This board...it's my note
- Nov 3, 2011
One of my gf's poli sci professors wrote a book about Miami and Georgetown programs of the 1980s, and the intersections of sports, culture, and race. Just got it and it's pretty interesting so far. The author is a Nole grad from up-state NY, so he hated both when he was younger. Dan Le Batard, Billy Corben, and Chuck Todd contributed to the Miami sections. There's an entire chapter called John and Jimmy, Patrick and Michael, where they are singled out as the faces of those teams.
During the 1980s Black athletes and other athletes of color broadened the popularity and profitability of major-college televised sports by infusing games wi...