Fear And Cheating In America Summary

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I've read the short story written by Hunter S. Thompson and an article found in the University Library named "Long after 9/11 stadiums still play defense" by Erik Brady. In both texts, the main purpose or viewpoint is in regards the 9/11 attacks and how these attacks affected sports. In "Fear and Loathing in America" the author shows us his deep feelings and concerns about the whole nation and its security, that even for sports fans that day, sport events were left behind and their full attention was on the attacks. He mentions that even TV Sports channels were showing the terrorist attacks on 9/11 rather than competitions or sports. "Even ESPN was broadcasting war news" (Thompson, 2001). Matches in football, baseball, box, etc., were called…show more content…
It also narrates with passion how important these attacks were for the US and the world, that even sports were considered nothing at that time. "It was the worst disaster in the history of the United States, including Pearl Harbor, the San Francisco earthquake and probably the Battle of Antietam in 1862, when 23,000 were slaughtered in one day" (Thompson, 2001). On the other hand, the second text I have chosen from the University's Library was an article from USA Today. The article does not show the same feelings as the short story did. The narrative is flat and straight to the point. The audience this was directed to, was of course an audience that would like to read facts and straight-to-the-point information. This article however, was correlated to the story because here the author also wants to focus the attention of the reader in the importance of security in stadiums and how many were closed due to the same attacks. People, their safety and security became priority, rather than sport events, and the stadiums showed this concern by closing down their doors while the whole world healed from these catastrophic events. "Pro leagues and many colleges have "hardened their facilities" -- security-speak for safety improvements -- since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, McGee said." (Brady,

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