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ESPN, Frontline, and the Bottom Line

October 16, 2013
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ESPN, Frontline, and the Bottom Line

ESPN's decision to distance itself from League of Denial suggest conflict between priding itself for probing sport’s cultural meanings while keeping the world’s wealthiest sports organizations in business.
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Conflicted Coverage: ESPN and Johnny Manziel

September 5, 2013
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Conflicted Coverage: ESPN and Johnny Manziel

ESPN reacted to Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel's controversial return to college football with both praise and criticism. What message are they trying to send to viewers, and why is it important culturally as well as financially?
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ESPN, Wimbledon, and the Limits of Broadcasting Equality

July 4, 2013
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ESPN, Wimbledon, and the Limits of Broadcasting Equality

Days after the channel debuted a documentary series focused on gender equality, their Wimbledon coverage raises questions about their own commitment to equality in broadcasting.
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ESPN and EA Sports’ NHL Season Simulation

November 16, 2012
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ESPN and EA Sports’ NHL Season Simulation

While the lockout prohibits NHL players from lacing up for their teams, it has not prevented video game behemoth EA Sports from promoting its annual National Hockey League game.
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Officially Defeated: On the Broader Significance of the NFL Referee Lockout

September 28, 2012
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Officially Defeated: On the Broader Significance of the NFL Referee Lockout

The referee lockout has been resolved, but we would do well do consider its broader implications before we allow it to recede into the past.
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The Internet, Baseball Analysis, and the Persistence of Dogma

August 3, 2012
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The Internet, Baseball Analysis, and the Persistence of Dogma

A brief discussion and interview with Baseball Prospectus podcaster Kevin Goldstein on the current state of baseball analysis.
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Sport in America: Our Defining Stories

June 29, 2012
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Sport in America: Our Defining Stories

While productions like Sport in America champion sport's cultural import, they tend to obscure the conditions that facilitate and restrict sport's apparent capacity to define us.
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It’s the Euros, stupid!

June 22, 2012
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It’s the Euros, stupid!

A preview of the European Football Championship quarterfinal between Greece and Germany.
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Sporting Goods: Nostalgia, Gender, and Revision in CBS’ “One Shining Moment”

March 21, 2012
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Sporting Goods: Nostalgia, Gender, and Revision in CBS’ “One Shining Moment”

“One Shining Moment’s” recent revisions suggest that the mythic meaning the highlight attaches to the men's tournament is contingent upon the stability of the gendered television viewing experience it constructs.
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