Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Patriotism, Commercials, Football, 9/11, Motives, Corporations, Winter Olympics, Anabolic steroids
September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001); Super Bowl; National Football League; Corporations; Sincerity; Patriotism; Television advertising; Corporate profits; Winter Olympics; Anabolic steroids
Watching the Super Bowl on Sunday one could not avoid being moved by some aspect or another of the patriotism on display. 9/11 remains strong in the memory of us all and as I noted last September sport does provide us with opportunities for collective mourning, remembrance, and expressions of patriotism. I also noted that it is a characteristic of Americans to move toward excess in almost everything we do in public ritual.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Patriotism and the Super Bowl - Drugs and Sport" (2002). On Sport and Society. 594.