Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Death, Athletes, Mortality
Sports; Athletes; Mortality; Death
References to death are frequent in the language of sport. "Sudden death," ends the overtime period. Winning teams often "kill," "wipe out," or "bury" their opponents. In baseball you are a "dead duck" when thrown out at the plate.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Sport and the Denial of Death" (1999). On Sport and Society. 271.