This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Nba Persuasive Speech Wa State

1581 words - 7 pages

Joel Carey
Persuasive Speech Outline
Speech 100
Spring 2007

I. Attention Step:

Welcome and thank you for coming. So, how many millionaires do we have in the audience tonight? Well, did you know that according to USA Today the average player salary in the National Basketball Association today is $3.7 million dollars per year? Average! The rookie minimum is over $300,000 and Kevin Garnett the NBA’s highest paid player earned $28 million this season. According to Forbes the average value of a franchise in the National Basketball Association is currently around $240 million, a private business group from Oklahoma recently paid $350 million for our Seattle Supersonics ...view middle of the document...

I had to rent a car this year while mine was being fixed and my insurance coverage lasted about 3 days, our insurance companies aren’t making adjustments for these taxes, that’s for sure. Not to mention, we are already on the hook for the Seahawks Qwest Field and the Mariners Safeco Field.

D. Proponents will have you believe that these taxes really don’t affect us all that much and look at how much money the franchise pumps into our economy and the jobs they provide. I think this is unsubstantiated.

E. I believe that these taxes do affect us and all that money that gets pumped into the local economy, that’s our money and it will get pumped into the local economy in one form or another anyway whether supporting the Sonics or shopping at Nordstroms. Gary Sauer, an economics professor at Clemson University and expert on sports economics said he and researchers at the school have examined the local economic data for cities that lost pro teams over the past 30 years. “We looked at nearly every move you could imagine, if there were something significant-employment increases, big tax benefits, we’d see it, but we don’t, its small potatoes. Teams don’t have much of a positive economic effect if any. Sometimes it’s negative.”

Transition: So why do we need to pay for these facilities? Let’s remember the figures that I provided in my introduction, average player salary $3.7 million and then added to that we pay on an average $51.00 for a ticket to an NBA game according to ESPN.com, also $3.50 for a soda, $4.00 for a hot dog, $5.00 for a program (so we can identify the millionaires) and $15.00 to park, and my family of 3 is looking at a $200 evening. Who can afford this on a regular basis?

III. Satisfaction

A. As a community we need to make a statement to these multi-million dollar franchises and deny them our tax dollars. We need to force them to be more fiscally responsible, ($28 million a year for a basketball player, come on!)

B. We need to make this statement politically as well as personally. Write your congressman with your concerns about this fiscal irresponsibility, vote NO on any tax measures that appear on your ballot that endorse spending our tax dollars or increasing taxes to support a professional sports franchise. Write the Sonics or send an email to the front office at: fans@sonics-storm.com.

C. There is a precedent for privately funded stadiums, GM Place in Vancouver B.C. and ARCO Arena in Sacramento California to name a few. In Columbus Ohio a strong, organized opposition fought to prevent any tax increase from funding two new professional sports stadiums, in the end, voters turned down the tax increase by a 56 to 44 percent vote. Still, both the hockey and the soccer stadiums ended up being built, mostly with private funds. Nationwide Insurance led a group that built the hockey arena. The Hunt Sports Group built the soccer stadium.

D. Proponents of the publicly funded stadiums and...

Other Papers Like Nba Persuasive Speech Wa State

Comparison Essay

540 words - 3 pages Integrated task 1 ( Persuasive speaking ) Task: Deliver a persuasive speech to a particular audience on a significant issue that affects the future of the UAE – related to the Learning Plan. Skills, knowledge and understanding: Develops an opinion with supporting evidence Applies the appropriate language to persuade the particular audience Sample Persuasive Speech

Homw School vs Public School Essay

1204 words - 5 pages It seems unfair that you were handed such a poor topic for a persuasive speech as Anit-Homeschooling surely is. It’s kind of hard to be ‘persuasive’ without facts and statistics to back up your (assigned) stance. And, unfortunately (for the sake of your assignment, at least), the only *statistics* and *facts* out there put homeschooling in a decidedly favorable light. What you *will* find are mere opinion pieces arguing against homeschooling

Persuasive Outline

1065 words - 5 pages CMST 2060 SAMPLE OUTLINE Persuasive Speech INTRODUCTION I. Attention-getter A. An attention-getter can be an anecdote, bold claim, rhetorical question, interesting fact or statistic, or something else. The important thing is that you make it interesting. B. Attention-getters should, of course, be relevant to your topic. II. Orienting material A. Introduce your topic clearly and quickly. B. Relate your

Beneficial

1136 words - 5 pages as Sara Rajan talks about in her discussion over the core courses that can help you throughout life: For instance, public speaking courses offered at Stanford University focus on various elements for giving an effective speech, such as improving both formal and informal communication skills, learning to effectively compose a persuasive speech, and learning to clearly articulate your ideas. These skills are not only necessary for success in

Data Base Administrator

1342 words - 6 pages . | supremacy clause | The provision in Article VI of the Constitution that provides that the Constitution, laws, and treaties of the United States are “the supreme Law of the Land.” Under this clause, state and local laws that directly conflict with federal law will be rendered invalid. | symbolic speech | Nonverbal expressions of beliefs. Symbolic speech, which includes gestures, movements, and articles of clothing, is given substantial

Attitude an Marketing

1907 words - 8 pages Attitude a marketing strategy for marketers Oluwajimi Taiwo Minnesota State University Moorhead Fall semester Term paper Attitude is everything. A good example of attitude is an iceberg in the artic. In real life you see 10% of the iceberg which is visible above sea level and the remainder of the iceberg 90% is below sea level. From the example 10% is how we behave as a result of attitude we have below the sea level. The 90% which

Corpus Linguistics: Comparing State and Claim

2595 words - 11 pages collocation of these two words. As can be found in the data, claim and state can be used in multiple parts of speech, that is----they can be both noun and verb, according to the context. Moreover, the verb form of claim has two complete irrelevant meanings which are to say something and to demand something through court or other legal measures. Therefore, to assure the accuracy of the research, only verb form of claim and state ([claim].[v*], [state].[v

Abortion Controversy

996 words - 4 pages The Abortion Controversy Introduction to Communications Persuasive Speech There is a lot of controversy over abortion. Is it okay or not? This is the biggest question that seems to get people in a real tailspin. Each side of this controversy believes that they are absolutely correct, and a lot of people believe their point to be so correct that they will stop at nothing to make sure others follow their beliefs, even if that means

Tells The Story Of Pope Urban And His Speech At The Council Of Clermont

1177 words - 5 pages The Council of ClermontFor many years the point has been argued by historians as to whom to give credit for initiating The First Crusade. Some individuals might say that Peter the Hermit is responsible. However, historians agree that Pope Urban II's speech at the Council of Clermont initiated the First Crusade and influenced the people and events in the battles.In August of the year 1095 Pope Urban arrived in France to help reform the church

Cheat Sheet

1460 words - 6 pages Preparation outline – Detailed outline developed during speech preparation Prep. outline contents – Title; specific purpose; central idea; introduction; main points; sub points; connectives; conclusion; bibliography Preparation outline – Guidelines: state specific purpose; identify central idea; label intro, body, conclusion; use consistent pattern of symbolization, indentation; state main points, sub points in full sentences; label transitions

Free Primary Education in Kenya

2401 words - 10 pages , or narratives can accomplish this mission. But sometimes this may be more subdued or low-key. However you open the presentation, remember that you cannot persuade an audience if you don't have their attention. Although stating your position is sometimes held for later in such a speech, it is often wise to state your proposition--the stance you've taken on your issue--at this time. For example, something like, "today I’ll show you why we need to

Related Essays

Jeremy Lin Persuasive Speech

1083 words - 5 pages the 2010 NBA Draft 1. Was invited to play in 5 Summer League games for the Dallas Mavs. 2. According to CNN the Golden State Warriors offered Lin a contract which made him the first Harvard basketball player to enter the NBA since. 3. He was benched his rookie year backing up Monte Ellis and Stephen Curry as the point guard. He barely played and was waived. 4. After the 2011-2012 NBA lockout, two other NBA teams waived Lin. 5. New York

Texting And Driving Essay

597 words - 3 pages Persuasive Speech Preparation Worksheet Name Summer Mellert Section Persuasive Speech 1. What is the topic of your speech? Texting and driving. 2. Are you speaking on a question of fact, value, or policy? Fact 3. What is your specific purpose statement? To persuade my audience to not text while drivingand pay more attention to the road. 4. Can you answer yes to all the questions on the Specific Purpose

Communication Essay

1627 words - 7 pages . introduction (of a speech)- The first structural unit of a speech, in which the speaker captures the audience's attention and previews the main points to be covered. Narration-Presentation of speech supporting material as a story with a beginning, middle, and end. problem-solution pattern-Organizing pattern for a speech that describes an unsatisfactory state of affairs and then proposes a plan to remedy the problem. space pattern-Organizing

Speech Notes

1654 words - 7 pages . F. Believe in your topic. 1. When delivering an informative speech, you must believe that your topic will be useful or interesting to the audience. 2. When delivering a persuasive speech, you must be committed to the beliefs or actions you are urging. G. View speechmaking positively. 1. Our attitudes help determine our behaviors. a. Speakers who visualize themselves giving