Note: This is the second part of the paper I presented at the 2012 Rhetoric Society of America conference in Philadelphia. Looking at the obituaries for Ted Williams, in relation to other baseball players who lost parts of their careers to military service, we can see that the focus, as of 2002, rested on his military service as well as his baseball accomplishments. For … Read More Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part II
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Over the past few weeks, I have seen numerous responses to Colin Kaepernick’s demonstrations during the National Anthem. Last week, an article even appeared on ESPN pointing out which players chose to demonstrate during the anthem in week three of the NFL season by kneeling, raising their fists in protest, or through some other means. Editorials and opinion pieces have appeared in various media … Read More Colin Kaepernick, the National Anthem, and Progress?
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From CNN Like millions of people do every weekend, I sat down to watch college and professional football this past weekend. Over the last few years, I have come to perceive this sport in a different light. While I still enjoy watching the game, new thoughts have emerged that have caused me to think about the larger, cultural aspects of America’s new national pastime. … Read More All Eyes Are on the Gridiron: Football, Protest, and Discrepancies