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On Sport and Society

1999

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Columbine And "Jock Culture", Richard C. Crepeau Apr 1999

Columbine And "Jock Culture", Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

If you are like me you are already weary, or just wary, of the endless analysis of the Colorado high school shootout that have blanketed the media over the past few days. The cable news networks seem to have found something worthy of their attention now that they no longer have Bill and Monica, and have become bored with the video game war in Serbia.


A Tribute To Wayne Gretsky, Richard C. Crepeau Apr 1999

A Tribute To Wayne Gretsky, Richard C. Crepeau

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Wayne Gretzky’s retirement marks the end of the career of one of the greatest sports stars of the century and the greatest hockey player of all time. A list of his achievements is mind boggling: Nine Hart Trophies as regular season MVP all in the 1980s; Two Conn Symthe Trophies as MVP in the Stanley Cup Playoffs; Five times the winner of Lester Pearson Award given to the outstanding player as voted by the players; Four Time Lady Bing Trophy winner as most gentlemanly player. He is the owner of over sixty NHL career records including goals (894), assists ...


Carlos And Smith, Black Protest, And The Black Athlete, Richard C. Crepeau Mar 1999

Carlos And Smith, Black Protest, And The Black Athlete, Richard C. Crepeau

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On of the most indelible images of sport in the Sixties was the picture of Tommy Smith and John Carlos standing on the victory podium with their black gloved fist salute during the playing of the American national anthem. That image returned to me this past week when ESPN presented a three-part series on the social role of the Black Athlete.


The Super Bowl And Conspicuous Consumption, Richard C. Crepeau Jan 1999

The Super Bowl And Conspicuous Consumption, Richard C. Crepeau

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ESPN is calling it their "blow out the budget coverage." FOX promises that this will be the biggest presentation ever with over seven hours of pre-game programming. A thirty-second advertising spot will cost a $1.6M which comes to a mere $53,333 per second and represents a 28% increase over last year's bargain rates.


Olympic Scandal, Richard C. Crepeau Jan 1999

Olympic Scandal, Richard C. Crepeau

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What was being called the Salt Lake City Olympic Scandal and is now clearly the all-world Olympic Scandal is a shock to very few people. Rumors, newspaper articles, and books have all previously raised these issues including some of the more spectacular details. I have in the back of my mind the recollection of a charge that an Olympic official was given a heart transplant, perhaps for a relative, by world renowned heart surgeon Michael DeBakey.