Posts Tagged ‘Super Bowl’

When the game doesn’t stand tall: Five practices that promote cheating in sports

The controversy over whether the New England Patriots may have used tampered footballs in the AFC Championship game offers a platform to take a closer look at a developing body of research on the origins of cheating, and how it has an impact from the integrity of practices at the highest levels of sports and business to the moral attitudes taught to children in youth leagues. Several studies provide insight into who is most likely to cheat, and the factors that can predict integrity or a win-at-all-costs mentality.

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Prayer, Tebowing and the Super Bowl: The evolving relationship of sports and religion

The success of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and his personal expressions of faith – including the addition of a prayer posture now known as Tebowing – has reignited conversation about the relationship between sports and religion. As Super Bowl XLVI approaches, research provides evidence that for both athlete and fan, prayer may serve to help them cope with the pressures of sports, and help them keep in perspective that, in the end, it is just a game.

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