Stadiums and Other Sacred Cows

Why questioning the value of sports is seen as blasphemy

Nautilus
Nautilus
Aug 13 · 12 min read
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By Brian J. Barth

There’s a strange sort of reverence that surrounds our relationship with sports. Jay Coakley first noticed it as a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame, in Indiana; he was studying sociology, so perhaps it was hard not to analyze the sport-centered culture that…

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