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  • Dave Meggysey, tape 2

    Dave Meggysey, tape 2

    A talk entitled “The Radical Transformation of Sport in America” by Dave Meggyesy. It took place at a Rising Up Angry outreach program called Friends of Angry held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church at 2747 N. Wilton Ave in Chicago. Rising Up Angry was a youth revolutionary activist group in the 1960s and 1970s. Meggysey was an American football player turned union organizer and author of Out Of Their League, an autobiographical look at football that was critical of the sport’s dehumanizing aspects and pro-capitalist values. In this tape, Meggyesy gives specific examples of the ways in which he feels organized sports in America dehumanize people, and also answers some questions from the audience. Continue reading

  • Dave Meggyesy, tape 3

    Dave Meggyesy, tape 3

    A talk entitled “The Radical Transformation of Sport in America” by Dave Meggyesy. It took place at a Rising Up Angry outreach program called Friends of Angry held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church at 2747 N. Wilton Ave in Chicago. Rising Up Angry was a youth revolutionary activist group in the 1960s and 1970s. Meggysey was an American football player turned union organizer and author of Out Of Their League, an autobiographical look at football that was critical of the sport’s dehumanizing aspects and pro-capitalist values. This tape is from the end of the talk, where Meggysey answers questions from the audience. Continue reading

  • Dave Meggyesy, tape 1

    Dave Meggyesy, tape 1

    A talk entitled “The Radical Transformation of Sport in America” by Dave Meggyesy. It took place at a Rising Up Angry outreach program called Friends of Angry held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church at 2747 N. Wilton Ave in Chicago. Rising Up Angry was a youth revolutionary activist group in the 1960s and 1970s. Meggysey was an American football player turned union organizer and author of Out Of Their League, an autobiographical look at football that was critical of the sport’s dehumanizing aspects and pro-capitalist values. This tape features the beginning of Meggyesy’s talk, which focuses on his discussion of the dehumanizing value systems that are implicit and explicit within football. Continue reading

  • For Fathers Day: Bill Veeck on his Daddy

    For Fathers Day: Bill Veeck on his Daddy

    “He was the nicest man I’ve ever met. I guess that’s going out of style talking about your parents that way but, he was.” -Bill Veeck  When legendary ball club owner, Bill Veeck Jr., was being posthumously inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991, his wife Mary Frances spoke of some of Veeck’s professional commandments. Among them, “in your hiring be color-blind, gender-blind, age-and-experience blind.” For Veeck, everyone held the potential to teach him something. Famous for his wild and … Continue reading

  • Opening Day: Bill Veeck’s Signs of Spring

    Opening Day: Bill Veeck’s Signs of Spring

    “I have discovered in 20 years of moving around a ballpark that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.” —Bill Veeck It’s opening day at Wrigley Field and the Cubs will play the first game of their 100th season at Wrigley. To celebrate we have a video of legendary baseball owner Bill Veeck in the stands at Wrigley on opening day 1985. As a fan and an owner Bill Veeck offered a … Continue reading

  • Chicago Tonight: What Does A Female Athlete Look Like?

    Chicago Tonight: What Does A Female Athlete Look Like?

    A segment on Chicago Tonight featuring Elizabeth Brackett on the history of female athletes, and the new exhibit at the Chicago Historical Society: “What Does the Female Athlete Look Like? Game Face” Continue reading

  • [Title IX]

    [Title IX]

    In recognition of their accomplishments, Indiana University honors its pre-Title IX female athletes with varsity letters. Women’s participation in college sports has quadrupled since the passing of Title IX, but gender inequity in college sports remains a problem. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Tonight: Can Chicago Bulls Win in 1993?]

    [Chicago Tonight: Can Chicago Bulls Win in 1993?]

    On Chicago Tonight, Elizabeth Brackett and a panel of sports writers discuss the Chicago Bulls’ chances of winning the 1993 NBA Finals. Continue reading