Critically acclaimed by sports writers, cultural commentators, and political pundits, The Meaning of Sports offers everyone-from novice sports fans to the most seasoned fanatics, from scholars of Americana to sports widows-a deep, compelling, and utterly new understanding of baseball, football and basketball: what they say about us, and why so many of us follow them with such remarkable devotion.
"Not only fascinating but enormously entertaining. A knowledgeable sports fan will learn more than a thing or two. I'm one and I did. The non-sports fan will discover just why sports are woven so tightly into the fabric of American life." (Fred Barnes, The Wall Street Journal)...Continua