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Sport Ethics Test 1
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Why study sports ethics?
-good deal of scholarship has been produced on the subject
-there are practical reasons
-it gives an advantage to the SMP
The philosophy of ethics is intimately connected with
Sports ethics is primarily concerned with all of these except
How sports events and activities are managed
Applying Universals and Particulars means
Determining a standard to refer to in making specifics sports ethics decisions
Reasons for cheating include
-People see others doing it
-Ignorance or laziness
Both sports and business ethics stress that building and sustaining an ethical culture is good for the organization in the long run
The collaborative model is similar to the adversarial model that is common in sports, particularly between players and fans.
Applied ethics is a branch of sport ethics and is concerned with what is the right thing to do in sports for all those involved.
A cheating culture emerges through the bad examples of leaders, through lax standards among peers with no apparent repercussions, or ignorance and laziness
Making employees feel as though the company is on their side and understands their viewpoint is essential to employee morale
How can sports ethics help SMPs make their organizations successful?
Sports executives need to have a solid grasp of the ethical decision making process to perform their duties honestly, professionally, and ethically. Everyone must deal with significant ethical and legal concepts prevalent in sports
All of the following were involved in gambling incidents except
Harold "Pee Wee" Reese
Why has gambling reached pandemic proportions?
-Few headlines of suspensions due to gambling
-Legal betting fortress of the Las Vegas sports booking empire
-The media reporting point-spreads, player and team information, and injury reports
-Business office betting pools
One of the earliest known occurrences of gambling in amateur sports involved
Those who take the position that gambling should remain legal use which of the following arguments
-Economic benefits can be derived
-Consumer approval of legality of the activity
-Sports betting has yet to bring the "demise" of any sport
What incident is considered one of the most serious gambling scandals in the history of professional sports
The gambling of NBA referee Tim Donaghy
Gambling poses major ethical dilemmas for leagues, fans, players, coaches, and society in general
Professional sport leagues have implemented rules and regulations prohibiting gambling and gamblers
When student-athletes gamble, they break the law and jeopardize their eligibility
Former University of Washington head football coach, Rick Neuheisel, lost his head coaching job because he won money in an office March Madness pool
In 2010 three Pakistan cricket team members were accused of fixing matches and underperforming in a match between England and Pakistan
What are the three essential human components of athletic competition?
Participants, coaches, officials
What constraints may cause some ethical dilemmas for participants?
-big contracts for professional athletes
-professional athletes must continue to perform at the highest level or lose their jobs
-in individual sports, participants must win or they don't get paid
What maxim served as a standard for participants in sports at one time?
"the timorous may stay at home"
As part of their ethical duty to supervise and instruct, coaches should do all of the following except
teach the "finer points" of how to gain a competitive advantage
Umpires are like courtroom judges in that they
apply the rules
The three essential human components of athletic competition are participants, coaches, and sports officials
Unlike many sports, golfers are required to keep their own score
At the professional ranks, coaches must exhibit characteristics of fair play, discipline, and hard work.
Sports officials are the most significant individuals involved in sporting contests
Nothing is more important to a sports official than to be unbiased
What is the standard of appropriate behavior for parents in sports?
the reasonably prudent parent
Which of the following are examples of hostile and abusive parents in sports?
-nasty emails to coaches
-complaints about how everything is disorganized but does nothing to support team
-assaulting a coach
All of following fan actions are prohibited at stadiums and surrounding parking lots except
Violent behavior by fans is
Running on a sports field without permission is
Ethical parents view the participation of their child in sports as a part of the educational process
Parental rage can cause major ethical dilemmas for youth sports organizations and even present serious legal consequences
It is not the fan's responsibility for behaving ethically during a sporting contest. Rather, it is the umpire's job to control the fans.
"Heckling" is very common in baseball, and in other sports as well. As long as it does not get out of hand, it is considered acceptable behavior.
The NFL's code of conduct prohibits verbal harassment of opposing team fans
Keating's definition of Sportsmanship includes all but the following
diligence in taking advantage of opportunity
The NCAA attempts to do what through rules on ethical conduct, amateurism, financial aid, academic standards, eligibility, and agents
-manage legal risk for participant institutions
-foster sportsmanship in intercollegiate sports
-keep control of all constituents
-teach ethics to players, coaches and fans
Profanity in sports
is generally speaking frowned upon in most circumstances
What constituents "crossing the line" from gamesmanship to cheating when it comes to spying in sports
signaling pitches to a batter from the opposition
Unwritten rules of baseball includes all of the following except
A player should help the opposition make a play at times
Gamesmanship is considered worse than cheating in sport related settings
A brush back pitch in baseball is considered a form of gamesmanship
The NFL "Integrity of the Game" clause focuses primarily on the use of performance enhancing drugs
"Butt-ending" in hockey is an accepted technique and is an aggressive and ethical way to gain an advantage over your opponent
The Houston Astros sign stealing scandal can be considered a violation of trade secret law
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