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‘I love football, instead of soccer.’ American said

According to Babaguchi, Kawai, Ogura, and Kitahashi (2004), from the history of the American compatriots, football is linked to their lives and family. In America, football is viewed as a game of high school reunions and homecoming as well. In most … Continue reading

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Sexuality, Gender and Race in American Football

     The origins of American football have helped shape the face of the sport and its role in our culture today. In its early stages, football was a white male-dominated sport. Reforms to college and professional leagues over the … Continue reading

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Queer Men of Color: A Sin of the NFL

Issues about homophobia and racial representation in the National Football League are derived from male domination that structures the institution to distribute power through a culture of heterosexual dominance and white supremacy; just a scratch on the surface of the … Continue reading

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Always a Spectator, Never a Player

     In preparation for this blog post, I played in my first ever game of football. I’ve participated in the mandatory football exercises we did during P.E, but even then I had never played a full game. My church … 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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Isn’t this what all female football fans look like?

     This image is an example of the stereotype of women in the realm of football. Marissa Miller, Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret supermodel, became a spokesperson for the 49ers for the 2010-2011 season because the NFL wanted to … Continue reading

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Completing Plays, Competing Masculinities

In football, the game is played in small segments that are called ‘plays.’ The start of a play begins with each teams positioned face-to-face against each other, and as the whistle blows the teams responsibility is to use their bodies … Continue reading

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