The Curious Case of Professional Women’s Sports Team Fandom
The Curious Case of Professional Women’s Sports Team Fandom
Women who follow men's sports typically have to adapt themselves to male standards of fandom in order to be accepted. But the supporters of women's teams are creating a different model of what it means to be a fan.
Colin Kaepernick, Black Lives Matter, and the NFL
Colin Kaepernick, Black Lives Matter, and the NFL
Martin Luther King spoke of direct, nonviolent action exposing a hidden tension in society. The current protests started by Colin Kaepernick are revealing such a tension in American football, one between the NFL's black athletes and the league's white, conservative fans.
Canadian Football on the World Stage
Canadian Football on the World Stage
Can a small domestic league make it in the wide world of global sports? The Canadian Football League is taking a run at it, led by a new commissioner who says that a sports league can be intimate and global at the same time.
Wheels of Power: Political Leaders on Bikes
Wheels of Power: Political Leaders on Bikes
Remember the Tour de Trump? "It can really, very much rival the Tour de France," said its namesake.
End Games
End Games
A scholar of Rio's urban geography returns to the city for the Games and asks whether it's time to hit pause on these out-of-control sports mega-events.
Book Excerpt: Transformation Games
Book Excerpt: Transformation Games
"Politics have no place in the Olympics." Leaders of the Olympic movement have made this claim since the beginning of the modern games. A new history of the Olympics shows that it's never been the case.
SPORTOLOGICALLY SPEAKING
“One thing I wish is that people didn’t always cast me as the villain. Just once, I wish somebody would root for me.” –Wilt Chamberlain
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ESPN: THE MAKING OF A SPORTS MEDIA EMPIRE
'A trove of research, insight, and fascinating stories.' -Robert Lipsyte
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EYE ON CRICKET: REFLECTIONS ON THE GREAT GAME
'The strokes of his pen and the intensity of his emotions are unrivalled when it comes to... writing on cricket.'
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BALL DON'T LIE: MYTH, GENEALOGY & INVENTION IN THE CULTURES OF BASKETBALL
'Looks at the creative prerogative of players and the ways in which their innovations are shaped by, and shape, broader cultural and social phenomena.'