Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Economics, Super Bowl, NFL, Football, Thorstein Veblen, Excess, Waste, Money, Prostitution, Corporations, Parties, Masculinity
Theory of the leisure class (Veblen, Thorstein); Economics; Super Bowl; National Football League; Gluttony; Indulgences; Rich people; Prostitution; Corporations; Parties; Christian life; Proselytizing
From its modest beginnings in 1966 at the AFL-NFL Championship Game in Los Angeles down to Super Bowl XLIV, it has become increasingly apparent that Super Sunday has grown exponentially and in the process has become a bloated monster. Over the past quarter century or more Super Sunday has illustrated the ability of a sporting event to offer a distorted and exaggerated version of social reality and social values in America and the Super Bowl has done this on a grand, glorious, and obscene scale.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Excesses of the Super Bowl" (2010). On Sport and Society. 790.