Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Football, NFL, Cheerleading, Exploitation, Unpaid labor
Cheerleading; Football; National Football League; Exploitation; Unpaid labor
The National Football League is one of those American entities that likes to think of itself as quintessentially American, embodying the very best of America. It has gone the extra mile to wrap itself in the flag and other markers of American “patriotism,” particularly those that cast a favorable light on the league and cost little or nothing in the way of effort and commitment. Image is the thing, substance is superfluous.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "NFL Cheerleaders" (2018). On Sport and Society. 827.