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Sports Gods and antiheroes we think we know

Tweet“Try as we will to weigh him down with meaning, the athlete remains one step ahead of us.” — Stephen Amidon, “Something Like the Gods” * * * * * * * * Has the contemporary sports star finally been caught in the grasp of social media mobs who scrutinize, judge and presume guilty with […]

Pop feminism hits the sports pages

TweetThis week I’m devoting several posts stemming from Monday’s 42nd Title IX anniversary, with an emphasis on continuing cultural issues relating to gender and sports. Here’s yesterday’s introductory post, “Title IX, sports and the culture of grievance.” * * * * * * * * When the truth about the Duke lacrosse scandal finally was […]