Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Final Exam Schedule

The final exam at TAMUK for this class is set for Thursday, May 14, at 1:20 p.m. By this date, your final exam must be turned in. I will meet in class at this time to review and grade material specifically for this class. Of course, you have the option (by TAMU policy) to take the final on this date. The final will be posted later this week and you can start work on it at your own pace. Please call me if you have any questions.

Dr. Manuel Flores

Presentations Start Tuesday, April 28

This is a reminder that presentations on your books start Tuesday, April 28. The presentations are supposed to be in Power Point mode (if our equipment works). If the equipment does not work, be prepared to email me your power point and to make your presentation orally. Okay?

Following are the presenters for Tuesday, April 28, who "volunteered" for today's clas (not necessarily in order they will present):

Joe Hamon - TAMUK -(The Natural - Done)
Cristina Garza- SCSA
Shaun Springfield - SCSA
Alissa Reynolds - SCSA
(Girls of Summer - Done)

Following are the presenters assinged for Thursday, April 30 (not necessarily in order they will present):

Juan Carlos Reyes -TAMUK (When You Get to the Fork in the Road, Take It (Yogi Berra) - Done)
Katrina Alejandro - TAMUK (Brian's Song - Done)
Carlos Alvarado - TAMUK
Emmanuel Dixon - TAMUK
Jacque Hutton - TAMUK (Life the Rough - Done)
Lisa Lane - TAMUK
Noe Longronia - TAMUK
(The Bare Truth About Chicagos' Brashest Bear: McMahon - Done)
Tania Garcia - TAMUK (Lone Star Fullback - Done)
Following are the presenters assinged for Tuesday, May 5 (not necessarily in order they will present):

Andrew Harper - TAMUK
David Mendez - TAMUK
Mark Molina - TAMUK
Lorraine Rodriguez - TAMUK
Sasha Rodriguez - TAMUK
Greg Stelfox - TAMUK (Once a Runner - Done)
Jaime Gonzalez - TAMUK

Please be prepared....thanks

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Movie Reviews Updated List

Class, below is the update movie list along with a list of those who presented Tuedsay. We will continue our presenations, today and Tuesday, as needed.

Top SI Movies

"The Natural" 1984 - Jaime Gonzalez, TAMUK (Presented)
"Jerry Maguire" 1996
"Bad News Bears" 1976 - Lisa Lane, TAMUK (Presented)
"Hoosiers" 1988 Jacque Hutton, TAMUK (Presented)
"North Dallas Forty" 1979
"Field of Dreams"1989 - J.C. Reyes, TAMUK (Presented)
"Rocky" 1976
"Fat City" 1972
“Damn Yankees!” 1958
“Slap Shot” 1977 - Tania Garcia, TAMUK (Presented)
“Raging Bull” 1989
"Bang the Drum Slowly" 1973
"Breaking Away" 1979
"Friday Night Lights" - Noe Longoria (Presented)
“Requiem for a Heavyweight”1962
"Tin Cup" 1996 - Joe Hamon, TAMUK (Presented)
“The Hustler” 1961
“Chariots of Fire” 1981 - Alissa Reynolds, TAMUK-SCSA (Presented)

"Bull Durham" 1988

Auxiliary List of Movies That I recommend

"Rudy" 1993 -
"White Men Can't Jump" 1992 - Mark Molina, TAMUK (Presented)
"Prefontaine" 1997
"We Are Marshall" 2006 - Lorraine Rodriguez, TAMUK (Presented)
“League of Their Own” 1992 - Shaun Springfield, TAMUK-SCSA (Presented)

“61*” 2006
“Victory” 1981 -
"Bagger Vance" - 199? Greg Stelfox, TAMUK (Presented)
“Cool Runnings” 1993
“Grand Prix”1966
“National Velvet” 1944
“Enter the Dragon” 1973
“Lady Bugs” 1992 - Carlos Alvarado, TAMUK (Presented)
“Caddyshack” 1980 - Andrew Harper, TAMUK (Presented)
“MajorLeague” 1989
“Hoop Dreams” 1994
“The Longest Yard” 1974 - Katrina Alejandro, TAMUK (Presented)
“Remember the Titans” 2000 - Cristina Garza, TAMUK-SCSA (Presented)
“Brian’s Song” 1971
"Invincible" 2006 - David Mendez, TAMUK (Presented)
"Happy Gilmore1996 - Emmanuel Dixon, TAMUK (Presented)
"Goal!" - 2004 - Sasha Rodriguez, TAMUK (Presented)

Updated Book Review Assignments

Class, below is the updated list of Book Review Assignments:
Sports Illustrated Top Books That I Recommend

"Paper Lion" (George Plimpton)1965
"Fever Pitch" (Nick Hornby) 1991 - Tania Garcia - TAMUK
"Cosell" (Howard Cosell) 1973
"Season on the Brink" (John Feinstein) 1986
"The Fight"(Norman Mailer) 1975
"When Pride Still Mattered"(David Maraniss) 1999
"Muhammad Ali: Life & Times" (T. Hauser) 1991
“The Boys of Summer” (Roger Kahn) 1971 - Shaun Springfield, TAMUK-SCSA
"The Sweet Science" 1951
"Veeck as in Wreck" (Bill Veeck) 1962
"The Natural" (Bernard Malamud)1952 - Joseph Hamon, TAMUK
"Ball Four" (Jim Bouton) 1970
"Everybody’s All American"(Frank DeFord) 1981
"No cheering in the press box" (Holtzman) 1973
"The Glory of Their Times" ( Ritter) 1966
"Friday Night Lights" (H.G. Bissiner) 1990 - Noe Longoria, TAMUK
"Semi-Tough" (Dan Jenkins) 1972
"A season on the brink"(John Feinstein) 1986
“You Know Me Al,” (Ring Lardner) 1914
“The Game” (Ken Dryden) 1983

Books that I recommend

“Always Dream” (Kristi Yamaguchi) 1998
“Amazing Women Athletes” (Jill Bryant) 2002
“Babe Didrikson: Athlete of Century”( Knudson) 1985 - Sasha Rodriguez, TAMUK

“Big Girl in the Middle” (Gabriellle Reece) 1997
“Game Face” (J. Gottseman, Penny Marshall) 1998
“The Girls of Summer” (Jere Longman) 2000 - Alisa Reynolds, TAMUK-SCSA

“Go for the Goal!” (Mia Hamm) 2000 - Christina Garza - TAMUK-SCSA
In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle”(Madeline Blais) 1995
“Let Me Play: The Title IX Story” (Karen Blumenthal) 2005
“Living the Dream” (Dot Richardson) 1997
“Mighty Jackie” (Marissa Moss) 1998
“Still Kicking” (Katie Hinda) 2006
“A Whole New Ball Game” (Sue Macy) 1995
“Raising our Athletic Daughters” Zimmerman & Russell)1998
“Brian’s Song” (William Blinn) 1972 - Katrina Alejandro, TAMUK“The Frailty Myth” (Collette Dowling) 2000
“Games Girls Play” (Caroline Silby, Shely Smith) 2000
“Superwomen” (Jodi Buren,Donna Lopiano,Billie Jean King) 2005
"Good Enough to Dream," (Roger Kahn) 1985
"Juiced!" (Jose Canseco), 2002 - Carlos Alvarado, TAMUK
"When You Come to the Fork in the Road, Take It," - (Yogi Berra) 2002 - Juan Carlos Reyes, TAMUK

Sports Writing Class Thursday, April 16

In case some of you were wondering, we are meeting today. We are continuing our verbal discussion of your "favorite sports movie." Those who did not present Tuesday, be prepared to discuss your movie. We will finish this assignment today, and move on. If there are presentations left over, we will finish next Tuesday.

Also, a reminder, the sports column contest material was due yesterday. As of today, there are only three entries. First place, again, is a $25 gift certificate to Academy. Second place is...well, you know.

Good luck,
Dr. Flores

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sports Writing Class Thursday, April 9, blog

Sports writing Thursday April 9 is a blog day class. Also, please use this time to catch up on any assignments. See you Tuesday. Thanks, Dr. Flores

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Pending Assignments

Sports Writing Assignments

Movie Review April 14, April 21
1 track April 22
Book Review PPoint April 28, April 30, May 5
2 sports columns April 16
1 Baseball, 1 Softball May 1
1 Feature Story (optional) May 5 (Extra Credit)
Take Home Test May 7

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Movie Reivews/Book Reviews

On your "original" syllabus, the book reviews are due April 2 and the movie review April 9. Some of you have not even picked a book or a movie. Today is April 2, is your book review ready? If not, please try to get both the movie and book review in by April 14. The discussion on movie reviews (verbal) on April 14 and April 21. Those who turn it in earlier will get extra points. Your power point presentation on your book review will be April 28, April 30 and May 5.