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Brazilian Soccer: Samba Style

Take a second to think about your favorite sports team. Now take another second to think about your team’s ultimate rival. Imagine, both teams going face to face at the championship game. Get a sense of the crowd from both … Continue reading

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E-sports Becoming E-“Legitimate” Sports

Ho Seung Hyeon Dr. McCullough, Sarah COMM 111T: Cultural Politics of Sport 17 March 2014 E-sports Becoming E-“Legitimate” sports E-sports is generally referred as an coordinated competitive approach in playing computer games. The notion that E-sports carries, pushes against some … Continue reading

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Commoditization of Sports: Hockey as a Good

As the popularity of a sport begins to grow, and when it peaks as one of the four major national professional sports leagues, the role it plays in the construction of national and local identities slowly becomes evident. The idea … Continue reading

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Code of Honor

“There is a fine line between how much violence causes entertainment and how much violence causes social disgust. When it comes to episodes of violence where the violence is kept to a minimum and no one really gets hurt, fighting … Continue reading

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An Inside Look At “The World’s Most Popular Game”

Soccer has been around for a long time. Starting up in Europe, overtime, it has branched out to become “the world’s most popular game.” Even though there are many perks of having a global game, there also coincides with the … Continue reading

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Nation on Football’s Back

In this image, the largest and most prominent object is a football with a golden NFL golden logo in the center. The writing on the left side of the football says “The Duke” and the right side contains the NFL … Continue reading

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The Haka

The image I chose to examine represents a popular tradition within international rugby circles. Looking at the image with an untrained eye, one first notices the contrast in colors between the vivid green that is prominent at the top and … Continue reading

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