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Million Dollar Baby (Spoiler Warning!), Richard C. Crepeau Feb 2005

Million Dollar Baby (Spoiler Warning!), Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

I will start today with a warning, something that perhaps I should do more often. The subject today is the film "Million Dollar Baby." If you have not seen the film and intend to see it you may want to stop reading now. Reading this will reveal things you don't want to know before you see the film.


Max Schmeling, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 2005

Max Schmeling, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

The death of Max Schmeling on Friday has been much commented upon over the past few days. I take this to be a recognition of the significance of this man and the memories he evokes around the world. For Americans these memories center on his relationship, both personal and athletic, with Joe Louis.


Super Bowl Hype, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 2005

Super Bowl Hype, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

The Reverend Norman Vincent Peale once claimed that if Jesus were alive today he would be at the Super Bowl.


The Australian Open, Richard C. Crepeau Jan 2005

The Australian Open, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

It is the week before the week before the Super Bowl. The beauty of the week is that there is no football, a relief after the emotional roller coaster of the three weeks of playoff football, ten games played at an intensity level worthy of brain surgery. It is a perfect time for a change of pace; the perfect time for a little tennis. Thus the Australian Open, the first grand slam event of the year, this year celebrating its 100th Anniversary.


Sport And War Don't Mix, Richard C. Crepeau Jan 2005

Sport And War Don't Mix, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

The Army-Navy football game this year opened when the President of the United States tossed a coin brought in from Fallujah for the ceremony. Much to my surprise there was little comment on the coin, or the story of what led to it being chosen for such an honor. Clearly what we have here is another mixing of the idols of war and the idols of the playing field, a potent mix in many quarters. Teddy Roosevelt found football appealing as a candidate to serve as James' "Moral Equivalent of War," as have many others over the past century. He ...


The Ncaa Winter Meetings, Richard C. Crepeau Jan 2005

The Ncaa Winter Meetings, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Early January following the conclusion of the money collection phase of college football season comes the time when the NCAA holds its annual meetings. This invariably results in a deluge of unreality from the President of the benighted organization and some futile gestures of reform flowing from the meeting halls. Meanwhile in the corridors and backrooms the real work of protecting and expanding the revenue streams proceeds unimpeded.


New Year's Nonsense, Richard C. Crepeau Jan 2005

New Year's Nonsense, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

As the calendar turns over from 2004 to 2005 we are back where we were a year ago with the BCS. Once again the "C" has been removed. At the end of the regular season there were five undefeated college football teams. In the meticulously constructed world of the BCS only two of those five teams played each other in bowl games negating the claim of a national championship although there certainly is a BCS champion.