Sports changes us, and we change sports. After touching on current events, Bob and Dave examine the world of sports from a critical lens. We ask whether a conscious person can still be a fan of sports, a world full of toxic power dynamics? What do sports show us about ourselves and our society? In a dystopia what do sports look like? And is it possible to think of sports in the future that doesn’t devolve into some Mad Max gladiator bloodbath?
Thanks to HOME, Drake Stafford, and Cullah for the tunes... and thanks to Joe Schine for the cover art!
Naomi Klein quote about change in society: “Only a crisis — actual or perceived — produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around.”
Last Week Tonight episode on defunding the police.
What defunding the police means.
Box score from the game that Dave went to.
Check out the Hazers at Marble Runs
The 1987 Cleveland Browns’ season review - “No Apologies Necessary”
People now play jugger, a sport inspired by the 1989 movie Blood of Heroes.
The podcast A Single Acorn featuring answers to questions about the natural world
Rhea Butcher’s podcast Three Swings