Sport and Society – Donald Hall and Baseball

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on June 26, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. The former Poet Laureate of the United States, Donald Hall, died last weekend at the age of 89 at his…

Sport and Society — NFL Cheerleaders

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on May 15, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. The National Football League is one of those American entities that likes to think of itself as quintessentially American, embodying…