King Football

King Football

Harris was reinstated on appeal (after a student strike and intervention by the Civil Liberties Union) but declined the privilege and wrote King Football instead. A few years later, another radical critic, James Wechsler, ...

Author: Michael Oriard

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807864036

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

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This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college and professional football firsthand during these years, many more encountered the game through their daily newspapers or the weekly Saturday Evening Post, on radio broadcasts, and in the newsreels and feature films shown at their local movie theaters. Asking what football meant to these millions who followed it either casually or passionately, Michael Oriard reconstructs a media-created world of football and explores its deep entanglements with a modernizing American society. Football, claims Oriard, served as an agent of "Americanization" for immigrant groups but resisted attempts at true integration and racial equality, while anxieties over the domestication and affluence of middle-class American life helped pave the way for the sport's rise in popularity during the Cold War. Underlying these threads is the story of how the print and broadcast media, in ways specific to each medium, were powerful forces in constructing the football culture we know today.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Football s Blackest Hole

Football s Blackest Hole

As the football came toward him , King rotated to his right , backed up a few steps , snared the pass over his right shoulder at the Oakland 38 - yard line and took off dashing down the left sideline . Bob Chandler — who was primary ...

Author: Craig Parker

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 1583940928

Category: Humor

Page: 263

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TAKE THIS SUPER BOWL AND SHOVE IT. At least that's what Oakland Raiders' fan Craig Parker thinks. A card-carrying member of Raider Nation, Parker adds a new chapter to the written history of the Silver and Black. Writing from the too often dismissed perspective of the dedicated fan, Parker gives voice to the hopes, fears, prejudices, and fantasies of not only the usual suspects in the Black Hole, but also of the ordinary folks at home on the couch. Against the backdrop of the nearly triumphant 2002 season, Parker gloats over victories, agonizes over defeats, and exchanges insults with opposing fans (The Denver Donkies?). He recounts in detail the greatest wins in Raider history, and provides imaginative but sincere excuses for the biggest losses (The "Immaculate Deception"). Ever the paranoiac, he explains Raider Mystique and the rule changes adopted by the NFL to counter it. Boston Heraldsportswriter George Kimball states: "Parker, in any case, writes very well, has a sharp eye for detail, and remembers more than just about any sportswriter I could name." From Parker's viewpoint, Raiders football is not just a game; it's a way of life. Family loyalty is the cardinal virtue: respect Al Davis, love all current Raiders, and honor the memory of the past. Parker maintains an edgy but positive attitude throughout the book. He extols the Raiders' dedication to excellence, their emphasis on teamwork, and their amazing ability to overcome adversity brought on (mostly) by forces outside the organization. In Parker's world, even in defeat, the Raiders honor the game of football and their dedicated followers. This book is a must read for Raider fans, as well as other football fans seeking comfort in numbers. It justifies being a fan. It reminds us of our darkest thoughts, our wildest fantasies. It brings back the glorious past, and it raises our hopes for the future.
Categories: Humor

Football Culture and Power

Football  Culture and Power

King, Richard C. and Springwood, Charles Fruehling. Beyond the Cheers: Race and Spectacle in College Sport. New York: State University of New York, 2001. Print. King, Samantha. “Offensive Lines: Sport-State Synergy in an Era of ...

Author: David J. Leonard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317410881

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 298

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What does it mean when a hit that knocks an American football player unconscious is cheered by spectators? What are the consequences of such violence for the participants of this sport and for the entertainment culture in which it exists? This book brings together scholars and sport commentators to examine the relationship between American football, violence and the larger relations of power within contemporary society. From high school and college to the NFL, Football, Culture, and Power analyses the social, political and cultural imprint of America’s national pastime. The NFL’s participation in and production of hegemonic masculinity, alongside its practices of racism, sexism, heterosexism and ableism, provokes us to think deeply about the historical and contemporary systems of violence we are invested in and entertained by. This social scientific analysis of American football considers both the positive and negative power of the game, generating discussion and calling for accountability. It is fascinating reading for all students and scholars of sports studies with an interest in American football and the wider social impact of sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

NFL Football

NFL Football

98–104; McDonough et al., 75 Seasons, 50; Oriard, King Football, 49, 200–209. 16. Coenen, From Sandlots, 95–98. 17. Oriard, King Football, 208–9; McDonough et al., 75 Seasons, 55–56. 18. George Preston Marshall, “Pro Football is Better ...

Author: Richard C. Crepeau

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252052460

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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A multi-billion-dollar entertainment empire, the National Football League is a coast-to-coast obsession that borders on religion and dominates our sports-mad culture. But today's NFL also provides a stage for playing out important issues roiling American society. The updated and expanded edition of NFL Football observes the league's centennial by following the NFL into the twenty-first century, where off-the-field concerns compete with touchdowns and goal line stands for headlines. Richard Crepeau delves into the history of the league and breaks down the new era with an in-depth look at the controversies and dramas swirling around pro football today: Tensions between players and Commissioner Roger Goodell over collusion, drug policies, and revenue; The firestorm surrounding Colin Kaepernick and protests of police violence and inequality; Andrew Luck and others choosing early retirement over the threat to their long-term health; Paul Tagliabue's role in covering up information on concussions; The Super Bowl's evolution into a national holiday. Authoritative and up to the minute, NFL Football continues the epic American success story.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Victorian Football Miscellany

The Victorian Football Miscellany

CARD KING Football cards were first issued in 1887 by Bradford toy shop owner John Baines. The self-styled 'Football Card King' oper- ated from a dolls' hospital on Bradford's North Parade, and distributed his cards from a ...

Author: Paul Brown

Publisher: Superelastic

ISBN: 9780956227058

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 182

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The Victorian Football Miscellany is a quirky and fascinating collection of trivia, facts and anecdotes from football’s earliest years. Delve into an absorbing world of ox-bladder balls, baggy-kneed knickerbockers and outstanding moustaches, and read remarkable tales of the first ever cup final, the invention of the shinpad, the evolution of dribbling, the first own goal and a seemingly-invincible penalty-taking elephant. Other entries cover the foundation of the Football Association, the development of the Laws of the Game and the origins of football’s most popular clubs. Packed with stories, profiles and lists, this is an indispensable guide to the colourful and unusual world of 19th century football.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Australian Rules Football During the First World War

Australian Rules Football During the First World War

'King. Football'. Abstract While the advent of war had adversely affected the close of the 1914 football season, the game's organisers approached the 1915 season with few qualms. It was expected that the war, while an obvious ...

Author: Dale Blair

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319578439

Category: History

Page: 143

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The book explores the intersection between the Great War and patriotism through an examination of the effects of both on Australia’s most popular football code. The work is chronological, and therefore provides an easy path by which events may be followed. Ultimately it seeks to shine a light on and provide considerable detail to a much-ignored period in Australian Rules football history, including women’s football history, that was subject to much upheaval and which reflected considerable social and class divisions in society at the time. One hundred years on, the Australian Football League presents past soldier footballers as unequivocal representatives of a unifying national ‘Anzac’ spirit. That is far from the reality of football’s First World War experience.
Categories: History

Football Hooliganism Fan Behaviour and Crime

Football Hooliganism  Fan Behaviour and Crime

Jones, D. and Rivers, T.(2002) Soul Crew: The Inside Story of Britain's Most Notorious Hooligan Gang. Bury: Milo Books. Khan, R.(2010) Memoirsof anAsianFootball Casual. London: Pennant. King, J. (1996) The Football Factory.

Author: M. Hopkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137347978

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Focusing on a number of contemporary research themes and placing them within the context of palpable changes that have occurred within football in recent years, this timely collection brings together essays about football, crime and fan behaviour from leading experts in the fields of criminology, law, sociology, psychology and cultural studies.
Categories: Social Science

Football and American Identity

Football and American Identity

Michael Oriard, King football (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2001), p. 330. 18. Mac E. Barricks, “ Racial riddles and the Polack joke,” Keystone Folklore Quarterly, 15(1) (Spring 1970): 11. 19.

Author: Frank Hoffmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135427146

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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Learn the value of football to American society No sport reflects the American value system like football. Visitors to the United States need only watch a game or two to learn all they need to know about the American way of life and the beliefs, attitudes, and concerns of American society. Football and American Identity examines the social conditions and cultural implications found in the football subculture, represented by core values such as competition, conflict, diversity, power, economic success, fair play, liberty, and patriotism. This unique book goes beyond the standard fare on football strategy and history, or the biographies of famous players and coaches, to analyze the reasons why the game is the essence of the American spirit. Author Gerhard Falk, Professor of Sociology at the State University College of New York at Buffalo, examines football as a game, as a business, and as a reflection of the diversity in American life. Football and American Identity also addresses the relationship between football and the media, with much of the game’s income generated by advertising and endorsements, and examines the presence of crime in football culture. The book discusses the development of the game—and those involved in it—at the Pop Warner, college, and professional levels, examining the social origin of players, coaches, cheerleaders, and owners. In addition, Football and American Identity analyzes the game’s fans and their devotion to “their” teams, examines why Pennsylvania is considered the “mother” of American football, and looks at the National Football League and its commissioners. Football and American Identity examines: how individualism and achievement can lead to mythological status why a person’s occupation is the most important indicator of prestige in the United States what the consequences are of earning more in a year than most Americans make in a lifetime why equality is vital to the ethnic make-up of American football teams why teamwork is important-in football and in industry how freedom is essential for taking the risks necessary for success and much more! Football and American Identity is an inside look at football as an American cultural phenomenon. Devoted and casual fans of the game, as well as academics working in sociology, will find this unique book interesting, entertaining, and thought-provoking.
Categories: Social Science

Football and Community in the Global Context

Football and Community in the Global Context

King, A. 'Outlineofa Practical TheoryofFootballViolence'.Sociology 19, no. 4(1995): 635–651. King, A.'The Lads: MasculinityandtheNew Consumption of Football'. Sociology 31,no.2 (1997a): 329–346. King, A.'The Postmodernity ofFootball ...

Author: Adam Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317969044

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 143

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Football clubs across the world continue to embody many of the collective symbols, identifications and processes of connectivity which have long been associated with the notion of ‘community’. In recent years, however, the very term ‘community’ has become the focus of renewed interest within popular discourse and amongst academics, politicians and policy makers. It has become something of a ‘buzz’ word, wheeled out as both a lament to more certain times and as an appeal to a better future: a term imbued with all the richness associated with human interaction. ‘Community’ has also been employed increasingly within football, for instrumental reasons concerned with policy and stadium redevelopment, and in broader rhetoric about clubs, their localities and fans. This book brings together a range of key debates around contemporary understandings of ‘community’ in world football. Split into four sections, it considers political and theoretical debates around football and its connection with community; different national and ethnic football communities; instrumental uses of football to bridge gaps within and between groups; future directions in the football and community debate. This book was published as a special issue of Soccer & Society.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Women s Football in the UK

Women s Football in the UK

See King, 'Football in England'. 12. de Beauvoir, The Second Sex. 13. Cited in Norrish, The Telegraph, October 22, 2009. 14. USA, Canada, China, India, Denmark, England, West Germany, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, New Zealand, ...

Author: Jayne Caudwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317966234

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

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This book examines the complex ways in which girls and women experience football cultures in Britain. It extends current debate surrounding women and football (namely, how gender has functioned to shape women’s experiences of playing the game), by focusing on organisational, administrative and coaching practices, alongside the particular issues surrounding sexuality, ethnicity and disability (not only gender). The book analyses football and gender to reveal the subtle forms of discrimination that persist. It is important to highlight the many challenges and transformations made by girls and women but more importantly to consider the ways power continues to operate to devalue and undermine girls and women involved in the game. The UK-based authors make use of their recent research findings to offer critical debate on girls’ and women’s current experiences of British football cultures. Overall the book reveals the present day complexities of marginalisation and exclusion. This book was published as a special issue of Sport and Society.
Categories: Social Science