In a World Without Sports

By Ethan Maher and Tanner Falls

What would it be like in a world without sports, would it completely fall apart or would we have an even better government, or better school clubs?

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In 1929 Ty Cobb retires with a career score of 2245 runs, the highest in history.


Rickey Henderson beats Ty Cobb's record by scoring 2295 runs in his career.


Rickey Henderson's record still stands as the highest in history.


Conclusion: In a world without sports ... The people we think of as role models would not be as popular, or would be practically invisible to other people.

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In the year 550 chess is first played in India.


In the 1500's a mathematician creates rules for checkers.


In the 1700's a man had the brilliant idea of playing chess on a chess board.


Conclusion: In a world without sports... we would have to find different ways to do things, and not do them the way we do them.

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In 680 BCE chariot racing was added to the olympics.


In 1540 people did foot racing in competitions.


In 1852 tried racing with boats.


Conclusion: In a world without sports... We would have to find other ways to have fun.

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In 1842 Charles Goodyear tried to invent vulcanized rubber.


He was put in prison for debt, and nearly killed himself


When he got out he finished creating vulcanized rubber and put them into tennis balls.


Conclusion: In a world without sports... we would not have vulcanized rubber which could help with tires, and other things

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In 1947 a man named Wimbledon champion Jack Kramer was born


He played tennis and got hot when he played


He started cutting his pants shorter, like shorts.


Conclusion: In a world without sports... People wouldn't have shorts to wear.

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People were getting its of concussions from plaint football.


People wanted the players to be safe and not have brain damage in later years.


Companies developed concussion safe football helmets.


Conclusion: In a world without sports... We would not have safe ways to play and have fun because it would be so easy to get concussions.

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Players got hot and tired when playing sports.


Sports teams wanted them to be able to play longer.


Columbia Sportswear created a shirt that keeps your body temperature down.


Conclusion: In a world without sports... We might not have ways to keep our body temperature down so we would need more water.

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Nike noticed how their shoes were a little to heavy for some peoples likings.


They looked for a lighter, but stronger material.


They used a yarn/thread material and wove the sides and toe of a shoe to make the featherweight flyknits.


Conclusion: In a world without sports... Nike wouldn't be such a big name in everyday life.

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Some people are very talented in sports but aren't allowed because they are missing a limb.


Scientists wanted to be able to see people a their full potential whether or not they have a disability.


Japanese scientists created Handie a prosthetic arm that is powered by a motor to change how their hand is shaped


Conclusion: In a world without sports...We would not have the best prosthetics for the community

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Fans complained about not being able to see the whole field or having to twist in their seats to see the action.


Scientists wanted to help by creating an easier way to see the field and use less resources for each event.


Scientists are developing a stadium that floats for any sport.


Conclusion: In a world without sports... scientists wouldn't have jobs to occupy them in the future.

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There is a car invented for a specific type of race being invented.


The people wanted to release it in the future


It is energy efficient and good for the earth


Conclusion: In a world without sports... People are making fun sports more easily accessible, cheaper, and healthier.

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Scientists saw disabled athletes trying to be really good.


They wanted to make better prosthetics that works like a real leg.


They are working on legs that actually bend and react to your nerves.


Conclusion: In a world without sports... scientists wouldn't have seen the need for better prosthetics.

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A company called Hemmer Schemer invented an RC Hoverboard.


When people bought it they thought it could be like an extreme sport.


In the future it might be.


Conclusion: In a world without sports... toys wouldn't be looked at as prototypes, and not just toys.

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Astronauts invented space suits with little blasters on the side


They wanted to use them for a public X-treme sport


The sport will be called space skiing


Conclusion: In a world without sports... we wouldn't have as much fun and thrilling games.

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