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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

  • 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

  • [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

  • [Bears mania in Chicago 1986]

    [Bears mania in Chicago 1986]

    News report on the excitement and controversies in Chicago during the lead-up to the 1986 Superbowl. Continue reading

  • [Harry Caray moves to Cubs]

    [Harry Caray moves to Cubs]

    Press conference and interview on the day Harry Caray switched from being the voice of the White Sox to the voice of the Cubs. Continue reading

  • More Than A Game

    More Than A Game

    This is a mid-length documentary about playground basketball on the South and West sides of Chicago dealing specifically with the myths surrounding it, the culture it has created, and its effect on individuals. Notable NBA interviewees within the film are Glenn “Doc” Rivers and Eddie Johnson. Continue reading

 
 
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