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Sports and Society

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Sociologist Jay Coakley on Why Sports Are a Religion in America | Nautilus - Nautilus


Stadiums and Other Sacred Cows: Why questioning the value of sports is seen as blasphemy. "There’s a strange sort of reverence that surrounds our relationship with sports. Ja...

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Article theatlantic.com

The Case Against High-School Sports - The Atlantic - The Atlantic


The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwide. And we wonder why we lag in intern...

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Article economist.com

Winter sports face a double threat, from climate and demographic change | The Economist - The Economist


Trouble on the slopes THE great limestone peaks of the Dolomites glow ochre and pink in the summer sunset. The slab of the Marmolada glacier, the “Queen of the Dolomites”, gl...

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Article sports.espn.go.com

Nearly All US Universities Lose Money on Sports | ESPN - ESPN.com


Gregg Easterbrook: Tuesday Morning Quarterback: College athletic departments are bloated and priorities are askew - TMQ surveys the bloated athletic departments at universities.

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Article nymag.com

The Most Famous Teen Basketball Players Go to Sierra Canyon - Intelligencer (2020)


The children of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade play on the same L.A. prep-school basketball team. It’s a very strange kind of teenage fame. At Sierra Canyon School, Bronny Jame...

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Article theatlantic.com

Income Inequality Explains the Decline of Youth Sports - The Atlantic - The Atlantic (2018)


Expensive travel leagues siphon off talented young athletes from well-off families—and leave everyone else behind.

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Article theringer.com

Welcome to the World of Competitive Wiffle Ball - The Ringer - The Ringer (2019)


Across the country, as the three true outcomes alter baseball’s spectator appeal, adults have picked up their yellow bats and plastic balls and adopted the traditional children’...

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