Our class is a part of the Inclusive Sport Summit taking place on campus this week (props to Medford Moorer for making it happen with CU Athletics and Recreation Services). Here is the schedule for the ISS on Wednesday and Thursday. Note that it is open to the general public.
The Thursday closing session will feature Solomon Wilcots (CU Buff, NFL, CBS and now Sky Sports) and Jim Trotter (ESPN, Sports Illustrated), along with Professor Nancy Lough (UNLV). NOTE that it will be in the Touchdown Club in Dal Ward.
On Tuesday, in addition to a scheduled quiz, we will have a final look at the Russian doping saga with a discussion of tonite's 60 Minutes episode featuring Grigory Rodchenkov.
We will also start a discussion of Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump and the NFL. I'll give a mini-lecture on propaganda.
Here are this week's readings:
- Gibbs, L, 2017. A high school football team took a knee and then all hell broke loose, Think Progress
- Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr., 2017. Gaffes, TV ratings concerns dominated as NFL, players forged anthem peace, ESPN
- G. E. Gilmore, 2017. Colin Kaepernick and the myth of the “good” protest, The New York Times
- Sherman, R. 2016. Common Sense, The Players Tribune, Oct 27.
- Lauricella, A. & D. Werly, 2016 The NFL and Domestic Violence: All Talk, No Walk, Feb 16.
- Tech Times, 2015, Interview: 'League Of Denial' Authors Mark Fainaru-Wada And Steve Fainaru Talk Concussion Crisis In NFL, 5 Oct.
Bonus material will be suggested in class.