Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, University of Tennessee, Media Day, Football, MLB, Nolan Ryan, Pitchers
Football; University of Tennessee (System); Television; Ryan, Nolan, 1947-; Major League Baseball (Organization)
While on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina adjacent to the mountains of Tennessee, I had the great privilege to see reports on the local TV stations of media day at the University of Tennessee. The interest of the media was not directed at the president of the university, or the unveiling of some new piece of technology or super computer, but rather it was media day for Big Orange football. All the solemnity usually reserved for religious exercises or the reporting of international diplomacy was dragged out for this occasion. I was struck particularly by the seriousness of those coaches and players interviewed. We were talking big time college football here, the essence of the life experience, not something as mundane as a Nobel Prize in Literature or Physics.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "University of Tennessee Media Day" (1993). On Sport and Society. 362.