BRENDA ELSEY

Brenda Elsey is associate professor of history at Hofstra University. She is author of Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth Century Chile, and is currently working on a monograph about the Pan-American games. You can follow her on Twitter at @Politicultura.

Posts by Brenda Elsey

Messi, Maradona, and Argentine Machismo
Messi, Maradona, and Argentine Machismo
Diego Maradona still represents the ideal of the creative, charming, and rebellious Argentine footballer. Lionel Messi, on the other hand, is in many ways the opposite of the iconic Argentine "pibe." Is that why his home country remains cool toward him?
SPORTOLOGICALLY SPEAKING
Winner of six consecutive wrestling titles, Milo of Croton was one of most celebrated athletes of the ancient Olympics. He was known for his great strength as well as his great appetite – it was said he could eat forty pounds of food and drink eight quarts of wine at a single meal.
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