Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Professional sports, Fans
Professional sports; Sports spectators
In the face of the oozing cesspool of stories of corruption, crime, and cheating in sport filling the various forms of media, there is a danger that the reason people are drawn to sport will get lost in the muck. We love sport because it reveals the high levels of achievement that can be attained by humans, it offers the excitement and drama of competition, and at times it reaches the sublime. We need to keep reminding ourselves of this simple truth.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Sport is the Thing" (2016). On Sport and Society. 621.