Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Football, Commercials, Super Bowl, Football, NFL, Thorstein Veblen, Excess, Waste, Money, Wealthy, Corporations, Charity, Campbell Soup Company, 9/11
Television advertising; Theory of the leisure class (Veblen, Thorstein); Super Bowl; National Football League; Gluttony; Indulgences; Rich people; Charity; Campbell Soup Company; September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001)
Is there anyone alive in the United States today who does not know that the Super Bowl is coming up on Sunday? It is Super Bowl XXXVI, thirty-six in real numbers, and will be played in what should be the permanent home of the Super Bowl, New Orleans. There is no venue more appropriate, save perhaps Vegas, for this mid-winter festival of conspicuous consumption and conspicuous waste, not be mention decadence, in these high holy days of the American Empire.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Excess and the Internet at the Super Bowl" (2002). On Sport and Society. 595.