What are some similarities and differences between sports stars and pro sports in the 1920s and today?
The difference is that today's games are much more action packed.
In addition, today's sports involve much more fan support and
money..therefore there is a great deal more of media attention than
in the 1920's. You must remember that in the 1920's there was no television
and radio had just come into use. So, most people, unless they lived
in cities where sports were played on a large scale, didn't have access
to the information that we have now. As well, the players then, as with the
rest of society, were smaller and not as agile..in general. Now, with changes
to diet and more focus on conditioning, the players of today are larger
and generally more athletic than in the 1920's.
Well, the sports are played the exact same but the players and there surroundings are very different. In the 1920s the players went the same places everyone else did and so it was common to see someone like Babe Ruth eating peacefully at a restaurant. But now a days, if you saw someone like Albert Pujols at a restaurant then everyone would be going crazy and fighting just to get to him. The players in…
Yes, school sports were very popular in the 1920s, as they are today. Colleges had some of the same rivalries then as they do now-- the Harvard-Yale football game, for example, drew plenty of attention, as did the rivalry between Army and Navy. Since there were fewer professional sports leagues in the 1920s, the public paid more attention to the college games. The one difference back then was that female students were not encouraged to…
What are similarities between the 1920's American society and the 21st Century American society with regard to materialism?
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