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Tuck: Choose Your Heroes Wisely | Sports Talk Florida | When you ...

Tuck: Choose Your Heroes Wisely | Sports Talk Florida | When you ... | Athletic Heroes | Scoop.it
Athletes by the nature that they are in the spotlight, and doing things that so many of us wish we could, are going to be role models. The trick is for ... It doesn't mean they aren't heroes and that we can't have heroes.
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Picking and choosing our athletic heroes - The Daily Collegian

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Picking and choosing our athletic heroes. By: Hannah Sparks ... In today's highly disillusioning world, it is important to have role models, especially as they seem fewer and farther in between. Constant media coverage of all ...
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Lance Armstrong, Professional Athletes, and Authentic Role Models

Lance Armstrong, Professional Athletes, and Authentic Role Models | Athletic Heroes | Scoop.it
Lance Armstrong, Professional Athletes, and Authentic Role Models. Much is ... Some would push back, however, pointing out that because he is a public figure and he was a sports hero, then he was a role model to millions.
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[net-gold] FW: Sport and Society 1-19-13 Heroes - net-gold - FreeLists

RT @KuperSimon: Re Pistorius: read the great US sports historian Richard Crepeau on the idiocy of treating athletes as role models: http://t.co/P63RXZhh
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Tiger Beatdown › The curious case of Reeva Steenkamp's boyfriend

As the commentary spews on, over and over again I see the statement that he was a role model, icon, or hero, and I am driven to ask this: whose hero was he? I am told he was a hero to the disability ...
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Piggybacking the Pistorius tragedy | Brendan O'Neill | spiked

Piggybacking the Pistorius tragedy | Brendan O'Neill | spiked | Athletic Heroes | Scoop.it
In truth, the problem today is not the existence of heroes or hero worship - we could do with more of those two things - but rather the expectation that sportsmen should be role models.
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Dominican Star - Editor's Letter: No Heroes in Sports

Statues and mini-monuments are enacted to commemorate and idolize these athletes for years and years. They are portrayed as heroes and role models for our children, flag-bearers for everything that our country represents.
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Are Athletes Role Models/Heroes | hojo31

For class we read an article that discussed the emphasis that is placed on athletes, thus, even calling them heroes, or role models. However, this article by the New York Times seems to present the claim that athletes should ...
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Brian McDonough's comment, March 7, 2013 10:13 AM
I remember when I was a child, my favorite basketball player was Michael Jordan and I wanted to be just like him. I feel that there were many children like me in the world who looked up to the pro athletes and wanted to carry on in their footsteps. Thus, to say that people should not view athletes in this way is simply absurd, because it is inevitable; it is the way it is and the way it will always be. Athletes will always be put on a pedestal because they are better than everyone else at what they do. So in this sense I disagree with the article and do not foresee this fact ever changing.
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Death of the role model. (Even heroes need to be saved at times ...

Death of the role model. (Even heroes need to be saved at times). It's been a busy month in the world of sports. We have seen many athletes and politicians fall from grace but none like Armstrong and Te'o.
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Viewpoint: Athletes aren't role models | The Signpost

Viewpoint: Athletes aren't role models | The Signpost | Athletic Heroes | Scoop.it
It's easy to confuse them for role models, but really, they are merely experts in their field. That's why it is up to us, as responsible consumers of sports and other media, to distinguish between heroes, idols and exemplars from ...
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Heroes vs. Celebrities

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Cyril and Methodius grammar school, which I attended in the 1950s and 1960s, the nuns encouraged all their students to adopt as role models saints and virtuous historical figures. The first recommended model was our namesake's saint.
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