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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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Creating a National Identity in the Scrum

Studying rugby this quarter has focused my attention on the international dynamics that influence the sport. Here in America, rugby is largely an afterthought among the flurry of niche sports in this nation. There are few, if any, televised matches … 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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Rugby and the Facade of Racial Harmony

My previous research on rugby opened my eyes to the relationship that rugby has to race relations and the building of a masculine national identity. This relationship is most clear and documented in South Africa and New Zealand, two rugby … Continue reading

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“Wait, Let Her Take The Shot…”

The sport that I have been participating in is soccer. I have played soccer for quite some time, but this time is I have been playing on a co-ed team. I have never played in a soccer co-ed team, so … Continue reading

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Rugby at Home and Abroad

As I said in my first blog post, I came into 2014 knowing very little about the game of rugby. I have dedicated some time to learning the basic rules of the game and also the popular leagues and teams … Continue reading

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SOCIETY KILLED THE SPORT

Looking at this gif, you wonder what led up to this girl’s transformation. Without any text to guide the viewer, this gif can stand by many commercial ads and do justice. However, this is not your typical ad about cosmetics … Continue reading

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