This first slideshow is a series of photos about the SEC Championship game that took place between SEC West representative Auburn and East representative Missouri on December 7, 2013. Mike Ehrmann and Kevin Cox are the men who took the photos, and they represented Getty Images.
The second slideshow is of the BCS National Championship Game which was played at the site of the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014. The slideshow was made by Stanley Kay who was representing Sports Illustrated.
The last slideshow is about a University of Georgia women’s basketball team against Presbyterian College on November 10, 2013. Photos were by Ted Mayor, a freelance photographer for the University of Georgia and the Marietta Daily Journal.
These slideshows depict the action that went on between the teams facing each other, as well as other aspects that make a game enticing, like the pregame warm ups and shots of the fans. The slideshows has journalistic value because they show an up and close look at what happens on a football field or basketball court, like the passion that the players show and the extreme effort it takes to make the plays that they do. It’s another side to sports that you can’t see if you’re just watching it on a TV screen or from the stands. Shots of the coaches and of the venues where the games are played are cool because they help one get a feel of the atmosphere I find this slideshow inspiring because as and athlete myself I can identify with the passion that the players’ faces show in the pictures while at the same time appreciating what they go through from a fans perspective.
After looking at these slideshows it’s hard to remember that these athletes are also students trying get an education at college. But are these players today really student-athletes anymore? Or are they merely athletes bound by the NCAA to attend school in order to continue to play sports?