Keywords

Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Economics, Super Bowl, NFL, Football, Thorstein Veblen, Excess, Waste, Money, Prostitution, Corporations, Parties, Masculinity, Christianity, Proselytizing

Subjects

Theory of the leisure class (Veblen, Thorstein); Economics; Super Bowl; National Football League; Gluttony; Indulgences; Rich people; Prostitution; Corporations; Parties; Christian life; Proselytizing

Introduction

From its modest beginnings in 1966 at the AFL-NFL Championship Game in Los Angeles down to Super Bowl XLIV, it has become increasingly apparent that Super Sunday has grown exponentially and in the process has become a bloated monster. Over the past quarter century or more Super Sunday has illustrated the ability of a sporting event to offer a distorted and exaggerated version of social reality and social values in America and the Super Bowl has done this on a grand, glorious, and obscene scale.

Publication Date

2-3-2010

Document Type

Commentary

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Source Title

Sport and Society for Arete

Language

English

Publication Version

Author's version

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

History

Creator (Linked Data)

Crepeau, Richard C., 1941- (VIAF)

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