Tag Archives: sports

Football really is America’s religion. That’s what made the NFL protests so powerful.

2 Oct

The macho Christianity behind American sports culture, explained concisely at Vox by Tara Isabella Burton: Football really is America’s religion. That’s what made the NFL protests so powerful. – Vox

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THANKSGIVING AND FOOTBALL

14 Nov

Historian of Thanksgiving Robert Tracy McKenzie provides here a concise account of the connections between football and Thanksgiving: THANKSGIVING AND FOOTBALL | Faith and History

Great failure of the Indians mascot debate is thinking of it only as racism

28 Oct

While real Indians protest in North Dakota, another protest is happening — watching the World Series and the fake “chief” Wahoo, demonstrating how far we still have to go to fight stereotypes. Read Sterling HolyWhiteMountain’s reflections on the connection between the World Series and the Dakota Access Pipeline protests: Great failure of the Indians mascot debate is thinking of it only as racism

The First American Woman to Win an Olympic Championship Didn’t Even Know It

12 Aug

Margaret Abbott spent her entire life unaware that she had won the top golf prize at the 1900 games. Tao Tao Holmes at Atlas Obscura tells us about Abbott and the Paris Olympics of 1900:: The First American Woman to Win an Olympic Championship Didn’t Even Know It | Atlas Obscura

Religion in The Olympics… and The Olympics as Religion

6 Aug

Historian Chris Gehrz offers some fascinating insights into the Olympics and religion: Religion in The Olympics… and The Olympics as Religion

Olympic Games: Historical Broadcasts

4 Aug

Take a look at the Library of Congress post about historical broadcast holdings they have of the Olympics: Trending: Olympic Games | Library of Congress Blog

Jesse Owens, American Hero

20 Feb

Archivist Netisha Currie concisely summarizes the significance of black athlete Jesse Owens in connection with the release of the film about him: Race.

Source: Jesse Owens, American Hero | Rediscovering Black History

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