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"National Pastime" or "Flash-in-the-Pan": Snow Skiing in the United States

In a 2014 double issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport, sport historians illustrated ways that various sports in the United States have been, are, and could be considered “national pastimes.” Baseball, American football, basketball, boxing, hunting, and horse racing all received scholarly scrutiny as to the sports’ potential status as national pastimes. 2,367 more words

Sport History

Identity in Sports

Identity was always an issue that I struggled with while living in America. As a Korean-American, I was born in South Korea and came to the United States when I was one year old. 460 more words

The Personal In Political

Why Baseball Matters

It’s just a game after all. Despite those shallow Twitter profiles we may feel “connected to,” no one I directly know is making money from following baseball. 604 more words