explores the different forms that autistic people take in their lives. And while the story may be exaggeratedly inspirational, there’s no denying that autistic people can be resilient individuals who learn to excel in many different fields including, but not limited to, sport. Their ability to rise above their abilities and their natural talents certainly made them unique individuals.
When discussing the issue of athletes in competitive sports being awarded unfair advantages, there is no denying that there is some leeway given. For instance, athletes can wear certain support garments that give them an advantage over competitors without them knowing it. Similarly, if an athlete wants to wear helmet padding or body armor, he or she might do so because it gives them an edge over other competitors. Of course, this is one of the most controversial debates in sports today. And for that reason, many athletes find it hard to agree on whether or not certain techniques or gear have an unfair advantage.
One of the last topics we’ll discuss in this piece is the subject of spectator sports. As you probably know, the Olympics and other major international sports competitions have long been famous for their elaborate and expensive staging, which often includes extravagant costumes, lighting and sound systems. Some countries even go as far as hiring professional athletes to act as porters and observers. As you may be aware, those participating in major games like the Olympics regularly spend thousands of dollars a day on these things, as they need all of them to be able to compete at the highest level. So it’s very possible that the vast majority of Olympic sports events don’t involve any equipment or techniques that would necessarily advantage one competitor over another.
That brings us to our final topic, mind sports. This term refers to techniques used by participants in international sports competitions to both improve their skills and sharpen their minds in general. For example, some participants deliberately work on increasing their mental awareness, while others play games like chess or Tetris to enhance their ability to stay focused and calm under pressure. Other mind sports techniques include memorizing daily task lists, developing time management strategies and playing mind games such as puzzles and Sudoku to achieve self-improvement.