Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Sports Ethicist Show: Boston Marathon Reactions

The Sports Ethicist Show airs tonight at 6 pm (Central) on Rockford College Radio.

In this episode, The Sports Ethicist calls up his best friend, who still lives in the Boston area, to talk about their reactions and thoughts about the Boston Marathon bombing.

Listen on Rockford College Radio (6pm Central):
http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/ (Click on the Listen Live button)

A podcast of the show will be available after the show airs.
http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/category/thesportsethicist/

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Podcast: Sports Studies Symposium (The Sports Ethicist Show)

The podcast for episode 5 of The Sports Ethicist Show is available for download.

http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/the-sports-ethicist-ep-5-sports-studies-symposium/

In this episode, The Sports Ethicist sits down with Chad Carlson, John Harney, Trisha Phillips, Aaron Harper, Andrew Koehl, Carl Robinson, and Mike Perry to discuss the themes and ideas raised by the papers given at the symposium on April 19.

Original Air Date: April 22, 2013 on Rockford College Radio.

You can also subscribe to the Podcast via Itunes or this RSS feed.

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The Sports Ethicist Show: Sports Studies Symposium

The Sports Ethicist Show airs tonight at 6 pm (Central) on Rockford College Radio.

In this episode, The Sports Ethicist sits down with Chad Carlson, John Harney, Trisha Phillips, Aaron Harper, Andrew Koehl, Carl Robinson, and Mike Perry to discuss the themes and ideas raised by the papers given at the symposium on April 19.

Listen on Rockford College Radio (6pm Central):
http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/ (Click on the Listen Live button)

A podcast of the show will be available after the show airs.
http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/category/thesportsethicist/

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Podcast Episode 4: Fitness and Sport (The Sports Ethicist Show)

The podcast for episode 4 of The Sports Ethicist Show is available for download.

http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/the-sports-ethicist-show-ep-4-fitness-and-sport/

In this episode, The Sports Ethicist talks with Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann about the relationship of fitness to sport and athletics. What is fitness? Are fitness and health the same thing? Are elite athletes fit and should the general public emulate elite training regiments? The conversation shifts into the issue of gene doping and doping in general.

Original Air Date: April 15, 2013 on Rockford College Radio.

You can also subscribe to the Podcast via Itunes or this RSS feed.

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Sports Studies Symposium: Paper Abstracts

I have posted the abstracts for each paper to be presented at Friday’s Sports Studies Symposium.

The first panel, held from 1 to 2:45pm, focuses on Fandom. (Follow the links to read paper abstracts)

The second panel, held from 3 to 4:45, will focus on fantasy and play. (Follow the links to read paper abstracts)

You can also find the abstracts, and other information, at the Symposium Page: https://sportsethicist.com/symposium/

 

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The Sports Ethicist Show: Fitness and Sport

The Sports Ethicist Show airs tonight at 6 pm (Central) on Rockford College Radio.

In this episode, The Sports Ethicist talks with Assistant Professor of Biology Sean Beckmann about the relationship of fitness to sport and athletics. What is fitness? Are fitness and health the same thing? Are elite athletes fit and should the general public emulate elite training regiments? The conversation shifts into the issue of gene doping and doping in general.

Listen on Rockford College Radio (6pm Central):
http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/ (Click on the Listen Live button)

A podcast of the show will be available after the show airs.
http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/category/thesportsethicist/

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Podcast: Episode Three: The Spectacle of Sport

The podcast for Episode Three: The Spectacle of Sport is available for download:

http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/the-sports-ethicist-ep-3/

ESPN was founded in 1979 and ushered in the era of 24/7 sports coverage. It is hard to argue that this hasn’t had a major effect on sports themselves, but also on the wider culture. Sports are bigger than ever, and in many ways, there has never been a better time to be a sports fan. But are there any downsides? In this episode, Professors Shawn Klein and Matt Flamm discuss the negative and positive consequences of the massive growth of attention on sports.

Original Air Date on Rockford College Radio: April 8, 2013

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The Sports Studies Symposium: Fandom, Fantasy, and Play

Announcing the 2nd annual Rockford College Sports Studies Symposium!
Sports Studies Symposium 2013
Fans play a central role at all levels and within various aspects of sport, so any study of sport would do well to consider their influences in connection to fandom, fantasy, and play. A specific and growing area of fandom, fantasy sports, illustrates a concrete and complex way fans relate to and even affect sport. This year’s symposium seeks to explore and examine these aspects of the relationship between fan and sport.

The first panel, held from 1 to 2:45pm, focuses on Fandom.

  • Chad Carlson, Ph.D., (Eastern Illinois University): What is fan-based sport about anyway? The Popovich-Stern Issue and Normative Implications for Professional Sports;
  • John Harney, Ph.D., (DePaul University): Japanese Baseball Culture at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: Imperial Game or Adopted Pastime;
  • Trish Phillips, Ph.D., (Mississippi State University): Fandom and Sport: Encouraging Hate.

The second panel, held from 3 to 4:45, will focus on fantasy and play.

  • Aaron Harper, Ph.D. (West Liberty University): Playing with Nietzsche: Play, Nihilism, and Value Creation;
  • Andrew Koehl, Ph.D. (Roberts Wesleyan College): Fantasy Sport and Aristotelian Flourishing;
  • Carl Robinson, Ph.D. (Ashford University): Chasing The American Dream: A Chubby Fan(atic) Recalls His Favorite Professional Wrestlers.

Location: Grace Roper Lounge, Burpee Center, Rockford College, Rockford, IL
Date/Time: April 19, 2013; 1-5pm

Following the symposium, many of the participants will head over to Aviators Stadium to watch Rockford College Baseball take on Maranatha Baptist Bible College.

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The Sports Ethicist Show: The Spectacle of Sport

The Sports Ethicist Show airs tonight at 6 pm (Central) on Rockford College Radio.

ESPN was founded in 1979 and ushered in the era of 24/7 sports coverage. It is hard to argue that this hasn’t had a major effect on sports themselves, but also on the wider culture. Sports are bigger than ever, and in many ways, there has never been a better time to be a sports fan. But are there any downsides? In this episode, Professors Shawn Klein and Matt Flamm discuss the negative and positive consequences of the massive growth of attention on sports.

Listen on Rockford College Radio (6pm Central):
http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/ (Click on the Listen Live button)

A podcast of the show will be available after the show airs.
http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/category/thesportsethicist/

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Podcast: Episode Two: Why Sport? (The Sports Ethicist Show)

The podcast for Episode Two: Why Sport? is available for download:

http://www.rockfordcollegeradio.com/the-sports-ethicist-ep-2/

In this episode, Professors Shawn Klein and Mike Perry follow up their discussion of what sport is with a discussion of “why sport?” They discuss the reasons why people play sports and why people watch sports. They end the show with a brief discussion of why they study sports.

In the podcast, we discuss a survey “What are your reasons for playing sports?” from Sportsreasons.com. Here is a link to the survey:

http://www.sportsreasons.com/uploads/4/7/8/7/4787106/project_-_players_survey.pdf

Original Air Date on Rockford College Radio: April 1, 2013

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