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Football and philosophy [electronic resource] : going deep / edited by Michael W. Austin ; with a foreword by Joe Posnanski.

Contributor(s): Austin, Michael W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Philosophy of popular culture: Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008Description: 1 online resource (viii, 226 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780813172989 (electronic bk.); 0813172985 (electronic bk.); 9780813139029 (electronic bk.); 0813139023 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Football -- Philosophy | Football -- Social aspects | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Football | Sport & RecreationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Football and philosophy.DDC classification: 796.332 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Pregame warm-up / Michael W. Austin -- Vince Lombardi and the philosophy of winning / Raymond Angelo Belliotti -- On fumbling the ball / Jeffrey P. Fry -- Football and Aristotle's philosophy of friendship / Daniel B. Gallagher -- Inside the helmet : what do football players know? / R. Douglas Geivett -- Beauty of football / Scott F. Parker -- Virtue and violence : can a good football player be a good person? / Scott A. Davison -- What's so bad about performance-enhancing drugs? / Sharon Ryan -- True nature of cheating / Marshall Swain and Myles Brand -- "They don't pay nobody to be humble!" football's ego problem / M. Andrew Holowchak -- Crowning a true champion : the case for a college football playoff / Michael W. Austin -- Heroes of the Coliseum / Heather L. Reid -- True MVP / Stephen Kershnar -- Upon further review : instant replay is an all-or-nothing affair / Joshua A. Smith -- Does the salary cap make the NFL a fairer league? / Daniel Collins-Cavanaugh -- Is the Gridiron holy ground? / Mark Hamilton -- Touchdowns, time, and truth / Joseph Keim Campbell -- Feel the big m�o / Ben Letson.
Summary: Football and Philosophy: Going Deep investigates many of the issues surrounding the nation's biggest sport. From a review of the flaws of the Bowl Championship Series, to a study of the violence inherent in the game, to an examination of Vince Lombardi's views on winning, the essays in this collection tackle the moral and philosophical principles behind gridiron competition. The result is an insightful, humorous, and original book that will engage all fans of the game.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction, Pregame warm-up / Michael W. Austin -- Vince Lombardi and the philosophy of winning / Raymond Angelo Belliotti -- On fumbling the ball / Jeffrey P. Fry -- Football and Aristotle's philosophy of friendship / Daniel B. Gallagher -- Inside the helmet : what do football players know? / R. Douglas Geivett -- Beauty of football / Scott F. Parker -- Virtue and violence : can a good football player be a good person? / Scott A. Davison -- What's so bad about performance-enhancing drugs? / Sharon Ryan -- True nature of cheating / Marshall Swain and Myles Brand -- "They don't pay nobody to be humble!" football's ego problem / M. Andrew Holowchak -- Crowning a true champion : the case for a college football playoff / Michael W. Austin -- Heroes of the Coliseum / Heather L. Reid -- True MVP / Stephen Kershnar -- Upon further review : instant replay is an all-or-nothing affair / Joshua A. Smith -- Does the salary cap make the NFL a fairer league? / Daniel Collins-Cavanaugh -- Is the Gridiron holy ground? / Mark Hamilton -- Touchdowns, time, and truth / Joseph Keim Campbell -- Feel the big m�o / Ben Letson.

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Football and Philosophy: Going Deep investigates many of the issues surrounding the nation's biggest sport. From a review of the flaws of the Bowl Championship Series, to a study of the violence inherent in the game, to an examination of Vince Lombardi's views on winning, the essays in this collection tackle the moral and philosophical principles behind gridiron competition. The result is an insightful, humorous, and original book that will engage all fans of the game.

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