Sports and Their Fans

Sports and Their Fans

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Though Americans spend more than $25 billion a year on sports and sporting events, this book argues that the influence of sports on our lives is even more profound than this huge figure would seem to suggest. Exploring such topics as the role of sports in the creation of mass culture, cheating, the abuse of illegal drugs, the strange and fascinating role that numbers play in sporting events, and the future of spectator sport, this book surveys the outsized impact that sports have on American culture. The author draws from new work in such fields as history, economics, politics, sociology, psychology, and ethics to support his claims.a€œFootball: Bengals Accused of Pulling a Fast One: No-huddle, Hurry-up Offense. ... 2001. a€œAcademic, athletic irregularities force resignation.a€ 15 December. Accessed 9 November 2008 from ... University of California at Berkeley.

Title:Sports and Their Fans
Author: Kevin G. Quinn
Publisher:McFarland - 2009-01-26

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