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"On Winning and Athletic Superiority"

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Transcript of "On Winning and Athletic Superiority"

IF YOU WANT TO SEE AN EXAMPLE ON HOW TO USE THIS TEMPLATE, PLEASE CHECK: https://prezi.com/n-8ibkiw881r/number-systems/ Josh Alcaraz
Eric Fritz
Craig Haxel "On Winning and Athletic Superiority"
Nicholas Dixon Cheating Gamesmanship Examines situations in which competition fails to determine athletic superiority

Topics
Refereeing Errors
Cheating
Gamesmanship
Bad Luck
Inferior Performances by Superior Athletes
Justice and Results in Sport Overview IF YOU WANT TO SEE AN EXAMPLE ON HOW TO USE THIS TEMPLATE, PLEASE CHECK: https://prezi.com/n-8ibkiw881r/number-systems/ IF YOU WANT TO SEE AN EXAMPLE ON HOW TO USE THIS TEMPLATE, PLEASE CHECK: https://prezi.com/n-8ibkiw881r/number-systems/ Refereeing Errors -Dixon argues that the better team does not always win
Objections to Dixon’s thesis
1. Referee’s word is final
-Doesn’t guarantee that calls are correct
2. Great teams should be able to overcome bad call
-A team may be slightly better, and not able to overcome bad calls
3. The winning team doesn’t actually win. Moral law supersedes an unjust law (Natural law)
-A bad law is still a law Refereeing Errors In the case of the Packers v. Seahawks, who was the better team? Discussion Relationship between victory and athletic superiority

A victory that depends on cheating is not a sign of athletic superiority

Violation of rules others agree to obey. Cheating Assumption that athletes play within the game's rules and under conditions of equality.

Leaman describes cheating as the use of "wits" in addition to skill and strategy

If we recognize cheating as a legitimate tactic for winning, then there would be no unfair advatage

Cheating can prevent sport from providing an accurate measure of athletic superiority Cheating Dixon explains how gamesmanship can play a role in superior teams losing unjustly.

Gamesmanship is a violation of the spirit of the game (Ex. Trash talking, Intentional foul)

Gamesmanship does not demonstrate athletic skill Gamesmanship Do you feel the Hack-A-Shaq strategy is considered a good or bad form of gamesmanship? Gamesmanship Discussion
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