Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Football, Commercials, Super Bowl, Football, NFL, Thorstein Veblen, Excess, Waste, Money, Prostitution
Television advertising; Theory of the leisure class (Veblen, Thorstein); Super Bowl; National Football League; Gluttony; Indulgences; Rich people; Prostitution
It is time for the mid-winter festival of commercial excess. It is time for the holiday commemorating Thorstein Veblen. It is the time of conspicuous consumption, conspicuous leisure, and conspicuous waste. It is a time without restraints and without limits. It is Super Bowl Weekend in America.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Super Bowl vs. Virtual Super Bowl" (2000). On Sport and Society. 270.