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Is it Time to Stop Watching the NFL?

Last month when NFL owners approved a new rule requiring players to stand for the national anthem, many activists on the left cried game over. (Activists on the right cried boycott last fall when the protests continued for a second season.) If owners regulate their players’ behavior—in the name of regulating their love of country—it’s time for the populace to tune out. 1,405 more words

Current Events

The Indignity Of Talent Shows - A Leaked Contract

Recovered post.

As I don’t watch talent-finding competitions, the issue has never been of much interest to me. Much about them seemed contrived, overdone, following a worn-out script designed to attract gawkiness and through it heaps of money. 1,536 more words

Social Engineering

On Words: Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. 962 more words

On Words

Panem et Circenses

This blog should probably be called Netflix and whatever the new hipster baked good of choice is.  Not cronuts, but the thing that came next. 69 more words

Old Blog Post at CRSN

So, last year I wrote a blog post for the Classical Reception Studies Network about Classics in Star Trek. I forgot to post it here, so just click on the image below to be transported back to April 2016 and an external blog post…

Classics In Star Trek

CfP on Soccer's Defining Historical Moments

An call for papers for a special edition of Soccer and Society on the history of soccer, focusing on defining events has been put out. 500 word Abstracts are due March 15.

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Super Bowl Sabbath

“And He shepherds His flock. We sing out and we praise His name. He supports us in war. He presides over football games.” – Eagles, “Fail Grasp on the Big Picture” 2,313 more words