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I swear to god, I was talking to my wife earlier tonight about masculinity issues with sports injuries (although the jumping off point for our conversation was Kobe Bryant playing through his knee/leg problems this year, and where the need to perform manliness may be affecting either his decision to play or his decision to publicize his injuries, or both). I've been wanting to find an excuse to write about sports and to try to connect the writing with social/gender issues, and the conversation gave me something to work with. This post talks about very similar issues to what I was brainstorming about, and I plan to incorporate some of the ideas, if you do not mind. Thank you for writing this; I feel like performative masculinity in sports is not discussed often enough as its own topic.
2 years, 4 months ago on The Concussed Reasoning of Monty Williams
I don't guess there's any way to get this on iTunes, is there?
2 years, 4 months ago on Podcast Paroxysm: The Season is Upon Us, and so is Hurricane Sandy
@azv321 It's all good. The 1982-85 stretch is about the limit of my NCAA Tourney knowledge; it just happened to fall right in that sweet spot.
2 years, 11 months ago on 15-Footer 4/2/2012: Tank Showcase Tonight!
Olajuwan never won a national title with U of H. They finished 2nd twice, although he got Most Outstanding Player the year they lost to NC State. James Worthy won a title, won MOP, and was drafted #1 by the Lakers in 1982.