One Game At A Time Why Sports Matter by Matt Hern

One Game at a Time: Why Sports Matter

by Matt Hern Author

Sports are serious.

Football, basketball, tennis, mixed martial arts, and beyond: these are arenas of immense power, each with mass appeal. Yet far too many of us have abandoned the sporting world as a legitimate site of contestation and innovation.

Why is this? What do we gain by handing over the power of sports to the worst elements of our culture -- the world of hyper-consumption, militarism, violence, sexism, and homophobia? As Matt Hern suggests and explores; not a whole lot.